- 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
Most of the teaching modules include practical work, field and laboratory courses or seminars in addition to the lectures so students will get a lot of hands on practical training.
An understanding of ecosystem processes requires a detailed view of their molecular basis so students will gain diverse and advanced knowledge in natural sciences and related disciplines.
Each of the modules leading to fulfill this aim is valued at six credits so the first three semesters will consist of five modules per semester with 4 hours per module per week amounting to a total of 30 credits and 20 teaching hours per semester.
The fourth semester is an elective semester during which students can choose to do practical training abroad or to stay in Göttingen with a choice of modules read mainly by international visiting professors from abroad.
Semester five is taken up by another five modules (of 6 credits and 4 hours per week each) including a module on Scientific Writing in order to help prepare students for their B.Sc. Thesis which will follow in the sixth semester.
The last semester consists of two modules, additionally the B.Sc. Project which involves contributions from eight departments and finally the B.Sc. Thesis which is valued at 12 credits.