FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Geosciences: Palaeobiology (Major subject) and Earth Systems Research Lab (Minor subjесt)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Biology, Geochemistry, Paleontology
English only
Winter semester: 27 May/15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree.

Students may apply for the degree program once they have completed modules worth a minimum of 140 ECTS crеdits.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min B2
min 5.5
min 552
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Exemptions: native speakers, holders of University degrees taught in English.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: EU, UK and US students can apply until July 15th.

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission Test/Interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

Following the online application, all of the required documents must be sent to the Master's Office by post (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Referat L4 – Master Office, Schlossplatz 4, 91054 Erlangen). Foreign certificates must be handed in as officially certified copies with an officially certified translation. Documents don’t have to be translated if they are issued in German, English, or French.

  1. A complete and signed application for admission – in duplicate. This is the official form generated at the end of your registration in the campo system.
  2. School leaving certificate(s).
  3. University degree certificate(s) – (e.g. Bachelor) or, if not issued yet, a confirmation from your university that you will graduate in the running semester (incl. estimated date of graduation).
  4. Diploma supplement or complete academic report/transcript of records.
  5. Personal datasheet. It must be prepared by the applicant and bear the date of issue and the original signature of the applicant. The university asks you to indicate all information regarding your education starting with elementary school until today. Please also describe your work experience and internships, stays abroad, voluntary work, prizes, etc. Please do not include a photograph.
  6. Letter of motivation.
  7. Confirmation of the required English level (see language requirements). Exemptions: native speakers, holders of university degrees taught in Εnglish.


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Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website