Admission requirements and application

The application period for the academic year 2024/25 will open on Feb 01, 2024. The deadline to submit your documents through uni-assist will be Mar 15, 2024 (23.59 CEST)

Applications must be submitted through  uni-assist e.V.

Note that while searching for the study program in uni-assist you have to skip summer semester and select winter semester. If needed, please reset the search criteria, select winter semester and search for Dairy Science.

Please have a look to the admission requirements before you start your application

Students with a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Sciences (Fachrichtung Nutztierwissenschaften) from Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel: please do not apply via uni-assit. Use the following form and send it to the  program coordinator. See also  enrollment procedure for master programs.
Students completing their Bachelor's Degree at a German University: please do not apply via uni-assit. Documents can be submitted directely to the program coordinator until Apr 30, 2024 (23.59 CEST). Please contact the  program coordinator for the application procedure and required application documents.


M.Sc. Dairy Science (DS)   


Admission requirements and application

General requirements

A Bachelor’s degree (BSc) with a grade “good” (German grading at least 2.5) or higher in agricultural science or equivalent academic and examination achievements in related disciplines with particular relevance to dairy science. The Bachelor’s degree will be the basis for your application to this Master’s degree program.


Language requirements

As all classes are held in English, a good level of English (written and spoken) is mandatory. Students must provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Accepted as proof for language proficiency are the following:

  • IELTS: overall score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each of the four components) or
  • TOEFL® ITP (Paper-based test): overall score of 580 with a Test of Written English score of 5.5 or
  • TOEFL® iBT (Internet-based test): overall score of 90 with component scores of at least 20 pointes or
  • Cambridge certificate of Advanced English (CAE): grade A or
  • Cambridge certificate for Proficiency in English (CPE): grade B
  • Für Bewerber*innen mit deutscher Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (HZB) eine Bewertung im Prüfungsfach Englisch im Abitur von mindestens 11 Punkten oder der Note 2,0
Please upload a proof of registration for one of the above mentioned language tests in case you do not have the test result at the time of application. You will have to provide the final test result before notification on the application success.


Subject-specific entrance criteria

Additionally to the academic and language requirements, subject-specific entrance criteria assessed by the examination board must be met. When applying, you are required to describe your professional aims and provide information on relevant knowledge and training skills. Please ensure you respond to these aspects as completely as possible, including details of why you have applied to study this program, and details of how your experience and skills are relevant.

You need to consider the following aspects:

  • What are your professional aims after finishing the master's program and how will the master's program help you to achieve your professional aims?
  • Do you have any work experience relevant to livestock science or dairy production? Please describe the employment as well as your responsibilities and indicate the respective period(s).
  • Are there any academic achievements relevant to livestock / dairy science that are not reflected in your degree certificate, for example: scholarships, awards, scientific publications or research funds which you have raised?
  • How will these academic and/or work experiences particularly qualify you for this master's program?

In the online application process you will have a maximum of 4.000 characters including spaces to answer these aspects.

Please note that relevant work experience and/or academic achievements relevant to livestock science are mandatory if your Bachelor's degree did not cover sufficient aspects of livestock science or dairy production.



Applications must be submitted through uni-assist e.V.

The application period for the academic year 2024/25 (start of the program October 2024) will open on Feb 01, 2024 and closes on Mar 15, 2024 (deadline for submission of the application is Mar 15, 2024; 23.59 CEST).

Applications will be processed in March-April. Until May you will receive a notification on your application success. Please refrain from enquiries before mid May. Due to the high number of applications, we will not be able to reply to enquiries.

Attachments you are going to be asked for:

  • Scan of passport
  • CV (curriculum vitae) - max. 2 pages!
  • Secondary school certificate
  • University degree certificate
  • Official transcript of records listing all classes
  • Confirmation of the grading system applied by your university (i.e. best possible mark and lowest pass mark required for your degree to be awarded)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (i.e. language certificate; see also language requirements)
  • Proof of special achievements relevant to livestock science or dairy production (i.e. work experience, academic achievements, scholarships, etc.)
  • APS Certificate: applicants for China, Vietnam, Mongolia, Taiwan and India (applicants from India may submit their APS certificate at a later time point)


All provided documents must be of high-quality and in the correct order (e.g. transcript of records). All incomplete applications and unreadable copies of certificates will be rejected. Accepted applicants will later have to provide the originals for enrollment at the University of Kiel.

Important note: For documents in languages other than English or German you need to provide officially certified translations!

Please do not send any application documents by post or email as they will not be processed!


German applicants who have not yet received their final BSc certificate please visit these websites (only available in German):

Studieren in Kiel

Studiengangswechsel für Studierende der CAU

Verfahrensablauf Studiengangwechsel/Wiedereinschreibung


For further information please contact the program coordinator


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