The Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB) application portal for EU applicants will open 1st of April!!!
The coordination office is closed for physical appointments due to the COVID-19 restrictions! Any consultation will be done by telephone, videoconference, or mail!
Why Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB)?
Animal and plant breeding are driving the development of new livestock and crop varieties that can cope with the challenges of the changing environment and consumers' demand. Breeding research integrates areas such as quantitative and molecular genetics, biotechnology, and breeding informatics. It has close links to neighboring fields like animal and plant nutrition, animal health, and crop protection, but also marketing, economics, and ethics. Highly specialized experts in this field are required worldwide and have excellent career opportunities in both academia and industry.
The International Master Program Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding
Provides a profoundly interdisciplinary approach to breeding research by bridging the gap between animal and plant breeding;
Covers all relevant disciplines of breeding research;
Is supplemented by external lecturers from leading international breeding companies, research institutions, and national authorities.
Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB) at a Glance:
BSc in agriculture, biology, or related disciplines;
Proof of proficiency in English: CEFR Level C1 (TOEFL or equivalent).
A high degree of self-motivation and natural curiosity to tackle complex biological problems;
Research-minded and not afraid of big data, mathematics, and statistics;
Interest in a long-term engagement in international breeding research.
Start of study program: Winter semester, mid-October
EU citizens 1st of June,
Non-EU citizens 15th of February
Number of students: 20 per year
Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB) prepares you for an international career in the breeding sector:
Plant breeding companies
Animal breeding companies
Public and private research centers
Quantitative genetics and population genetics
Breeding schemes and programs in plant and animal breeding
Statistical genetics, breeding informatics, and experimental design
Biotechnology and molecular genetics in plant and animal breeding
Selection theory, design, and optimization of breeding programs
Poultry breeding and genetics
Biotechnology and forest genetics
And further interesting modules.
We are part of the EMABG Consortium!
Application for admission to Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding
Admission Criteria for the Master of Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding
Is your former BSc degree acceptable for iPAB-studies at Goettingen University?
The admission to the master program is granted on the grounds that a BSc of at least 3 years duration in Agriculture or other related degrees at an accredited institution in or outside Germany has been completed. Other related degrees must prove a minimum of 60 ECTS in agricultural science, plant sciences, animal sciences, forestry sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, statistics, or computer sciences.
Is application possible with an uncompleted BSc?
Only for Non-Eu and Non-EWR applicants: If you are from a Non-EU or Non-EWR country you can only apply with a completed BSc.
Only for EU and EWR applicants: If you are from an EU or EWR country and haven't completed your BSc degree by the application deadline you need at least 150 ECTS credits from your study program which has to be proven by a transcript of records that also contains the total average grade reached so far (e.g. CGPA). Please note that the final BSc degree must be sent to us as soon as you receive it (latest by November 11. of each year).
Do you fulfill the English language test requirements?
For this please check the English language requirements.
If you have none of the required tests you can't be admitted to Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB).
Please select between the entries: Application form for Non-Eu and Non-EWR Applicants or Application form for EU and EWR applicants. Applications in the wrong category will be deleted. After online registration for the Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB) program, you will receive a registration number via email. Please fill in the application form and submit it. Then you will receive an automatic email with information on how to upload the required documents (simultaneous applications for several master courses only require uploading your documents once). A legend of your University's grading system (highest grade obtainable/minimum pass) is obligatory. If there is no legend on your BSc transcript please add an official one.
For China, Mongolia, and Vietnam, only APS-proven academic transcripts and degree certificates are accepted for application.
If you have started a Master's degree all fields in the application form concerning a Master's degree must be filled.
Before you submit the form, please check if you have given information not only to all agricultural relevant courses you have passed but also to agricultural relevant practicals, internships, and work experience. This might add to your chances of getting a study place. After you submit the form you can't make any changes. Only papers and certificates you upload before submission of the application will be evaluated. Documents added after the deadline will not be accepted.
Does early submission of the application give advantages?
Applicants with very good GPAs will upon early submission of the application receive an early letter of admission. After the deadline, all other eligible applications are ranked according to the grade obtained in the BSc and points given for reference letters, and points given for additional agricultural experience. The applicants ranked highest will also be admitted.
It is not a must to submit reference letters but up to two reference letters from different persons can be submitted for each applicant.
Is it necessary to submit documents via post?
Only for Nigeria: After admittance, Nigerian applicants must please ask the Registrar from their University's Office of the Registrar to airmail their BSc degree certificate plus transcripts in a sealed envelope directly to:
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
D - 37077 Goettingen
Selection procedure and admission
The selection committee will rank 50 percent of the candidates according to points given for BSc grade, motivation, reference letters, and any other supporting qualifications. 50 percent will be ranked after the interview to assess the candidate's suitability. Applicants selected for the interview will be informed accordingly.
When will you get informed whether you have been admitted or not?
Please allow for at least two months after the deadline before expecting application news.
Acceptance of the study place
Please confirm via Email direct to Mrs. Carmen Frey that you accept the study place within two weeks after admission.
Can you defer your admission until next year?
No, you can't. If you do not accept the offer you must reapply next year. Please inform us as soon as possible if you decide not to accept.