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International Programmes (
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German Universities

Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD



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International Bachelor’s
Programmes in Environmental Sciences

University Degree programme Academic

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Tuition Fees
Course Content Contact & Further Information
University of

Environmental and
Management (BSc)
Academic Requirements

Higher education
entrance qualification
(e.g. Secondary School
Leaving Certificate, high
school diploma, A-levels, Abitur etc.)

TOEFL (550 paper-
based/213 computer-
based/79 internet-
based), or
Cambridge Certificate
(Advanced or
Proficiency, minimum: B)

IELTS (min. 6.5)
Exempted from this
regulation are native
speakers and students
from countries where
English is the official
Language of Instruction
English (100%)
Tuition fees:
The international study course Environmental and
Resource Management offers an integrated approach to
current international issues helping to improve the quality
of professional environmental management for the 21st
century. Recognising that environmental questions can no
longer be solved by a single academic discipline, the
course offers classes in a wide range of fields, including
technical subjects as well as classes in natural sciences,
sociology and economics. Based on these three main
directions, more specific classes are offered. These deal
with current environmental issues, such as techniques for
resource protection, concepts in environmental planning,
risk and impact assessment, as well as the socio-economic
implications. The acquisition of management skills and
social competence is therefore valued as highly and as
indispensably as the technical and scientific knowledge.
Brandenburgische Technische
Universität Cottbus
Nele Zechel
Konrad-Wachsmann-Allee 1
D-03013 Cottbus
Tel.: +49.355.693.718
Fax: +49.355.694.749


University of
Applied Sciences

BSc in Applied
Academic Requirements

German entrance
qualification for
Universities of Applied
Sciences or equivalent.

At least eight weeks of the required internship
must be completed
before enrolment.

Many international
students do not fulfil
these requirements, but
can qualify through the
"Freshman Year" See: www.fh-
Language of Instruction:
English for the first two
Remaining four
semesters in German
German language
lessons available

Tuition fees:

€ 500 / semester
The course has a strong focus on applied chemistry with
practical experience. Students are required to complete a
twelve-week internship before and during their studies in
order to obtain practical experience in their chosen field.

All students receive an in-depth, comprehensive education
in all the important areas of modern chemistry. In addition
to the basics of inorganic, organic, physical and technical
chemistry and analytical methods, students learn about
biochemistry, polymer and plastics technology. After
completing their basic studies in the first three semesters,
students have the option of focusing their interests in
environmental sciences, life sciences or process

Our modern, well-equipped labs play a major role in
ensuring that students are later able to apply their
knowledge to their chosen careers. Advanced students
plan projects together, working towards a common goal
and then presenting the results in a written report as well
as to the class.

Students can complete their Bachelor's projects in industry
or the nearby Research Centre Juelich (http://www.fz- as well as in the university labs.

Students can continue in a Master's programme, such as
the English-language "European Master of Science in
Nuclear Applications", our German-language "Master of
Science in Polymer Chemistry" or a Master's programme
offered at our university or another institution.
Fachhochschule Aachen
International Office
Katherine Stone
Kalverbenden 6
D-52066 Aachen
Tel.: +49.241.600953270
Fax: +49.241600953252



Jacobs University
Bachelor of Science
in Earth and Space
Academic Requirements

Completed admission
application form, essay
in English, two
school transcripts of the
last four years, SAT
Reasoning Test or ACT,
TOEFL scores (For non-
native speakers)

Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees
18,000 EUR tuition fees
per year, plus 500 EUR
per month for room and
full board during the
summer and winter

The interdisciplinary Bachelor degree course in Earth and
Space Sciences is unique in Germany. It resembles a
number of courses in Earth and Planetary Sciences offered
in the US and encompasses the subjects Earth Sciences,
Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Space
Sciences including Astrophysics and Astrobiology. Earth
and Space Sciences bridges the gap between terrestrial
and extraterrestrial environments, thus creating a holistic
view of our world. This view includes topics such as the
management of our natural resources, e.g. fossil fuel and
water, the study of the Earth's climate and oceans, the link
between Sun and Earth, as well as the origin of our planet.
In their first two years of study, our students get a solid
education in the various disciplines of Earth and Space
Sciences. The specialisation areas currently available to
our third-year students include Geosciences, with focus on
Geochemistry or Oceanography, and Astrophysics. Future
students will have the opportunity to specialise in one of
the following areas during the second year of study: Earth
and Marine Sciences, Space Astrophysics, Environment
and Resources, Astrobiology and Space Exploration,

Jacobs University Bremen
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Inga Schaal
Campus Ring 1
D-28759 Bremen
Tel.: +49-421200-4200
Fax: +49-421200-4203



International Master’s
Programme in Environmental Sciences

University Degree programme Academic

Language of

Tuition Fees
Course Content Contact & Further Information
University of
Master of Science in
Academic Requirements

Bachelor's degree (or
equivalent) in either
Geology, Geo-ecology,
Geography, Physics,
Chemistry, Engineering,
Mathematics, Biology or
related natural science

Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees
€ 500 / semester
The Applied Environmental Geoscience
Master's Programme gives an extensive
insight into natural environmental processes
and their interrelationships. The mandatory
core modules include courses on the four
subject areas Geology and Hydrogeology,
Hydrogeochemistry and Microbiology,
Technical Geology and Geophysics,
Modelling, and Geoinformatics. The elective
modules (Soil, Water, Climate or
Environmental Impact) focus on special
topics within these fields.
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Institut für Geowissenschaften
Dr. Peter Merkel
Sigwartstraße 10
D-72076 Tübingen
Tel.: +49.7071.29.78921
Fax: +49.7071.29.5046


Hamburg University
of Technology

Joint European
Master in
Studies (JEMES)

JEMES is offered by
Hamburg University
of Technology in co-
operation with three
other leading
European universities
in environmental
Academic Requirements

Bachelor of Science or
equivalent in a relevant
- Very good previous
academic performance
- GRE General Test (not
mandatory for holders of
a full DAAD or
- TOEFL 550 / 213 / 79
All aspects of environmental engineering, management and technologies:
• ecological sanitation;
• treatment technologies for water,
liquid and solid waste, soil and
• modelling of coastal and river
• assessment/prediction of pollutants
• bio-engineering,
• Physics and chemistry of air
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Referat für Auslandsorientierte Studiengänge
Mr. Matthias Buntenkötter
Schwarzenbergstraße 95
D-21073 Hamburg
Tel.: +49.40.428.783.499
Fax: +49.40.428.782.546



research and
education: Aalborg
Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain).

or IELTS 6.5
Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees:

€ 1,500 / semester
pollution & air quality management,
incl. monitoring and modelling tools;
• water & waste water quality and
• Environmental Management, with
special focus on Ecological
• Global Change and Industrial
• Environmental planning &
• Energy planning & management;
• Cleaner production;
• environmental assessment
Students enjoy an excellent learning
environment in which they learn to integrate
theory and practice by solving practical
problems with a well-developed academic
foundation and attitude.
University of Jena

Master of
Academic Requirements

Bachelor of Science

Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees:

The Master's addresses all aspects of
microbiological research including
prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems.
Bacterial and fungal systematics,
biotechnology, physiology, ecology,
molecular biology, cell biology, applied
microbiology, genetics, interactions with
other organisms and environmental
interactions are covered. The study
programme is based on interdisciplinary
research including the Leibnitz Institute for
Natural Product Research and Infection
Biology - Hans Knöll -, the Max-Planck-
Institute for Chemical Ecology, as well as
associated Biotech companies.
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institute of Microbiology
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Diekert
Philosophenweg 12
D-07743 Jena
Tel.: +49.3641.949300
Fax: +49.3641.949302

Johannes Prof. Dr. Wöstemeyer


University of
Double degree:
integrated bi-
national Master of

In Cooperation with
Lincoln University,
Isaac Centre for
Society & Design
Canterbury, New

Academic Requirements
- six-semester
Bachelor's degree in
biodiversity and
ecology or equivalent

- the programme is
limited to a maximum
number of five
students per

Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees
€ 500 / semester
Tuition fees of the
University of Göttingen
apply throughout the
programme; there are no
extra tuition fees for the
semester in New

The course of study provides students with a
basic understanding of conservation biology
and offers insights into international
conservation problems. Compulsory courses
at Göttingen University (Conservation
Biology and Assessment, Monitoring and
Conservation Strategies) focus on the
structure of, as well as on basic theories and
research approaches in conservation
biology, reasons for biodiversity loss, and
the role of population biology as well as on
methods of describing biodiversity and
wildlife populations and practical strategies
for recovery. At Lincoln, a combination of
modules is compulsory, including courses in
advanced ecology and environmental
sciences for environmental policy, research
methods in ecology and aspects of

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Department of Nature Conservation Biology, Centre for Nature
Dr. Matthias Waltert
Von-Siebold-Straße 2
D-37075 Göttingen
Tel.: +49.551.399.282
Fax: +49.551.399.234


University of Kiel Master of Science
in Materials
Science and
Academic Requirements
Bachelor of Science in
Materials Science or in a
related science (e.g.
physics, chemistry)

Language of Instruction
The course of materials science in Kiel is
directed towards functional (or operational)
materials which have properties particularly
suited for use in sensor technology, fuel
cells, smart materials, micro electronics,
solar cells, optics or nanotechnology. Basic
research, material development, analysis
Universität zu Kiel

Technische Fakultät
Kai Dolgner
Kaiserstraße 2
D-24143 Kiel
Tel.: +49.431.880.6069
Fax: +49.431.880.6053


English (100%)
Tuition fees
and process engineering are combined with
topics such as economic viability and
environmental issues to form a modern
technical engineering course. The course
programme in materials science is based on
modern educational units, which comprise
theoretical and lab training provided by
highly-qualified and internationally renowned

University of
Duisburg Essen
Master of Scienc
e in
In Cooperation with

Radboud University
Nijmegen, The
Academic Requirements
Bachelor's degree in
Biology, Ecology,
Environmental Sciences,
Chemistry, Physics,
Geology, Geography,
Civil Engineering or

Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees:

€ 9,200-9,600 (course)
The MSc in Transnational Ecosystem-based
Water Management (TWM) is an integrated
interdisciplinary Master's degree programme
in the sector of ecological water
management offered by the Radboud
University Nijmegen and the University of
Duisburg-Essen. It focuses on four main
fields of study: aquatic ecology, hydraulic
engineering, management and planning, and

Characteristics of the degree programme
- A strong link to water management
practice, manifesting itself in (1) the
recruitment of water management experts
working for potential employers as
instructors and (2) a compulsory internship
at a firm or organisation that is a potential
- An interdisciplinary approach both within
and between universities and countries.

- International scope: English will be the
"lingua franca" of the degree programme
and all forms of instruction (except for a few
non-compulsory courses) will be carried out
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Zentrum für Mikroskalige Umweltsysteme (ZMU)
Heike Todenhoefer
Universitätsstraße 2
D-45117 Essen
Tel.: +49-201183-3523
Fax: +49-201183-3672


in English.

- In addition to conveying specialised
knowledge, the programme will place special
emphasis on the development of
competence and "soft skills" in areas such
as problem-oriented thinking, the ability to
present oneself and one's ideas and acting
in different cultural settings
University of
Duisburg Essen
MSc in Water
Academic Requirements

Bachelor's degree (or
equivalent) in natural
sciences or engineering
with chemical and
biological or micro-
biological contents,
including a thesis (min.
three years)

A GPA of at least 61 (out of 100) is required.

A letter of motivation.
Students from non-EU
member countries must
enclose a letter of
recommendation from
their home institution.

There is counselling
interview for non-EU

Language of Instruction
English (100%)
The course comprises the following
compulsory modules:
- Analytical chemistry
- Applied microbiology
- Biofouling / biocorrosion
- Chemometrics
- Environmental microbiology
- Hygiene
- Water chemistry
Two laboratory courses in environmental
microbiology and analytical chemistry are
included. An additional research-oriented
practical course in the third term can be
chosen either in these or related subjects. Additional optional courses can be chosen from a variety of water-related topics to set a
more individual study focus. These include:
- Ecology
- Electrochemistry and electrochemical
- Environmental chemistry (with options air,
soil/waste and pollutants)
- Hydrochemical system modelling
- Membrane technology
- Quality and project management
- Stable isotope analysis
- Technical engineering water
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Biofilm Centre, Department of Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Hans-Curt Flemming
Geibelstraße 41
D-47047 Duisburg
Tel.: +49.203.379.1936.
Fax: +49.203.379.1941.


Tuition fees
€ 500 / semester
- Waste water treatment A special lecture series offered in the summer term is Water - it aims at creating
an understanding of the important role of
water in society and the necessity for
transdisciplinary solutions for water-related
problems. It involves lecturers with diverse
backgrounds from within and outside UDE.
University of
MSc in Air
Quality Control,
Solid Waste and
Waste Water
Academic Requirements
Bachelor's degree in
Chemical, Civil,
Mechanical, or Process
Engineering or a related

International students
without prior knowledge of
the German language
must participate in the
German intensive
language course
preceding the programme
in September.

Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees
€ 500 / semester
During the first one and a half semesters, all
students take the same courses
concentrating on the advanced
fundamentals of environmental process
engineering but also covering some new

In the second and third semesters, the
students choose two of the three specialised
areas "Air Quality Control", "Solid Waste"
and "Waste Water". The Specialised Areas
are a combination of "Core Courses" and
"Electives" enabling the students to organise
their studies in accordance with their own
interests and needs.

The fourth semester is dedicated to the
Master's thesis.
Universität Stuttgart
Dr.-Ing. Michael Waldbauer
Pfaffenwaldring 23
D-70569 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49.711.685.654.93
Fax: +49.711.685.682.77

Technical University
MSc Chemistry
Academic Requirements

Good or excellent
Bachelor's degree in pure
or applied chemistry (four
The MSc programme offers four fields of
• applied chemistry focussing on
technological and environmental
Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig
Fakultät für Lebenswissenschaften
Dr. Christof Maul
Hans-Sommer-Straße 10
D-38106 Braunschweig


years of study).
Graduates with chemistry-
related degrees (e.g.
chemical engineering or
biochemistry) need a
sufficient and solid
education in pure or
applied chemistry. Non-
chemistry degree holders
(e.g. in pharmacy or
biology) will normally not
be considered.

Language of Instruction
German and English.
It is possible to
commence studies
without previous
knowledge of German;
however, acquiring
German language skills in
the course of your studies
is mandatory.

Tuition fees:

€ 500 / semester
• chemical biology,
• biophysical chemistry,
• synthesis chemistry.
The Master's programme is built as a
modular system, thus allowing students to
choose their courses according to their own
interests and ambitions. A certain number of
courses must be taken from core disciplines
in chemistry, such as Inorganic Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and
Technical Chemistry.

The Master's programme is completed with a
Master's thesis in which students have to
demonstrate their ability in independent
scientific work in a chosen field of research.
Tel.: +49.531.391.7382



University of Kiel MSc

Academic Requirements
A minimum of a Bachelor's in natural
sciences, economics,
agronomics, forestry,
geography or engineering
related to environmental
matters with an ECTS
grade of Bachelor; or
The programme focuses on advanced
knowledge in environmental sciences and
practical applications.
Students gain a solid training in natural
sciences including systems analysis,
modelling, geographic information systems
(GIS) and data management.

