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Admission Requirements

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You need a Bachelor’s degree or a degree from an equivalent programme of at least 180 ECTS in engineering, natural sciences, environmental sciences, economics or social sciences

As applicant you must demonstrate your research skills, basic knowledge of the natural and/or social sciences, and a general understanding of the thematic areas of sustainable development and intervention strategies. Adequate preparation for natural science tracks might include courses in biology, chemistry, earth science, geography, geology, physics, or technical sciences. For the social science tracks, as prospective student you might have taken courses in economics, human geography, law, management, planning, political sciences, or sociology.

For non-native English speakers, evidence of English language proficiency conform to the admission requirements is required:

  • TOEFL 93 (internet-based test);
  • IELTS (academic test) score 6.5 (and not less than 6.0 in the writing section);
  • Cambridge EFL (English as a Foreign Language) presenting one of the following certificates: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (minimum 180 points), Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (minimum score C1).

Exception: English-native-speaking applicants and those who successfully completed an English-taught Bachelor's programme.

For detailed information about the admission procedure see the section Selection & Admission.

Specific admission requirements for Leipzig University as entrance university

  • You need a Bachelor’s degree focusing mainly on economic, social, earth or natural science and related to sustainability topics (this reference can also be proven by corresponding professional experience); and
  • professional experience of at least one year after completion of your Bachelor’s degree.

For more information about the specific admission requirements check out the website of Leipzig University.

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