What will I learn?

The focus of this innovative program lies on the analysis of the processes and interactions of the Earth system’s various components. This includes the study of human activities, population growth, food production and security, land use and management as well as climate change. Coupling climate models with agricultural and economic models provides a broader view of the Earth system and aids in creating concepts of sustainable development for all aspects of human life on Earth.

Training in data assimilation

Operation and analyses of regional climate models

Application of remote sensing for Earth System observations

The synthesis of aspects of natural sciences with economic models


Research activities in the field of Earth and Climate System Science (meteorology, environmental science, geosciences, etc.)

Consultancy in public service, private business sector, and non-governmental organizations

Development assistance

Science journalism

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
EUR €1,500 per semester for international students from non-EU/EEA states; Student Parliament totaling around EUR €162.80 for each semester
Start date

Expected October 2019


University of Hohenheim

Schloss Hohenheim 1,


Baden Wurttemberg,

70599, Germany

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To master program can only be granted to those who 1. A minimum of three years of study with a minimum of 180 credits in Part II of this Statute completed designated closer degree program at a German or foreign university or equivalent has, 2. Good command of English (at least level B2 of the Common European Framework) has that - if it is not the native language of the applicant / the applicant - are usually demonstrated by a language test or other evidence referred to Paragraph 2, 3. Good German language skills (at least level B1 of the European CFR). Other English language proficiency: Cambridge EFL Certificate of Advanced English, Cambridge Business English Certificate BEC Higher, London Chamber of Commerce Level 3, TOEIC 750 points, TELC B2 (at least “good”), Trinity Certificate / ISE III, European level B2, UNIcert II (at least “good”), ALTE Level 4.

For international students

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences, geosciences or agricultural sciences (180 ECTS). Proof of language proficiency is required.