Master Geoscience


FacultyFakultät 3 - Geowissenschaften, Geotechnik und Bergbau
DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard period of study4 Semester
Start of studiesWintersemester
Admission requirement

Bachelor degree in geosciences or related fields

Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL 90 internet-based test, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of 305

TU Bergakademie Freiberg GRE Institution Code 8233

One page personal statement

Application deadlineApril 15th
Tuition feesnone

Study concept

The International Master program “Geoscience” (MGEX) provides students with a strong foundation in various aspects of Geology, Environmental Sciences, and Geophysics. We particularly look for talented and motivated students who are committed to graduate studies. Our goal is to train students for productive careers in industry, academia, and government by providing innovative teaching and mentoring and opportunities for participation in cutting edge research activities. Students have training opportunities in a wide range of field, laboratory, and numerical approaches. Students learn through coursework, research and teaching as they pursue their degree in a wide variety of areas within these fields of specialization:

1) Computational and Mathematical Geoscience

2) Environmental Geoscience

3) Hydrogeology and Hydrochemistry

4) Tectonics and Geo-Thermochronology

Course organization

The Master program “Geoscience” is appropriate for those students with strongly focused research interests. Coursework of students is typically centered around the broad field related to their specialization. The first semester includes introduction in the respective specialization including a course on scientific communication. Key aspects of the second semester are experimental laboratory and field studies while the third semester offers advanced courses. The student completes an in-depth research project and writes a thesis summarizing that study. Students have a MS thesis defense at the end of their program.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Acceptance into the Geoscience graduate program depends upon meeting above average academic standards, having faculty support and securing funding. Competition is stiff; even highly qualified students meeting the admission requirements are not necessarily guaranteed acceptance.

For admittance you must hold a 3-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. You have to be among the best 25 % of your class. Your application must include official college transcripts. A minimum score of 305 from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. You have to submit a one-page personal statement outlining your background, research interests (including possible faculty research advisors), goals, and reasons for applying to our graduate program.

Language requirements

For those students whose native language is not English must submit their TOEFL score with a minimum requirement of 90 or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score with a minimum requirement of 6.5.

Application for the winter semester 2022/2023

Information on the application for above mentioned semester will be published here in December 2021.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 15 April.

Application address

Regularly, applicants must submit their application by post to the following address:

TU Bergakademie Freiberg 
Akademiestraße 6 
09599 Freiberg

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The study schedule is available in the Examination and Study Regulations (see below), page 27 and following. The courses of the Master programme are called modules. Module descriptions can be found in the Modulhandbuch (Module Manual; see below).

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