How to Apply

Start of application period 1st April
Application Deadline

15th May

Start of the programme October

Please follow the link to the Online Registration (available only durin the application phase).

You will be asked to enter the following data: personal data, information on bachelor degree and the university where you obtained it, information on your current academic status.

At the end of the online registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. 

Documents to be downloaded before closing the online registration:

  • Data View of your records showing the data you entered
  • Cover Sheet for the application package, it carries your application number

After completing the online registration, please proceed to fill the Application form.xlsx (available only durin the application phase).

Read me: "How to complete the application form"

Note:  Forms completed in handwriting are not accepted!

It is very important that the application 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.

Upload a signed version of the form along with the other documents (see confirmation e-mail).

Please enter all the required data:

  • Application number, received during the online registration.
  • Grading system at your university:
    Please enter both maximum and minimum passing grade at your university.
  • Final grade of your bachelor's degree or current grade point average (GPA) of all courses (if you have not yet finished the bachelor programme).
  • Courses details: title, credit points/credit hours earned, grade (it has to be consistent with the max/min passing grade entered). Please copy the title exactly as it is stated on your transcript of records, all the information entered have to be retrievable in your transcript.

Please let us know if you need assistance to complete the form.

The application documents must be

uploaded in electronic form (link provided in the confirmation e-mail) before the application deadline.

We do not accept documents sent by fax or attached to e-mails.

1. Cover Sheet Please sign it and fill in the date
2. Application form Filled excel file converted into a pdf file, please sign it and fill in the date.
3. Curriculum Vitae The CV has to be complete, i.e. there should be no gaps and it should cover the time period since you finished your Bachelor degree.
4. Transcripts of records

All semesters studied in the bachelor programme and exams taken have to be reported. If the transcripts are not written in English or German you have to provide copies of the certified English translation.

Students from Pakistan must provide documents certified with a HEC (Higher Education Commission in Pakistan) Stamp.

5. Official information on Grading Unless already reported in the transcripts, please provide an official document from your university on the grading system (maximum grade, minimal passing grade, conversion of letter grades to number grades).
6. Bachelor's degree certificate

The final grade has to be reported.  If the certificate is not in English or German you have to provide copies of the certified English translation.

Students from Pakistan must provide documents certified with a HEC (Higher Education Commission in Pakistan) Stamp.

7. English certificate (copy!)

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.

Students are welcome to apply without an English certificate, however they should plan a test as soon as possible. A valid English certificate has to be presented the latest at the moment of enrollment.

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.

8. Letter of Motivation  
  • state in your own words why you are applying for the "Biophysics" Master's programme at Ulm University,
 
  • be specific about personal interests and future plans,
 
  • insert your name, application number and signature.
 
9. Proof of professional training (optional) Training, internship or work experience relevant for the Biophyiscs master
10. APS-certificate Required for students from China and Vietnam 
 

You will obtain a confirmation e-mail once we checked the uploaded documents.


Please note:
  • It is sufficient to send untestified copies of all documents.
  • Application is not valid if documents are sent without prior online registration.
  • Do not send any certificates not related to your academic or professional qualifications.

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.

Admission

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
or
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
or
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 housing, i.e. we will make reservations in 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.