Environmental Sciences

University of Freiburg

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The protection and the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems are at the center of the MSc Environmental Sciences programme at the University of Freiburg. Environmental Sciences is a comparatively young discipline, which deals with the impact of humans on the environment.

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In the University of Freiburg, the Environmental Sciences are shaped by interdisciplinary links with Forest Sciences, Geosciences, Geography and Hydrology. Environmental Sciences degree offered by the University of Freiburg brings students the benefit of having a wide array of courses, which tackle fundamental environmental issues from different perspectives, from those based on ecological and natural sciences to perspectives from socioeconomic and planning disciplines. By combining theory-driven modules with a number of application-oriented modules, students are provided with opportunities to apply and develop strategies for environmental problems at a regional, national and international level.

It is our aim to acquaint you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills indispensable in the wide range of potential working areas for environmental scientists.

Career Opportunities

Very different types of job opportunities arise, depending on the choice of elective track, internship and master’s thesis, as well as chosen language. You can find more information in the pages of the elective track. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Ecosystem Processes and Functioning
  • Environmental Policy 
  • Environmental Economics
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Sustainable Energy and Material Flow Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, German
IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
95 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a forestry or environmental science programme
  • With an average grade of at least 2.9
  • Officially authenticated copy of your Language proficiency certificates 
  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Officially authenticated copy of your recognized English language certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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