Master Groundwater Management


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

Bachelors degree or equivalent in Geosciences

English language proficiency (TOEFL 87; IELTS 6,0 or equivalent language certificate)

Application deadline15 April
Tuition feesnone

Study concept

The international Master programme Groundwater Management combines knowledge of hydrosphere, water chemistry, modeling, groundwater protection, and groundwater rehabilitation with management techniques and business administration skills. Candidates will obtain in-depth knowledge on groundwater protection, groundwater management, and clean-up approaches for contaminated aquifers. At the same time, participants will be taught in related environment law and general management of geo-resources.

Students will be enabled to work on hydrogeological, hydrological and geochemical questions in both science and applications. All aspects of groundwater including geothermal use will be taught and applied. Work with data bases and geo information systems is obligatory in order to learn about the administration of geo-scientific data in space and time and about regional planning.

Participants will be enabled and motivated to build up their knowledge by themselves and within teams. They will learn about water chemistry (field and laboratory methods, numerical modeling of flow, transport and chemical reactions in aquatic systems, and how to examine and develop methods for groundwater protection. The promotion and improvement of communication, personality and leadership skills will play an important role. Students will also be capable of solving economic and legal questions along with questions related to the weighing of interests in resource conflicts and resource evaluation with modern methods.

How to apply

Entry requirements

  • A first university degree (e. G. Bachelor degree) in the field of
  • English language proficiency must be proven by a recognised language certificate such as
    • TOEFL (87 points internet based test, 213 points computer based test,  550 points paper based test)
    • IELTS (result at least 6.0)
    • or by an equivalent language certificate

The above does not apply for applicants whose national language is English or whose last educational achievement has been attained in English language.

Application for the winter semester 2021/2022

If the post mail services in your country do not operate reliably due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you can apply by e-mail.
In this case, please include all application documents in one pdf-file and name the file after the following pattern:
Send a single pdf file to the e-mail address of the Admission´s Office zulassungsbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de before the application deadline 15 April 2021.

Please arrange the required documents in the pdf file in the following order:

  1. Application for Admission for Foreign Applicants I Additional information to the application form
  2. Bachelor´s certificate with Transcript of Records
  3. if applicable: Master´s degree with Transcript of Records
  4. if applicable (applicants from India): Diploma Degree with Transcript of Records
  5. Proof of language proficiency: IELTS or TOEFL certificate
  6. Motivation letter (1 page)
  7. CV
  8. if applicable: Proof of vocational training, internship or work experience relevant to the study programme

Note that you shall not send any recommendation letters or non-academic certificates.
You will receive a confirmation of receipt of your application by e-mail within two weeks. It will contain your application number which you should state in all further correspondence with our university.
We receive numerous applications. Please note that there may be delays in processing your application and even a rejection if your application documents are incomplete or if your application deviates in any other way from the specifications described here. In your own interest, please make every effort to implement the above specifications in the best possible way.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 15 April.

Application address

Regularly, the application has to be send by post to the Admission's Office. The  address is:

TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Akademiestraße 6
09599 Freiberg

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The programme schedule is available in the Examination and Study Regulations (in German "Prüfungs- und Studienordnung"; see below). Descriptions of the modules are available in the module manual (Modulhandbuch; see below).