The training of adaptive management
procedures includes economic and social
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Ökologie-Zentrum der Universität Kiel
Dr. Wilhelm Windhorst
Olshausenstraße 75
D-24118 Kiel
Tel.: +49.431.880.4386
Fax: +49.431.880.4083



Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees:

The Master's programme cooperates with a
variety of national and international
institutions that work in related sectors.
Students are invited to participate in
research projects.
By practical work in international and
interdisciplinary teams, soft skills are trained
during the Master's programme.
University of
Applied Sciences
Master in Project

In Cooperation
University of the
Basque Country –
Bilbao, Spain,
University of
Science and
ESC Lille/Paris,

Academic Requirements
The course is designed as
a continuation of a prior
degree course providing
the fundamental
knowledge of both
computer sciences and
business administration
Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees:

€ 500 / semester
First semester
- Projects Concepts, Context and
- Phases and Life-cycle Concepts
- Standards and Mainstreams
- Project Planning
- Project Control
- Team Building and Leadership
- Project Organisation
- Managing Quality
- Managing Risk
- Project Economics
Second semester:

- Communications, Negotiation and Conflict
- Social Competencies
- Managing Change
- Creativity and Decision Making
- Intercultural Communications
- Information and Knowledge -Management
- Project Finance
- Contracts, Procurement and Legal Aspects

- Programme and Portfolio Management
- Safety, Health and the Environment
Third semester:

- Project Management in a selected area (IT,
logistics, quality
Fachhochschule Dortmund
Fachbereiche Wirtschaft und Informatik
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter J. A. Reusch
Emil-Figge-Straße 44
D-44227 Dortmund
Tel.: +49.231.7554909

Prof. Dr. Dino Schönberg

Gisela Moser


management, etc.) - 12 ECTS
- Project
Fourth semester:

Master's thesis
University of
Master of
Science in
Forest Ecology
Academic Requirements
BSc degree or equivalent
far above average in
forestry, environmental
sciences, agriculture,
biology, botany or related
Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees:

€ 500 / semester
The MSc course Forest Ecology and
Management focuses on the sustainable
management of forested landscapes. In a
world where both the environmental
conditions as well as the aspirations of
society are highly dynamic, our environment
cannot be managed according to fixed
recipes. Adaptive management, a
fundamental concept of ecosystem
management, Master of Science in Forest
Ecology and Managementaddresses this
uncertainty and provides the framework for
the content of this MSc course.

The study programme aims at:

- an understanding and analysis of the direct
and indirect effects of mankind on forests
and other terrestrial ecosystems,

- an in-depth understanding of ecological
and environmental processes at various
levels: cells, individuals, populations,
ecosystems, landscapes and global
systems, and

- the provision of methodological knowledge
and competence to design and evaluate
management plans and accompanying
research for a range of natural resources.

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau Faculty of Forest and Environmental Sciences, Dean's Office
Esther Muschelknautz
Tennenbacher Straße 4
D-79106 Freiburg
Tel.: +49.761.203.3607
Fax: +49.761203.3600

University of
Applied Sciences
MSc of the
University of
Academic Requirements
Applicants should have a sound education in
natural sciences and a
Environmental information technologies such
as Geographic Information Systems,
Remote Sensing, Statistics, Databases,
Programming, the Internet and their forest
Fachhochschule Eberswalde
Faculty of Forest and Environment Astrid Schilling
Alfred-Möller-Straße 1 D-16225 Eberswalde


(Germany) and
MSc of the
University of
Life Sciences
(Poland); a
double degree is

understanding of
computers. Applicants
with a three- or four-year
degree, depending on the
country of origin, or a
comparable degree in
Forestry, Biology, Agriculture, Landscape Planning or related
Natural Sciences will be
eligible for direct entry to
the Master's programme.
Basic knowledge of
forestry is necessary but
might be achieved during
the programme in
additional courses.

Language of Instruction:

English (100%)

Tuition fees:

ecosystem- and environment-related
application form the core of the subjects
taught. The core modules are accompanied
by selected topics in forest and ecological
Students learn the relevant concepts and
methods for survey, analysis, visualisation
and communication of environmental data,
acquire practical skills in handling common
software products particularly related to
spatial data, achieve a critical understanding
of the processes in forest ecosystems and of
forest management and are able to apply
information technologies creatively to
describe problems and find solutions,
develop methods for sampling environmental
data and computer- and model-based
assessments of the effects on forests and
other ecosystems, and they learn how to
cooperate in interdisciplinary work groups.

Tel.: +49.3334.654.17
Fax: +49.3334.654.28

University of
MSc in
Ecology and

In Cooperation
University of
Academic Requirements
Master of Science (MSc),
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
or comparable degree in
an environmental
discipline, e.g. biology,
geography, environmental
science, forest ecology
In general, one year of
The programme imparts theoretical
knowledge and practical experience in
landscape ecology, biology, conservation
biology, geoscience, environmental ethics,
and communications and econoics and is
based on intensive individual mentoring.

Semesters one and two: Fundamentals (50
credit points): Landscape and Vegetation,
International Conservation and Management
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology
Dr. Tiemo Timmermann
Grimmer Straße 88
D-17487 Greifswald
Tel.: +49.3834.864112
Fax: +49.3834864114


Management of
Protected Areas),

International Academy for Nature
Vilm (INA),
European Academy Wartin Castle e.V.

practical work experience
is required.

Language of Instruction:

English (100%)

Tuition fees:

EUR 2,500.- per
semester. For
scholarships, please
check :
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programme coordinator

1, Ethics and Economics of Sustainable
Land Use, Personal Profiling and Soft Skills,
Practical Study Project, Practical Landscape
Ecology, Excursion Landscape Ecology.

Semesters two and three: Specialisation
(selection of five modules covering 40 credit
points): International Conservation and
Management 2, Environmental Ethics,
Global Change, Restoration Ecology,
Vegetation Ecology, Applied Vegetation
Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Mire Ecology,
Palaeoecology, Plant Systematics,
Population Biology and Genetics of Plants, Animal Conservation and Ecology, Ornithology.

Semester four: Master's thesis (30 credit

University of
Master of
Science in Geo-
science and
Academic Requirements:

- BSc in geo-science,
environmental studies or
- Grade of (at least) 2.5 or
72.5 out of 100
- 20% of credit points of
the first degree in geology

Language of Instruction:

Mostly English

Tuition fees:

The Master's programme covers a broad
geo-scientific spectrum, which is directed at
a scientifically reasonable and ecologically,
economically and environmentally
responsible use of geo-resources such as
water, raw materials and (geothermal)
energy. The theoretical background as well
as practical application in the field,
laboratory and digital data processing is the
main focus of the study programme. The
combination of different teaching units
(modules) allows specialisation with respect
to individual preferences. The flexibility and
mobility necessary in today's fast-changing job market will be enhanced by a broad
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Institute of Geography and Geology
Dr. Grit Büttner
Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Straße 17a
D-17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49.3834.86.4557
Fax: +49.3834.86.4572



course offering beyond the geo-scientific
spectrum. Conceptualisation of scientific and
applied problems as well as critical revision
of results will enhance the understanding
and responsible treatment of our Earth, its
environment and resources.
University of
Master of
Science in
Academic Requirements
Bachelor of Science in
- Earth sciences (geology,
geoecology, geography,
mineralogy, hydrology,
soil science)
- Natural sciences
(biology, chemistry,
physics), mathematics or

- Engineering (hydraulics,
hydrology, water resource
management, agriculture,
sanitation etc)

Language of Instruction:

English (100%)

Tuition fees:

