Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Molecular Life Sciences

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Life Science, Molecular Biology
M.Sc.
Degree
120
ECTS
English
English only
Language
Winter semester: 31 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Application:
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Subject-specific bachelor's degree ( or an equivalent).

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

containing at least 50 credits (ECTS) in disciplines of life sciences (e.g. molecular genetics, molecular developmental biology, molecular cell biology) or equivalent credits in a related discipline.

GPA Rate 2.00
GPA Comment

The bachelor's final grade (CGPA) must be GOOD or higher (2.0 German and US systems).

Language Requirements



Additional information:
Good English language proficiency (a direct proof by certificate is not compulsory)

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


Admission Test/Interview:
None
Application:
directly at the University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


Applicants must submit the following documentation together with their application for admission:

  1. Registration form: Once you finish an online application via the application portal OLAS, this document will be generated under the filename "Application for admission at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena to the masters programme". You need to print out this document, sign it, scan it and send it as PDF file of good quality within the application timeframe to the Master Service Centre: [email protected].
  2. CV: Your CV should have a tabular form, containing key information on your school record and academic career.  
  3. Motivation letter: A motivation letter should not exceed the size of two DIN A4-pages and normally, it should contain information on your motivation for taking up this course of studies. You should  elaborate on the following essential questions:
    1. Why do you desire taking up this specific course of studies?
    2. What are - in your opinion - the main features that this course of studies excels in?
    3. Which features of this course have inspired your application? 
    4. Why Jena?
  4. University entrance qualification certificate: Please upload at the online application system your university entrance certificate/school leaving certificate. Usually, this means the school graduation diploma (German "Abitur"), i.e. the diploma that makes you eligible for studies at an University or other institution for higher education. Be mindful of the fact that here, we do not need any University diploma but a High School diploma.
  5. Previous university degrees earned: All previous University degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.) if available before the application deadline - if not, please make a note of the anticipated date of issue of your degree certificate. Please upload your University degree or the most actual, detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of all semesters available to you, should you not hold your degree certificate at the time of application. The main document is the degree/ transcript based on which you apply for the master program.
  6. Detailed transcript of records :  Detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of your first, subject-specific University degree, with which you apply for the master's programme. This transcript MUST contain an overall cumulative grade point average or average mark.
  7. Proof of relevant work experience:  Should you have obtained subject-specific work experience, you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application.
  8. Proof of subject-specific practical experience: Should you have obtained subject-specific practical experience (e.g. by internships etc.), you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application. 

Additional application documents for international students:

  1. Translation of foreign/external application documents: Every mandatory application document from foreign/external countries must also be available in either English OR German translation. Such a translation has to be conducted by officially acknowledged/sworn translators or translation offices.
  2. Proof of grading system: External/foreign degree certificates/transcripts of records must contain information on the grading system used at the respective university.
  3. Certificate APS: Applicants with degrees from Mongolia, Vietnam, or China must submit the original APS-certificate issued by the German Embassy.
  4. University entrance exam: Applicants from the following countries must submit a certificate of their university entrance examination/college entrance examination:
    1. Iran (College entrance examination certificate or certificate of pre-university course/year).
    2. Republic of Korea/South Korea: SAT (Scholastic Ability Test).
    3. People's Republic of China: College entrance examination certificate ("Gaokao").

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website