Admission Regulations

The application is handled online via uni-assist.

To apply, you will need to submit your undergraduate degree and a transcript of records. If you are missing credits from your undergraduate degree, you can still apply if you have successfully completed 144 CP. To do this, you will need a transcript of records and your expected graduation date. Your university will usually provide this transcript automatically.

In addition, you must write a letter of motivation in which you convincingly explain your personal and professional interest in the program and its individual focus areas. You should also explain your goals for the program.

Please review the program's content and objectives as outlined on the introductory page and compare them to your interests and goals.

The questions to be answered and the formal requirements for the letter of motivation can be found in this document.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent in life sciences or a related field.

If your Bachelor is not finished until the application deadline, you can upload transcript of records, when it proves 144 aquired CP.

The selection of applicants is based 51% on the grade of the degree and 49% on the evaluation of the letter of motivation.

The application is handled online via uni-assist.

English language proficiency at B2 level. (You can prove this with a certificate of your university entrance qualification (Abitur certificate) if you have at least 5 years of English with a grade no worse than sufficient. Alternatively, you can prove your English language skills by submitting a Bachelor's thesis in English (certificate issued by your university). Language certificates must meet the following requirements: TOEFL (ibT) minimum 57, or IELTS minimum 5-6.)


Applicants from the People's Republic of China, Vietnam and India need an APS certificate.

Applications are submitted centrally via uni-assist:

FB 15 - Biological Sciences

Program Coordinator
Dr. Markus Fauth
Biocentre, Campus Riedberg
Building N210, Room 2.07
Max-von-Laue-Str. 9
60438 Frankfurt am Main

T +49 69 798-29603

Program Director
Prof. Dr. Claudia Büchel
Biocentre, Campus Riedberg
Building N210, Raum 2.07
Max-von-Laue-Str. 9
60438 Frankfurt am Main