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Application procedures vary depending on your country of origin. This is a result of different visa conditions for individual countries and differences between educational systems.

If you are from outside the EU, please make sure to start the procedure as soon as possible as experiences from previous students’ show that immigration formalities may take longer than expected.

  • Admission requirements:
  • Evidence of having obtained an above average B.Sc. (3 to 4 year course) or equivalent / the subject should be Physics, Physical Oceanography, Geophysics, Physical Engineering, Meteorology, Geology, Applied Physics, or another appropriately related field of studies 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)
  • Competence in the English language at a level of C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (e.g. like TOEFL minimum score of 90 iBT or IELTS Bd. 6.5). This does not apply to applicants who obtained their university entrance qualification or prior academic degree in the English language (proof that the medium of instruction was English)
  • A Letter of Motivation stating reasons why you have chosen to study on the Master’s Programme “Environmental Physics”.
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation issued within the past two years. At least one of the Letters of Recommendation must be issued by a professor who taught you during your prior degree-course or, alternatively, by your present employer.
  • For more detailed information check the information provided here: http://www.uni-bremen.de/en/master/master-of-science.html


Our programme offers two different certificates:
- the Certificate in Environmental Physics after 1-1,5 years
- 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.

1-1,5 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 1-1,5 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 specialize in Environmental Physics.