Technische Universität Dresden

Organismic and Molecular Biodiversity

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution, Molecular Biology
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul/15 Sep
Application Deadlines
2 - 4 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in the field of biology or a closely related program of study such as forestry, agricultural ecology, nature conservation and landscape planning, or geoecology.

If, at the time of the application, proof of the first degree that qualifies for a profession cannot yet be provided, applicants will be considered if 80% of the achievable points of the university degree can be proven by a certificate of the university of origin (Examining Office), on the basis of a completed module exam, assignment paper or colloquium.

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:
Where the applicant’s native language is not English and the applicant’s school leaving certificate does not indicate their English language proficiency, this can be demonstrated by presenting a language test certificate such as the paper-based TOEFL test, computer-based TOEFL test, Internet-based TOEFL test, or IELTS test.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

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

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Please fill out the form in English or German readable on computer and not by hand. Application set should not be stapled. The university can only accept and process complete applications with official certified copies and translations (English or German). Simple copies or copies certified by a notary or lawyer are not sufficient. In case you have some documents that are printed front and back (e.g. WAEC Certificate, Bachelor’s certificate…), please make sure to copy and certify both sides. In case you present copies of study documents (e.g. transcript of records, degree certificate…) please make sure that every page is stamped and signed by the university.

  1. Application form (AF): please fill out the application form completely and sign it.
  2. Official certified copy (copies certified by one of German Missions in your country) and official certified translation (by a sworn translator) of your school leaving certificate (university entrance qualification) – applicants from Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and Gambia also submit a “WAEC or NECO-direct access card” (a scratch card to access WAEC or NECO results online).
  3. Official certified copy (copies certified by one of German Missions in your country) and official certified translation (by a sworn translator) of your degree (e. g. bachelor certificate) with a transcript of records (overview of marks - also as an official certified copy with an official certified translation by a sworn translator) and diploma supplement (if available) in German or English.
  4. Proof of your language competence* – it means a special certificate in original (IELTS, TOEFL – not older than two years - or a current English language proficiency submitted directly to us by your university) or as official certified copy (DSH, TestDaF).
  5. Graduates from a German university: matriculation certificate or de-registration certificate and “Studienverlaufsbescheinigung”.
  6. Curriculum vitae in English or German.
  7. Motivation letter with your signature: the university checks how well applicants performed in courses that show a relationship to the topics we teach. The university furthermore expects that the applicants demonstrate a deep interest in the topics covered by the master’s programs and convince them in how they relate the courses covered in their program to their own future career. Therefore, the CV and letter of motivation are especially important in such cases and will be carefully analysed.
  8. Passport image - please send a colored passport photograph for the campus card.
  9. Copy of your international passport.
  10. APS for applicants from Vietnam and Peoples Republic of China.

Please send the application with the required documents (listed above) completely and as early as possible (to have more time to apply for visa) by post/mail directly to the following address:

TU Dresden – IHI Zittau, Frau Scheunig
Markt 23
02763 Zittau, Germany

Please note:

  • There is not any application via uni-assist or online application. Please send complete application directly by post/mail.
  • The university only accepts official certified copies and translations.
  • The university only process complete applications.
  • Please note the deadlines. The inbox counts.
  • It is not possible to study at your home country university and TU Dresden at the same time. If you start studying at TU Dresden you need to submit a certificate that you have been taken off the university register in your home country. Otherwise it is not possible to study at TU Dresden.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website