How to Apply

Start of application period 1st April
Application Deadline

15th May

Start of the programme October

This is how you apply:

Step 1: Registration in the campus portal of Ulm University
You register online via "My personal campus portal" (link available here during the application phase).
After self-registration, you will receive an e-mail with the activation code and a request to confirm your personal account in the campus portal of Ulm University.

Step 2: Application in the campus portal of Ulm University
You submit your application via "My personal campus portal" and upload the required documents.

For further information on the entry requirements and the necessary application documents, please consult the page of the admission department  for the Biophysics Master: here

If you need assistance to complete the form, please read the file: "How to complete the subject-specific Form"

It is very important that the form is filled correctly with information on the grading system at your university as well as information on the courses you attended. If the application form is not filled properly, your application may be rejected.


if you have a Bachelor's thesis, a final project report or you already published some scientific articles, please upload evidence about this together with the subject-specific form. 

Graduates of the Ulm University with a B. Sc. in Physics or Econophysics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology and Molecular Medicine, should use the application form "Antrag auf Studiengangwechsel / Umschreibung vom Bachelor in den Master" and bring it to the Studiensekretariat together with a letter of motivation. For more information please read here.


To be eligible for the "Biophysics" Master of Science programme, the following qualifications are needed:

1. Bachelor Degree

Bachelor degree in one of the following areas: Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Econophysics, Molecular Medicine, Biology, Biotechnology
any comparable study course with essentially the same content at any institute of higher education in Germany or abroad.

2. Strong academic records

Final Bachelor Grade (GPA in German grade system): 2.5 or better
if the Bachelor has not been completed yet, an average GPA of 2.5 or better on all the examination results obtained by the date of application (the volume thereof must be equivalent to 140 or more ECTS).

*If the GPA is between 2.5 and 3,0 , the aptitude for the master's programme in Biophysics must be proven in a selection interview. The selection interview is conducted in English.

3.  Fundamental skills in natural sciences and mathematics Fundamental skills in the following areas: mathematics, experimental physics, physical chemistry and cell biology.
4. Letter of Motivation A personal letter reporting the following:
  • motivation of the interest in the master programme "Biophysics",
  • reasons for choosing Ulm University,
  • expectations for personal and professional future.
5. Good proficiency of English

Proof of an adequate command of English at level B2 level of CEFR (Common European Framework Reference for Languages).

Applicants who are English native speakers don't have to submit any English test result.

Graduates of the Ulm University are welcome to contact the coordinator or the head of the M. Sc. Biophysics programme for more information on the English requirements.

6. Sufficient knowledge in physical and biological disciplines

Evaluation of applications is based on: courses attended, grades and amount of credits obtained during the Bachelor in Physics, Mathematics, Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biology.

Please have a look at our Admission Statute (to be updated in April 2022).

Most foreign students have to apply for a student visa at the German Embassy in their home country. German Immigration Law does not allow to change the Immigration status whilst in Germany; do not enter with a tourist visa!

As soon as you know about your admission, make an appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate. Go there immediately after receiving the admission letter. Be aware that the visa procedure will take several weeks (up to 3 months). The embassy will inform you about the details of your visa application. Usually you have to present the following at the Embassy:

  1. our letter of admission (Zulassung)
  2. our Information for the Embassy
  3. a proof of your financial means (700 Euro/month at the least). Be prepared to show a bank statement covering the full expenses of the first year
  4. in addition to the above the respective embassy may require you to submit additional material - check with your nearest German embassy

The excellent frequently asked questions pool at the DAAD website is a good resource (select from drop-down menu at the top of the page).

Services and assistance

Together with the admission letter you will receive detailed information on services we provide. We will assist you in finding an accomodation in one of the students' dormitories.
Upon arrival a senior student will meet and assist you during your first hours on foreign terrain. You will soon meet your new classmates and become familiar with your new surroundings.