Universität Regensburg

Biology

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology
M.Sc.
Degree
English
English & German
Language
Summer semester:  15 Dec
Winter semester:  15 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in biology or a related subject. The following subjects are not related to biology and are not qualified: biotechnology, molecular biology, microbiology, pharmacy, or medicine.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.

If the bachelor certificate cannot be present by the application deadline, a transcript of records with a minimum of 150 credit points, showing the preliminary overall grade, has to be presented.

If the bachelor certificate cannot be presented by the registration deadline, a preliminary registration (matriculation) is possible. If the documents cannot be presented by the end of the first semester, an automated exmatriculation is initiated. For the continuation of the study, a new application is necessary with the required documents presented by the application deadline.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

If the minimum overall grade of 2.5 is not achieved, an oral entrance examination (aptitude test) has to be passed.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min B2
Cambridge
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: At least A.
IELTS
min 6.5
DAAD Language Certificate
min B2
TOEFL iBT
min 79
languageGerman
CERF German
min A1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by "Abitur" school certificate (obtained in Germany), a certificate of a subject-linked university entrance qualification (subject-specific university entrance qualification) of a private or public "Fachoberschule" or "Berufsoberschule", a school certificate obtained in an English speaking country (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, USA), a bachelor or master certificate of an English study program (with proof of the university that the courses were in English), a bachelor thesis written in English (proof of the supervisor), the OnSET English test, a language course of the University of Regensburg (advanced course 3/4), or a language course of another University with level B2. The tests on the list must no be older than 2 years. Applicants with a degree from a non-German speaking institute have to prove basic German language skills.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines


Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


Please send first an e-mail with your transcript of records form your bachelor program and the source you have heard about this biology master program.

After your transcript of records has been approved please send the following documents by post:

  1. Cover letter with the date, current postal address, and signature.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Proof of English and German language skills (see language requirements)
  4. High school certificate.
  5. If available: university admission examination.
  6. Copy of passport/identity card (no translation required).
  7. APS certificate (original) for applicants with a bachelor's degree from China or Vietnam.
  8. Bachelor of biology certificate or related subject showing the final grade (certified copy translated in English or German), with an official explanation of the grading system, showing the maximum points and required minimum points for passing.
  9. If the bachelor certificate cannot be presented by the application deadline, a transcript of records with a minimum of 150 credit points, showing the preliminary overall grade, has to be presented (certified copy translated in English or German).
  10. Transcript of records, showing the credit points of every course of the study program (certified copy translated in English or German).
  11. Proof of completion of a written thesis (project or bachelor thesis); please do not send the whole thesis; proof of your supervisor or the abstract of the thesis is sufficient.
  12. Module catalog or any other document showing the contents of the courses (translated in English). Please send this document as a file by email (elisabeth.brunner@ur.de); do not send the printed version per post. The module catalog has to be an official document in English. If the module catalog is in another language, please send the original document and a certified translation in English, which should be available from your university. Please contact elisabeth.brunner@ur.de if your university does not provide a module catalog in English.
  13. In the transcript of records or the module catalog, practical courses should be clearly visible. Please send the module catalog as a file by email (elisabeth.brunner@ur.de). It is no need to print it out and send it by post.

Please note: applications without a module catalog showing the contents of the courses can not be considered.

A list of courses with only the title of the courses and without the contents of the courses is not sufficient for reviewing the application.

Please note:

  • All documents have to be translated in English or German by a sworn translator (certified translation). Documents in another language will not be accepted.
  • For the application a simple copy of your documents (in its original language) and a simple copy of its translation in English or German are sufficient.
  • Only when enrolling at University later, the original documents have to be presented. Without the original documents, enrollment is not possible.
  • If the bachelor certificate and/or the proof of the English language cannot be presented by the registration deadline, a preliminary registration (matriculation) is possible. If the documents cannot be presented by the end of the first semester, an automated exmatriculation is initiated. For the continuation of the study, a new application is necessary with the required documents presented by the application deadline.

If the application is accepted, a letter with further information on how to register will be sent to the applicant by the student's office of the University of Regensburg.

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website