M.Sc. Ocean and Climate Physics
The Institute of Oceanography (IfM) at Universität Hamburg offers an international master program (MSc) in Physical Oceanography and Climate Physics (Flyer). This research oriented four semester program is directed to students with a B.Sc. degree in Physical Oceanography, Meteorology, Geophysics, Physics or an equivalent subject and provides profound knowledge on the physics of the ocean and its role in the climate system. The program starts every year in October.
Application period: If you wish to apply for this program, you will need to do annually between 15 February and 31 March. See further information regarding applications and the requirements here.
The winter term 20/21 will start on the 1. October, but the lecture period will start on the 1st November. If the lectures have to be held online or not depends on the development of the pandemic. The official semester dates are displayed on the side of the campus center.
FAQ and Information about the start of the MSc Ocean and Climate Physics for new students
We are aware that the current situation results in difficulties for students who would like to start their MSc “Ocean and Climate Physics” in the upcoming winter term 2020/21. At the moment, we are preparing lectures in a way that they can either be in the classroom or online until we have more information about the regulations for the winter term. More information for students can be found at the FAQ of the Universität Hamburg ( https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/newsroom/intern/2020/0323-auswirkungen-studierende.html).
Where do I need to ask to check if my enrollment documents arrived safely in Hamburg?
For any information in regards to the official enrollment process the Campus Center needs to be contacted (https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/campuscenter.html). The Institute of Oceanography can not access this information.
Is it possible to delay my enrollment to next winter semester, while preserving my acceptance letter?
Formally, you have to apply again for next winter semester. But if you state in your motivation letter, that you have already been accepted the year before, the commission will directly approve your application.
Can I start the program in summer term?
It is not possible to start our MSc program in the summer term. It is only possible to enroll during the winter term
Where can I find up to date information about the situation at Universität Hamburg?
Please check ( https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/newsroom/intern/2020/0323-auswirkungen-studierende.html) as this is frequently updated in particular with respect to new developments concerning the situation at Uni Hamburg as a whole.
When do I need to be in Hamburg if the winter term starts at the 1.October but the lectures start at the 2.November?
At the moment, we assume that lectures will be held online at least at the beginning of the winter term, but we plan for both options. If the lectures would start in person at the 2. November, we suggest to arrive at the end of October in Hamburg.