Frequently asked questions

... and the answers to them.



Bachelor program: You must have completed the Matura (or an equivalent such as Abitur). Depending on the school you attended, an additional exam in biology and environmental studies might be required. Details on admission can be found here. You can also contact the study department directly with your questions.

Master program: In principle, you can start the master's program with any suitable bachelor's degree in earth sciences, geology, geophysics or similar. If you are unsure whether your bachelor's degree is accepted as equivalent, or if you would like to know whether you might have to take certain courses, please contact the study representative. Prof. Roland Stalder. The actual admission and enrollment is done by the die study department.


Basically, the same deadlines for enrollment apply to all studies at the University of Innsbruck. The dates and deadlines for the current academic year can be found here.


Yes, this is possible in principle. However, it is not recommended because most courses are only offered on an annual basis. For admission to some modules certain courses must already have been completed, which can lead to difficulties under certain circumstances.


That will be difficult. Both the bachelor's program and the master's program have a strong practical component. Most modules include practical training, exercises or excursions where your presence is mandatory.


The first address to contact is the Department of Studies at the University of Innsbruck.

For specific questions and "insider information" about studying, you can also contact the student representatives:
Facebook: @StV.Erdwissenschaften.IBK


This depends on which type of school you attended. If you have attended at least 4 hours per week of natural sciences, biology or biology in combination with other subjects after the 8th grade, this requirement does not apply to you. If you are still unsure, just ask at the study department nach.


The supplementary examination Biology and Environmental Studies can be taken at the Landesschulrat. The contact person for the current exam dates is Prof. Kurt Benkovic ( at the Abendgymnasium Innsbruck. An overview of the exam material can be sent to you upon request by the study representatives. The recommended textbook is "Linder Biologie 1, LP 2004 ISBN 3-7055-0648-X".


The crediting of examinations is taken care of by Prof. Roland Stalder (1. Stock, Bruno-Sander-Haus, Raum 52f0132).

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