Universität Hamburg

Ocean and Climate Physics

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Geosciences, Physics, Astronomy
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 University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in physical oceanography, meteorology, geophysics, physics or an equivalent subject and provides profound knowledge on the physics of the ocean and its role in the climate system.

A mathematical or physics-oriented bachelor's degree can also be accepted, if mathematical and physical courses equivalent to the courses taught in the BSc geophysics/oceanography, amounting to at least 90 CPs in math, physics, numerics and/or fluid dynamics, have been completed. 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.

CERF English
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English native speakers are exempted from providing proof of English language proficiency test. While the requirement is B2, it is strongly recommended at least Level C1 to be able to follow the program.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:February 15 (German)February 15 (EU)February 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

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

  1. Signed printout of your online application.
  2. Degree certificate or provisional transcript of records. 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.
  3. Higher education entrance eligibility (e.g., Abitur, A-levels).
  4. Letter of application indicating the reasons for your study request, especially as regards your interest in the subject as well as in scientific further training. Furthermore, a short curriculum vitae including professional experience or internships (if any) which are relevant for the MSc-course as well as a statement regarding your English language skills.

Application address:

Prof. Dr. Johanna Baehr
Institut f√ľr Meereskunde
Universität Hamburg
Bundesstr. 53
D-20146 Hamburg, Germany

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website