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Heidelberg University

International Master in Innovative Medicine [Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Program]

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


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in one of the following (or closely related) fields: biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences, genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, medicine, dentistry, or similar, with an academic focus.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

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:
English language proficiency can also be proven with the University of Groningen LCET [minimum section scores C2 or C1 (one B2 allowed)], or an International Baccalaureate (with English as the medium of instruction). Please keep in mind that the test scores cannot be older than two years (except for the CAE/CPE certificates), the modality required is 'academic', you may apply for a degree program even though you have not yet taken an English language test or while your test score is still insufficient. In that case, you might be conditionally admitted with (one of) the condition(s) for final admission being that you take and pass a (new) test. Please inform the Admissions Office of the date on which you are planning to take such a test. Institutional TOEFL tests are not accepted. Only applicants that meet either of the following requirements are exempt from proving proficiency in English: 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

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:October 05 (German)October 05 (EU)October 05 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

To apply, you will need to submit the following documents via the IMIM application system:

  1. A completely filled out application form.
  2. Copy of your bachelor (and if applicable master) degree, or official letter stating the expected date of graduation. Please note: submit in both English and your native language.
  3. Copy of your transcript of records. Including courses, grades, grading system, average grade, and, if not yet graduated a list of modules still to be completed. Please note: submit in both English and your native language.
  4. Abstract of your (under)graduate thesis/research graduation project (max. 3 pages, in English). Please note that if you do not conclude your studies with a thesis research project, please provide an abstract of another research project or a detailed description of an internship/project instead.
  5. Copy of your valid passport.
  6. Curriculum vitae.
  7. Motivation letter (strict requirement: max. 750 words).
  8. At least two reference forms (these are obligatory application documents that will have to be submitted to the university directly to imim@umcg.nl by your referees before the application deadline, instead of being uploaded by you with the rest of the mentioned documents in the IMIM application system).
  9. Proof of your current place of residence. A residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate's municipality normal registration rules OR A certificate from the candidate's place of work, study, or training issued by the employer or institution in question (both documents must have been issued within 12 months before the application deadline).
  10. Proof of English language proficiency (see language requirements). If you have not yet taken one of the accepted English language tests, your application can start being processed without this proof. If you are offered a place in the program, (one of) the condition(s) of admission will be proving your English language proficiency in accordance with IMIM requirements.
    Submission of test results:
    1. IELTS: a scan of the score report can be uploaded with your application or sent by email. The university will verify the score online.
    2. TOEFL: Please upload a scan of your score report with your application and submit a request with ETS to allow the university to access your test results in the ETS online database (institution code 7191).
    3. Cambridge Certificate: initially, a scan of the score report can be uploaded in OAS. If you are admitted, the university will require a certified copy of the certificate.

In addition to the above-mentioned obligatory application documents, you may of course also include with your application other documents that you consider to be relevant with regard to your IMIM application.

Application documents - format:

  1. If the original documents are not in English, translations are required. Your transcript and degree(s) must be translated by an official translator. You can translate the other documents yourself.
  2. Each document needs to be converted into a PDF document.
  3. Every single document has a maximum file size of 2 MB, except the application form (4 MB).
  4. If you want to upload multiple documents in the same category (e.g. a bachelor's and master's degree), please combine these files into one single PDF.
  5. Please provide each document with a recognizable file name, preferably: [Your family name]_[document type] (e.g. Smith_Application_form).

Your application can only be considered complete if all outlined requirements regarding application documents have been met and all required fields in the online application system and -form have been filled out.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website