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Food System Sciences, Master of Science (M.Sc)

The admission requirement is a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in natural sciences or life sciences or social sciences or law or economics or nutrition and health sciences with a final German grade of "good" (2,5) or better.

When can I submit my online application?

Application period for non EU citizens

  • Winter Semester:     1 March to 15 June
  • Summer Semester:  start of studies not possible
Which documents do I need to submit during my online application?
  • Vorprüfungsdokumentation (VPD) uni-assist for an application for Universität Bayreuth
    Preliminary review documentation
    Deadline for submitting the VPD in the online application in CAMPUSonline: 15 June
    Please request your VPD via the uni-assist web portal as early as possible - but at the latest 6-8 weeks before the respective application deadline at the University of Bayreuth.
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  • Curriculum vitae
    we require a current curriculum vitae without chronological gaps up to the time of your application at UBT. The cv must contain accurate and complete information about your formal education (schools and universities attended, dates of exams/final exams, degree conferral, etc.). Please do not leave gaps in your cv, even if, at times, you were not enrolled at a school or university or gainfully employed, i.e. if you were on an extended vacation or hiatus, as we are interested in the entire history of your intellectual and personal development.
    Feel free to use the template of the European Union for your Curriculum Vitae.
  • Language certificate ENGLISH level B2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages)
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  • Passport
    please provide an electronic copy of your valid passport. If you do not have a German identification card, you may submit a copy of your temporary identification or your international passport.
  • Secondary school leaving certificate including subjects and grades (e.g. Abitur, High School Diploma, A-Levels, or equivalent)
    original language + certified translation in German or English*
  • Transcript of records BACHELOR (or for comparable degree) including subjects and grades - at least 135 ECTS points with a final grade corresponding to "good" (2,5) or better on the German grading system
    Grade conversion
    original language + certified translation in German or English*
  • Written presentation of course-specific competences
    a written justification of a maximum of 2 A4 pages for the choice of the master’s programme, in which the applicant explains the specific talents based on which he or she considers himself or herself particularly suitable for the desired programme

*Certified translation in German or English: only required if the document was not issued in German or English

If available or applicable, please also submit the following documents:
  • Degree certificate BACHELOR - with a final grade corresponding to "good" (2,5) or better on the German grading system
    original language + certified translation in German or English*
    you may be enrolled on condition that you submit the certificate by the end of the second semester
  • Evidence of special qualifications or additional professional qualifications
    e.g. vocational training, internships, stays abroad, language skills
  • Language certificate GERMAN level A1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages)
    find out more - can be obtained during the first year of the programme
  • List of modules for which no evidence of performance exists yet
    only required if your studies have not yet been completed
  • Request for disadvantage compensation
    If you are unable to take an aptitude test in whole or in part in the intended form due to a prolonged or permanent disability, an application for disadvantage compensation can be made. Proof of the examination disability must be provided in the form of a medical certificate, which can be uploaded here.
  • Admission from the University of Bayreuth for this course of study from a previous semester (and possibly a letter of requirements)
    only to be uploaded by applicants who already got an admission letter from the UBT for the respective master's programme in a previous semester, but did not manage to start their studies

We may require additional documents depending on your educational background and your country of origin:


                     All set? VPD requested?

Have you already studied a master's programme?Hide

Then please submit your master's transcript, the relevant grading scale and (if applicable) your master's certificate in original language + certified translation in German or English*:

  • Transcript of Records MASTER (or other degree) including subjects and grades
  • Grading Scale MASTER or other degree with maximum grade and minimum final grade required to be awarded the degree – not for passing individual courses
  • If applicable: Degree certificate MASTER
Additional country-specific documentsHide

Depending on the country of your previous educational background, you may need to submit additional documents.

In our step-by-step guide for the online application in CAMPUSonline you will find helpful information on the topics:

  • Creating a basic account
  • Submitting an online application in CAMPUSonline
  • Checking the online application status
  • Subsequent submission of documents
  • Checking your admission result

You do not need to submit any paper documents by post for the application.

Glossary for application and enrolment documents
On this page you will find information about the documents you need to apply to the University of Bayreuth. We will show you what is behind the individual designations, where you can get the documents from, and in what form you need to submit them.

Do you have questions or need assistance?
A list of contact persons for international applicants can be found here.

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