Geological Sciences

- Master´s programs

Department of Earth Sciences
Dr. Elis Hoffmann
Malteserstrasse 74-100
12249 Berlin
(030) 838-701 70

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For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Earth Science that corresponds in quality and content to the BSc in Geological Sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin, or an equivalent university degree in a related field to the Geological Sciences.

The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.
Students are expected to finance most field trips and mapping courses themselves.

The Geological Sciences examine the physical and chemical processes within Earth and on its surface, including the study of natural resources and risks to habitable areas. Geological Sciences are therefore an applied arm of the natural sciences, but they are distinguished from the latter by their links to Earth history and the life sciences. The analysis and prediction of geological processes require the ability to reconstruct past events through the study of rocks, minerals, and fossils. This necessitates an interdisciplinary approach which is fostered in the MSc programme in Geological Sciences by four focus areas: Geodynamics & Geomaterials, Geophysics, Hydrogeology and Paleontology.

Admission for the 1st semester
No limited admissions
Admission for higher semesters
No limited admissions (for 3rd semester for winter semester, for 2nd and 4th semester for summer semester)
Application and registration period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 – May 31 (for winter semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester), and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Program start
Winter semester
English, German
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
4 semesters