Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Cell and Infection Biology

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology
English only
Winter semester:  15 Jul
Summer semester:  15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Both semesters
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor of Science in biology (or equivalent) study degree that fulfills the following criteria:

  1. 30 ECTS required skills in basic biology in the fields of botany, zoology, and microbiology, which may have been achieved in the areas of cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, systematics, physiology, ecology, neurobiology, behavioral biology.
  2. 45 ECTS required skills in advanced biology achieved in any of the following areas: cell biology, developmental biology, behavioral biology, virology, immunology, neurobiology, human genetics, microbiology, biotechnology, ecology, pharmaceutical biology, bioinformatics, biophysics, biochemistry.
    Note: A differentiation between skills in basic and advance biology is not necessary, as long as you prove at least a sum of 75 ECTS in biology.
  3. 15 ECTS required skills in chemistry: inorganic, organic, physical.
  4. 15 ECTS required skills in physics, mathematics, biostatistics.
  5. At least 10 ECTS proof of experimental laboratory experience preferentially by an experimental thesis comprising.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

Language Requirements

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

min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min 6.5
min 240
min 90
min 570
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a Bachelor degree from an English teaching university, or by any certificate issued by the admission committee of the Faculty of Biology from the University of Würzburg after approving of English skills based on the assessment of a bachelor thesis written in the English language, of a language course other than specified above or an interview held in the English language. Language skills in German are highly recommended but not required for the application.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Documents required:

  1. Certificates of a degree in a Bachelor's study program.
  2. Proof of a university or equivalent degree attesting the achieved overall grading.
  3. Proof of previously achieved study and examination performances (transcript of records), which documents the basic and advanced skills in biology and all required skills in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biostatistics (documents translated into German or English).
  4. Proof of experimental laboratory experience preferentially by an experimental thesis comprising a minimum of 10 ECTS.
  5. Proof of English proficiency (see language requirements).

Further Information

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