Master of Science in Biophysics

Contact Biophysics

Dr. Rachele Fermani

Coordinator M. Sc. "Physics" and M. Sc. "Biophysics"

Room N25/3101
Office hours: Mo-Thu 9 am - 12 am

Department of Physics 
Ulm University
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm, Germany

Tel.: ++49 (0) 731-50-22292


Fees for international students

From winter semester 2017/18 onwards, international students wishing to study and pursue a degree in Baden-Württemberg who are not EU nationals (third-country nationals) must pay tuition fees amounting to 1,500 EUR per semester. Tuition fees need not be paid by third-country nationals permanently residing in Germany, e.g., persons who did their Abitur in Germany, are married to a German national or are recognised refugees.

Students pursuing a second degree must pay 650 EUR per semester. Students training to become oral surgeons are exempt. As a rule, your programme will count as a second degree if you have already completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Germany.

Should you be liable to tuition fees, you will receive a notification of fees in addition to your letter of admission. Please take note of this notification and promptly return the corresponding information sheet.  If you receive no notification of tuition fees, you are not liable to such fees.


The aim of this Master programme is to

  • provide a comprehensive education and hands-on research in modern Biophysics,
  • prepare students for the interdisciplinary nature of modern-day Life Sciences,
  • train the students in quantitative thinking and in state-of-the-art experimental techniques close to current research.

Students enrolling in the two-year Master programme may choose in addition to core lectures in Biophysics, specialisation courses from the vast offer of Life Sciences departments, such as in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine and Biology. During the second year, students have the opportunity to carry out research at the academic level by completing two indipendent research projects. Our programme offers a highly flexible choice of subjects and the course syllabus is intimately connected to the ongoing research within the Life Sciences at our university. 

Quick Guide

  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)
  • Application period:
    Winter semester: 16.01 - 15.03
  • Start of programme: late August 2017
  • Language: English
  • Administrative fees:
    155,81 Euro each semester

Next application phase

The online registration for the winter semester 2017/18 is now closed. Next application phase will open in January 2018.

Exceptionally good students will have the possibility to obtain a student job within the Institute of Biophysics after starting their Master at Ulm University.


How to apply

Information on the Programme

  • Timetable

    Please find the timetable for the current semester at the link below:

    (link re-directs to the Physics Department website - please switch to English)

  • Study plan

    Students have to complete 120 credits in order to obtain the degree M. Sc. Biophysics. Find out how the study plan is strctured a the following link:

    Study plan 

  • Courses

    An overview and a detailed description of the courses available can be found in the 

    Module Handbook

  • Specialization and reasearch areas

    For a complete list of the specialization and research areas available, please check the Biophysics at UULM page.

General Information for students