M.Sc. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences | Admission and Application

Jul 12
12:00 Uhr

First round of applications reviewed

All applications submitted by June 30th have been reviewed by the Examination Comittee on July 12th. Applicants will be informed soon about their status of admission.

We kindly ask you to refrain from enquiries as we are busy to notify all applicants as soon as possible.

The application is still open. All submissions arriving after June 30th will be considered on September 5th and notified soon afterwards.

Please read all instructions carefully!

Conditions of admission

Admission requirements
  • BSc in Meteorology or Atmospheric Sciences or
  • BSc in Physics or a related field of study with a minor in Meteorology or Atmospheric Sciences or
  • an equivalent university degree in the same or a closely related field (i.e. Atmospheric Sciences) 

given the programmes have a standard period of study of 6 semesters or a minimum of 180 CP.

The examination board may demand additional courses (max. 60 CP) to be taken from the BSc Meteorology programme (mostly taught in German).

  • English language skills on the level of at least B2, proven by:
    • high school diploma (A-levels diploma), or corresponding high school certificates and transcripts, or
    • certification of classes in english 5 years, or
    • TOEFL test (score at least 87 points), or
    • IELTS score of 6.0 or above, or
    • UNIcert-2 certificate, or
    • Bachelor's Degree from a study program taught completely/mostly in English
    • an equivalent certificate, pending decision by the Admissions committee

Applicants who do not have a German university entrance qualification, nor do they have a degree from a German higher education institution, are recommended to obtain German language skills on the level of at least B1 (GER).

Provisional admission

Provisional admission is possible on the basis of a current certificate or transcript of records. At least 80% of the credit points in the B.A. (usually 144 CP) must have been obtained and must be calculated into a provisional average grade, upon which admission will be based. An office authorised to award grades or issue certificates must issue this provisional certificate. Provisional admission is valid for one semester. If the Bachelor's degree certificate is not submitted by the end of the first semester, provisional admission will be withdrawn.

Mode of admission

Admission is not restricted. Students will be directly admitted if the admission requirements are met in full.

Important note for applicants

Please be aware that all Master's courses have a strong focus on physical and mathematical concepts. 

Students are expected to have

  • thorough knowledge of physics (especially fluid dynamics)
  • good mathematical skills (algebra, mathematical analysis) 
  • knowledge of basic chemistry

Programming skills are required in all courses for numerical simulation, data evaluation and visualisation.


Documents to be submitted
  • if you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt: university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels)
  • Diploma of BSc in Meteorology or Physics, or equivalent subject, with GPA and all grades
  • the corresponding diploma supplement
  • proof of English language skills (at least B2, see list of accepted proofs above)
  • APS certificate for applicants with educational qualification from Vietnam, and PR of China and India (original)
  • curriculum vitae (in tabular form)
  • letter of motivation

if the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed (provisional admission):

  • a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme and average grade
  • proof of current enrolment in the bachelor programme
Deadline for applications

April 01 - August 31

Note: Early applications are closed. All submissions received after June 30th will be reviewed on September 15th.

Submission of documents

You can use the upload form to upload all your documents at once. 

Please read all instructions in the upload form carefully. Incomplete submissions will not be processed.

  • Upload form (please do NOT send your documents again by mail - you will receive a confirmation if your upload has been sucessful)
  • Please try to upload everything at once, you can attach multiple documents at once
  • If you do not get an automatic confirmation mail, please contact the address below.

Should you run into difficulties or have further questions about eligibility or proceedings, please contact Mr. Bertram Bühner: buehner@iau.uni-frankfurt.de