Next application period is from 01 April 2020 - 15 May 2020. Please note that all applications have to have arrived at the Wilhelm-Weber-Str. 2 in Goettingen on 15 May 2020 at the latest. Applications which arrive later cannot be accepted without exception.

Admission Criterea for the Master of International Nature Conservation

  • six semester Bachelor degree in Biology, Biodiversity, Ecology or equivalent fields (at least 150 of 180 Credit Point have to be achieved so far respectively 83,5 % of the required credit points of your study program)
  • At least half of the credits of your Bachelor Degree need to be awarded in one or several of the following fields: Agricultural Sciences, Biodiversity, Biology, Ecology, Forest Sciences, Geography, Nature Conservation, Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Management or similar.
  • sufficient knowledge of the English language
  • motivation
  • previous special experiences and expertise in international nature conservation
  • not to have already finished or definitely failed a master program in the field of nature conservation.

Application period

  • 01 April - 15 May (Start Göttingen winter term, Start Lincoln in semester I)

  • Applicants will be ranked according to ranking scales found here: admission regulations (in German), and the best candidates will be selected. Admission at Georg-August-Universität is only possible in winter semester.

    Applicants have to submit:
  • The filled out aplication form
  • an official certified copy of your current transcript and Bachelors degree (copies of final parchments need to be handed in until 15th Nov)
  • your CV (German or English)
  • a letter of motivation (approx. 2 pages in English)
  • letters of recommendation / job references (if available) and
  • one of the required English certifcates (can be handed in until 15 November)

  • You can also apply with a Diploma.

    English language certificate:

  • Applicants have to submit the result of an internationally recognized test of English as a foreign language (in case English is not mother language), either

    a) „Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)“: at least Niveau 4, or
    b) Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: at least with the grade „B“;, or
    c) Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: at least with the grade „C“, or
    d) CEF („Common European Framework”): at least Level C1, or
    e) IELTS Academic („International English Language Testing System"): at least Band 6,5 (and in each part at least 5.5 points), or
    f) internet based Test of the „Test of English as a Foreign Language” TOEFL ibt (new internet based TOEFL): at least 94 Points, or
    g) UNIcertF: at least level III;
    h) at least two years stay abroad for studying or working in an anglophone country within the last three years.
    i) sucessfull graduation of an anglophone bachelor programme

  • The test of English must have been passed during the last three years.

    Please send all application documents to
    Students Office Biology
    Master of International Nature Conservation
    Wilhelm-Weber-Str. 2
    37073 Göttingen, Germany

    Please just put all your application documents in a sheet protector (Klarsichthülle). Do not send in a professional folder. For organizational reasons we are not able to return your documents to you.

    Applicants who fulfill the admission criteria will be ranked and the best applicants will be selected for a 20 min interview within one month after the application deadline. This interview focuses on the existence of a background in the field of nature conservation, previous knowledge/expertise, your ideas about the content of the program, and your self-assessment of working attitudes. Semester start:

  • In Göttingen:
    Winter semester: October - March
    Period of lectures winter semester19/20: October 21st, 2019 - February 2nd, 2020

    In Lincoln:
    Semester one: mid Feb to June
    Semester two: July to mid Oct

  • Applicants who enroll at the University of Göttingen and wish to start their studies at Lincoln University have to get admitted and fully enrolled for Winter Semester. If accepted then, they can start their studies in February in Lincoln.

    For improving your chances of getting accepted to this study degree, we recommend you to apply directly at Lincoln University, too. See Homepage Lincoln University

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