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Study Geosciences in Germany: 29 Universities with 54 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2021/2022)

Updated: 04-20-2021 | Reading Time: 5 minutes

If you are interested in studying and conducting research in 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 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
54

Study Programs in English

universities
29

Universities

ranking
23

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (44 programs for EU citizens, 39 programs for Non-EU)

Maximum:

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

Application Deadline

Winter Semester

between April 30 and April 15

Summer Semester

between May 31 and March 01

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Top-ranked German Universities in 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) #52, QS World University Rankings #62
#43Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx.41,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #61
#70Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx.38,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #105, QS World University Rankings #255
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx.35,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #121
#86Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Freiburg

public University

No. of Students: approx.24,000 students

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #101-150, QS World University Rankings #186

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Tuition fees

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

45 Programs

1 Programs

Application Requirements

Since the specializations of the Master degrees in 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)
31.5% local admission restriction (local NC)
46.3% no admission restriction
22.2% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

79.6% directly at University
20.4% via Uni-Assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

5 (3 programs)

Minimum

61 (1 program)

Minimum

B2 First (FCE) (13 programs)

Maximum

7 (5 programs)

Maximum

95 (4 programs)

Maximum

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (10 programs)

IELTS Band

Minimum

5 (3 programs)

Maximum

7 (5 programs)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

61 (1 program)

Maximum

95 (4 programs)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

B2 First (FCE) (13 programs)

Maximum

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (10 programs)

Program Features

3-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Science

Master of Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

68.5%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

31.5%

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

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Clausthal University of Technology

public Technical University · No. of Students: 4,100

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

HafenCity University Hamburg

public University · No. of Students: 2,300

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart - University of Applied Sciences

public University of applied sciences · No. of Students: 3,800

Program Fees: 0,- € - 1,500 €

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.Eng. (Master of Engineering)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 35,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

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