Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Molecular Biotechnology

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Molecular Biology
English only
Winter semester: 15 May
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 in biology, biochemistry, or biotechnology. In the case of a foreign overall grade, which is less than 2.5 in the German grading system, an original certificate from the university at which the degree was obtained must be presented, which shows that the applicant is among the top 20% of the final year heard in science subjects. This certificate must also show how many final grades have gone into the percentile rank. If the certificate is based on fewer than 50 final grades, it will not be accepted.

In addition, at least the specified credit points or comparable achievements must be acquired in the following subjects:

  1. Mathematics and statistics: 12 CP,
  2. Physics: 6 LP,
  3. Chemistry (without biochemistry): 9 LP,
  4. Biochemistry: 12 LP,
  5. Cell biology/microbiology/physiology: 12 LP,
  6. Practical exercises/internships: 30 CP,

As well as a written bachelor thesis.

If a certificate of completion is not available by the end of the application period for the proof of a bachelor's degree, an application based on a certificate of already completed examination and study achievements in the amount of at least 135 credit points by the responsible body of the previous university must have been issued.

By the end of the application period, two thirds of the credit points must be proven.

The grade is based on the average grade of the examinations completed so far, which must be evident from the certificate; the final result of the bachelor's degree is not taken into account in this case.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

At least a grade of good (2.5).

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
This proof is also deemed to be provided by submitting a German Abitur certificate, which shows that at least five years (four years with G8) English were attended in school lessons and that this was completed with at least "sufficient" or 5 points. No knowledge of German language is required.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

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

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website