LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology [Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Program]

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology
English only
Winter semester:  15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Summer semester)
€2250 / €4500
Tuition fees (per semester)
Summer semester
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) in biology or a closely related field (or provide convincing proof that such a degree will be obtained before the start of the next academic year). This degree must meet the local requirements of all partners.

Candidates must have sufficient background in evolutionary biology or neighboring disciplines (e.g. ecology or systematics).

GPA Comment

Candidates must have belonged to the top students of their cohort during their BSc.

Language Requirements

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

min 6.5
Specification: No less than 6.0 on each section.
min 92
Specification: No less than 21 on each section.
min 237
Specification: No less than 21 on each section.
min 580
Specification: No less than 55 on each section.
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
A copy of an authentic test certificate, no more than two years old, must be produced (after 2 years test results are no longer valid). Only applicants that meet either of the following requirements are exempt from proving proficiency in English are applicants that are a native English speaker and completed secondary education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia; or applicants that have completed their bachelor education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

You must submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of motivation (very important).
  2. An informative curriculum vitae.
  3. A copy of the first page of your valid passport.
  4. Copies of certified documents of academic credentials, including diploma and (if available) diploma supplements (including a certified translation if these documents are not in English, French or German). If you do not yet have a diploma, you must provide a copy of a certified document that convincingly proves that you will complete your BSc degree before the start of the following academic year.
  5. Certification of proficiency in English (please add a scan of the test results to the application package). See the language requirements for more information.
  6. Fill out the online application form. Make sure that you receive a confirmation e-mail within 7 days (otherwise, contact the program at meme@rug.nl).
  7. Send the MEME reference form to at least two (preferably three) qualified referees, and make sure that these referees send the completed reference form to meme@rug.nl, stating the name of the candidate in the subject line of the email. It is the candidate’s responsibility that all referee forms arrive before the deadline. Referees must personally send their completed reference forms to MEME – the candidate is not allowed to do this.

Please note:

  1. Only complete applications will be taken into consideration.
  2. Candidates are welcome to add extra documents with additional relevant information.
  3. Please check that you sent all the required documents. If certain documents are missing for valid reasons, please contact the MEME office (meme@rug.nl).

Please save all documents as single pdf files using the following file names (including the letters a, b, c, etc. in front of the name): b.Motivation.pdf, c.CV.pdf, d.Transcripts.pdf, e.English.pdf, f.Diploma.pdf, g.Passport.pdf. If you have any additional relevant documents (high school or secondary school certificates are not required), please name them as z.Additional.pdf.

Please note:

  • If you have multiple files of the same type (i.e. transcripts), you should combine them in a single pdf file.
  • Word files (doc or docx) and jpg files are accepted, provided that the files are named according to the conventions above (for example c.CV.doc or g.Passport.jpg).
  • Do not forget to send the referees the reference form – the referees need to send the form back to MEME before the application deadline.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website