TH Köln - Cologne University of Applied Sciences

Natural Resources Management and Development

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Agriculture, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, Business Administration
English only
Winter semester: 31 Mar/12 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

Proof of relation to natural resources management through the previous studies of a minimum of 15 ECTS.

GPA Rate 3.00
GPA Comment

Bachelor's degree with a minimum grade of 3,0 (according to the German System with 1,0 the best grade and 4,0 the minimum passing grade).

Language Requirements

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

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min B2 First (FCE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Native speakers as well as applicants with a certified Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a university degree (both acquired completely in English) will also be considered. TOEFL itp (institutional testing program) certificates will not be accepted. Test scores (or other proof of English language proficiency) must be no older than five years and are to be presented at the time of application.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 01 (German)February 01 (EU)February 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: The deadline for application for DAAD scholarships is September 30th of the previous year.
In 27 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

The following application documents are required:

  1. Curriculum vitae (in tabular form, English language).
  2. Graduation certificate.
  3. Academic record of university study.
  4. Proof of English proficiency (see language requirements).
  5. A letter of motivation explaining:
    1. Personal understanding of Natural Resources Management and Development (one sentence).
    2. Motivation to apply in relation to your previous experiences/education (one paragraph).
    3. Motivation to apply in relation to your future aspirations/preferred occupation in line with the specialization the NRM program offers (one paragraph).
    4. Name three main benefits you expect to gain from the program (list).
    5. Name three main contributions you could make to the program (list).
    6. Five arguments of personal characteristics. Why you should be selected according to your view (list).
  6. A research idea related to the master program (2 pages).
    1. The subject and content of the research idea should be in line with the course content of the master program Natural Resources Management and Development.
    2. The subject must be of importance regarding the current scientific discussion.
    3. It should be written scientifically correct (e.g. structure, citation, data quality, sources, consistency).


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