University of Freiburg

Pharmaceutical Sciences

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Pharmacy
English & German
Winter semester: 31 May/15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Free / € 1500
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or medicine or in an equivalent course.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.

The applicant shall provide evidence that he/she has acquired at least 120 ECTS credits in the field of pharmaceutical sciences in the course of the university studies leading to the first degree, thereof at least 50 ECTS credits in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry and at least 25 ECTS credits each in the fields of pharmaceutical biology and pharmaceutical technology.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

A grade point average of at least 2.5. If the grade point average of the university degree required is worse than 2.5 but better than 3.0, it is also sufficient if the applicant has passed the admission interview. The grades of foreign educational certificates are to be converted into the German grading system.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
CEFR German
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
A German certificate of general higher education entrance qualification or a relevant subject-related higher education entrance qualification serves as proof of sufficient language skills in German and English.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:
Summer semester:January 15 (German)January 15 (EU)December 31 (Non EU)
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

The application for a study place is made with the application form provided by the Albert-Ludwigs-University for admission to study in the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The application form must be filled in completely and signed. The following documents must be enclosed with the application for admission:

  1. An officially certified copy of the certificate of the first university degree.
  2. A meaningful overview of all study and examination achievements of the first university degree (transcript of records) in an officially certified copy.
  3. Approved proof of sufficient language skills in a certified copy (see language requirements).
  4. A tabular curriculum vitae in German or English.
  5. A letter of motivation (statement of intent), written in German or English, of one A4 page, in which the applicant gives his/her personal motives for starting the master's program.

If the documents required are not in German, English or French, an officially certified translation in German or English is required.

If the applicant has already completed university studies in a course of study at the time of the application closing but cannot yet provide a copy of the certificate of the completed degree, it is sufficient to submit a confirmation from the university that the degree was completed and with which overall grade, as well as a performance overview with details of individual grades and ECTS points earned. The officially certified copy of the certificate of the first university degree must be submitted to the admissions committee immediately, but at the latest when enrolling.

If the applicant has not yet completed his/her university studies by the application deadline, he/she must prove that he/she has probably met the admission requirements by submitting a certificate from the university stating all the work already completed (including grades and details of ECTS points earned) and a confirmation from the university confirming the grading of the thesis or, alternatively, that the thesis has been submitted or at least that the thesis has been registered. In this case, admission shall be granted on condition that the successful completion of the course of study is proven to the Admissions Commission immediately, but no later than upon enrolment, by means of an officially certified copy of the certificate of the first university degree.

The applicant must submit the application documents to the admissions committee for the master’s degree:

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Albert-Ludwigs University
Hebelstrasse 27
79104 Freiburg

At the request of the admissions committee, the originals of the certificates and evidence mentioned are to be presented.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website