University of Bremen

Marine Microbiology

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology
M.Sc.
Degree
English
English only
Language
Winter semester:  28 Feb
Application Deadlines
1.5 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in microbiology, biochemistry, marine biology, oceanography, chemistry, molecular biology, geology, biogeochemistry, bioinformatics, or related fields.

Since knowledge in basic microbiology and biochemistry is a prerequisite for successful completion of the program, students lacking training in these fields are urged to use the time between application and arrival in Bremen to gain knowledge in these fields by looking at courses available on the internet.

Applications will be considered even if the degree is not conferred until the Summer/Fall of the year of application.

Exceptionally qualified students can begin research for their Ph. D. thesis immediately, provided they have a M.Sc. or a Diplom/Staatsexamen.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min C1
Cambridge
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: At least C.
IELTS
min 7
TOEFL iBT
min 95
TOEIC
min 1305
Specification: Listening/Reading: 945; Speaking:180; Reading: 180.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Applicants whose native language is not English are asked to submit proof of proficiency in English. Please note: if you did not reach the required scores in the English proficiency test so far, please do not hesitate to apply. If no English test is available, proven higher education including exams in English or a reasonably long stay in an English speaking country may also be accepted.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



Applications are open from:
Winter semester: November 30 (German)November 30 (EU)November 30 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


Your application must include the following documents:

  1. A CV (curriculum vitae).
  2. A letter of motivation (1-2 pages). Please explain your reasons for wanting to enter the program and study marine microbiology. Refer to any personal, professional, or educational experiences or situations that have contributed to your desire to participate in this program. Describe your specific interests and academic goals.
  3. Official academic transcripts in English or German from all colleges/universities attended (one notarized copy and one regular copy of each document), especially for the certification/notarization of degrees from Non-European Community Member States.
  4. Academic diplomas: certificate of your high school diploma and of further academic diplomas, if applicable (in English or German; one certified copy and one regular copy of each document).
  5. Two photographs: portrait of the size of a passport photograph (please indicate your name on the back).
  6. Two reference letters: letters of two referees who are able to evaluate your personality, academic experience, and intellectual merit (preferably mailed to the MarMic coordination office confidentially; they should not be older than 6 months).
  7. Proof of proficiency in English (see language requirements). Submission preferred until February 28th each year, but also acceptable after the deadline.

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website