Bielefeld University

Behaviour: From Neural Mechanisms to Evolution

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Mechanical Engineering
English only
Winter semester:  15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in biosciences or related subjects (such as computer science, cybernetics, psychology). Other successfully completed first professional university studies with a standard period of study of at least three years and a proportion of at least 60 credit points (CP) in biology or related subjects also entitle you to access.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CERF English
min B2
min 5.5
min 87
min 543
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
The proof is deemed to have been provided if the applicant has acquired his or her academic qualification or his or her professional degree at an English-speaking institution. German language skills are beneficial for the course; however, proof of this is waived for enrollment.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:June 01 (German)June 01 (EU)June 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

  1. English language skills (see language requirements).
  2. An elaboration (synopsis) in English of a maximum of 1500 words, which provides information about motivation and scientific suitability for this course. It should contain statements about study interests, aspired study focuses, as well as the goals aspired to with this degree. It should also show the previous scientific knowledge that speaks for the suitability for this course.
  3. The diploma of the university degree qualifying for the master’s degree and the associated document (transcript, transcript of records, diploma supplement or similar) that provides information about the individual course of study, the courses and modules attended, the achievements made during the degree and their assessments and about the individual professional profile of the completed course. If the university at which the applicant obtained the degree that qualifies him or her for the master’s course does not issue a transcript for it, he or she will submit the transcripts instead.
  4. The summary (in English) of the thesis of the university degree qualifying for the master’s degree. If no thesis has been written in the course in question, the applicant submits a summary of a comparable term paper or project as a work sample instead.
  5. Tabular CV listing the activities and experiences relevant for the studies.

Further Information

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