Master of Science in Biophysics

Application is open!

The online registration for the Biophysics Master programme - winter semester 2020/2021 - is currently open only for applicants with a bachelor's degree obtained within Germany. Please note the following application deadlines:

15th March for applicants with a bachelor's degree obtained outside Germany

15th June for applicants with a bachelor's degree obtained within Germany

Before sending the application documents, please complete the online registration at the link reported below

Online Registration

Please check the entry requirements regarding the English knowledge and the pre-master course completion!

Biophysics research at Ulm University!

Specialization Areas - Overview

Prof. Gebhardt - research overview

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Biophysics Lab Course

Students enrolled in the Biophysics Master will have the opportunity to perform most of the exciting experiments available at the Biophysics Institute.

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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


Our Master Programme in Biophysics

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. 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. 

During the second year, students have the opportunity to carry out research at the academic level by completing two independent research projects, or they can choose to do an internship in an external institute to fullfill one of the research projects. The best students will have the possibility to work as lab assistant within the Biophysics Institute during their master.

Quick Guide

  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)
  • Application period:
    Winter semester: 15.01. - 15.03. (15.06. for B. Sc. degrees obtained in Germany)
  • Start of programme: late August
  • Language: English
  • Tuition Fees: 1500 Euro each semester - only for non-EU students
  • Administrative fees:
    170 Euro each semester

How to apply

  • Application

  • Admission

  • Ulm Students

    Graduates of the University of Ulm with a BSc degree 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.

    Please contact the coordinator or the head of the M. Sc. Biophysics programme for more information on the English requirements.

General Information for students

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 structured at 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.