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Study Paleontology in Germany: 4 Universities with 4 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 02-21-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Paleontology is the scientific odyssey into life's ancient past, studying fossils to understand the evolution and history of life on Earth. It's an interdisciplinary field that combines geology, biology, and archaeology, examining the remains of plants, animals, and microorganisms preserved in rock. Students learn about stratigraphy, evolutionary biology, and extinct ecosystems, uncovering the mysteries of prehistoric life and environmental shifts. The hands-on experience in excavation, fossil preparation, and museum curation is key. Graduates embark on careers in natural history museums, academic institutions, or environmental consulting, using their deep time perspective to inform conservation efforts and our understanding of biological diversity.

Overview

masters
4

Study Programs in English

universities
4

Universities

ranking
4

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (4 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 0 per semester (4 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 31 and July 15

Summer Semester

between and

View all 4 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Paleontology

#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
#84Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx. 37,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #112, QS World University Rankings #226

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for Paleontology in Germany

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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)
50% local admission restriction (local NC)
25% no admission restriction
25% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

100% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
0% via uni-assist

1 English Degree Program for Paleontology in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

79 (1 program )

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

79 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (1 program )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (1 program )

Program Features

4-4 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

100%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

0%

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

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FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

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)

LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

public University · No. of Students: 51,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

University of Bonn

public University · No. of Students: 37,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)