Study Environmental Science in Germany: 50 Universities with 91 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

Questions of sustainability and environmental transformations are among the most pressing global challenges. In Germany, the initiative Research for Sustainable Development (FONA) by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, as well as the high number of study programs in these fields, are examples of how answers to this challenge may be found.

If you are looking to study Environmental Science in an English-taught Masters program in Germany, there are great options for those looking to take a broader approach to the field, for those who already found their niche in one of the typical sub-fields, such as forestry, food science of fishery, and for those who prefer more of an interdisciplinary approach that links sustainability to engineering, architecture, information technology, history or management. Note that many of the programs offered in Germany have a very international focus. Find the right program for yourself in our StudyFinder.

Overview

masters
91

Study Programs in English

universities
50

Universities

ranking
28

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (76 programs for EU citizens, 62 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 12,000 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 01 and February 15

Summer Semester

between April 15 and September 30

View all 91 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Environmental Science

#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. 47,000 students

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

QS World University Rankings #50, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52
#42Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #63
#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 - € 3,638 (per semester)

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

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3 English Degree Programs for Environmental Science 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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Learn unique aspects of sustainable chemistryStudy in cooperation with the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative CenterBenefit from the program’s blended learning format

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Requirements

Master degrees in Environmental Sciences typically admit students who got their first academic degrees in related subjects such as Agricultural Sciences, Natural Sciences, Biology or other Sustainability-related topics. Depending on the specialization of the degree, a background in Engineering, Social Science or economics may be required. It is best to check on each program’s website. Entrance tests or interviews are not part of the admissions process, you only have to hand in standard certificates (your first degree certificate, a transcript of records). These typically include your CV and a letter of motivation and sometimes work experience or a stay abroad. Additionally, you will have to prove your English language abilities with a language certificate. You may also be expected to be experienced with quantitative research methods.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
36.3% local admission restriction (local NC)
35.2% no admission restriction
28.5% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

60.4% directly at University
9.9% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
29.7% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Environmental Science in Germany

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Become an expert in Sustainability and Risk ManagementBet on your own futureStudy in the heart of Lower Saxony
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Master the art of managing chemistry in a sustainable wayBecome a top manager with a sustainable view of chemistryBenefit from the blended learning format of this program
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Become an expert on how chemicals pollute the environmentBecome a certified Environmental Risk AssessorChoose two exciting specialization areas

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

71 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (19 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

110 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (18 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

71 (1 program )

Maximum:

110 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (19 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (18 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Environmental Science in Germany

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Become an expert in Life Science ManagementBuild your management skillsLive in the “Health Capital” of Germany
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Learn the important aspects of managing the energy industryBe part of one of the most renowned technical universities in GermanyLive in one of the most vibrant world metropolises

Program Features

3-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Bachelor of Science

Master of Science

Master of Arts

Master of Engineering

Master of Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

69.2%

Summer intake

5.5%

Winter & Summer intake

24.2%
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List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Environmental Science

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Bielefeld University

public University · No. of Students: 24,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Bochum University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 0

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

public Technical University · No. of Students: 6,800

Program Fees: € 0

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

CBS International Business School

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 1,800

Program Fees: € 5,730 - € 7,920

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Clausthal University of Technology

public University · No. of Students: 3,400

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

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