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In general, students can apply for a Master's programme of our faculty if they hold a Bachelor's degree with a three-year duration of the study program (at least 180 Credits).

The English Master's programmes only start in the winter semester (October). 


Start of the Application period via

The application period for the international degree programmes  Agrobiotechnology, Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources as well as Transition Management via uni-assist starts on 1st May on

The application start for our international Master's Degree programme Sustainable Transition is the 1st June. 


Application deadlines

The application deadline of our international Master's Degree programmes Agrobiotechnology, Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources as well as Transition Management is 15th June.

The application deadline of our international Master's Degree programme Sustainable Transition is 15th July..


Application via application website of JLU

This applies to applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a German university.
>> Bewerbungsportal JLU
The application website of JLU for opens June 1st for the winter semester and December 1st for summer semester.


Application via uni-assist

Applicants who obtained their university entrance certificate abroad and completed a Bachelor's programme at a foreign university need to apply via
To submit your application please register at and fill in the online application forms on


Uni-assist checks all applications for completeness and correctness and whether the documents fullfil the requirements of the study course selected. If all requirements are met, applications are passed on to JLU Giessen.

 >> JLU application checklist


Please note that only the applications for the study programmes Sustainable Transition and Insectbiotechnology and Bioresources require a letter of motivation.

Because of the duration of the application procedure, your application documents and the requisite processing fees must arrive at uni-assist no later than 14 days before the application deadline. Official date of receipt for your application is the day on which your application documents are determined to be complete.

Applicants submitting their application via uni-assist should note the following:

  • Make sure you first register on the online portal of uni-assist. Here you can submit an application or, if necessary, more than one.
  • Please transfer the official processing fees to uni-assist in good time, as inspection of your documents can only be undertaken after the fees have been paid.