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Application, Admission and Matriculation

  • Application period

For all semesters:       17th of April until 31st of May (for the winter term) and

                                    1st of December until 15th of January (for the summer term)

More information can be found on the central pages of the Admissions Office of the Freie Universität Berlin: https://www.fu-berlin.de/en/studium/bewerbung/index.html 


  • Prerequisites for admission

Admission requires

  1. a Bachelor's degree or professional qualification from a German or comparable international institution in the natural sciences or engineering sciences,

  2. at least 36 credit points (CP) awarded in the area of geosciences, biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, or computer sciences, including at least 8 CP in the area of physics and at least 10 CP in the area of mathematics and/or statistics,

  3. for applicants who have completed their university degree at an institution where English was not the teaching language, proficiency in English to at least the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or equivalent.

The examining board decides whether the admission criteria are met. 

Candidates are selected for the Master’s program by consideration of the following criteria: 

  1. The level of qualification as demonstrated by the applicant’s academic performance in their previous degree program.

  2. A weighting of the subject or subjects studied as part of the previous degree program that can indicate the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the degree for which they are applying.

  3. Other relevant qualifications acquired outside of a university degree program.

  4. The result of an interview with the applicants, which should provide information about their motivation and qualification for the Master's Program.

While a B.Sc. provides a broad basic education, an M.Sc. involves significant specialization. Successful applicants for this study program must therefore be able to clearly express themselves in spoken and written formats, as well as possess both a basic acquaintance with subject matter and methodology in the natural sciences, as well as an aptitude for independent learning and scientific research.

Further information and access to the admission process can be found in the articles of admission.

  • Tuition fees

There are no tuition fees. However, there is a small matriculation fee to be paid which includes a public transportation ticket.