Meteorology (B.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Science (Single-subject Bachelor)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
T-/TI- or T-Course.
To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Meteorology (M.Sc.)

Computational Sciences (M.Sc.)


Institute for Atmospheric Physics

Studying Meteorology


Faculty 08: Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Meteorology studies the earth's atmosphere. In order to improve their understanding of the processes in the atmosphere and enable them to make predictions, meteorologists develop physical-mathematical models. They also observe and measure all processes taking place in the atmosphere and evaluate the data using mathematical methods.

Sub-areas of the subject include experimental and theoretical meteorology, as well as synoptics (large-scale recording of current weather processes). Medium states and their long-term changes in the atmosphere are investigated by climate research. The chemistry of the atmosphere has developed into a major branch of meteorology over the past few decades. Related academic fields include physics, mathematics, oceanography, geophysics, and chemistry.

Research focus areas at Mainz University: Atmospheric microphysics, atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric dynamics, trace substance dynamics, earth system modeling, cloud dynamics.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).