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MSc Molecular Biosciences - Application


We welcome applications from students who have, or expect to have, completed a relevant Bachelors degree with an above-average* grade by the end of the academic year preceding the desired semester of entry.

*Guidelines: German system: at least 2.4; British system, 2.1 or above. Degree subjects should generally be focussed on some aspect of biological sciences, but students with other relevant degrees, for example in chemistry or physics, may be considered for some Majors (see their web links for more information).

Application: gateway to the application (usually opens around the first of February)

You can follow the process, see below.

The deadline will  15th of March 2020

Programme Start: 1 October, 2020

When you apply you will be expected to name your preferred Major, and to give a second choice. The numbers of places available in each Major are limited. The initial selection will be made on the basis of the grades obtained so far, plus any other relevant qualifications and experience. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

For all further information refer to:



Process status result
Application until March 15 (application period starts February 1st)  Application Gateway: closed  
List of applications which arrived in time:    

Checking of validity (formal checking)





Transforming the grades    

Preranking by the admission committees:



Invitations to the interviews

Only candidates with a high preranking will be contacted by email. If you do not get an invitation it means, that you did not pass the first round successfully.

I regret to say, that if you are not one of the applicants who passed the first round, I can not tell you the individual reasons why. I have no access to the data. Please have a look at Why am I not on the shortlist.



until end of April



Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview, alternatively overseas candidates will be interviewed by telephone/Skype


Interviews MCB Major will take place :tba
Interviews Neuroscience Major will take place :tba
Interviews Cancer Major will take place :tba
Interviews Infectious Diseases Major will take place :tba
Interviews Systems Biology Major will take place :tba
Interviews Molecular Plant Sciences will take place :tba
Interviews Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Major will take place :tba








Dispatch of admission letters

The admission letters are send by email (international only) and in paper form. We use the address you have provided us - please have a look in that mailbox (your home address??).

We will send the admission letters by normal post only, it is not possible to use a courier service.



Second round of admissions

Students have to confirm their admission by 31 July.

If we have places left, candidates lower down the list can be admitted in this stage.

The rejection letters will be send as soon as the Zulassungszahlenverordnung becomes valid    


Valid Application:

If you are not on the list please have a look at our FAQ.

Frequently made mistakes: forms not signed, missing transcripts, transcripts/diplomas not certified