- The basic requirement for studying at a university is the so-called university entrance qualification, e.g. the Abitur. This qualification can be obtained in different ways and enables its holder to study either at a university or at a Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences). The entitlements listed below are those valid in Lower Saxony.
Preliminary examination of the university entrance qualification (HZB)
Prospective students who would like to have their university entrance entitlement (HZB) examined prior to applying for enrolment (i.e. university entrance qualifications on the grounds of vocational education and training, entrance qualifications for universities of applied sciences, EU university entrance qualifications acquired outside Germany) can submit their university entrance qualification documents to the University’s Registrar’s Office from the middle of May
Natural science basics: botany, physics, chemistry, mathematics, bioclimatology, eco-pedology, Wildlife biology, zoology and forest genetics
Social science basics: business and national economics, forest law and forest policy
Technical subjects: silviculture, forest ecology, nature conservation, forest inventory and planning, wood biology and technology, forest exploitation, theory of wood markets, forest protection
Methodological basics: biometry, statistics, informatics, techniques of presentation
Students can adapt the study programme to their own interests and needs by choosing specific elective modules. They will benefit from the broad range of courses offered by the Faculty of Forest Sciences, and other faculties of the university. There is wide choice of modules concerning key competences to develop and further soft skills important for the professional career. Specific modules are: languages skills, communication and team work, consultancy and leadership skills as well as time and project management.
Excursions and exercises outside in the forest are included to impart a practical approach within the programme. Lessons take place in small groups to intensify the learning process and exchange with professors and fellow students. Students’ cooperation on research projects helps to communicate recent scientific findings.
The length of study is 6 semesters. The bachelor’s examination consists of course-related examinations, an honours thesis and a 2 month internship at a forest enterprise.