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Sustainable Transition

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Welcome to JLU's Digital Campus - the Landing Page for international students who are interested in a (virtual) course of study at Justus Liebig University Giessen. We invite you to check out our most recent English-language study programme Sustainable Transition, which is JLU's first fully virtual master's degree. No physical presence in Giessen is required, neither do we charge a tuition fee. Students only have to pay a semester contribution (covering administrative fees) of approx. 100€ per semester.

Our Digital Campus will help support your virtual studies by providing you with the relevant information on how to apply, enrol and to study online. Feel free to explore our Digital Campus and become a part of the JLU community. See you soon online!


Sustainable Transition

Do you want to understand development and transition processes? Do you want to initiate social and technological changes in order to make economic activities more sustainable? Are you interested in natural sciences as well as current social, economic and political challenges and their interdependencies? Then join us in order to work on a more sustainable future and explore our international Master’s Degree Programme Sustainable Transition!

The master's degree programme Sustainable Transition is the first fully virtual degree programme of Justus Liebig University Giessen, which is offered by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management (Faculty 09).


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How to apply


Read carefully through the content of the study programme and check admission requirements and deadlines.


Check the list of required documents and start gathering your documents. Note that you will also have to submit a letter of motivation. You might also need official translations of your documents if they are not in English or German.


Head over to uni-assist, create an account, fill in the forms and upload all the necessary documents - along with their translations if needed.


Your documents will be passed on to the university by uni-assist. You do not need to send the hard copies by post but you must have them ready for examination at any time for as long as you are enrolled at JLU.





The application deadline for Sustainalbe Transition is July 15th.

The application deadline for the VIP-program ends at the August 15th.



Have you decided to apply for the master’s degree Sustainable Transition at JLU? The next step is to follow through with the application process.

It requires you to take specific actions according to a university's timetable. Pay attention to deadlines and plan ahead in order to avoid complications. Start planning your studies about six months before the semester starts. If you want to apply for the winter semester, for instance, you should start planning in April/May to make sure you have all the necessary documents at hand.

Winter Semester

1 June: Start of application phase
15 July: End of application phase
September: Admission and enrollment
October: Start of winter semester

Digital Campus Inside

Portrait of Prof. Ramona Teuber
Prof. Dr. Ramona Teuber (Head of Study Program)
I am absolutely convinced that we are at the pulse of time with our innovative and interdisciplinary masters' degree program Sustainable Transition.
Transforming today's society towards more sustainability is inevitable for our future. We therefore want to use our knowledge and experience in the research of sustainable agricultural, food and energy systems to educate tomorrow's experts in the field.
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Karla Hernandez (Student)
I truly like those courses that had been carefully curated by the lecturers: from support videos, to theory-reading, (graded) assignments to calculations homework. It makes it easier to have these assignments, because you are engaged throughout the course and it spikes interaction.
You really are not disconnected or isolated: the digital setting, carefully designed courses and trained teachers allow you to have the exchange, to work as a group and meet people from abroad. This makes a huge difference.
Portrait of Aziza Zhunusova
Aziza Zhunusova (Student)
It has been three semesters since I study online due to the pandemic. Thanks to the efforts of professors and lecturers of our faculty, the digital semesters are going smoothly. We have exciting lectures, seminars, group projects that help us to obtain and improve our knowledge. I am very much excited about my studies. During the digital semesters, I found new friends, and I attended many interesting courses that will help me pursue my future career goals.
Portrait of Abdul Mateen Abdul Rahim
Abdul Mateen Abdul Rahim (Student)
The recent digital semester was a tremendous advantage, especially in terms of organising study time and pace, selecting a suitable study setting and location, improving self-discipline and time management skills, and upgrading technical know-how via engagement with different digital platforms.
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