€ 500 / semester
The programme qualifies professionals for
the water resources & environmental
technology sector. With a modern
interdisciplinary and international approach
to teaching and learning, the course
provides state-of-the-art knowledge together
with practical skills.
The lectures convey modern know-how in
the fields of integrated water resources
management, groundwater management
and urban hydrology, systems, surface and
groundwater modelling, contaminant
transport in the subsurface, and groundwater
in fractured systems. Special attention is
given to practical and quantitative
approaches, e.g. saltwater intrusion, usage
of alternative water resources (conjunctive
use and artificial groundwater recharge),
environmental monitoring and remediation,
water pollution control, and contaminant
treatment technology.
Emphasis is placed on water scarcity
problems in semi-arid regions and
developing countries.
The programme prepares its participants for
professional work as hydrogeologists, water
resource or environmental experts in
research, consulting or administration.
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum
Dr Alfons M von den Kerkhof
Goldschmidtstraße 3
D-37073 Göttingen
Tel.: +49-55139-9714
Fax: +49-55139-9379

Christina Daunicht


University of
MSc in

In cooperation
with Alfred-
for Polar and
Marine Research
the Ocean
University of
China (Double
degree possible)
Academic Requirements
An above average BSc (3 to 4 year course) or
equivalent in physics,
physical oceanography,
geophysics, physical
engineering, meteorology,
geology, applied physics
or - in some special cases
- in one of the related
fields of natural science
provided it includes a
substantial portion of
advanced physics and
mathematics (in these
cases a GRE subject test
may be required by the
admission board)

Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees:

The focus of this programme is to enhance
the student's knowledge of the complex
relationships between atmosphere,
hydrosphere (ocean), cryosphere (ice
region), and solid earth (land) and to learn
experimental methods in environmental
physics at the most advanced level,
numerical data analysis using
supercomputers, and data interpretation via
sophisticated models. The students have the
opportunity to participate in modern research
groups at the Institute of Environmental
Physics (IUP) at the University of Bremen
and the federal Alfred-Wegener-Institute for
Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in

Universität Bremen
Faculty of Physics and Electrical Engineering
Dr. Annette Ladstätter-Weißenmayer
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1
D-28359 Bremen
Tel.: +49.421.218.4812
Fax: +49.421.218.4555

University of
Applied Sciences
Soil Use and
Soil Protection
Academic Requirements
BSc in soil science or
related subjects (incl.
agronomy, horticulture,
environmental sciences,
earth science, geography,
geoecology, civil
engineering, forestry) with
at least an overall grade C
(ECTS grade)
The study programme focuses on the
increasing demand for expert knowledge
arising from exploration and the cleaning-up
of contaminated sites, precautionary
measures and soil protection planning. Assured by an advisory board consisting of representatives with professional experience
in different fields of work, the contents of
courses and seminars are closely associated
with the specific professional demands and
Fachhochschule Osnabrück

International Office
Gunhild Grünanger
PO Box 1940
D-49009 Osnabrück
Tel.: +49.541.969.2966
Fax: +49.541969.3113

Rüdiger Prof. Dr. Anlauf


Language of Instruction
German and English
German language test
required: TestDaf Level 4

Tuition fees:

€ 500 / semester

The study programme provides expertise for
a qualified professional life. Close contacts
to private enterprises and public authorities
guarantee that the curriculum focuses on the
vocational requirements.
In addition to specialised courses, such as
Soil Clean-Up, Geotechnics, Soil Ecology,
Ecotoxicology, Soil Law, Environmental
Monitoring, Hydrogeology, Applied Soil
Physics, Soil Classification, Soil Information
Systems, interdisciplinary study projects take
place in each of the three semesters. These
projects aim at key qualifications like project
management, team work, presentation
techniques and others. The Master's thesis
is written in the fourth semester, preferably
in cooperation with institutions outside the

University of Gießen MSc Transition
Academic Requirements
Bachelor's degee in
agriculture, nutrition,
natural or environmental
sciences, economics, law,
or political science with an
ECTS grade of B or
higher and 180 ECTS
credit points (or an
officially accepted
equivalent academic

Language of Instruction:

The Master's programme "Transition
Studies" is an interdisciplinary programme
established by five faculties at the University
of Gießen, headed by the Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, Home Economics and Environmental Management.
The programme is focussed on specific
problems of transitional countries in
international, interdisciplinary course work
combining both theory and practical
The Master's programme will enable
students to understand the complex
processes and specific demands of
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Centre for International Development and Environmental
Research (ZEU)
Prof. Dr. P. Michael Schmitz
Senckenbergstraße 3
D-35390 Gießen
Tel.: +49.641.993.7061
Fax: +49.641.993.7069



English (100%)

Tuition fees:

€ 1,200 / semester
transition countries:
• to link the various areas of
transition, such as economic, legal,
political, social, agricultural, and
environmental aspects and their
• to gain knowledge as well as
practical competencies in methods
and strategies to enhance the
transition process;
• to train soft skills by learning and
working in international and
interdisciplinary teams.
By the end of the course work, students will
be skilled in devising integrative approaches
to transition issues applicable to the private
and public sectors.
University of Kiel MSc Coastal
and Engineering
Academic Requirements
BSc or equivalent
qualification in the field of
Oceanography, Physics
or Environmental
Sciences. Exposure to
advanced high school
mathematics and
computing skills is

Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees:

The postgraduate programme provides
students a thorough understanding of the
concepts and practical training essential for
managing modern-day coastal zone
problems. The university, with its marine and
coastal research centres on the Baltic Sea
and North Sea coast areas, makes an ideal
base from which to conduct studies on the
interaction between coastal processes and
human activities on both bodies of water.

The programme draws primarily on the
resources and staff of the Coastal Research
Laboratory (Corelab) at the Research and
Technology Centre (FTZ-Büsum). Research
and teaching infrastructures of Corelab and
participating institutes offer MSc students
opportunities of gaining a comprehensive
education and a first-hand, state-of-art
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
FTZ-Büsum, Coastal Research Laboratory
Prof. Dr. Roberto Mayerle
Otto-Hahn-Platz 3
D-24118 Kiel
Tel.: +49.431.880.3643
Fax: +49.431.880.7303



A fee of EUR 30.- per month (a total of EUR
360.-) must be paid for a
number of excursions and
field studies to the
German Baltic and North
experience of solving problems related to
coastal areas.

The programme’s interdisciplinary approach
draws on laboratory experiments, offshore
and inshore surveying, field work and visits
to leading research institutes in Germany
and abroad, geographical information
systems, data bases, numerical modelling,
decision support systems and several other
modern methods relevant to the planning
and management of coastal zone problems.

First class postgraduate education in coastal
geosciences and engineering, including
experience in practical, analytical and
numerical methods, is provided.
Experiments in the laboratory and in the field
combined with model simulation are core
features of the course. Theoretical aspects
deal with coastal processes like waves and
currents and coastal behaviour (sediment
transport mechanics). Students work with
comprehensive computer software to learn
about the various factors affecting flow and
sediment transport. The distinguishing
feature of this course is the link between
coastal geosciences and engineering.
Coastal management is emphasised.
Research involving experimental work
and/or numerical study leading to a thesis is
an important part of the programme.

University of
and Resource
Academic Requirements
BSc or equivalent
qualification, Transcript of
The programme offers an integrated
approach to current international issues
helping to improve the quality of professional
environmental management for the 21st
Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus Administration Nele Zechel
Konrad-Wachsmann-Allee 1
D-03013 Cottbus


Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees:


century. The course offers classes in a wide
range of fields, including technical subjects
as well as Natural Sciences, Sociology and
Economics. Specific classes address:
current environmental issues, such as
techniques for resource protection, concepts
in environmental planning, risk and impact
assessment, as well as socio-economic
implications. The three programmes can be
studied either consecutively or
independently. Students choose a major
field of study for completion of the Master’s
Tel.: +49.355.693.718
Fax: +49.355.694.749

or Albrecht Prof. Dr. Gnauck

University of
Global Change
Ecology (MSc)

In Cooperation
with University
of Augsburg;
University of

Academic Requirements
Relevant Bachelor’s

Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees:

€ 500 / semester
The programme is devoted to understanding
and analysing the most important and
consequential environmental concern of the
21st century - Global Change. Problems of an
entirely new and interdisciplinary nature
require the establishment of innovative
approaches in research and education. A
special programme focus is the linking of
natural science perspectives on global change
with approaches in social science disciplines.

