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Bielefeld University

Genome Based Systems Biolοgу

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Microbiology
English & German
Winter semester: 15 Jul/31 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
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 biosciences or related subjects (such as chemistry, nanophysics) or a degree with at least 60 credit points (CP) in biology or related subjects.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semestеrs.

GPA (German System) 2.70

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min TDN 4
min DSH 2
telc Deutsch
min C1
min C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
Deutsche Sprachdiplom (DSD)
min DSD II (B2/C1)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Proof is deemed to have been provided if the applicant has acquired his or her academic qualification or his or her professional degree from an English-speaking institution, or he or she has obtained a language certificate generally recognized by German universities (in particular TOEFL, telc, IELTS, UNIcert , Cambridge Certificate), which proves at least a language level of the B2 level of the European Framework of Reference for Languages, or a comparable certificate. International applicants must provide evidence of their German language skills in accordance with the currently valid version of the "Regulations on Admission and Admission of International Applicants to Study at Bielefeld University". German language proficiency can also be proven by Österreichische Sprachdiplom C2 (ÖSD C2), school-leaving qualifications from a German-language secondary school in a foreign country, German-language Diploma of higher education (e.g. Bachelor) from a German-language University, or by proof of at least ten years of attending a school in Germany or school-leaving qualifications after 10th grade of a German-language school.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

The application documents must be submitted in due time to the Student Administration Office of Bielefeld University and contain:

  1. The final certificate of a previous degree and the associated documents (transcript, transcript of records, diploma supplement, etc.), which provide information about the individual course of study, the modules completed, the achievements during the course and their assessments and about the individual professional profile of the completed course. If the university or professional academy at which the applicant obtained the previous degree does not issue such documents for the applicant, correspondingly meaningful documents must be submitted (e.g. performance records).
  2. If no diploma from a previous degree is available, a preliminary final document and/or a current transcript of records or correspondingly meaningful documents will be submitted.
  3. Proof of language proficiency (see language requirements).
  4. Already for the admission procedure: subject-specific study aptitude tеst.


Bielefeld University

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website