Application deadline: July 15th
Tuition fee:
  • € 466 / Year (EEA)
  • € 466 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 42 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

Our degree course considers the fact that crude oil, as the most important raw material base of the past 100 years, is getting more expensive all the time and will steadily be less available in the foreseeable future. This means that alternatives become necessary, for example materials on the basis of animal or plant resources. During the past 15 years, this basis has been rediscovered and revised after biomaterials such as wool, cotton, natural rubber, horn or shellac had been taken for granted.

Examples of developments, processes and products of basic materials will be presented in the degree course Biomaterials. The University Graduate shall be able to know, apply and further develop the conventional basic materials up to the latest developments in the field of material research.

Here, focus is put on special areas of application like leisure time, environment, aeroplanes, cars, medicine, textiles as well as special groups of basic materials like biodegradable materials. In addition to knowledge of basic materials, natural scientific background, analytics and ecology, the curriculum also contains economic science, integrated management systems (quality, environment, safety), legal aspects and cross-cultural competence.

Contents

Structure of the study course

Altogether the degree programme consists of seven semesters of standard study time. Basic knowledge will be taught in the first three semesters. Following this, knowledge will be intensified in semester four and five. At the same time, selections of optional courses are made to form a study profile. The practical semester or the study semester abroad will follow in semester six. The seventh and therefore last semester is for writing the undergraduate thesis. Here, we will also attach great importance to practical relevance and support any co-operation with the free economy. Furthermore, necessary skills for writing a thesis will be provided in block courses. Finally, studies will be completed with an academic conference.

Occupational Areas and Fields

The degree programme aims at education in Materials Science with special expertise in development and production of materials for applications in a multitude of industries: Automobile, airplane, furniture, leisure, food, medicine, pharmacy, textile, information technology etc. Thereby, special attention will be paid to manufacturing costs and environmental standards for given requirements regarding the specific application. Graduates will be able to make the right choice of materials for necessary product requirements.

Requirements

If you apply for a Bachelor degree programme, please send a copy of the following documents (if applicable): secondary school certificate, university education certificate including all academic transcripts and diplomas, general certificate of education.

You also need to include a proof of your language skills through a recognized language test center.

For the bachelor degree programs in English we require language skills in conformity with the B.2. level of the Common European Framework.

  • IELTS: 6,0-6,5
  • TOEFL (internet based test): 80-109
  • TOEFL (paper based test): minimum 550
  • TOEFL (computer based test): minimum 213

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 80

Funding

Financing your studies with a scholarship

Depending on the country you come from and which subject you would like to study in Germany, there are different options for funding. Scholarships are offered by different institutions.

The DAAD scholarship database for foreign students, graduate students and scientists contains extensive information and a variety of possibilities for those who are seeking financial support for their studies, research work or teaching assignments in Germany. The database not only lists all the scholarships offered by the DAAD, but also diverse programmes offered by a wide variety of institutions.

Types of support

There are two forms of scholarships financial and non-monetary scholarships both of which are often coupled together:

In the case of financial scholarships, the recipient is awarded a fixed amount, paid out on a monthly basis over a defined funding period. These types of scholarships are often full scholarships, i.e., they generally cover the applicants entire living expenses. Recipients of partial scholarships, however, are required to secure additional financial support to cover their living expenses. When awarded a full scholarship, recipients are generally not permitted to receive funding from other scholarships simultaneously.

Tuition fees in Germany

Every semester you must pay up to 500 Euros of tution fees at universities in Bavaria and Lower Saxony. All other federal states only request a certain amount of money as a semester contribution but no tuition fees.

In addition to financial support, many institutions also offer non-monetary scholarships. Recipients are invited to workshops, lectures and scientific conferences where they also have the opportunity to network with other scholarship holders. In most cases, these non-monetary scholarship programmes aim to create a long-standing relationship between the scholarship holder and the institution well beyond the scholarship period.

Remember: All the programmes have one thing in common, however no one is entitled to a scholarship.

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