Application for admission to Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding

Deadline for application is February 15th of each year for Non-EU and Non-EWR-applicants! and June 1st of each year for EU-and EWR applicants!

List of EU and EWR Countries

  • Is your former BSc degree acceptable for iPAB-studies at Goettingen University?

    The admission to the master program is granted on the grounds that a BSc of at least 3 years duration in Agriculture or other related degrees at an accredited institution in or outside Germany has been completed. Other related degrees must prove a minimum of 60 ECTS in agricultural science, plant sciences, animal sciences, forestry sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, statistics or computer sciences.

  • Is application possible with an uncompleted BSc?

    Only for Non Eu and Non EWR applicants: If you are from a Non-EU or Non EWR country you can only apply with a completed BSc.
    Only for EU and EWR applicants: If you are from an EU or EWR country and haven't completed your BSc degree by the application deadline you need at least 150 ECTS credits from your study program which have to be proven by a transcript of records that also contains the total average grade reached so far (e.g. CGPA). Please note that the final BSc degree must be sent to us as soon as you receive it (latest by November 11. of each year).

  • Do you fulfil the English language test requirements?

    For this please check english language requirements. If you have none of the required tests you can't be admitted to iPAB.

    Please select between the entries: Application form for Non-Eu and Non-EWR Applicants or Application form for EU and EWR applicants. Applications in the wrong category will be deleted. After online registration for the iPAB program you will receive a registration number via email. Please fill in the application form and submit it. Then you will receive an automatic email with information on how to upload the required documents (simultaneous applications for several master courses only require uploading your documents once). A legend of your University's grading system (highest grade obtainable / minimum pass) is obligatory. If there is no legend on your BSc transcript please add an official one.

    For China, Mongolia and Vietnam, only APS-proven ( academic transcript and degree certificates are accepted for application.

    If you have started a Master degree all fields in the application form concerning Master degree must be filled.

    Before you submit the form, please check if you have given information not only to all agricultural relevant courses you have passed but also to agricultural relevant practicals, internships and work experience. This might add to your chances of getting a study place. After you submit the form you can't make any changes. Only papers and certificates you upload before submission of the application will be evaluated. Documents added after the deadline will not be accepted.

    Applicants with very good GPAs will upon early submission of the application receive an early letter of admission. After the deadline all other eligible applications are ranked according to the grade obtained in the BSc and points given for reference letters and points given for additional agricultural experience. The applicants ranked highest will also be admitted.

    It is not a must to submit reference letters but up to two reference letters from different persons can be submitted for each applicant. Please download the reference letter form here and forward these to the two persons you want your reference letters submitted by. They will forward their reference letters directly to us to the email address:

    Only for Nigeria: After admittance Nigerian applicants must please ask the Registrar from their University's Office of the Registrar to airmail their BSc degree certificate plus transcripts in a sealed envelope directly to:
    Goettingen University
    Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
    Admission Office
    Buesgenweg 5
    D - 37077 Goettingen

    The selection committee will rank 50 percent of the candidates according to points given for BSc grade, motivation, reference letters, and any other supporting qualifications. 50 percent will be ranked after interview to assess the candidate's suitability. Applicants selected for interview will be informed accordingly.

    When will you get informed whether you have been admitted or not?
    Please allow for at least two months after deadline before expecting application news.

    Please confirm via Email direct to Mrs. Carmen Frey ( that you accept the study place within two weeks after admission.

    No, you can't. If you do not accept the offer you must reapply next year. Please inform us as soon as possible if you decide not to accept.