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Study Earth Sciences & Geosciences in Germany: 36 Universities with 70 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 05-29-2024 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

If you are interested in studying and conducting research in Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Germany might be just the right place for you. There is a great number of English-language Master programs available, whether you want to focus on Geomaterial, Geoengineering or Resource Management, you are certain to find a program according to your interests. Also, you should check out the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences to learn about research conducted in the field in Germany.

One reason why international students are excited about studying Earth Sciences & Geosciences in Germany is that German universities typically offer them practically oriented and hands-on experiences. Master students have access to well-equipped and internationally recognized laboratories, learn to conduct their own field and collection-based projects, and often get to join leading research projects conducted in their field. Browse your options in the StudyFinder and find the program that suits your interests best.

Overview

masters
70

Study Programs in English

universities
36

Universities

ranking
26

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (62 programs for EU citizens, 50 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 10,280 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between May 31 and May 27

Summer Semester

between May 31 and March 01

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Top-ranked German Universities in Earth Sciences & Geosciences

#32Times Higher Education Ranking
LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

public University

No. of Students: approx. 51,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #48, QS World University Rankings #64
#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 53,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 6,000 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #50, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52
#51-100 By SubjectQS World University Rankings
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

public University

No. of Students: approx. 3,700 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #, QS World University Rankings #
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 36,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #128
#84Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx. 37,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #112, QS World University Rankings #226

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3 English Degree Programs for Earth Sciences & Geosciences in Germany

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Be part of a chemistry program highly focused on materials and processesBe part of a top university of technologyParticipate in a highly international university and study program
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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2025

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Requirements

Since the specializations of the Master degrees in Earth Sciences & Geosciences differ, it is important to check with each program which degree requirements you have to fulfill to be admitted. Programs may ask you to have taken courses in related disciplines, such as Material Chemistry, branches of Engineering or analytical methods. For most programs, entrance tests or interviews are not part of the admission process, students must simply submit required documents (first degree certificate and a transcript of records). These typically include your CV and a letter of motivation and sometimes letters of reference. Additionally, you will have to prove your English language abilities with a language certificate.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
41.4% local admission restriction (local NC)
7.1% no admission restriction, but ability test
52.9% no admission restriction
-1.4% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

82.9% directly at University
10% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
17.1% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Earth Sciences & Geosciences in Germany

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Master the fields of theoretical and experimental physicsAcquire a Double Degree in cooperation with the Institut Polytechnique de ParisStudy at the Freie Universität Berlin - a “University of Excellence”
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Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (4 programs )

Minimum:

61 (2 programs )

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (6 programs )

Maximum:

95 (7 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (13 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (4 programs )

Maximum:

7 (6 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

61 (2 programs )

Maximum:

95 (7 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (13 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Earth Sciences & Geosciences in Germany

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Dive Deep Into An Unique ProgramShape the Future with Marine GeosciencesThrive in a Hub of Marine Research Collaboration
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Become an expert on how chemicals pollute the environmentBecome a certified Environmental Risk AssessorChoose two exciting specialization areas
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Program Features

3-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Engineering

Master of Science

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

64.3%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

35.7%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Earth Sciences & Geosciences

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Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

public University · No. of Students: 3,700

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Clausthal University of Technology

public University · No. of Students: 3,400

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

HafenCity University Hamburg

public University · No. of Students: 2,400

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

HKA - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 7,100

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

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