University of Cologne

Biochemistry

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Chemistry
M.Sc.
Degree
20
No. of places
English
English only
Language
Winter semester:  20 Aug
Summer semester:  01 Dec/15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Application:
Uni-Assist
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in biochemistry or a similar biochemical study program in natural sciences. Applicants holding a degree in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy, (industrial) biotechnology, chemical or biological engineering will not be considered unless additional qualification in biochemistry is provided.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

At least 36 credit points (ECTS) of 180 have to be achieved in basic or advanced biochemical courses, laboratory training, or the bachelor thesis. Subject areas which can be credited are modules in biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, protein engineering, environmental biochemistry, bioenergetics, or metabolism.

Please note: modules or courses in areas like cell biology, microbiology, medical (bio)chemistry, organic/inorganic/physical chemistry, physiology, genetics, bionanotechnology, (bio)pharmaceutic chemistry, or bioinformatics do not count as biochemical subject areas.

 

If you have not completed your bachelor's degree by the time of application for the master's program, you can still apply if at least 80% of the total credit points, which can be achieved in the bachelor's study program have to be obtained successfully. Please submit a transcript of records that indicates a preliminary grade, which is then used for the application procedure. In the case of admission to the master's study program, admission is subject to the condition that the last examination in your bachelor's study program has been completed by September 30th when applying for the Winter term, and by March 31th when applying for the Summer term. The successful completion of open examinations has to be provided to the office of examinations at the latest 6 weeks after the beginning of the master's study term. If these certificates are not provided at all or not provided in time, confirmation for admission will be invalidated.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

The final grade is at least "good" (i.e. 2,5) or better. Please note: grades of applicants with a non-German degree will be transferred to the German grading scale by uni-assist.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min B2
IELTS
min 6.5
TOEFL iBT
min 79
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to certify their proficiency in English. Knowledge of German (and corresponding certificates) is not required. Non-native speakers need to provide evidence of proficiency in English. English language proficiency can also be proven by having completed a bachelor's program taught in English.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



Applications are open from:
Winter semester:
Summer semester:November 15 (German)November 15 (EU)November 15 (Non EU)
In 8 days free webinar
How to apply via Uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
No. of places available:
20
Application:
Uni-Assist
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents


Applicants with a non-German bachelor’s degree have to register via uni-assist e.V. and follow the application procedure in uni-assist, which is edit application data (online in uni-assist), answer general questions (online in uni-assist), and allocate files:

  1. Your CV including a summary of your lab and English skills, as well as bachelor grade and class rank where available.
  2. Bachelor certificate and transcript of records including an overall bachelor grade and a class rank (if a certificate is not yet available when you apply, it can be handed in later. GPAs can be preliminary).
  3. Certificate of proficiency in English (see language requirements).
  4. Copy of passport.
  5. Description of your biochemistry training, lab skills, and motivation.

Send legalized/notarized hard copies of certificates in English or German by post to uni-assist:

uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin
GERMANY

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website