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Study Geography in Germany: 19 Universities with 19 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 06-17-2024 | Reading Time: 5 minutes

Students looking to study a Masters degree in Geography in English at a German university will find a choice of excellent programs at highly ranked universities in different subfields of the discipline. There are great options for students interested in the physical side of Geography, with programs focused on Geoanalysis, Earth Sciences, and Environmental History. Human geography is covered in programs that cover the subject from a human security or cultural perspective. Students interested in tourism or cartography will also find great choices for themselves.

Also note, that German universities offer a range of interdisciplinary and cutting edge programs that combine human and environmental perspectives, as well as insights from other subjects. What makes Germany a unique place to study Geography is that various programs include an integrated study or work placement abroad. The StudyFinder is a great place to start your search for a Master program that fits your interests. 

Overview

masters
19

Study Programs in English

universities
19

Universities

ranking
14

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (12 programs for EU citizens, 10 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 5,448 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between June 30 and June 15

Summer Semester

between July 15 and July 15

View all 19 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Geography

#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 53,000 students

Program Fees: € 216 - € 1,673 (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
#101-150Times Higher Education Young University Rankings
University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 20,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #1401+, Times Higher Education Ranking #601-800

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for Geography in Germany

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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 Geography differ broadly, 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 Spatial Planning, Geodata Analysis, STEM-Subjects, Economics or others. For most programs, entrance tests or interviews are not part of the admissions 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)
36.8% local admission restriction (local NC)
10.5% no admission restriction, but ability test
36.8% no admission restriction
15.9% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

78.9% directly at University
10.5% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
10.5% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Geography in Germany

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Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5.5 (3 programs )

Minimum:

72 (3 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (7 programs )

Maximum:

7 (3 programs )

Maximum:

95 (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (7 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5.5 (3 programs )

Maximum:

7 (3 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (3 programs )

Maximum:

95 (2 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (7 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (7 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Geography in Germany

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Program Features

2-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Science

Master of Arts

Master of Engineering

Beginning

Winter intake

600%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

33.3%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Geography

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Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 15,000

Program Fees: € 3,000

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

public University · No. of Students: 17,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Goethe University Frankfurt

public University · No. of Students: 43,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Heidelberg University

public University · No. of Students: 28,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart - University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 4,100

Program Fees: € 3,333

M.Eng. (Master of Engineering)

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