University of Konstanz

Life Science

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Life Science
No. of places
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jun
Summer semester: 15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Free / € 1500
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description

40 places for winter semester, and 10 for summer semester.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the life science course or in closely related scientific disciplines with clear references to life science. If you have not obtained your degree in the life science bachelor's degree, you must provide good ratings in the fields of organic chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology.

Applicants with a university degree obtained outside of the signatory states to the Lisbon Convention must demonstrate a GRE test with an average of at least 150 points (verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning score).

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min B2 First (FCE)
min 5
min 72
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no

Additional information:
English language knowledge can also be proven by continuous five-year English tuition in secondary school at a German-speaking school, completed with a grade of sufficient (5 points) or better (proof usually by the university entrance qualification). Evidence of the language test must not be older than three years at the time of application. Applicants with a proven secondary school or bachelor's degree or at least one semester abroad at English-language educational institutions from the following countries are exempt from proof of English language skills: Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Malta, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, USA. For international applicants no German language skills are required.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 17 (German)May 17 (EU)May 17 (Non EU)
Summer semester:December 08 (German)December 08 (EU)December 08 (Non EU)
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
No. of places available:
directly at the University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

Please enclose the following documents with your application:

  1. Application for admission.
  2. Presentation of your previous career (CV).
  3. Proof of academic qualification with detailed documentation of the academic achievements (including ECTS credits and number of semester hours per week) in the "Life science" bachelor course at the University of Konstanz or in a course comparable to the "Life science" bachelor course at the University of Konstanz. A precise description of the teaching content of the course leading to this university degree must be enclosed (does not apply to graduates of the bachelor's program in "Life science" at the University of Konstanz).
  4. In the case of a bachelor's degree related to the subject "Life science" at the University of Konstanz, the existence of at least good assessments in the areas relevant to life science (organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology).
  5. If applicants are unable to present a diploma at this point in time, they have to demonstrate the likely achievement of the admission requirements by proving previous examinations with the provisional average grade.
  6. All applicants must demonstrate English language skills (see language requirements).

International applicants:
Please also enclose the following documents with your application:

  1. Applicants who have not obtained their university degree in a country that is a signatory to the Lisbon Convention must take a GRE test with an average of at least 150 points (Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Score).
  2. Applicants from China and Vietnam: APS certificate from the German embassy in their home country (original).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website