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Technische Universität Dresden

Biology in Society

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Sociology
English only
Winter semester:  31 May/15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 - 4 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)  in biology or a comparable specialist field(s).

Language Requirements

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

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

Additional information:
Proof should be provided using a relevant certificate or language certificate. This can take the form of a certificate of a general or subject-specific university entrance qualification with an advanced course completed in English, or a certificate for a university entrance qualification completed entirely in English or a diploma for a university degree completed entirely in English.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

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

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
aptitute test
directly at University
Application Fee:
No application fees

Application Documents

Required documents.

General documents:

  1. Your online application - filled in and signed.
  2. Copy of the higher education entrance qualification (usually Abitur certificate); if available, certificate of the higher education entrance examination (copy of the original and the translation in either German or English).
  3. Officially certified copy of the original and officially certified translation (German or English) of the degree certificate of the required first university degree. If the first university degree is not yet available: Confirmation from the first university that at least 80% of the work required for the current university degree program has been completed, as well as information on the current average grade for degree programs with entry restrictions (form on the Admissions Office website).
  4. Certificate of enrolment of the last semester studied, stating the semester of study.
  5. If you are not yet enrolled at TU Dresden, a certificate of your academic achievements from your previous university stating all courses of study including semesters.
  6. Copy of passport (for international applicants).
  7. Original certificate of the Academic Evaluation Centre of the German Embassy (APS) for Chinese, Mongolian and Vietnamese applicants.

Special degree-specific documents:

  1. A formal application to undergo aptitude testing in English.
  2. Module descriptions of relevant modules as well as copies of additional certificates and proof confirming any special suitability in accordance with Sec. 5.
  3. A cover letter in English that convincingly explains the desire to study and the individual‚Äôs particular aptitude.
  4. Proof of English language skills at the advanced level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (see language requirements).
  5. Module descriptions (or comparable content summaries) of completed coursework that may be considered prerequisites for participation in the modules ‚ÄėBiology and Human Society,‚Äô ‚ÄėScience for Society,‚Äô and ‚ÄėEconomically Important Animals and Plants‚Äô.
  6. A CV outlining your education history.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website