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University of Bonn


M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Neurosciences
English only
Winter semester: 15 Mar
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 (or equivalent) in one of the life sciences, including Biology, Neurosciences, Medicine, Psychology, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Pharmacy, or related fields.

Solid basic knowledge in the following fields is required: general cell biology, basics of chemistry and biochemistry, physics and math.

Applications are welcome even if the required degree has not been awarded by the time of application as long as this will be conferred before courses start in October. You have to send proof that you will finish your studies before the start of the master's program.

The university degree must provide proof of the following qualifications:

  1. Knowledge from the undergraduate degree in the areas of molecular biology, cell biology, or physiology.
  2. Laboratory experience in at least one of the subjects mentioned in the previous degreе.
GPA (German System) 2.30
GPA Comment

A minimum grade of 2.3 or local equivalеnt.

Language Requirements

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

min 6
min 213
min 79
min 550
CEFR English
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
An English proficiency certificate is mandatory for application. English as a first language or equivalent (e.g. a proven longer stay in an English-speaking country). The test must have been completed not more than two years before the course starts. English as the medium of instruction is not sufficient. Without one of the aforementioned official proofs of your English level, your application will be declared 'incomplete' and will not be considered for evaluation. By the given deadline, you need to provide a copy of your English certificate or proof of registration to the exam if you take the exam after the MSc Neurosciences application deadline. In the second case, please note that you will have to transmit the language certificate by May 31st at the latest. Working knowledge of German is necessary for daily private activities, German courses are strongly recommended.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

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


Application Documents

Only online applications will be accepted, paper applications will be ignored. A valid email address is absolutely necessary for the overall application process.

For the application you will need to upload one PDF containing the following:

  1. Passport or identity card.
  2. Marksheets/transcripts of records.
  3. Graduation certificate(s) (if available).
  4. English language proficiency test certificate (see language requirements).
  5. Letter of motivation.
  6. CV.
  7. Letters of recommendation (Sending it directly to [email protected] by the referees is also accepted).

Due to digital security regulations documents in ZIP format (archive file format) are not accepted.

For Indian applicants: Please note that the APS certificate is mandatory for all student visa applications. Please note that also applicants from China and Vietnam need an APS certificate for their student νisa.


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Further Information

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