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Bielefeld University

Behaviour: From Neural Mechanisms to Evοlutiοn

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Computer Science, Biodiversity, Evolution Studies, English Language
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 the 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 semestеrs.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min 5.5
min 72
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Proof of language proficiency is not required if applicants have a bachelor's degree from an English-speaking institution or have English as their mother tongue.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

For your online application the following documents are required:

  1. Certified copy of bachelor's certificate (or any equivalent degree).
  2. Letter of motivation for applying for the MSc program "Behaviour: From Neural Mechanisms to Evolution" (maximum 1500 words) answering the following questions:
    1. What are your main reasons to apply for the MSc program Behaviour: From Neural Mechanisms to Evolution at Bielefeld University?
    2. What are your main expectations towards this MSc program?
    3. Which relevant expertise and experience do you have for this MSc program? Consider any scientific or academic expertise/experience and explain how this qualifies you for this course.
    4. Which of the fields covered by the MSc program are you most interested in?
    5. In which research fields and with which qualitative and/or quantitative research methods do you have practical experience?
    6. Why do you apply for an international MSc program?
    7. Would you like to make any additional remarks?
  3. Tabular CV listing the activities and experiences relevant to the studies.
  4. Summary of Bachelor thesis.
  5. Evidence of English language skills (see language requirements).

Students may apply before receiving their bachelor's degree. In this case, they are required to submit certified copies of certificates and a transcript of records of their previous studies; admission may be granted subject to the successful completion of the first degree before the beginning of the MSc program.

All applicants should not just complete the online application, but additionally, send their applications by post to the:

Bielefeld University
Registrar´s Office
Universitätsstraße 25
D-33615 Bielefeld

International students: Working knowledge of German is necessary for daily private activities; German courses are strongly recommended.

Please, check the course page, changes in the application process will take placе.


Bielefeld University

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website