For this master's programme you need a subject-specific undergraduate degree (minimum 6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits) or an equivalent degree.
The bachelor's final grade (CGPA) must be GOOD or higher (2.7 German and US systems).
Applicants from a different field of study and applicants whose final overall grade is less than 2.7 (according to the German grading system) but who meet all other admission requirements may be admitted to the study programme if their application illustrates particular aptitude for the master’s programme Evolution, Ecology and Systematics. To prove particular aptitude, a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, proof of previous practical experiences, and the practical orientation of the training must be admitted with the application, and professional and personal commitment must be shown.
For this programme, very good English language proficiency is recommended, although you need NOT demonstrate such proficiency by certificate.
The registration form is the single document you need to submit in paper during the application process (all other documents must be scanned and uploaded as PDF files to our online application portal). Once you finish an online application, this document will be generated under the filename "Application for admission at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena to the masters programme". You need toprint out this document, sign it and send itwithin the application timeframe via regular mail to the Master Service Centre.
Your CV should have a tabular form, containing key information on your school record and academic career.
A motivation letter should not exceed the size of two DIN A4-pages and normally, it should contain information on your motivation for taking up this course of studies. You should elaborate on the following essential questions:
Please upload at the online application system your university entrance certificate/school leaving certificate. Usually, this means the school graduation diploma (German "Abitur"), i.e. the diploma that makes you eligible for studies at an University or other institution for higher education. Be mindful of the fact that here, we do not need any University diploma but a High School diploma!
All previous University degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.) if available before the application deadline - if not, please make a note of the anticipated date of issue of your degree certificate. Please upload your University degree or the most actual, detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of all semesters available to you, should you not hold your degree certificate at the time of application. The main document is the degree/ transcript based on which you apply for the master programme.
Detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of your first, subject-specific University degree, with which you apply for the master's programme (minimum requirement is the transcript/mark sheet up to the semester before the last). This trancript MUST contain an overall cumulative grade point average or average mark.
You need at least 120 credits (ECTS) by the time you apply.
Should you have obtained subject-specific work experience, you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application.
Should you have obtained subject-specific practical experience (e.g. by internships etc.), you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application.
Every mandatory application document from foreign/external countries must also be available in either English OR German translation. Such a translation has to be conducted by officially acknowledged/ sworn translators or translation offices.
External/foreign degree certificates/ transcripts of records must contain information on the grading system used at the respective University.
Applicants with degrees from Mongolia, Vietnam or China must submit the original APS-certificate issued by the German Embassy.
Applicants from the following countries must submit a certificate of their university entrance examination/college entrance examination: