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On the following pages you will find all the important information about our application procedure, these are defined and binding.

Please note that the programme only starts in the winter semester.


!! In the winter semester 20/21 only online applications with document upload will be accepted!! 

We will not accept documents or applications that are sent via post or E-Mail!


Application start

20 March of every year


Application deadlines

Non-EU citizens: 15 May of every year
EU-citizens: 30 June of every year


Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a forestry or environmental science programme
  • average grade of at least 2.9
  • Language requirements: 
    • Native speakers are exempted (More details see: How to apply).
      • Choice of a German elective track: 
        Proof of German language level C1 and English language level B2.
      • Choice of an English elective track:
        Proof of English language level C1.
  • Technical requirements in general:

50 ECTS from the areas of natural sciences and forestry sciences, social and economic sciences and quantitative methods

  • Additionally Technical requirements  for the different elective tracks:

25 ECTS of forest sciences and management of natural resources

25 ECTS of forestry sciences and management of natural resources

25 ECTS of ecological and population ecology basics

More Information


The admission requirements are determined in the “Auswahlsatzung MSc Forstwissenschaften “ (only available in German) and the „Zulassungs- und Immatrikulationsordnung der Universität Freiburg“ (only available in German). Furthermore, there is an unofficial translation of the admission regulations.