How to apply for the Biophysics M. Sc.

Next application phase

The online registration for the winter semester 2018/19 is now closed. Next application phase will open in January 2019.

The application to the "Biophysics" Master of Science programme consists of the stages reported below.

Please read carefully the information below regarding the online registration and the required documents.

How to Apply

  • Deadline

    Start of application period15th January of each year
    End of application period15th March of each year
    Start of the programmelate August of each year
  • Online registration and documents download

    Please follow the link to the Online Registration (available only during 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 email. 

    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
  • Application form

    After completing the online registration, please proceed to fill the Application Form.xlsx

    The application form is provided by the “Biophysics” office and it is available for download here during application period.

    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.

    The filled application form has to be sent by e-mail (excel file is ok) to the address:


    Send a signed version of the form along with the other documents to “Biophysics” by regular mail or upload files (see confirmation email).


    Please enter all the required data:
    • Application number, received during the online registration.
    • Grading system at your university:
      Does a credit point or credit hour system exist at your university? Please enter the max. grade and min. passing grade.
    • Final grade of your Bachelor 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.
  • Documents to send/upload

    The application documents can be either

    uploaded in electronic form (link provided in the confirmation email, valid until 15th of March)
    sent per regular mail (only copies of official documents!) before 31st March to the following postal address:

    Ulm University
    Studienkommission Physik
    MSc Biophysics
    Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
    89081 Ulm, Germany

    Only Exception:
    Cover Sheet - must be signed and sent by regular mail at the above mentioned address.

    1. Application form Form that was already send by email, please sign it and fill in the date.
    2. Curriculum VitaeThe CV has to be complete, i.e. there should be no gaps and should to cover the time period since you finished your Bachelor degree.
    Insert your name, application number and signature.
    3. 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.
    4. 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).
    5. Bachelor 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.
    6. English certificate (copy!)

    TOEFL (ibT) test with minimum score: 95
    IELTS test with minimum score: 7
    any English Language Certificate corresponding to the C1 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 at the moment of enrollment the latest.

    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.

    7. 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.
    8. Proof of professional training (optional)
    Training, internship or work experience relevant for the Biophyiscs master
    9. APS-certificate
    Required for students from China, Vietnam and Mongolia.
    Further information: APS China, APS Vietnam, APS Mongolia

    You will obtain a confirmation e-mail once we received all necessary documents.

    Please note:
    • All documents have to reach Ulm University by the end of the application period - March 15th for documents upload, March 31st for documents sent by regular mail
    • We do not accept documents sent by fax or attached to e-mails (only exception: application form which has to be sent both via e-mail and by regular mail/upload).
    • It is sufficient to send untestified copies of all documents. Do not send any originals.
    • All envelopes sent have to contain a copy of the cover sheet carrying your name and application number to ensure that the documents can be allocated correctly.
    • 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.
    • We cannot return any documents.
  • 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.


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