University of Potsdam

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Chemistry
English only & German language course
Summer semester:  01 Dec
Winter semester:  01 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a discipline/program related to the master’s program, such as biology, biochemistry, biosciences, biotechnology, or biomedicine. Academic degrees in related fields may be recognized provided they are equivalent or comparable.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

Proof of knowledge in molecular biology and biochemistry totaling at least 60 credit points. If the applicant's total number of demonstrable credit points is up to 4 fewer than the required 60 credit points, the Examining Board shall decide on a case-by-case basis whether the applicant meets the prerequisites despite the missing credit points.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min B2
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: At least B.
min 6
Specification: At least 5 in each field.
min 75
min II
CERF German
min A2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language knowledge can also be proven by a certificate of a German general higher education entrance qualification with documentation of English as a foreign language during the qualifying phase, or a certificate of a higher education entrance qualification with the confirmation of the B2 level, or a certificate of a degree from an English-language degree program at an accredited institution of higher education, or a certificate of a general higher education entrance qualification from an English-taught course of education and acquired in a country with English as the official language. Applicants whose native language is not German must demonstrate sufficient German language proficiency.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:April 01 (German)April 01 (EU)April 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:November 01 (German)November 01 (EU)November 01 (Non EU)
In 11 days free webinar
How to apply via Uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:
free of charge

Application Documents

  1. Completed and signed admissions application. The admission application is the document that is compiled as a result of your online application on uni-assist.
  2. Simple copy (i.e. uncertified) of the German- or English-language graduation certificate from your first degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Diplom, Magister).
    If your graduation or preliminary certificate is in a language other than German or English, then you must submit a German or English translation certified by a sworn translator, along with a simple copy of this document.
    If documentation of your first professional qualification is not yet available by the admission application deadline, you can still apply for admission. You must have (with a transcript of records, uncertified will suffice):
    1. At least 140 CP in a bachelor's degree with a total requirement of 180 CP.
    2. At least 170 CP in a bachelor's degree with a total requirement of 210 CP.
    3. At least 200 CP in a bachelor's degree with a total requirement of 240 CP.
  3. Diploma Supplement: a simple copy (i.e. uncertified) of the diploma supplement or other relevant documentation from your university regarding all coursework completed for your first professional degree.  You may also submit the module manual or the study and examination regulations of your degree program to evidence your qualification. If this coursework was completed at an institution of higher education other than the University of Potsdam, then this proof must include information regarding the credit points, form, content, and the examination modalities.
  4. If applicable, a placement notification for the first semester.
  5. English and German (if applicable) language knowledge (see language requirements).
  6. Evidence of research internships, occupational experience, or other qualifications directly connected to the "Biochemistry and molecular biology" master’s program pursued outside of institutions of higher education.
  7. Evidence of special discipline-related achievements such as scholarship, academic publications, awards, or other distinctions with a connection to the master’s program.
  8. Current or last certificate of university enrollment, or a copy of an exmatriculation certificate from a German institution of higher education, if you were enrolled in a program after acquiring the degree on which your application for the master's program is based.
  9. Documentation of citizenship, if applicable (e.g., a copy of your passport).
  10. A written application for immediate admission in the context of the hardship quota (hardship application) and documentation required to substantiate such an application, if applicable.
  11. Documentation of an earlier offer of admission or proof of period service, if applicable.
  12. Documentation of qualification for the Brandenburg quota (Profilquote), if applicable.
  13. A written application to upgrade your waiting period, as well as documentation required to substantiate such an application, if applicable.
  14. A written application to upgrade your average grade, as well as documentation required to substantiate such an application, if applicable.
  15. Documentation regarding ongoing or completed asylum proceedings, if applicable.

Please note that applicants have to show proof of knowledge in molecular biology and biochemistry totaling at least 60 CP. The minimum CP of 60 is usually demonstrated with a transcript of records or other academic records.

Further Information

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