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General Information

Degree:   Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Language:   English (B2)
Duration:   4 semesters full-time
ECTS:   120 CP
Commencement:   October
Each year capacity:   25 students

Application and Admission

Application Deadlines

For Applicants holding a German degree

For Applicants holding a non-German degree

  • application period: 15 March - 15 July (for students that need visa, we strongly recommend to submit your application to uni-assist by May 31 at the latest)
  • apply via uni-assist

Admission requirements

Degree Requirements

Bachelor´s degree (or equivalent) in biology with major in molecular life sciences, biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular biomedicine, or another professionally suitable course of study (e. g. molecular biotechnology, medicine), including:

At least 12 CP in theory and laboratory praxis overall in:

At least 12 CP in theory and laboratory praxis overall in:

Language Requirements

English language proficiency at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Applicants who are not native speakers or have completed their first degree in English in a country with English or German as an official language need to provide an English Language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge First Certificate), which is no older than 2 years. 

FAQ Language Requirements

Reference Table English Language Proficiency

Documents required

The following additional documents must be submitted along with your application in German or English (documents in other languages need to be accompanied by certified translations):

Please make sure to include all relevant supporting documents in your application (especially information on internships, scientific projects and Bachelor´s thesis as well as the completed special eligibility form). 

NOTE: Only those qualifications for which you can provide official proof can be considerred.

Important Information for Applicants with non-German Degree!

Please do not send any documents directly to the University. All relevant documents need to be uploaded to uni-assist.

If your transcript of records contains only grades, additional official documents (e.g. course descriptions, syllabus, official certificate from your examination board, etc.) are required to prove that you have earned the required number of ECTS points/credit points or equivalent in your previous degree programme (see „Degree Requirements”).

Please do not submit a letter of motivation, as this will not be considered!

Please do not submit letters of recommendation unless they serve as proof of your additional qualifications (e.g. work experience, internships, projects or Bachelor's thesis in the fields of molecular life sciences or molecular medicine).

Admission procedure

A maximum of 25 available places per year can be awarded to the highest-ranking applicants based on the criteria outlined below (maximum of 15.5 points):

  • up to 10 points may be awarded for the final grade of the Bachelor´s degree (or equivalent)    
  1.00 - 1.25 10 points   2.26 - 2.50 5 points
  1.26 - 1.50 9 points   2.51 - 2.75 4 points
  1.51 - 1.75 8 points   2.76 - 3.00 3 points
  1.76 - 2.00 7 points   3.01 - 3.50 2 points
  2.01 - 2.25 6 points   3.51 - 4.00 1 point

      conversion of foreign grades into the German grading system

  • up to 5.5 points may be awarded for additional qualifications such as:
    • professional work experience in the areas of molecular life sciences or medicine, with a duration of 6 months (up to 2 points / 1 point each)
    • student assistant position, internship, scientific project or Bachelor thesis in the areas of molecular sciences or medicine, with a minimum duration of 3 months (up to 1 point / 0.5 points each)
    • English language proficiency at level C1 (1 point)
    • study-related stay abroad, with a minimum duration of one semester (1 point)
    • voluntary social commitment (e. g. student council representatives), with a minimum duration of 6 months (0.5 points)
(Changed: 27 Sep 2022)