In addition to disciplinary programs, our students benefit from an active exchange with numerous universities and research institutions in Germany and around the world.

The two-year Master of Science in Polar and Marine Sciences (POMOR) is a research-oriented degree program taught in English—similar to the ICSS program (Integrated Climate System Sciences). The degree is offered by Universität Hamburg in cooperation with Saint Petersburg University (SPBU) and the Otto Schmidt Laboratory for Polar and Marine Research (OSL) at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and German partner universities in Bremen, Kiel, and Potsdam. At Universität Hamburg the POMOR scholarship holders of the third semester are enrolled in the ICSS master’s program.

The oldest University in Stuttgart: the University of Hohenheim is unique in its strong specialization.

Founded in 1818 after devastating famines, the University of Hohenheim is not only engaged in intensive basic research but has traditionally also been committed to developing innovative solutions for some of society's pressing problems. To do so, the University of Hohenheim engages in a combination of scientific disciplines that is unique among German universities.

The degree programs at the University of Hohenheim are innovative and adventuresome. The pilot project “Mobile teaching” and “Humboldt reloaded”, promoting research oriented studying, have been given the Ars Legendi Prize for excellence in teaching and other awards.

Utrecht University is an international research university of the highest quality and the alma mater of many leading names, academics and scientists who have made an important contribution to the quality of society.

We are currently in the process of setting up a formal Erasmus+-agreement, funded by the European Union. This means that ICSS students (regardless of their country of origin) can spend a semester in Utrecht (preferably the third semester), take courses, start to work on their Climate Study Projects in cooperation with a second supervisor from Utrecht and return to Hamburg in February / March. According to the Erasmus+-scheme, you won`t have to pay tuition fees and would receive financial support for higher living costs.

You can find more information on the MSc Climate Physics here: https://www.uu.nl/masters/en/climate-physics

ICSS students would also be welcome to attend any other courses from the Faculty of Science: www.uu.nl/en/organisation/faculty-of-science