Admissions with a German degree

Application periode: 15.05.2017 - 01.09.2017

Step 1: Check your eligibility

To be eligible for admission to the IFBC Master programme, you

  • hold a Bachelor degree with a minimum duration of six semesters (180 ECTS credits or equivalent), in Nutritional and Food Science, Agricultural Sciences, Food Technology, or related fields,
  • with grade B (2.5 according to the German grading system) or better
  • certify sufficient proficieny in English language as a Non-native speaker by
    • Previous studies conducted entirely in English
    • or Internationale language certificate of level C1 (>> link to web page University of Kassel) based on the Common Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF)
    • or International language certificate of level B2 according to the CEF only if you as applicant have been working at least one year in an organisation where the communication is English within the last two years prior to the application.

Step 2: Check your application documents

A complete application for admission to the IFBC programme includes for applicants

who have a bachelor’s degree:

  1. A copy of your university degree (German degree, bachelor’s degree or the specialist equivalent); there is no need to have the copy certified.
  2. A complete summary of subjects and grades (transcript of records).
  3. Evidence of an adequate knowledge of the English language (see step 1).
  4. CV
  5. a motivation letter
  6. two references.

who do not yet have a bachelor’s degree:

  1. An interim summary of subjects and grades (transcript of records) from your current degree programme.
  2. Written confirmation of your progress in your course, completed and signed by your current examinations office.
  3. Evidence of an adequate knowledge of the English language (see step 1).
  4. CV
  5. a motivation letter
  6. two references.

Step 3: Submit your application

+++The University of Kassel is in charge of the application process for the IFBC applicants. Several links guide you directly to the website of Kassel university+++

Applications from students with a degree earned inside Germany Please apply via the online application portal for master’s degree programmes at the Kassel University.

Please register on the online platform eCampus of Kassel University. Please follow the application process as requested.

IMPORTANT: Only complete applications will be processed.

Step 4: Do not miss the application deadlines

Application deadline for

  • Applicants who have earned a first degree inside Germany - SEPTEMBER 1

We urge you to submit your application well before the deadlines. Applications should be submitted as early as possible.

Entry is yearly in winter term, only.

Step 5: Track the application process

  • After submitting your application, the Master Office of Kassel University will review your file and send you a letter of confirmation if your application is complete.
  • If you fulfil the formal requirements for admission, the Master Office will then send your application to the IFBC admission board. It consists of representatives of Kassel University and Fulda University of Applied Sciences. They will assess you application in and make an admissions decision.
  • Acceptance offers are either unconditional (no additional requirements) or conditional. In the latter case, you need to present further documents on the day of enrolment at the latest in order to start your studies. Your letter of acceptance will contain detailed information of what is required.
  • The Master office will notify you if you do not fulfil the formal requirements for admission.