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International Nature Conservation (M.Sc./M.I.N.C.)


Georg-August-Universität offers an integrated bi-national four-semester Master's programme in International Nature Conservation. The degree is a double degree offered jointly by Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen and Lincoln University, New Zealand, and can be held as Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Master of Science/Master of International Nature Conservation (M.Sc./M.I.N.C.). Find out more about the program structure, fees and admission.

International Nature Conservation
Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Master of International Nature Conservation (M.I.N.C.)
Standard period of study:
4 semesters
Start of studies:
Only the winter semester
Language of the programme:
restricted (application to the Faculty)

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Student life

Living, finances and culture


Main characteristics:

  • Course Language: English
  • Focus on international problems in nature conservation, with a broad basis in conservation biology
  • Compulsory study semesters at both Lincoln University, New Zealand and Georg-August-Universität
  • Compulsory internship semester (including a practical project)

Related and consecutive/graduate programmes


This master contains 4 compulsory semesters. It is possible to start with the study semester at Lincoln University but not with the internship semester.
The internship semester can be either the second or third semester.

3rd Semester


4th Semester

Master’s thesis

Regulations and module directory


Application deadline:

  • applications are accepted between April 1st and May 15th

Admission requirements:

  • six semester Bachelor degree in Biology, Biodiversity, Ecology, Forest Sciences, Geography, Veterinary Medicine or equivalent fields ( at least 150 of 180 credit points 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


Academic Advising

Administration M.I.N.C.

Wilhelm-Weber-Str. 2
37073 Göttingen

Phone: +49 (0) 551-39 28903