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Universität Hamburg

Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries Science

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Marine Sciences and Oceanography, Ecosystem Sciences
English only
Winter semester: 31 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in marine ecosystem and fisheries sciences from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences at Universität Hamburg, or any other bachelor's degree that provided at least 81 ECTS of foundational coursework in the natural sciences which are comparable to the curriculum of the consecutive bachelor degree marine ecosystem and fishery science at the Universität Hamburg in the following disciplines:

  1. Mathematics (incl. physics and bioinformatics, if available): 6 ECTS.
  2. Chemistry (general; inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry): 6 ECTS.
  3. Statistics: 9 ECTS.
  4. Biology (including biological oceanography and fishery science): 60 ECTS.

If you have not received your degree certificate yet, you can submit this by the end of the first semester of your master’s program.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min 5
min 170
min 80
min 500
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a degree from an English language bachelor degree program, university entrance qualification for English speaking universities, six months stay in an English speaking country or seven years of English lessons at a German-language school.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:February 15 (German)February 15 (EU)February 15 (Non EU)
In 3 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
Application Fee:
€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

Please submit uncertified copies of all documents. For documents not issued in English or German, a certified English or German translation is required.

  1. Signed printout of your online application.
  2. Degree certificate or provisional transcript of records.
  3. If you are still studying when you apply and cannot yet provide a final certificate containing your grades, please submit your current transcript of records confirming your provisional grade point average. You will then need to submit your degree certificate by the end of the first semester of your master’s program.
  4. Optional: please list all further program-specific documents (e.g., module descriptions, TM-BASE cognitive test, etc.).
  5. Optional: higher education entrance eligibility (e.g., Abitur, preliminary review documentation (VPD) from uni-assist, master craftsperson qualification, etc.) as required.
  6. Optional: if proof of foreign language proficiency is required, please indicate that a paper copy of this proof must be provided.

Application address:

Universität Hamburg
Institute for Plant Science and Microbiology
Academic Office
Rene Koenig
Ohnhorststr. 18
D-22609 Hamburg


Universität Hamburg

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website