The GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, is an internationally leading research institute representing all major disciplines of oceanographic sciences. In addition to basic oceanographic research a major focus of the GEOMAR is investigating the role the ocean plays in a changing global climate. The GEOMAR is a lead institute in the Excellence Cluster "Future Ocean" at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (Christian Albrecht, duke of Holstein-Gottorf and bishop of Lübeck, founded the Kiel university in 1665). Students at the GEOMAR are closely integrated into ongoing research and have a chance to interact across disciplines as well as learn about applied aspects of marine sciences.

Flyer: M.Sc. Biological Oceanography at GEOMAR and Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel.

Kiel Fjord
GEOMAR - West Shore Campus
GEOMAR - East Shore Campus

Next application period

Next application period: February 1 to April 30, 2017!

More information at "how to aply"

Coordination and study advice

Dr. Jörg Süling

Düsternbrooker Weg 20
Room B50a
Phone: +49 (0)431 600 4454
E-mail: jsueling(at)   
Consultation Tuesday 8:30 - 10, Thursday 14 - 15 or on appointment on appointment


Annegret Stuhr
Room 323
Phone: +49 431 600-4028
Email: astuhr(at)


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Examination Board

Chairman of Examination Board 
Thorsten Reusch
Christian Albrecht University 
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel 

Office Examination Board

Ines Wetzel, Marianne Lange
Prüfungsamt Sektion Biologie 
Am Botanischen Garten 7 
24118 Kiel  
Tel. 0431 / 880-3724 / 4157
Office hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 9 -11, 
Tue 14-16 or after arrangement