The M.Sc. -programme "Environmental Governance (MEG) was established in 2005 to train leaders to be able to reconcile different social perspectives with regard to the sustainable use of environmental resources as a basis for sustainable development - for any development, at any scale from local to global, and in any context worldwide. Every year, around 35 outstanding students are selected based on criteria of excellence and geographical representation. Click on the sections below to find out more about the programme!
The MEG programme is designed as a two-year (4 semesters), full-time programme (120 ECTS). It aims at:
Realizing - The development of a sound knowledge base of the most pressing environmental issues facing the planet and their underlying societal causes;
Understanding - The reflection on human-environment interactions from a wide spectrum of disciplines, approaches and world-views;
Managing - The provision of methodological knowledge and skills for the context-sensitive design and management of environmental governance processes.
Teaching is organised in three-week block modules. All teaching modules conclude with a graded exam or project. Students earn 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits upon successful completion of each module. The modules are classified as either core or elective. In total, 120 credits are required for the successful completion of the programme. An internship of seven weeks and a master thesis are also incorporated into the curriculum.
There are several possibilities for studying at the University of Freiburg as an international student:
General application requirements
As the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources does not give away scholarships, candidates should apply for funding from other institutions
Please note: Finding a scholarship is a time-consuming business. Requirements and application dates vary, but often an extensive application package is required and deadlines may be up to one year before you start your course. Please consider this when applying! The links below provide you an overview of the different types of scholarships you may consider applying for: