- When does the programme start?Hide
Our programme can be started for the winter semester (mid of October) and the summer semester (mid of April), respectively. The exact date will be in your admission letter.
- Where will the Master’s programme “Global Food, Nutrition and Health” be taught?Hide
The programme will be taught in the newly founded Faculty of Life Sciences which is located in Kulmbach (around 25 km away from the main campus of the University of Bayreuth). Kulmbach is home not only to several internationally operating food companies, but also to the Max Rubner Institute, the Bavarian Control Authority for Food Safety and Veterinary Medicine, the State Technical College for Food Technology, the Competence Centre for Nutrition, and the Kulmbach Clinical Centre. All these bodies are involved in various research projects and in the Faculty's teaching activities.
- Are there any tuition fees for this programme?Hide
There are no tuition fees for this study programme. However, in Germany, students at all higher education institutions must pay a semester contribution. This payment (at the University of Bayreuth: about 110 EUR per semester) has nothing to do with tuition fees; rather, it covers your contributions to student services and the student government. At the University of Bayreuth, it includes a "semester ticket" that allows you to use public transport in the region and entitles you to eat at reduced prices in the university canteen.
- Do I need to speak German to attend this programme?Hide
All courses are taught exclusively in English. In addition to your knowledge of English (level C1), you must also prove your knowledge of German for daily life (level A1). If you have no knowledge of German at the time of your application, you have the option of turning this in by the end of the 2nd semester. German courses are offered at the University of Bayreuth’s Language Centre. More language courses in Bayreuth can be found through the IIK or the Volkshochschule.
- I am just finishing my degree and do not have the certificate yet. What should I do?Hide
Please submit your official transcript of records showing that you have completed at least 135 ECTS credits. If you can obtain a confirmation of your university that you have completed your coursework and are waiting for your certificate, you may also submit this as additional document.
- How many ECTS credits are required for application?Hide
Applicants must hold an official transcript of records (including subjects and grades) showing that they have completed at least 135 ECTS credits.
- How to write a letter of motivation (written presentation of course-specific competences)?Hide
State in max. two pages the skills and expertise that qualify you for the study programme according to the following criteria:
- Verbal skills: showing that you are able to express yourself precisely and comprehensibly in the English language.
- Interest: explain the connection between personal interest and the interdisciplinary character of the study programme.
- Interdisciplinary study skills: study specific professional training or internships, periods abroad, awards such as scholarships etc.
- Do I have to apply online?Hide
Yes, please use the following link: https://campusonline.uni-bayreuth.de/ubto/webnav.ini. A submission of printed (certified) copies by mail is not necessary.
- If I send an e-mail containing my CV, transcript of records, etc. could you please tell me my chances in getting admitted?Hide
We are sorry, but we cannot do any pre-evaluation. Please check out carefully the entry requirements listed at our webpage as well as the assessment procedure. If you think, you fulfil all requirements and would like to be admitted to our programme, please submit all required documents exclusively through our online portal. E-mail attachments cannot be considered for evaluation.
- Could you help me with my application in CAMPUSonline?Hide
A brief application guide can be found here. For all other technical problems (unusual error messages, page cannot be loaded, etc.) with CAMPUSonline, please contact the CM Help Team.
- I cannot submit all required documents in time. Can I nevertheless apply for your programme?Hide
Yes, of course. Please create an account and submit all available documents before the application deadline (winter semester 1 July; summer semester 15 January). Single documents can be uploaded latest by 15 August (winter semester) and 15 February (summer semester), respectively.
- Due to the current situation with Covid-19, I can't take the test for obtaining the ENGLISH C1 certificate. Is it possible to submit the evidence of proficiency in English at a later time point?Hide
Yes, applicants holding an ENGLISH B2 certificate (or an equivalent certificate) can submit the ENGLISH C1 certificate latest by the day of enrolment in November 2020.
- I have applied through the online portal. What is the next step?Hide
After we receive your application, two members of our selection committee will rate it in a 2-step aptitude assessment process (step 1, evaluation of submitted application documents; step 2, interview). We try to assess as many applications as possible already before the application deadline. Interviews will start at the end of June (winter semester) and December (summer semester), respectively.
- How will the interviews take place?Hide
Applicants from foreign countries do not have to travel to Bayreuth to participate in the interview. Instead, we will arrange an online interview (preferred) or a telephone interview. Please note that travel expenses such as travel costs, accommodation or food, which arise because of participation in the selection process, cannot be refunded.