Study Program “Environment and Technology”

Learn and Work with the environment   

You are studying engineering sciences, ecology or environmental science and want to acquire key qualifications in environmental friendly technologies? Take part in an intensive course and get new experiences.  Study at a university in the heart of Europe, located next to Germany´s youngest National Park. Live together with international students. Work with experts in the field of environmental technology at the Environmental-Campus Birkenfeld and gain experience in environmental related technologies and sciences acquired by lab work and teamwork in interdisciplinary projects.



Course plan

Fundamentals of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate

Students will be introduced to the principles of biodiversity, ecosystems, environmental systems, climatology and climate change. This course introduces ecology at the level of individuals, populations and communities. Furthermore you get a deeper understanding of climate change impacts and tools to devise effective and cost-effective strategies for climate change adaptation and mitigation on a global, sectoral and local scale. Learn about the environmental fundamentals and the consequences of human intervention.

Sustainable Technology

This course introduces the interdisciplinary concept of sustainable engineering. Issues treated include sustainable energy use, energy concepts and green production.

Environmental Data, Networks and Geographic information systems

Students learn about environmental data systems, sensor - aided networks and evaluation of environmental data and basics in geo-information systems. Learn how to evaluate environmental data.

Environmental Science Project

Students develop solutions of complex problems in cooperation with other students. Learn to organize and work in multiple groups, strengthen the rhetoric and writing skills while presenting the results.

Lab Work and Fieldwork courses (Elective) 

to choose from:

  • Applied Ecology
  • Air, Soil and Water
  • Process Engineering
  • Renewable Energies
  • Engineering and Design
  • Sustainable Production Systems
  • National Park Management

German Language and Culture       

Studying in a foreign country is both a chance and a challenge. The course "German Language and Culture” provides extended knowledge und deeper understanding of German history, society and mentality and thus gives a better insight into German language and culture.



Our proposal, your advantage

  • All modules, lab work and projects taught in English
  • Fully credited with 30 ECTS points per semester
  • Live on-campus in Birkenfeld, Germany
  • administration fee 500€
  • admission fee 200€ per semester including free local public transport in the region



How to apply?

The Study Program will take place from October 2016 to January 2017 (winter semester) 

Applications should be submitted by

  • 1 May for the winter semester
  • 1 November for the summer semester

Application forms can be downloaded here:

Initiates file download International Student Application Form

Initiates file download Learning Agreement

Please note that the application forms have to be signed personally by applicants and by the responsible university referees. They can be sent back via e-mail to and via regular mail to the following address:

Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld
Study Coordinator "Study Program"
PO Box 1380
55761 Birkenfeld

In addition to the application form, the following documents must be included with each application:

  1. Statement of Motivation
  2. Letter of Reference
  3. Most Recent Grade Transcript
  4. Certificate of English Language Proficiency or an equivalent
  • TOEFL (internet-based: 79 / computer-based: 213 / paper-based: 550)
  • IELTS (band 6),
  • TOEIC (750 points / B2


A lot of general information for international students coming to Germany:

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Study Conditions, Accommodation and Fees

Participants in the program will live and study on our modern campus with over 2,700 other students. All student apartments are reasonably priced. They come fully equipped and provide high-speed internet access as well as being connected to our university intranet.

The university does not charge a tuition fee for the Study Semester. Students will have to pay a 500 Euros administration fee per semester that also covers excursion costs and social events. Additionally a general admissions fee about 200 Euros per semester that also allows free rail travel in the region.

Students will enjoy the benefits of our “buddy” concept, with German students providing individual help in getting orientated and integrated in campus life.


Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld
Study Coordinator "Environment and Technology"
PO Box 1380
55761 Birkenfeld

+49 6782 17-1817