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Application for summer term 2023

For the summer term starting in April, the application database opens in December 2022.

Requirements for admission

Requirements for admission to the Master's study program in Biochemistry are defined in the admission regulations (German) as follows:

Applicants with non-German BSc degree:

  • Study program: You have completed a BSc program in Biochemistry or similar* AND your diploma/grades have been pre-reviewed and transferred to the German grading scale by uni-assist (takes 4-6 weeks). You therefore have a VPD to be uploaded.
  • Grade: Your VPD grade is at least 2.5
  • Main emphasis of study: At least 36 of 180 ECTS have been achieved in basic or advanced biochemical courses, laboratory trainings or the bachelor thesis
  • English: You can proof that your BSc program was taught in English OR you have an IETLS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge certificate

Applicants with German BSc degree:

  • Study program: You have completed a BSc program in Biochemistry or similar* (if not yet completed please see below**)
  • Grade: Your final grade is at least 2.5
  • Main emphasis of study: At least 36 of 180 ECTS have been achieved in basic or advanced biochemical courses, laboratory trainings or the bachelor thesis
  • English: You either have a German high school diploma (Abitur) OR you can proof that your BSc program was taught in English OR you have an IETLS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge certificate

*BSc in Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical programs, Microbiology or other fields of Life Sciences are considered as “similar to Biochemistry”.
Applicants holding a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy, (Industrial) Biotechnology, Chemical or Biological Engineering will not be considered unless additional qualification in Biochemistry is provided.
In general, applicants will not be considered who hold a MSc degree in Biochemistry, Biological Science, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Medicine or Microbiology.

**If you have not completed your Bachelor's study program by the time of application for the Master's program you have to provide proof that at least 80% of the total credit points have been obtained successfully. Please submit a Transcript of Records that indicates a preliminary grade, which is then used for the application procedure. Please note: In the case of admission to the Master's study program, admission is subject to the condition that the last examination in your Bachelor's study program has been completed by 30th September when applying for winter term, and by 31 March when applying for summer term, respectively. The successful completion of open examinations has to be provided to the office of examinations at the latest 6 weeks after beginning of the Master's study term. If these certificates are not provided at all or not provided in time, confirmation for admission will be invalidated.

Application procedure

Applicants with non-German BSc degree:

Register via uni-assist for a preliminary review (VPD). You do not need to select our master, instead go with "All Subject". The procedure takes 4-6 weeks.

Go to KLIPS, change to English (de/en button), follow the applicant account link. Enter your details and upload your documents:

  • VPD by uni-assist
  • BSc certificate and Transcript of Records (original language and official translation)
  • High school diploma (original language and official translation)
  • Application form - I, completely filled in (incl. training, lab skills, motivation), found in KLIPS
  • Proof of proficiency in English
  • CV (include lab and English skills)

Get application tips and help also from the international student office here.

Applicants with German BSc degree:

Go to KLIPS, follow the applicant account link. Enter your details and upload your documents:

  • Application form - D, completely filled in (incl. training, lab skills, motivation), found in KLIPS
  • Proof of proficiency in English
  • Bachelor certificate and Transcript of Records (including overall grade)
  • CV (include lab and English skills)

We are looking forward to your application.