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Study Biology in Germany: 54 Universities with 160 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2021/2022)

Updated: 12-05-2021 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

Great news for students looking to study an English-taught Master degree in Biology at a German university: There are around 150 choices you can pick from! We are sure that you can find a program that specializes precisely in your area of interest and that can significantly advance your career - whether you want to stay in academia or move to the private or public sector.

Some points why we believe Germany is a unique location for you to study Biology are firstly, because the field is highly developed and enjoys a good international reputation. Secondly, many of the Master’s programs you can choose from are interdisciplinary, which allows you to acquire the broad level of expertise that is currently required at the international job market. Thirdly, the future of STEM subjects is bright in Germany and supported by the German leadership, who launched a network to support this subject group in 2008. Browse your options in the StudyFinder and discover which program will be the perfect fit for you!

Overview

masters
160

Study Programs in English

universities
54

Universities

ranking
42

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (144 programs for EU citizens, 123 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

19,625 € per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between January 15 and December 01

Summer Semester

between March 01 and October 15

View all 160 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Biology

#32Times Higher Education Ranking
LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

public University

No. of Students: approx. 51,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 4,500 € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52, QS World University Rankings #62
#43Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 41,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #61
#44Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 1,500 € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #47, QS World University Rankings #64
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 35,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #121
#80Times Higher Education Ranking
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 7,400 students

Program Fees: 2,500 € (per semester)

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5 English Degree Programs for Biology in Germany

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Top-class academic education since 1848Study in Idstein, a lovely historical town near FrankfurtStudy part-time and work as you like
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Top-class academic education since 1848Obtain a full master’s degree in only one yearApply your knowledge in cutting-edge laboratories
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Learn the keystones of developing your own business ideasWork in practical projects with brand companies, agencies or start-upsCareer opportunities in innovative sectors and companies
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Master the analysis of biology using sophisticated computer algorithmsComplete an internship at a research institution in Germany or abroadStudy at the Freie Universität Berlin - a “University of Excellence”
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Dive into the heart of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industryAccess the labor market through a 6-month in-company internshipBenefit from a multicultural environment in a program that is more than 75% international students

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2022

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Requirements

Since many Master’s degrees in Biology are very interdisciplinary, students who got their first academic degrees in various related subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology or Life Sciences are admitted. In some cases, specific courses taken or a demonstrable interest in certain questions of the discipline, may be required. Check on the course websites to find out what applies to you. For most programs, entrance tests or interviews are not part of the admission process, you only have to hand in standard certificates (your first degree certificate and a transcript of records). These typically include your CV, a letter of motivation and sometimes letters of reference. Additionally, you will have to prove your English language abilities with a language certificate.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
48.8% local admission restriction (local NC)
28.1% no admission restriction
23.1% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

77.5% directly at University
18.1% via uni-assist

4 English Degree Programs for Biology in Germany

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Master the research of cardiovascular sciencesUniversity Medical Center Göttingen - a leading German medical centerTheoretical and practical modules
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Master the understanding of biological resourcesOption to complete a Double Degree ProgramParticipate in applied research projects
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Study groundbreaking topics in biomedical sciencesObtain a double master’s degree from two leading universitiesLearn modern research techniques through laboratory work
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This interdisciplinary program incorporates natural sciences and a humanities perspective.Leuphana University is one of Europe’s leading institutions in sustainabilityBroad career options

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (7 programs )

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (25 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

110 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (23 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (7 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Maximum:

110 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (25 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (23 programs )

6 English Degree Programs for Biology in Germany

Program Features

2-7 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Science

Master of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Engineering

Beginning

Winter intake

70%

Summer intake

3.1%

Winter & Summer intake

26.9%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Biology

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Bielefeld University

public University · No. of Students: 25,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Brand University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 300

Program Fees: 5,340 € - 6,840 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

public Technical University · No. of Students: 7,300

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 7,400

Program Fees: 2,500 €

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 39,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

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