Study Geophysics in Germany: 13 Universities with 16 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 02-27-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Geophysics is a subject very much related to the field of the geosciences. However, it possesses a specific focus in quantitative methodology applied to the physical processes and properties of the Earth and its surrounding space environment. It is an encompassing study subject that ranges from solid earth applications (such as the Earth's shape and electromagnetic dynamics) to more broader topics as the water cycle, fluid dynamics, electricity and even analogous problems associated with the Moon. All of this provides students with important tools that may be put to use towards societal needs like environmental protection, natural hazards mitigation and the exploration of mineral resources.

Overview

masters
16

Study Programs in English

universities
13

Universities

ranking
12

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (13 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

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

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between February 28 and October 15

Summer Semester

between May 31 and September 30

View all 16 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Geophysics

#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
#51-100 By SubjectQS World University Rankings
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

public University

No. of Students: approx. 3,700 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #, Times Higher Education Ranking #
#83Times Higher Education Ranking
Freie Universität Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 38,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #127

Tuition Fees

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13
2
1
0
1

3 English Degree Programs for Geophysics 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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Become an expert in physicsBe part of a renowned German universityForge your own scientific path
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Level-up your expertise in PhysicsChoose specializationObtain a double degree

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
31.3% local admission restriction (local NC)
56.3% no admission restriction
12.4% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

75% directly at University
6.3% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
18.8% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Geophysics 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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Gain unique insight into the mining industryChoose from among excellent career pathsEnjoy the natural beauty of Clausthal

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Minimum:

72 (3 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (6 programs )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (3 programs )

Maximum:

95 (2 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (6 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Geophysics in Germany

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Become a top engineer in the field of natural hazardsMake good use of a flexible curriculumSpend time abroad
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Be part of a one-of-a-kind program in petroleum engineeringComplete a semester abroad at a partner university and/or a project in a petroleum companyEnjoy the natural beauty of Clausthal

Program Features

4-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Science

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

43.8%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

56.3%

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

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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)

Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

public University · No. of Students: 17,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

public Technical University · No. of Students: 22,000

Program Fees: € 154 - € 1,654

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

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