The University of Bayreuth provides an
excellent profile and background in Ecology
and Environmental Science as well as African
Studies as determined by the expert
commission Science in Bavaria 2020. The
academic departments provide special
opportunities for the elite degree programme
along with ongoing research projects that
examine global change questions.

For further information see:

Universität Bayreuth
Department of Biogeography
Prof. Dr. Carl Beierkuhnlein
Universitätsstr. 30
95447 Bayreuth
Tel.: +49.921.55.2364
Fax: +49.921.55.3903

Volker Audorff


University of
Master of
Science in
Academic Requirements:

Students with a
Bachelor's (or equivalent
or higher) degree in a
subject related to
environmental science
can apply. Selection of
students (a maximum of
20) is based on the quality
of their studies, their
English proficiency and
their motivation.

Language of Instruction:

English (100%)
TOEFL 550 (paper-
based) or equivalent

Tuition fees:

€ 500 / semester
The programme is a two-year Master's
programme leading to a Master of Science in
Environmental Science. Students will learn
about the approaches to environmental
sciences from a natural science and a social
science perspective. Almost all courses are
specially designed for this programme, which
covers the following main fields:

Atmosphere Biosphere
Environmental Technology
Environmental Medicine
Environmental Law
Environmental Management
Environmental Sociology and Cultural Ecology

Environmental Education
Spatial Environmental Methods
Integrative field excursions

Universität zu Köln
Institute for Meteorology
Prof. Dr. Yaping Shao
Kerpener Straße 13
D-50937 Köln
Tel.: +49.221.4703688


International Doctoral
Programmes in Environmental Sciences

University Degree programme Academic Requirements

Language of Instruction

Tuition Fees
Course Content Contact

Scholarship Opportunities
University of
Bonn International
Graduate School for
Academic Requirements
Excellent Master's or
equivalent degree (G.P.A.
higher than 3.0 in the American system, better grade than 2.0 in the
German system, first or
upper second class honours
Master's degree or
equivalent) in Political or
Social Science, Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Engineering
Degrees, Geography,
Mathematics, Natural
Science or Agriculture.

Language of Instruction
The course programme is
exclusively taught in
English. The doctoral thesis
has to be written in English.

Tuition fees:

ZEF charges no tuition fees
for the course programme
and supervision but
adequate research funds of
The International Graduate School for Development
Research course programme consists of a set of
intensive, tailor-made block courses. The courses
provide students with interdisciplinary skills and
disciplinary knowledge and tools to ensure that their
research has a development focus. The courses
include the classical fields of environmental
disciplines within natural sciences, and the economic,
political, and social-cultural dimensions of
development. They are offered in three modules,
divided into periods of one to three months.

During the first six to twelve months of residence in
Bonn, in addition to the coursework, the students are
also expected to work with their tutor and supervising
professor on fine-tuning their proposals, working out
the necessary budgets, and organising the
infrastructure as well as the host-country and
institutional arrangements of their field research. The
field research proposal is presented to the scholars in
Bonn and the relevant faculty for comments and
suggestions before clearance is given to travel

ZEF's doctoral research is closely aligned with ZEF's
three core areas programmes, economic resources,
ecological resources, and political and cultural
resources, or ZEF's crosscutting research themes

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-
Universität Bonn
Dr. Günther Manske
Walter-Flex-Straße 3
D-53113 Bonn
Tel.: +49.228.731.794
Fax: +49.228.731.839

Scholarship Opportunities:

DAAD research grants for doctoral


up to EUR 25,000.- per PhD
must be secured.
The fee for the two-month
German language course is
approx. EUR 800.-. This
course is optional.
Students require a
scholarship or have to be
able to prove that they have
sufficient financial resources
for all three years of the

University of

International Gießen
Graduate School for
the Life Sciences
Academic Requirements
Master's degree or
equivalent with above-
average grades ("with
honours") is required

Applicants must provide proof of their English skills:
TOEFL 560 paper or 220
computer points or IELTS
with at least 6.5 bands or
CEFR B2 level. Some
knowledge of German is

Language of Instruction
English (100%)

Tuition fees:

The International Gießen Graduate School for the Life
Sciences (GGL) at Justus Liebig University of Gießen
(JLU) offers a three-year interdisciplinary, concisely
structured graduate programme for all life science
disciplines at the JLU in the fields of human medicine
and dentistry, veterinary medicine, psychology,
biology, chemistry, nutrition and agriculture. The
doctoral programme combines a graduate course
curriculum with an experimental project leading to a
The doctoral projects are embedded in the following
sections of topic-oriented research:
• man, nutrition and environment;
• infection and immunology;
• heart, lung and blood vessels;
• biochemistry and molecular biology;
• neurosciences;
• reproduction in man and animals;
• stress resistance and adaptation;
• synthetic molecules and materials for the life
• and dental medicine

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
International Gießen Graduate School
for the Life Sciences
Prof. Dr. Dr. H. Michael Piper Aulweg 129 D-35392 Gießen
Tel.: +49.641.99.47278.
Fax: +49.641.99.47239.

Scholarship Opportunities:

DAAD research grants for doctoral


Max Planck
Institute for
International Max
Planck Research
School on Earth
System Modelling

Doctoral degree
from the University
of Hamburg or
another university
(on agreement), plus
certificate from the
Academic Requirements:

Master's degree (including a
written thesis) in the broad
field of Earth system
sciences: in geophysical
sciences (including
meteorology and
oceanography), physics,
chemistry, biology,
mathematics, computer
science, economics, or
political science.

Since the programme
focuses strongly on
numerical simulations,
candidates with computer
literacy (e.g. Unix
environment, FORTRAN
programming or other
programming languages)
will be given priority.

Applicants must possess a high level of proficiency in
written and oral English.
Language skills must be
demonstrated in the
application documents and
during the interview, which
takes place in December as
part of the selection

Some knowledge of German
The IMPRS-ESM is committed to promoting young
researchers of the Earth system sciences and to
supporting interdisciplinary doctoral studies as well as
international cooperation. The IMPRS-ESM is based
on the partnership between the Max Planck Institute
for Meteorology and the University of Hamburg as
well as on the cooperation with six German research
institutes, among them the Max Planck Institute for
Biogeochemistry, the GKSS Research Centre, the
German Climate Computing Centre, the Centre for
Environmental Systems Research and the Potsdam
Institute for Climate Impact Research. The IMPRS-
ESM is financially supported by the Max Planck
Society and the ZEIT Foundation Ebelin and Gerd

The IMPRS-ESM offers interdisciplinary PhD studies
in the comprehensive field of Earth System Modelling,
with emphasis on the interactions between the natural
and the human systems. The scientific subject is the
development, application, and evaluation of a
hierarchy of Earth system models at different
temporal and spatial scales to answer key questions
of Global Change.

Doctoral students of the IMPRS-ESM contribute to
the development, application, and evaluation of a
spectrum of Earth system models at different
temporal and spatial scales, including the interactions
between the natural and the human systems. The
school comprises institutions and scientists from the
broad field of Earth sciences as well as from
economics and social sciences.


Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie
International Max Planck Research
School on Earth System Modelling
Dr. Antje Weitz
Bundesstraße 53
D-20146 Hamburg
Tel.: +49.40.41173.459
Fax: +49.4041173.366



Scholarship Opportunities:

Each year, several doctoral fellowships
are offered to outstanding candidates
interested in Earth System Research.
Successful candidates will receive
financial support for three years.
They can choose between two funding
types, either a doctoral stipend or a
doctoral contract. For stipend-holders,
the MPI-M contributes up to EUR 100.-
per month towards a health insurance
Both resources are sufficient to cover
the basic cost of living in Hamburg.
DAAD research grants for doctoral


is helpful.

Language of Instruction:

English (100%)

Tuition fees:


University of
Jena School for

The Excellence
Graduate School
JSMC was founded
by the University of
Jena, together with
research institutions,
as an umbrella
organisation of the
International Leibniz
Research School
(ILRS) Jena for
Microbial and
Interactions, the
International Max
Planck Research
School (IMPRS) on
'The Exploration of
Ecological Inter-
actions with Molecular
and Chemical
Techniques', and the
Academic Requirements
Master's degree (including a
written thesis)

Excellent English
proficiency is required to
allow for successful
participation in the training
programme and for vital
communication between the

Language of Instruction:

Courses are held in English.
Participants are required to
write their thesis in English.
English and German
language courses, as well
as scientific writing and
presentation courses are

Tuition fees:

The communication between microorganisms affects
nearly all aspects of life on earth. Therefore, basic
research on microbial communication is a major
challenge for microbiologists in the future. This covers
many disciplines and radiates into applied sciences and
biotechnology. The research is centred on signal
exchange and cellular response because micro-
organisms can almost never be found as a single cell;
they generally live in communities. The structuring of
these communities requires a constant exchange of
signals. Only the analysis of the communication and
interaction of microorganisms will lead to a holistic
picture of microbiology.
Depending on the environmental conditions and on
interacting organisms, the microorganisms respond with
the production of a multitude of low molecular weight
compounds mediating chemical signalling processes.
Historically, this natural product pool has been the major
source of therapeutic agents. Now one of the more
striking discoveries from genome sequencing efforts is
the demonstration that, based on current knowledge of
biosynthesis pathways and their organisation, most soil
bacteria and filamentous fungi possess the genetic
capacity to produce a multitude of different small
molecules. However, most of these compounds are not
detected by traditional screens, suggesting that they are
not produced under artificial laboratory growth conditions
(at least not in detectable concentrations) or that they do

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Jena School for Microbial
Communication (JSMC)
Dr. Carsten Thoms
Jenergasse 8
D-07743 Jena
Tel.: +49.3641.9.30421.
Fax: +49.3641.9.30422.

Scholarship Opportunities:

PhD students of the JSMC receive a
stipend paid according to the rules of the
German Research Foundation (EUR
1340.- per month) as well as generous
research funding.


DFG Research
Training Group GRK
1257/1 'Alteration and
Element Mobility at

not have the expected (e.g., antibiotic) properties.
Therefore, induction of such compounds likely depends
on biotic or abiotic interactions. Understanding and
controlling this process has tremendous potential for
increasing the natural products pool needed for new drug
Most microbial small molecules have evolved to be
global regulators within microbial communities in the
environment; their roles are of ecological and
evolutionary significance. Small molecules play important
roles in microbial communities such as soils, the
rhizosphere, the gastrointestinal tract and other stable
populations or in pathosystems. The communication
includes the function of signalling molecules as
attractants or repellents. The interaction between
individuals of one fungal species in mating interaction is
regulated by pheromones, and also the parasitic or
mutually beneficial symbioses depend on a constant
exchange of signals.
Until now, little is known about the complex molecular
interactions based on signalling in microbial interactions.
This is in particular true for fungi which constitute one
major research topic in Jena. It is essential to unravel
communication processes at the molecular level in detail.
The signalling mechanisms have to be investigated to
understand formation and stability of microbial consortia
and their interactive networks. New strategies based on
knowledge gained about microbial communication will be
useful for, e.g., identification and production of
pharmacologically active substances. Applications of this
knowledge allow for cooperation with industry partners,
which is one of the aims of JSMC. Such applications are
visible in nature conservancy where the elimination of
contaminants is the result of microbe-environment
interactions, in agriculture where plant growth promotion
and increased plant stress tolerance is mediated through


root symbiotic interactions or in medicine by stimulating
the defence against pathogenic microorganisms.

The goal of JSMC is to provide detailed insight into
production, excretion, spatial distribution, perception and
translation of signals, as well as resulting development.
To reach this ambitious goal, a truly interdisciplinary
approach is required including fundamental studies plus
the development of new technologies, bioinformatics,
and systems biology. In particular the latter will help to
formulate the theoretical frame of microbial
communication. This interdisciplinarity is institutionalised
by JSMC.
University of
Leipzig School of
Natural Sciences -
Building with
Molecules and
Academic Requirements
The Graduate School's
targets excellent and highly
motivated students from all
regions of the world who
have completed either a
BSc or an MSc degree in
natural sciences. Applicants with outstanding results in a Bachelor's
degree (grade A, min. six
semesters) can be admitted
to a "fast track" for a
doctoral degree.

Language of Instruction:

Courses are held in English.
Participants are required to
write their thesis in English.

Tuition fees:

The Graduate School Leipzig School of Natural Sciences
- Building with Molecules and Nano-objects (BuildMoNa)
focuses on interdisciplinary graduate education through
top-level, synergistic research.
Our materials research concept is based on a "bottom-
up" approach. Progressive building blocks, such as
nano-objects, smart molecules, polymeric scaffolds,
peptides, and active proteins, will be combined -
preferentially by self-organisation to create fundamentally
new classes of materials that are inspired by active,
adaptive living matter, and that are environmentally
friendly, highly efficient, low-cost devices serving
multifunctional purposes for a steadily more diversified
modern society. The paradigm shift from uniform bulk
materials towards nanostructured multifunctional
materials that emerge from combinations of smart
molecules, proteins, and nano-objects is essential for the
future knowledge transfer from fundamental to applied
The Graduate School's main objective is "Building with
Molecules and Nano-objects (BuildMoNa)". The central
themes will connect interdisciplinary fundamental
research, the use and development of suitable novel

Universität Leipzig
Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
Prof. Dr. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins
Johannisallee 29
D-04103 Leipzig
Tel.: +49.341.9736151
Fax: +49.341.9739319

Doritt Luppa

or Alexander Weber


Scholarship Opportunities:

University funding available: EUR
1,200.- per month


methods, and interdisciplinary graduate training.

In our research, "hard" (synthetic molecules and
crystalline nanostructures) and/or "soft" (polymers,
biomolecules) building blocks will be directly connected
or organised to complex structures by scaffolds to reveal
new building principles and to produce new, desired
materials with innovative applications.

For the success of such research, the development of
novel methods for building and characterisation of new
materials is essential.
Recognising the need for a new generation of
interdisciplinary scientists, the training programme aims
at promoting interdisciplinary exchange in the natural
sciences by high-quality education in material- and
method-oriented subjects.

DAAD research grants for doctoral

Research School on
Multi-Modal Sensor
Systems for
(MOSES) and
Programme (IPP)
Multi Sensorics

In Cooperation with:
Center for
Research Center for
Multidisciplinary Analysis and System
Academic Requirements
Master of Science in
Electrical, Mechanical
Engineering, Computer
Science, Geodesy,
Mathematics, Physics,

All applicants (except for native German speakers)
should attend German
courses during the first year
depending on individual
language abilities.
English proficiency must be
proven (TOEFL or IELTS).

Language of Instruction:

Courses are held in English
The Research School on Multi-Modal Sensor Systems
for Environmental Exploration (MOSES) and the
International Postgraduate Programme (IPP) Multi
Sensorics offer research opportunities in all aspects of
sensors, multi sensor systems, data processing, data
fusion, simulation and optimisation of complex sensor
systems, visualisation with applications in nearly any
scientific and technical field.

