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LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Summer semester: 15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in biochemistry, biology, chemistry or a related topic.

Bachelor curriculum should include practical courses in biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, molecular biology/genetics, cell biology.

Bachelors in biotechnology/engineering or pharmacy will only be considered if transcripts show sufficient theoretical and practical skills in biochemistry, molecular biology/genetics/cell biology.

If you have not finished your bachelor at the time of application you can apply with a current transcript of records, showing individual grades for at least 72 % of the required credit points (130 ECTS out of 180 ECTS for German appliсants).

Language Requirements

Additional information:
Excellent command of the English language. It is not required a proof of English proficiency, however, you need to understand, speak, read and write English at a high level in order to master the curriculum.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

Documents for application:

  1. Short cover letter (no motivation letter).
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Application form.
  4. Academic certificates and/or transcripts as certified copies:
    1. High school diploma (transcripts of individual grade).
    2. Bachelor's degree (transcript of individual grades or current transcript of records with at least 130 out of 180 ECTS).

Note: Only documents/copies with original certification are accepted. No photocopies of certifications/notarizations.

Send your application by post (hard copies) and include all stated documents addressed to:

Application Master Biochemie
Department of Biochemistry
Gene Center of the LMU
Feodor-Lynen-Str. 25
D-81377 München

Note: International students need to apply in addition at the International Office of the university (different address).

International students
Two applications have to be sent in by international students:

  1. One to the Department of Biochemistry.
  2. One to the International Office of the LMU Munich.

Note: Both offices need to accept your application.


LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website