Biochemistry - Master of Science (MSc)

  • required language proficiency: German
  • with restricted admission (50 places for the academic year 2019/20)

Important!

Applications for this study programme are paperless. Please upload the required application documents with your personal upload assistant. You will receive a link once you have completed the online application. We will not accept paper documents.

 

Latest update

The admission office (Abt. II-1 Zulassung) has been closed for visitors until further notice.

Counselling is done by email or phone at the times listed below.

Application period (cut-off period)

winter semester:    
probably 01 Apr. - 15 May
                                
summer semester:  15 Oct. - 15 Nov.

This is how you apply:

Step 1: Online application
You apply online.

Step 2: You submit your documents
Upload the required application documents using the upload assistant. You will receive a link to your personal upload assistant once you have completed your online application.

You must upload all documents by the last day of the application period.

 

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Further information

  • a bachelor's degree or an equal recognized degree in Biochemistry or another programme with largely equivalent content obtained at a German or foreign higher education institution, or a qualification which is recognised as equivalent at the level of at least three years of study.
  • a bachelor's degree with an overall final grade of 2.7 or better;

 

or if you have not yet completed your degree:
the study achievements and exam results with a minimum of 140 credit points (ECTS-points)
and an average grade of 3.0 or better.

 

     For legally binding information please see the MSc Biochemistry admissions statutes.

 

 

Upon completing the online application you need to submit the following documents using your personal upload assistant within the application deadline. You will receive a link to your personal upload assistant once you have completed your online application.

  • data view (protocol of the online application)
  • bachelor's degree certificate and bachelor’s certificate stating the final grade as well as a transcript of records with credit points
  • no degree obtained yet: transcript of records including overall average grade and total credit points (ECTS-points) earned to date
  • form requesting subject-specific additional information
  • if bachelor's degree was not in German: proof of required German language proficiency
  • for applicants with a degree from China or Vietnam: APS certificate or APS confirmation
  • for applicants with a foreign degree: grading system of the higher education institution indicating the minimum grade required for passing the bachelor's degree as well as the highest grade possible. If this information is not shown in the transcript of records or the degree certificate, it must be provided separately in an official document or letter
  • certified translations of documents that were not issued in German/English
  • for claims of hardship or in case of being tied to a study location (“Ortsbindung”) for reasons of public interest: letter of explanation and proof of exceptional case
  • change of name: documentary proof

Please note:
  • Proof does not need authentication
  • Applications with missing details or documents will be rejected
  • We do not accept applications and supporting documents sent on paper, fax or e-mail.
  • Candidates who reapply must resubmit the complete documentation
  • If you are unable to apply to Ulm University and carry out the application procedure yourself, it is possible to give someone the power of attorney to apply and provide information.
    Valid forms of authorisation:
    - notarised letter of authority
    - power of attorney
    - letter of authority - download template in PDF format

      

 

 

Upon completing the online application you will receive a confirmation email with your access details for the application portal, where you can find details on the status of your application and other notifications.

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Should the number of qualified applications exceed the number of available places, the selection will be made by

  • the level of qualification, which is determined by the overall grade in the bachelor's degree and the average grade of the exam results attained up to the application cut-off date respectively, if you don't have your degree yet.
  • In cases of equal scores, the decision is made by lottery.

 

(see §§ 4 and 5 of the admission statute)

Selection thresholds in the allocation procedure

summer semester 2020:
Available places: 20
Applications: 32
Admission grade: 2.7 / 3.0 (overall grade / average grade)

winter semester 2020/21:
Available places: 30
Applications: 81
Admission grade: 2.7 / 3.0 (overall grade / average grade)

summer semester 2021:
Available places: 20
Applications: 37
Admission grade: 2.7 / 3.0 (overall grade / average grade)

 

 

Claims of hardship in master’s programmes with restricted admission

5% of all available places (one place minimum) are reserved for cases of exceptional hardship.

Exceptional hardship applies particularly to cases where it is absolutely necessary for the applicant to begin their studies without delay due to health reasons or equally serious circumstances. Applicants who depend on Ulm as place of study due to exceptional family, social or economic circumstances may claim hardship as well.

Please note:

  • The claim of hardship is to be made in the course of the online application. Prerequisite is the fulfilment of the admission requirements for the master’s programme.
  • An explanatory statement including single copies of supporting documents must be submitted within the application deadline. In the case of health reasons, a certificate from a medical specialist must be submitted confirming that immediate commencement of studies is absolutely necessary.
  • Claims of hardship will be assessed after the application cut-off date.

Claims of hardship will be considered only from applicants who were not allocated a study place in the allocation procedure based on performance.

 

Dependence on study location in the interest of the public (Ortsbindung; mainly top athletes)

1% of the study places (with a minimum of one place) are allocated on the basis of dependence on study location in the interest of the public (Ortsbindung). This applies to applicants who fall into a certain category determined by the University, whose consideration is of particular interest to the public and who are tied to Ulm as place of study due to justified circumstances.
These are in particular applicants who belong to a national-level Olympic, prospective, supplementary or team sports squad or a junior squad 1 of the German Olympic Sports Confederation.

Please note:

  • The claim of dependence on study location in the interest of the public is to be made in the course of your online application. Prerequisite is the fulfilment of the admission requirements for the master’s programme.
  • You need to submit an explanatory statement elaborating your dependence on study location in the interest of the public including single copies of supporting documents within the application deadline.
  • A dependence on study location in the interest of the public will be considered only if you have not been allocated a place in the selection procedure and on the basis of hardship.

Further information on the master's programme Biochemistry.