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Biology

full time

  • Master of Science

    Master
    Degree

  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Mainz

    Location

  • expired (Germans and inhabitants)

    expired (EU), expired (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type

graduate

Admission semester

Summer and Winter Semester

Area of study
Biology
Focus

Evolution Biology, Biodiversity Research and Anthropology, Developmental Biology and Neurobiology, Molecular Structural Biology, Cell Biology and Biotechnology

Target group

The Master’s course in Biology builds on the Bachelor’s courses in Biology and Molecular Biology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) or equivalent courses at other universities. The aim of the Master's degree is to qualify students for research-active work in key topics chosen by the students themselves. The main topics offered in the Department of Biology are: 1. Evolutionary Biology, Biodiversity Research and Anthropology 2. Developmental Biology and Neurobiology 3. Molecular Structural Biology, Cell Biology and Biotechnology

Annotation

If the Bachelor degree certificate is not available by the application deadline, but at least 135 credit points can be demonstrated: Submit a certificate of study and examinations and the average grade achieved so far. (This certificate must be issued by the relevant higher education institution, original or officially authenticated copy). After enrolment, the diploma must be submitted. If the degree was obtained abroad: officially authenticated copy of a certificate of recognition (responsible: Student Service - Admission International).

Admission modus

selection by the HEI

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Proof of a Bachelor’s degree in the subject of Biology or an equivalent degree at a German or international university. Sufficient proficiency in English The requirement is that the applicant still has the examination entitlement for this course. Applicants who obtained neither their higher education entrance qualification at a German-speaking institution nor a degree in a course conducted in German are required to provide evidence of German proficiency at the level of the “German Language Test for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Students” (DSH). Even when all of the admission criteria have been met, admission to the Master's course in Biology depends upon the successful completion of the admission procedure. If the Master's course is subject to admission restrictions, admission shall be in accordance with the university selection rules.

Lecture period
  • 24.10.2022 - 11.02.2023
  • 17.04.2023 - 23.07.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Expired

    Participation in the lottery procedure for Master's degree programmes (winter semester 01.08.-31.08; summer semester 01.02.-28.02): www.studium.uni-mainz.de/losverfahren-master Please also note the earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Expired (Universitywide deadline)

    For more information on the application platform, please refer to the current range of Master's degree programmes at .

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    Expired

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    Expired

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

Summer semester (2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Expired

    Participation in the lottery procedure for Master's degree programmes (winter semester 01.08.-31.08; summer semester 01.02.-28.02): www.studium.uni-mainz.de/losverfahren-master Please also note the earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Expired (Universitywide deadline)

    For more information on the application platform, please refer to the current range of Master's degree programmes at .

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    Expired

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    Expired

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

Languages of instruction

Main language

German

International office

Studierendenservice - Zulassung International
Address
Studierenden Service Center, Forum universitatis 1, 1. OG
55128
Mainz
Tel:
06131 / 39-22525
Fax:
06131 / 39-25548
Email:
incomings@international.uni-mainz.de
Web:
https://www.studium.uni-mainz.de/internationales-incoming/

Student advisory service

Zentrale Studienberatung, Studierenden Service Center, Forum universitatis, Eingang 1, 1. OG
Address
Forum universitatis 1
55128
Mainz
Tel:
06131 / 39-22122
Fax:
06131 / 39-25004
Email:
zsb@uni-mainz.de
Web:
http://www.studium.uni-mainz.de/zsb

Graduate contact

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Fachbereich 10 - Biologie
Address
Saarstr. 21
55099
Mainz
Tel:
+49 (0)6131 / 39-24673
Email:
studienbuero-biologie@uni-mainz.de

Dr. Günther Ochs