FAQs for Prospective Students

B.Sc. Clean Energy Processes

Your application documents can be in either German or in English. The curriculum vitae and the motivation letter must be in English.

  • When applying or enrolling you will need  to provide officially certified copies of relevant certificates, diplomas and other documentation issued overseas. Officially certified translations can be in the following languages: German, English or French.
  • Please see the website on the certification of documents and translation for more information.
  • Applicants from abroad need to see the information on document certification outside of Germany.

No application for the qualification assessment test or admission interview is neccessary. Step one of the test is done automatically by checking the relevant documents once applicants have submitted their complete application. Once passed successfully, applicants will be invited for the admission interview by the commission.

If you have received a conditional admission letter or an admission letter to the study programme B.Sc. CEP by FAU’s admission office, this does not mean that you have been selected for the programme yet.
It means that your application documents are now passed on to the CEP admission commission for the qualification assessment test. The condition for being admitted to the programme and to enroll for CEP is the successful completion of the qualification assessment test of the B.Sc. Clean Energy Processes. Enrollment is therefore only possible with the conditional letter of admission or letter of admission and the proof of successfully passing the qualification assessment test of the B.Sc. CEP programme.

There are no tuition fees at FAU (why are there no tuition fees? Find out!).
There is a semester fee of approx. 127 EURO for all students.

You can find the related information on FAU’s webpage on financing your studies.

In the B.Sc. CEP the exams are mostly written exams with a seminar achievement as well as a laboratory protocol and a Bachelor’s thesis. All grades that you achieve during the programme are part of the final grade. Some grades are weighed more than others.

The department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the researchers at the Helmholtz Institute for Renewable Energies (HI-ERN) have many industrial contacts, which can be used by CEP students.

M.Sc. Clean Energy Processes

Applicants are required to have an above average Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in a similar study programme: Chemical and Biological Engineering, Energy Technology etc. Applicants are expected to have followed courses in engineering, process engineering and chemical engineering as well as basics in the sciences.

Applicants in their last semester or applicants who have not yet received their official diploma can apply for the CEP programme. FAU is aware that degree certificates in some countries might take longer to be issued. In this case it is sufficient to provide proof that you either have completed your studies or that you are still studying, including the estimated end of study. If a provisional certificate has been issued, please submit this document.

  • A programme with preselection means that the process of sifting the applications is done by the admission committee of the respective degree prior to admission.
  • The selection process is based on among others academic prerequisites, professional and extricuricular experience as well as a selection interview. Your application will be evaluated by the admission committee. If your application meets the formal requirements you will officially be admitted into the program.
  • Only after successful preselection, you will have to send your certified documents as hard copies to the Master’s admission office where the documents are checked with regard to the formal requirements.

Your application documents can be in either German or in English. The curriculum vitae and the motivation letter must be in English.

Please do not send your documents via post until you are requested to do so by the Admissions Committee.

The applications are checked subsequently. There is no exact date or time line.
Once the Admission Commission has assessed your application, we will inform you on the decision.

There are no tuition fees at FAU (why are there no tuition fees? Find out!).
There is a semester fee of approx. 127 EURO for all students.

You can find the related information on FAU’s webpage on financing your studies.

The department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the researchers at the Helmholtz Institute for Renewable Energies (HI-ERN) have many industrial contacts, which can be used by CEP students.

In CEP the exams are written or oral exams, student presentations as well as laboratory protocols and a Master’s thesis. Oral exams can be a talk to clarify your state of knowledge or a presentation that has to be prepared by the student in advance and is to be held during the exam. All grades that you achieve during the programme are part of the final grade. Some grades are weighed more than others.

Students of CEP can conduct the mandatory internship either in industry or doing research in a research institute. The professors and teaching staff at the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering have many industrial or research contacts which can be used by the students.