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Application procedures vary depending on your country of origin as a result of the different visa conditions and educational systems.
If you are Non-EU citizen, please make sure to start the procedure as soon as possible as experience shows that immigration formalities can take longer than expected.

  • Requirements for students from Germany and other EU countries
  • An above average B.Sc. (3 to 4 year course) or equivalent* or
  • German Fachhochschul-Diplom
  • Should English not be your first language, we also require
  • A certificate of your English proficiency on the level of C1 (CEFR*) like TOEFL (minimum score of 550 pBT, 213 cBT, 90 iBT or IELTS Bd 6.5) or another adequate certificate
  • * The subject of your B.Sc. should be 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)


The programme offers two different certificates:
- The Certificate in Environmental Physics after one year and
- the Master of Science after two years.
For the first year, the curriculum is almost identical in both cases.
Please note that the application procedure is the same, irrespective of the degree intended.

2 years course

After successful completion of the two years programme, you will receive the Master of Science in Environmental Physics, which is an internationally recognised M.Sc. title. With this degree you may apply for Ph.D. positions in Bremen or elsewhere.

1 year course

To get an intense introduction to Environmental Physics, or to perform a postgraduate course tailored to your special fields of interest, you may attend the 1 year course. It will lead you to the Certificate in Environmental Physics and is ideal for those already holding a M.Sc. who wish to specialise in Environmental Physics.