M.Sc. Environmental Toxicology (EnviTox)


The start of the EnviTox programme is on a yearly basis for the winter term. This starts in October.

The application committee starts to evaluate applications in April and application deadlines are 15th of June for international students and 15th of July for European students.

For the application everyone has to fill a faculty application form including a letter of motivation, and a summary of the bachelor thesis has to be filled. Furthermore you will have to show in which areas you have already learned practical methods. If your  last degree was not received in Germany, then please add

  • a translation of the degree certificates, made by an officially recognised translator in English, in case the original documents are not written in German or English;
  • copies of all transcripts or other academic records that give proof of the undergraduate studies including credits and grades achieved in each single subject;
  • A translation in English of the transcripts and records, in case the original documents are not written in German or English.
  • From international students we do need an electronic copy of your bachelor thesis.

For German/EU citizen students: Your transcript of records has to be officially notified by an official institution (e.g. your university, a lawyer or by us). Simple copies will not be recognized by the application committee. If you want to notify your document by us, please visit the study advisor at her consultation hour  and bring your originals as well as copies. Then she will notify your copies and you can take the originals home again.

Further, please add an English language certificate. As equivalent to a B2 level (CEFR) are generally accepted:

·         for German students only!: eight years of English lessons within the school, certified by a notified “Abiturzeugnis”

·         A language certification of a language examination according to CEFR, with a level of B2 or higher from your university or other (also privat)  language schools

·         A TOEFL Test with 100 points or more (itB)

·         An IELTS Test with 6.5 points or more  

·        If English is an official language in your country of origin, it may be sufficient to submit proof that English was the language of instruction at school and university. However, if the level of English in the application appears to be too low, the admissions committee may require a certified English test (eg IELTS or TOELF) afterwards.


Germans and foreign students with a Bachelor degree from Germany or the EU/ EWR should apply at:

University Duisburg-Essen,
Faculty of Biology
Nadine Ruchter,
Student coordination
45141 Essen

Deadline is July, 15th for a start in October

Students, which graduated outside EU/EWR have to fill the above mentioned application form  and have to fill a form by the international office. In this case both of them are online applications.


Deadline is June, 15th for a start in October. Application period starts in April. Until then the online application tool does not offer the application for EnviTox.

After receiving your application, the EnviTox Examination Board will make an assessment. We will inform you about the Board’s decision at the latest in mid of August. As the visa process can be very lengthy, we ask all international students to send their application as early as possible.


Do you still have questions regarding the application process or the requirements?
Just contact our study advisor.