University of Göttingen

Developmental, Neural, and Behavioural Biology

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology
M.Sc.
Degree
English
English & German
Language
Winter semester:  15 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the biology course or in a closely related subject.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

Provisional access is granted to those who have not yet completed their studies at the time of application, but who have earned at least 150 credits in a bachelor's degree program or an equivalent degree program relevant.

The prerequisite for the subject-specific relevance of the preparatory course is proof of at least achievements from the natural sciences totaling at least 125 credit points, including achievements in the field of biology, neuroscience and cognitive science amounting to at least 75 credits as well as achievements totaling at least 30 credit points in the fields of chemistry, mathematics, physics and computer science.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min C1
Cambridge
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: At least B.
IELTS
min 6.5
TOEFL iBT
min 85
Cambridge
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: At least C.
ALTE
min Level 4
UNIcert
min III
languageGerman
CERF German
min B1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Applicants who have neither a German university entrance qualification nor a bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification from a German university must have sufficient knowledge of the German language. Evidence of sufficient language skills must be provided by November 15th at the latest. to provide. Applicants whose mother tongue is not English must have sufficient knowledge of the English language. As a rule, the successful completion of the test must not be more than two years before the application for admission to the master's program was received. Applicants with a study or professional stay of at least two years in an English-speaking country within the last three years before the receipt of the application for admission are exempt from the requirement to prove a test. Evidence of sufficient language skills must be provided by November 15th at the latest.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



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

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


The following documents must be enclosed with the application for authorization, which must be signed by hand:

  1. The applicant's diploma in the form of certified copies or certified German or English translations if the originals are not in English or German; if a certificate of completion is not yet available, a certificate of achievement, credits, and average grade must be submitted.
  2. A tabular curriculum vitae in German or English with a meaningful description of the educational path.
  3. Proof of sufficient knowledge of the German and English language (see language requirements).
  4. A statement as to whether the applicant has successfully, unsuccessfully, or not yet completed a closely related master's degree.
  5. A written description showing the motivation of the applicant for the inclusion of this course/the research interest.
  6. If applicable, proof of special knowledge that is conducive to the successful completion of this course of study, taking into account the desired major.
  7. An explanation of which field of study the applicant intends to pursue based on his or her previous training.

Applications that are not received in full, in due form, or on time are excluded from the further procedure. The submitted documents remain with the university.

If a student makes it believable that he or she is at a disadvantage compared to other applicants due to a disability as a result of the selection process, appropriate compensation for disadvantages must be granted by the selection committee upon application.

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website