Study Abroad at Ulm University: Biology and Biochemistry

You are registered as a student at a university abroad? You are interested in completing part of your studies (1-2 semesters) at Ulm University?

This is quite easy, if there is a cooperation agreement between your home university and Ulm University. Check out our partner universities:

However, you cannot apply to Ulm University directly. First, you have to apply for a place in the exchange programme at your home university. If you have been selected, you can apply to the International Office of Ulm University.

In case there is no cooperation agreement between your home university and Ulm University you can apply as free mover.

Contacts International Office

Contacts Biology & Biochemistry

Lisanne Wolters
Incomings Students Advisor
Department Biology & Biochemistry

Eva Keppner
ERASMUS Departmental Coordinator
Contact Biology & Biochemistry

Universität Ulm
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm / Deutschland

Room: M24 570
Tel.: **49-(0)731-50 23 93 0
Fax: **49-(0)731-50 23 93 2
Office hours only by arrangement

Department of Biology & Biochemistry: Teaching and Research

Bachelor CoursesCourses from our B. Sc. in Biology and B. Sc. Biochemistry. These courses are offered in a regular cycle. The language of instruction is usually German.
Master CoursesCourses from our M. Sc. in Biology and M. Sc. in Biochemistry. The courses reflect the research areas of our Biology Department. The language of instruction is mainly English.

An overview of the institutes of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry as well as their main research areas is given here: 


Projects and Master Theses

Students who only want to do a thesis/project at Ulm University do not need proficiency in German, as long as they have sufficient command of English (min. B1).

Time and duration for thesis / projects can be arranged outside regular semester dates (see: individual periods).

If you plan to do a thesis/project during your mobility at Ulm University, you should find out about the ongoing research in our faculties, departments and institutes in your field of interest. Our student advisor's can give you some directions for your search. However, you should not come to Ulm with any predefined topic and expect to find a supervisor for that particular topic.

We will grant max. 5 ECTS per month for thesis / project work, if this is the only activitiy in that time. If a thesis/project is combined with other courses, you can earn max. 30 ECTS per semester in total.

Examples: If you are going to stay for one full semester (6 months) and take several courses for a total of 12 ECTS credits, your thesis can be max. 18 ECTS credits. If you are going to stay for four months and only do your project, you can earn max. 20 credits for it.

Erasmus+ Subject Area Code

0511 (Biology)

0512 (Biochemistry)

Please note:
  • In order to attend Master-level courses, students should have successfully completed at least 3 years of study (approx. 180 ECTS) in the field of study of the Erasmus agreement.
  • All students must meet the language and academic requirements of any given course.
  • Exceptions may be granted to students in their final Bachelor year, if the home university confirms that this mobility window is offered explicitly for students to take Master courses.