At the time of admission (not application) you must have finished a BSc study program of at least 3 years with an equivalent of 180 credit points according to ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). If you apply from outside Europe, your Bsc study program will generally be considered as equal, but will be evaluate for equivalence in case of doubt according to the recommendations of ANABIN.
Your Bachelor's program must have a strong focus in the areas of life sciences, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and/or psychology.
Competences in the following subjects are required: cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry.
In special areas, competences with a subsequent amount of experience are required, such as laboratory and research practice as well as physiology.
Proficiency in the English language is essential. All courses are in English. Also Exams, reports, and the thesis are to be written in English. If you have not taken one of the tests listed below at the time of application, that is no problem. You can provide the required documents until admission is granted:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of >590 paper-based, or 240 computer-based or 95 internet-based
- International English Language Test System (IELTS) with a score of at least 6,5
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
- If you have other significant evidence of English proficiency (such as having already studied in English), application may also be possible. Regardless of the formal proof of English proficiency, a real word test will be made during the application process, especially during the interview.