Leipzig University

Joint International Master's Programme in Sustainable Development

M.Sc. (Master of Science)/M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Agriculture, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, Sustainability
M.Sc. /M.A.
English only
Winter semester: 18 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

A bachelor's degree (or equivalent), and can demonstrate their research skills, their basic knowledge of the natural and/or social sciences, and a general insight in the subject of sustainable development and intervention strategies.

Suitable preparation for natural science tracks might include courses in physics, geology, technical sciences, biology, geography, earth sciences, or chemistry. For the social science tracks, the prospective student might have had courses in human geography, planning, sociology, policy sciences, law, management, or economics.

Work Experience

Prior experience.

Additional Qualification

Language Requirements

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

min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: With grade C.
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With grade B.
min 6.5
Specification: Not less than 6.0 in the writing section.
min 93
min C1
min 580
min 237
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Native speakers and students who have finished a bachelor program taught entirely in English are exempted from providing the mentioned proof. Certificates must not be older than 2 years at the time of admission to the program.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV).
  2. Copy of passport (ID page with a photograph).
  3. Language certificate (see language requirements)*.
  4. Transcript of records.
  5. University diploma/bachelor certificate**.
  6. Diploma supplement (if provided by your university).
  7. Grade point average (GPA) or average mark and Information about the grading system used at your University (please use the TEMPLATE on the left side of this page) - please upload as PDF.
  8. Information about courses relevant for the application (please use the TEMPLATE - on the left side of this page).
  9. 2 signed letters of recommendation (at least one of which from a staff member your bachelor/degree program)***.
  10. Motivation statement (you have to insert your statement into the application directly but it is recommended to type it in advance - max 4.000 characters).

*It is possible to hand in the language certificate after the application deadline but no later than April 19th, 2020. Please upload the confirmation of application for the English test and indicate the exam resp. result date in the application. The certificate should be available during the selection committee meeting (April 20/21).

>> If you experience problems, i.e. the language test centers are closed or tests canceled, please upload a confirmation about the canceled tests + confirmation of your test application. If you could provide any additional language certificates or confirmations (such as older certificates, etc) this would be also very helpful. Due to this unusual situation, we will evaluate all applications under condition language certificates will be handed in at a later moment.

**If you haven't received your diploma yet, you can apply for the program, but you should mention in your application that you will provide the selection committee with your diploma as soon as possible after graduation. Your diploma must be provided as hard copy during admission to the entrance university at the latest.

***It is possible to upload the recommendation letters directly to the online application. If the person who is writing the recommendation doesn't want to send the letter to you, he/she may send it directly to [email protected] and the university will do the upload.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website