Research topics for doctoral theses may, for instance,
stem from fields like:
• Optical and non-optical imaging sensors
(microwave, acoustic, Synthetic Aperture Radar,
X-ray imaging devices)
• Micro Sensors
• Processing, Information Mining, and Data Fusion
• Remote Sensing: Synthetic Aperture Radar
(SAR) Signal Processing, SAR Interferometry,
Bistatic SAR

Universität Siegen
IPP Multi Sensorics / ZESS
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Otmar Loffeld
Paul-Bonatz-Str. 9-11
D-57068 Siegen
Tel.: +49.271.740.3400
Fax: +49.271740.4018

Stefan Dr. Knedlik

Scholarship Opportunities:

IPP Multi Sensorics:
Grants, scholarships and stipends are
not available directly from the university


Establishment for Applied Science (FGAN), Associated Partners from:
German Aerospace
European Space
Research & Tech-
nology Centre,
Graz University of
University of Adelaide, EADS, AUDI AG/ IFM, PMDTec,
Vexcel Corporation,
Daimler AG

The doctoral thesis can be
written in English or in

Tuition fees:

• In-situ Exploration: Wireless Sensor Networks
• Modelling, Simulation; Optimisation of complex
Multi Sensor Systems
• Positioning and Navigation
• 3D/2D Imaging with Photonic Mixer Device
(PMD) based Camera Systems and Image
• Systems Engineering, Embedded Systems,
System on Programmable Chip Technology
• Visualisation of Complex Data in Real-Time,
Computer Graphics
• Mechatronics and Medical Engineering
• High frequency and Quantum Electronics,
TeraHertz Imaging and Sensing

within this programme, but may be
obtained from other funding agencies.
The programme, instead, provides
additional financial support for its
members, including funding for
international conferences, short course
participation, research stays at
collaborating laboratories, etc. A limited number of highly qualified applicants admitted to the IPP will be
awarded a research scholarship up to
EUR 1,300.- per month. This scholarship
is tax-free and will be awarded for a
maximum of three years.
Research School MOSES: A scholarship of about EUR 1,300.- per month will be awarded (for three years).
DAAD research grants for doctoral
University of
Biological Diversity
& Ecology (PhD)
Academic Requirements:

8 semesters of study at a
university with a successful
academic qualification
(Master's degree) in the
fields of biology, life or
environ-mental sciences.
Proof of laboratory and
The PhD programme is characterised by high-level
interdisciplinary research covered by the faculties of
biology, agricultural sciences, earth sciences, forestry
and law.

The major research fields covered by the faculties are:

Faculty of Biology: anthropology, systematics, nature

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Ökologie & Ökosystemforschung
Dr. Dirk Gansert
Untere Karspüle 2
D-37073 Göttingen
Tel.: +49.551.391.2404
Fax: +49.551.395.701


financial resources by the
supervising professor
throughout the three-year

Applicants whose native language is not English:
either: TOEFL: computer-
based at least 220 points,
paper-based at least 550
points; IELTS: band 7).
Proven higher education in
an English-speaking country
may also be accepted.

Language of Instruction:

German (50%), English

Tuition fees:

conservation, neuroethology, palynology, ecology,
phycology, sociobiology, environmental history,
vegetation analysis, behaviour, morphology and

Faculty of Agriculture: agroecology, agroentomology and
economics of biodiversity.

Faculty of Earth Sciences: biogeochemistry, landscape
ecology, marine biodiversity, palaeoecology.

Faculty of Forestry: bioclimatology, soil science, wood
biology, nature conservation and environmental policy,
ecological informatics, stress physiology and forest

German Primate Centre (DPZ): primate ecology.

Faculty of Law: environmental law.

Scholarship Opportunities:

DAAD research grants for doctoral

University of
Environment Water
Academic Requirements
MSc with a profound
knowledge of the
environment or water or
relevant dissertation project.

Very good knowledge of
English (TOEFL test),
consent from a member of
the faculty to supervise the
thesis (the contacts will be
established by ENWAT)

Adequate knowledge of the English language is required
ENWAT (Environment Water) is facilitated by the Civil
and Environmental Engineering Science Department at
the Universität Stuttgart. It is an international doctoral
programme in the field of "Environment Water" (ENWAT)
and hosts, at present, roughly 50 doctoral candidates. At
the moment, 5 different institutions within the faculty
participate in the programme. The course content is very
broad and where the dissertation is written depends on
the institute. For research subjects, please see:

The ENWAT programme itself aims to thoroughly
prepare you, as a doctoral candidate, for your
dissertation research through classes and workshops

Universität Stuttgart
International Doctoral Programme
Environment Water (ENWAT)
Dr.-Ing. Gabriele M. Hartmann
Pfaffenwaldring 7
D-70569 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49.711.685.677.82
Fax: +49.711.685.666.00

Scholarship Opportunities:


for admission onto the
programme. This
prerequisite can be fulfilled
through the submission of
TOEFL test results
indicating a minimum score
of 213 points (CB).
IELTS test results indicating
an Academic Bandscore:
Proof that the candidate's
native language is English.
Proof that the candidate has
successfully completed a
university course (e.g. BSc
or MSc) taught in English.
International students
without prior knowledge of
the German language have
to attend intensive German
language course preceding
the programme in

Language of Instruction:

English, courses in German
may be taken.

Tuition fees:

€ 500 per semester
taught by faculty or guest lecturers. The participation in a
seminar where research progress is discussed with all
ENWAT doctoral students and supervisors is mandatory
and takes place twice a year. Additionally, the recruiting
of a co-advisor, as well as the preparation of a research
proposal and framework should be undertaken in an
early stage within the programme.

DAAD research grants for doctoral


Max Planck
Institute for
Private Law
International Max
Planck Research
School for Maritime
Academic Requirements
A qualified academic degree in law, economics or natural
sciences with a
specialisation in Maritime Affairs. Most of our scholars have received a Master's
degree before joining the
Max-Planck Research

Applicants must possess a high level of proficiency in
written and oral English.
Candidates from non-
English-speaking countries
are required to take TOEFL
unless they have had a
minimum of two years of
instruction in English at
university level. The Admissions Board discourages any candidate
with a TOEFL score lower
than 220 from applying.

Language of Instruction:
Courses are held in English
and German.

Tuition fees
The researchers of the school will carry out a legal,
economic and environmental analysis of the existing
national, European and international legal frameworks
and will formulate options for governments and
international organisations to adapt and reshape their
existing rules.
This is a PhD programme. Contrary to many Master's
programmes it focuses on the individual research of the
scholar. Each scholar will spend most of his/her time
carrying out his or her research and discussing results
and/or difficulties encountered with other scholars and
his or her supervisor. In order to broaden the general
knowledge on maritime affairs, the school organises
special lectures and seminars, both mandatory and
voluntary. The exact curriculum will be discussed with
each scholar to fit his or her needs and take into account
his or her professional or academic experience with
maritime affairs.


Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches
und internationales Privatrecht
Max Planck Institut für ausländisches
und internationales Privatrecht
Vera Wiedenbeck
Mittelweg 187
D-20148 Hamburg
Tel.: +49.40.419.00.0
Fax: +49.40.419.00.288

or Anatol Dutta

Scholarship Opportunities:

The scholars are entitled to a monthly
scholarship of around EUR 1,200.-
which covers all costs of living.
DAAD research grants for doctoral


University of
PhD in

In Cooperation with
United Nations
Programme (UNEP)

Academic Requirements
MSc (or equivalent) in
Environmental Sciences or
related fields with a final
grade of good.
Certificate of proficiency in
English: Accepted are a TOEFL with a minimum score of 550
points (paper-based), 213
points (computer-based); or
79 points (internet-based);
Cambridge Advanced
English Test (min. grade B);
Cambridge Certificate of
Proficiency (min. grade B)
or the IELTS (min. 6.5).

