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Heidelberg University

Biomedical Engineering

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Technical Health Systems, Bioengineering, Biomedicine
English only
Winter semester: 15 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Free / € 1500
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in physics or in courses with essentially the same content, in particular, medical technology, computer science (with a physics component of at least 6 ECTS), biomedical engineering, engineering, or another degree program recognized as equivalent.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

GPA Comment

Above-average degree.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C1
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min 6.5
Specification: At least 6.0 in each section.
min 237
Specification: At least 21 in each section.
min 92
Specification: At least 21 in each sub-area.
min 580
Specification: At least 55 in each section.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
The TOEFL tests must not be older than 2 years. Applicants whose native language is English or have completed schooling in one of the following countries: Canada, United States, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, or applicants who have completed the university degree on which the application is based in one of the following countries: Canada, United States, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or have completed their studies in English, are exempted from providing the mentioned English tests.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:February 01 (German)February 01 (EU)February 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

The admission requirements are as follows:

  1. Documentation of successful completion of a degree program (see the previous degree field).
  2. A current university-issued transcript, as stipulated above, as a prerequisite for admission.
  3. Current documentation of proficiency in English (see language requirements).
  4. A personal statement from the applicant providing the following information:
    1. The reasons for seeking a degree in Biomedical Engineering and how this degree will contribute to the applicant’s intended career path.
    2. The prerequisites that, according to his or her own estimations, the applicant has already fulfilled.
  5. Two letters of recommendation, preferably written by professors from the university at which the final examination required for admission to this master's program was taken. Applicants should send these letters of recommendation directly to the Admissions Office (Zulassungsstelle); if the letters are not in German or English, an officially certified translation into German or English is required.
  6. A curriculum vitae in English, indicating whether there is any other practical work or research experience or other achievements that would provide additional information on the suitability of the applicant for the degree program chosen.
  7. If the documentation required under (3) and (5) is not yet available during the application period, upon request, an extension of up to one month following the application deadline may be granted. This request must be made in writing and be submitted with the application.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website