Application and Admission

In the following video we offer a comprehensible explanation of the application process. This video was produced by the student initiative RiedbergTV. More videos can be found on www.riedberg.TV.

Admission Requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree in the same or a related subject or at least an equivalent degree from another university of applied sciences in the same or similar subject (e.g. medicine, psychology, chemistry, physics or mathematics) with a standard period of study of six semesters.
    In case the required degree has not been awarded by the time of application, an application is possible when at least 80% of the required CP for the Bachelor's degree have been gained and if the following documents are submitted:
    • a proof of matriculation
    • a detailed certificate of the present status of the studies and the anticipated date of completion of the Bachelor's programme.
  • Letter of motivation in English language + grade of Bachelor's degree (the letter of motivation should not exceed two pages in length. Font size should be 12 pt, 1.5 line spacing). It should focus on:
    • What is your motivation for the Master's programme Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions?
    • Which topics, scientific fields of the programme are you mainly interested in?
    • What are your previous practical experiences in the lab (lab work) / professional experiences?
    • Which aims do you follow with the study programme, what are your occupational career plans?
    • Title and summary of your Bachelor thesis.
    • Which experimental methods did you perform in your Bachelor thesis?
  • Proof of English language skills.

Language requirements

If not a native speaker, the applicant has to provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language on B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference Languages (CEFR) by one of the following:

  • TOEFL (ibT) minimum 87
  • IELTS minimum 5.5
  • A certificate of proficiency, which has been issued by the relevant departments based on a Bachelor thesis written in English
  • A minimum one-year study or occupational stay in an English-speaking country within the last three years

Required Documents

Foreign students (non-German Bachelor)

  • University entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels)
  • Bachelor's degree certificate and a Transcript of Records
    If the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed: a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study program and average grade
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of English language skills
  • Copy of an identity document
  • Declaration of examination claim (download in the online application portal)
  • APS certificate for applicants from Vietnam, China and Mongolia
  • Optional: Proof of German language skills
  • Optional: Letter of recommendation from your supervisor

In addition to the online application, international students must submit certified and translated (German or English) paper copies of their documents to uni-assist in Berlin by May 31.


Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Master-Abteilung
c/o uni-assist e.V. 
D-11507 Berlin


Local students (German Bachelor)

  • University entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels) required if not already student at Goethe-University
  • Bachelor's degree certificate and a Transcript of Records
    If the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed: a Transcript of Records or equivalent document listing the content of the study program and average grade
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of English language skills
  • Copy of an identity document
  • Declaration of examination claim (download in the online application portal)
  • Optional: Letter of recommendation from your supervisor

Deadline

The application period is from 1 April - 31 May each year for the upcoming winter term.
Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the May 31 deadline. This especially relates for applicants who need more time to prepare for enrolment in the program (i.e. non-EU applicants who need visa to enter Germany).

Please apply for this programme via the online application platform of the Goethe-University.

Contact

Program Coordinator
Dr. Isabell Smyrek

Institute of Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Biologicum | Room 2.122
T +49 69 798-42018
E-Mail


Program Director
Prof. Dr. Stefan Eimer

Institute of Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Biologicum | Room 2.118
E-Mail


Examinations Office
Monika Goltz

Biozentrum | N101 | Room 1.07
T +49 69 798-46475
F +49 69 798-46470
E-Mail