Study Environmental Studies in Germany: 43 Universities with 71 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Updated: 12-06-2022 | 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
71

Study Programs in English

universities
43

Universities

ranking
25

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (57 programs for EU citizens, 48 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 10,000 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between December 15 and October 15

Summer Semester

between May 31 and September 15

View all 71 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Environmental Studies

#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 (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
#78Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Tübingen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #151-200, QS World University Rankings #177

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3 English Degree Programs for Environmental Studies in 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
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Understand how communication shapes the Ibero-American societyInternship or integrated research stay in Ibero-AmericaStudy at the oldest and highly renowned university in Germany
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Become an expert in finding efficient solutions for sustainable buildingBe part of one of the most renowned technical universities in GermanyLive in one of the most vibrant world metropolises

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2024/2025

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)
33.8% local admission restriction (local NC)
39.4% no admission restriction
26.8% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

64.8% directly at University
5.6% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
29.6% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Environmental Studies in 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
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Understand how communication shapes the Ibero-American societyInternship or integrated research stay in Ibero-AmericaStudy at the oldest and highly renowned university in Germany
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Become an expert in finding efficient solutions for sustainable buildingBe part of one of the most renowned technical universities in GermanyLive in one of the most vibrant world metropolises

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Minimum:

71 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (10 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

110 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (10 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

71 (1 program )

Maximum:

110 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (10 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (10 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Environmental Studies in 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
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Understand how communication shapes the Ibero-American societyInternship or integrated research stay in Ibero-AmericaStudy at the oldest and highly renowned university in Germany
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Become an expert in finding efficient solutions for sustainable buildingBe part of one of the most renowned technical universities in GermanyLive in one of the most vibrant world metropolises

Program Features

3-7 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Engineering

Master of Science

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

70.4%

Summer intake

4.2%

Winter & Summer intake

23.9%
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List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Environmental Studies

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Bielefeld University

public University · No. of Students: 24,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

CBS International Business School

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

Program Fees: € 5,310 - € 7,530

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor 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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