Applicants wishing to participate in the ISATEC programme must have completed their undergraduate studies and hold a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in biological or environmental sciences or a closely related discipline with an overall grade of at least 2.5, according to the German grading scheme. Applications may already be submitted before the previous study degree (i.e. usually BSc) has been finished, when at least 135 ECTS have been fulfilled. In those cases, admission can be granted on the condition that the previous degree will be successfully finished by 30 September. Furthermore, applicants are expected to state their motives for participation in a letter of motivation written in English. They must also submit a curriculum vitae and a transcript of study records indicating the curriculum, study efforts (ECTS or hours of study) and grades with the application. Fluency in English is required and must be demonstrated (details below). Additional documents are required for DAAD scholarship applications and are listed on the website.
All requested documents must be uploaded as PDF files. Only those candidates who are actually admitted to the study programme will have to submit hard copies of their application package at a later stage. They will be asked explicitly to do so by the Secretariat for Students International (SfS-I).
Fluency in English is required according to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and must be proven, for instance, via a TOEFL test (iBT 95), IELTS (7.0) or equivalent documents.
If the last academic degree was obtained at a school or university where the primary language of instruction was English, language skills are accepted as sufficient.
Deadline for DAAD scholarship applicants (only applicable to citizens of developing countries): 15 October one year prior to the intended start of the study programme
Deadline for others: 30 April of the year of the intended start
Applicants must use the central online application portal of the University of Bremen, apply for the Marine Biology MSc programme and choose the ISATEC study profile in the form.
The portal will be active six weeks before the deadline.
(Application including a DAAD scholarship is a separate process, please check our webpage.)