For questions concerning the programme:

Dr. Helena Greb 

Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch 

Lena Rockstein (student mentor) 

For questions concerning your studies:

Study and Career Counselling Service 

For questions concerning your application and registration 

Admissions Office

International Office

For questions concerning your examinations

Academic Examinations Office

Advice and support

Student Body Molecular Biomedicine

Student Service Center

Facts and figures

Start: Winter semester 
Duration: 4 semesters (full-time)
Teaching Language: English
Places: 25 Students per year
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Application deadline: 15 July 

Application and Admission

Application deadlines

For Applicants holding a German degree

  • application period: 1 June - 15 July
  • apply via the university application portal

For applicants holding a foreign degree

  • application period: 15th May – 15th July (however, we strongly recommend to submit your application including all required documents to uni-assist by the 31st of May)
  • apply via uni-assist

Admission requirements

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

  • 12 ECTS (or equivalent) overall in cell biology and in molecular biology, genetics and/or microbiology (theory and laboratory practice)
  • 12 ECTS (or equivalent) overall in biochemistry, immunology, physiology, pathophysiology and/or biophysics (theory and laboratory practice)

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 (within the last 2 years) need to provide an English Language certificate, which is no older than 2 years. The following certificates are accepted: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge First Certificate, TOEIC, TELC, UNIcert or English language test (universitätsinterne Englischprüfungen) from a language centre of a German university. 

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):

  • Bachelor´s degree (certified for applications via the university)
  • Transcript of records with grades (certified for applications via the university)
  • English language certificate to prove English proficiency at level B2 (not older than 2 years!)
  • completed specific eligibility form (for academic year 2021/22)
  • if applicable, certificates of additional qualifications (e.g. relevant work experience, internships or scientific projects, subject of your Bachelor´s thesis, English language proficiency at C1 level, study-related stay abroad, voluntary social commitment)

Please make sure to include all relevant supporting documents in your application (especially information on internships and projects,  as well as the completed special eligibility form). Do not submit letters of recommendation or letters of motivation as these will not be considered.

NOTE: Only the documented qualifications will be taken into consideration.

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: 2021-09-06)