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Requirements and Application

For application please visit the website of the UNU-EHS.

Important dates and information

The Joint Master's Program has an annual intake. The next program starts in October 2022. The application period is open from 15 September - 15 December 2021. Please visit the links above for further details.


Start of program

  • Winter semester only

Admission requirements

Applicants must have a first higher education qualification (bachelor’s degree) in Geography or a related / comparable professionally certified study program. Out of all higher education qualifications earned (bachelor’s, master’s, additional academic coursework, etc.) applicants must have accumulated at least 100 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) within courses related to the three following  areas:

  1. Human Geography and Social Sciences with a focus on spatial patterns, society, development;
  2. Science methodology and empirical research methods;
  3. Physical Geography, Geosciences and Environmental Sciences with a focus on Earth System Science.

A strong motivation to contribute to the area of human security and management of risks related to environmental change is required to be admitted to this master’s program. Applicants are expected to be highly motivated to learn in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.

Applicants with another native language than English must provide proof of sufficient English language proficiency.

Scholarship option

This Joint Master's Program is part of a selected group of international postgraduate programs that benefits from the EPOS funding scheme offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Since 2017 the Department of Geography offers a certain number of fully-funded scholarships to students from “developing countries”.


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