The Faculty of Biological Sciences offers a wide range of international exchange for studies, teaching and research.


Recognition of academic achievements

Should you complete any academic achievements during your stay at an abroad partner university or other research institution, and wish to have them recognized as part of your degree program (e.g. internships), this must be agreed BEFOREHAND with the Program Coordinator or Program Director (Bachelor and Masters degree programs) or the Module Officer (teaching degree programs).

We recommend that you record the courses you have chosen at your partner university in what is referred to as a Learning Agreement. In the case of structured exchange programs, such as Erasmus+, this is mandatory (please refer to the special forms). If there is no Learning Agreement for the exchange program, we recommend that you use the Faculty's own template: Learning Agreement of the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

There is naturally no point in consulting your Program Coordinator, Program Director or Module Officer until after you have been accepted for an exchange!

To prepare your Learning Agreement and for later recognition of your learning achievements please contact: 

Bachelor in BiosciencesPreparation of Learning Agreement: Assistant to the Dean of StudiesDr. Schleucher
Recognition of Learning Achievements:
Dean of Studies
Prof. Dr. Dierkes
Masters in Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions (PBioC)Programme CoordinatorDr. Smyrek
Masters in Interdisciplinary NeurosciencesProgramme CoordinatorDr. Lahner
Masters in Molecular BiotechnologyProgramme DirectorProf. Dr. Bode
Masters in Molecular BiosciencesProgramme CoordinatorDr. Fauth
Masters in Ecology and EvolutionProgramme DirectorProf. Dr. Brüggemann
Masters in Environmental Sciences (Faculty 11)Programme Coordinator Prof. Dr. Oehlmann
Teaching degrees (L3, L2, L5)Respective Module Conveners

L3 Module supervisors
L2/L5 Module supervisors

Contact Persons

Language courses

Use the services of the Language Centre to prepare for your stay abroad. Language training in the form of language tandems is also particularly recommended.

Lektor's  certificates

Most partner universities recognise so-called lektor's certificates. These are issued free of charge by the respective language teachers of the general contractor. However, appointments should be made well in advance.
The respective contact details can be found on the pages of the International Office.

Co-financing of the department

The FB15 subsidizes the acquisition of English language certificates (such as TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate) from Quality Assurance Teaching funds. Up to 80% of the examination fees can be refunded, no preparation course costs will be covered!

An informal application with the following documents and information is sufficient:
  •     Copy of the acquired language certificate
  •     Invoices (or certificates) of fees paid
  •     Copy of bank statement
  •     matriculation certificate
  •     bank account
  •     mailing address
  •     BSc students must justify the necessity of the certificate

The application must be submitted to Dr. Sittig no later than 6 months after invoicing (preclusive period).

The Quality Assurance Teaching Commission decides on the eligibility of the incoming applications once per semester.

Preparation for the TOEFL test

To prepare for the TOEFL test, Quality Assurance Teaching funds were used to purchase new materials, which are also available at the Library of Natural Sciences on Campus Riedberg. You can find them under the search term "TOEFL" on the website of the university library.

All over the world governmental and non-governmental organisations initiate and implement projects dedicated to the conservation of natural resources. Such projects are ideally run by biologists who have knowledge and understanding of biodiversity related issues as well as managerial abilities. By the present spring school, expert knowledge, skills, and practical experience related to conservation project management will be taught to advanced students of biology and related subjects, to biologists at the beginning of their professional career, and to junior project managers from Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Teachers will be professionals and practitioners of biodiversity-related institutions of Frankfurt am Main but also from institutions outside. We aim at providing an insight in managerial and project management aspects of professional fields for biologists and to promote future managers and leaders of conservation projects.

For more details concerning the Spring School see www.frankfurtspringschool.de

FB15 - ERASMUS Verantwortliche

Institut für Ökologie, Evolution und Diversität
Arbeitsgruppe Mykologie

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Meike Piepenbring

Biologicum, Campus Riedberg
Gebäudeteil D, Raum 2.423
Max-von-Laue-Straße 13
60438 Frankfurt am Main

T +49 69 798-42222

nach Vereinbarung 

For general information on outgoings and incoming opportunities, please contact the International Office; for departmental issues, please contact Dr. Karen Hahn, the department's foreign representative.


FB15 - Coordinator for International Exchange

Dr. Karen Hahn

Biologicum | Campus Riedberg
Section C | Room 3.321 
Max-von-Laue-Straße 13
60439 Frankfurt am Main

T +49 69 798-42247
E international@bio.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours
by appointment

FB15 - ERASMUS Departamental Coordinator

Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity
Research Group Mycology

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Meike Piepenbring

Biologicum, Campus Riedberg
Section D, Room 2.423
Max-von-Laue-Straße 13
60438 Frankfurt am Main

T +49 69 798-42222

Office Hours 
by appointment 

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
International Office
Campus Westend
PEG-Gebäude Postfach 3
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: +49 69 798-3838