Native speakers and
students from countries
where English is the official
language are exempt from
this regulation.

Language of Instruction:


Tuition fees:

The PhD programme "Environmental and Resource
Management" offers an integrated approach to current
international environmental issues helping to improve the
quality of professional environmental management for
the 21st century.

Participants carry out individual research for their
scientific PhD theses taken from the wide field of
Environmental and Resource Management. PhD
candidates are integrated into an international and
interdisciplinary group with fellow PhD students and
Within the international Programme of "Environmental
and Resource Management", a Bachelor's and a
Master's programme is offered as well.


Brandenburgische Technische
Universität Cottbus
Office of International Study
Bernadett Hoppe
Konrad-Wachsmann-Allee 1
D-03046 Cottbus
Tel.: +49.355.69.4712.
Fax: +49.355.69.4598.

Michael Schmidt

Scholarship Opportunities:

There are a limited number of
scholarships available from the
International Office. These scholarships
are merit-based and are generally not
given to first-year students.

The ERM PhD programme is a Joining
PhD programme of IPSWaT -
International Postgraduate Studies in
Water Technologies (International
Bureau of the Federal Ministry of
Education and Research) which awards
scholarships for water related research.
DAAD research grants for doctoral


Centre for
Graduate School for

In Cooperation with:
Universität Leipzig;
Universität Halle-
Universität Dresden;
Universität Jena;
Universität Kassel

Academic Requirements:

Exceptional MSc degree in
disciplines with relevance to
environmental research
(natural, social and
engineering sciences)

Very good English skills are
prerequisite. An interest in
the German language and
willingness to attend
German classes during the
first year are assumed.

Language of Instruction:

Courses are held in English;
some events may be in

Tuition fees:

HIGRADE is a graduate school for PhD students at the
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ and
their partner universities. Graduate education in
HIGRADE is structured, systematic and adapted to the
individual needs of the PhD students.

Scientific profile:

Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology;
Biogeochemistry and Environmental Technology; Water
resources management and aquatic system analyses;
Biodiversity & Ecosystem Functions; Environmental
Health; Society and Environment; Environmental
Modelling & Informatics.

In the abovementioned fields, the main challenges
presented by the interactions between humans and
nature, such as Global Change and Mega-Sites, will be
investigated. This requires a combination of natural,
social and engineering sciences.


Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung

Environmental Education and Events
Dr. Vera Bissinger
Permoserstraße 15
D-04318 Leipzig
Tel.: +49.341.2351844
Fax: +49.341.2352885

Scholarship Opportunities:

HIGRADE contains two phases of 18
scholarships each for 3 years (first
phase: 2008-2010, second phase: 2011-
HIGRADE consists of a three-year
graduate course curriculum combined
with an experimental or empirical project
leading to a written dissertation.
Seminars and courses are conducted in
English; German language courses are
offered to international students. A
superior Master's degree or equivalent is
required for admission.
Each doctoral candidate will have
supervisors both at the partner university
and at the Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ. The
student's main place of work will be the
cooperating university.
Scholarships amount to EUR 1000 per
month plus additional funding available
for travel (EUR 1500/3 yrs).


DAAD research grants for doctoral

University of
International Graduate
Academic Requirements

MSc degree and
acceptance by an
authorised academic

Applicants must provide adequate proof of
English proficiency (e.g.
TOEFL 550 paper-based
test/210 computer-based
test or equivalent)

Language of Instruction:

Most courses are held in

Tuition fees:

Students will take advanced courses from a wide range
of research-oriented courses, workshops, and seminars.

Upon consultation with the PhD candidate, the PhD
Committee compiles a mandatory individual academic
course programme, for which the candidate will receive
credit points. PhD students are required to earn twelve
credit points. A research outline will be put forward by the
candidate within six months after admission to the
programme. Regular participation in PhD seminars is
mandatory. The PhD candidate has to provide annual
interim reports to the PhD Committee. The doctoral
thesis has to be handed in three years after admission to
the programme.


Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
International Graduate Programme
Environmental Geoscience (Geoenviron)

Dr. Peter Merkel
Sigwartstraße 10
D-72076 Tübingen
Tel.: +49.7071.29.78921.
Fax: +49.7071.29.5046.


Scholarship Opportunities:

DAAD research grants for doctoral

University of
Mining and
Environmental and
Materials Science,
Technology and
Academic Requirements

Master's degree (with
very good to excellent
results) in:
-engineering sciences
(mechanical engineering,
process engineering,
materials science, and
materials engineering,
This programme provides ideal support for PhD students
seeking an opportunity to complete an interdisciplinary
doctoral thesis successfully within three years. To
achieve this goal, intensive and individual professional
and social support is available. Mentors and tutors are
assigned to the PhD students. The students are
integrated into existing working groups at different
departments of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. In
addition, the students receive language courses in

Technische Universität Bergakademie
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Dr. Corina Dunger
Brennhausgasse 5
D-09599 Freiberg
Tel.: +49.3731.39.3537
Fax: +49.373139.2991


- mathematics and
natural sciences
(geosciences, chemistry,
physics, computer
science biology) or
- economics (industrial
engineering, business

Bachelor's degree only
with excellent results,
and a preparatory study
year and an aptitude test

Very good command of
German or English

Language of Instruction:

German and English
Participants can choose
to write and/or defend
their doctoral thesis in
either language. Another
language can be used if
the Faculty Board has

Tuition fees:

German and/or advanced English as well as
complementary courses and further training free of
charge. Visits abroad for research and presentation
purposes are also encouraged through this programme.

The aim of our PhD programme is to teach students not
only in the special field of their doctoral thesis but also to
broaden their interdisciplinary experience, which will
further increase their career prospects.

Our students have the opportunity to participate in
complementary lectures, courses, and seminars
according to their individual needs.

The course programme has a five-part module structure.

While for modules 1 to 4 participation is compulsory,
participation in module 0 is optional according to the
individual needs of students.

Module 0: Language Courses
For foreign PhD students German language courses are
offered at different levels.
The course Applied English offers German and
international participants the opportunity to actively use
their English.
Module 1: Special Knowledge Relating to the Doctoral
From the broad spectrum offered at the TU
Bergakademie Freiberg, and at other universities and
research institutions, all the lectures, courses and
seminars can be chosen that are required for the
successful completion of the doctoral thesis.

The selection of the appropriate lectures, courses, and
seminars will be coordinated with the supervisor.

Module 2: Cross-disciplinary Knowledge
To acquire extra knowledge outside their special field,
students can freely choose the general field of science
from the lectures and courses offered at the TU


Scholarship Opportunities:

University: tu-
DAAD research grants for doctoral


Bergakademie Freiberg and at other universities and
research institutes.
Module 3: Soft skills, Management
The students acquire the knowledge and experience
expected from them as future team leaders (time and
project management, presentation techniques, scientific
writing, etc.).
Module 4: PhD Colloquium
Guest presentations and workshops give the students an
opportunity to experience presentations from external
German and international scientists and to present their
own results in front of a large audience.

It is also possible to attend presentations outside the
PhD Colloquium; for these presentations a certificate of
attendance is required. Our students are expected to
give two to three presentations in the PhD Colloquium
before completing their thesis.
For additional work (e.g. presentations, posters,
publications) and for the participation in lectures and
courses within the module structure, credit points will be
awarded. Upon application, the viva-voce (so-called
Rigorosum, oral examination at the end of the doctorate;
one part of the doctorate requirements) can be waived if
the required credit points (80) are accumulated and the
application for the waiver of viva voce has been
approved by the thesis committee, the faculty council,
and the examination board.