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Study Oceanography in Germany: 7 Universities with 13 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 02-21-2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

It is difficult to find a broader field that deserves more attention than it gets than Oceanography. This massive umbrella discipline looks from various angles at everything worth knowing about the world’s oceans and what lies in (and sometimes above and beneath!) them, drawing from the fields of biology, chemistry, climatology, geography, geology, hydrology, meteorology, physics, and more. Understanding and protecting our oceans is critical for human advancement, and indeed survival. If this sounds interesting to you (which it should!), consider a degree in Marine Sciences/Oceanography from a German university!

Overview

masters
13

Study Programs in English

universities
7

Universities

ranking
4

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (12 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 1,623 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between February 28 and December 01

Summer Semester

between July 15 and September 15

View all 13 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Oceanography

#132Times Higher Education Ranking
Universität Hamburg

public University

No. of Students: approx. 43,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #201-300, QS World University Rankings #214
#201-300Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
Kiel University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 27,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #251-300, QS World University Rankings #494

Tuition Fees

12
12
0
1
0
0

3 English Degree Programs for Oceanography in Germany

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Master the understanding of biological resourcesOption to complete a Double Degree ProgramParticipate in applied research projects

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)
53.8% local admission restriction (local NC)
38.5% no admission restriction
7.7% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

53.8% directly at University
15.4% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
30.8% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Oceanography in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

7 (3 programs )

Maximum:

95 (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (3 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (2 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Oceanography in Germany

Program Features

3-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Engineering

Master of Science

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

84.6%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

15.4%

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

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Constructor University

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 1,500

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Hochschule Emden/Leer - University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 4,600

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Hochschule Wismar - University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 8,400

Program Fees: € 1,623

M.Eng. (Master of Engineering)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Kiel University

public University · No. of Students: 27,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 7,500

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

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