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Department of Natural Sciences

Detailed Information Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology (BSc)

Our Bachelor programme in Applied Biology (BSc) differs from many other biology courses. The focus lies on subjects as human biology, microbiology, genetics and cell culture, whereas zoology and botany are not part of the Curriculum. Furthermore, the course structures are strictly modular and all academic and examination results are quoted as credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Therefore an international recognition is assured.

The courses and lectures are predominantly taught in English. Free German courses will be offered to facilitate comprehension for foreigners in the few German-speaking courses!

The 5th (and the 6th) semester may be spent abroad at one of our partner universities. A stay for one year can result in bachelor degrees of both universities! - Please note: The stay abroad is subject to the condition that there are no legal restrictions on immigration or residence and that the partner universities offer sufficient vacancies.

The Bachelor degree enables the entrance either into a job or into a master programme, for example our Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. The additional degree Bachelor of Honours (given by our partner universities in Scotland) enables you to directly start a PhD programme.

In 2003 the programme was successfully accredited by the German accreditation association ASIIN and it has been re-accredited in 2005 and 2009.

Start of the Course: Each Winter Semester

The attendance of the Safety Instructions is mandatory for all students! Otherwise a participation of any practical course is forbidden! The Safety Instructions are part of the introduction weeks (always scheduled in September/October).

Students with German School Certificates

Prospective students with German secondary school certificates can directly apply at our university: Online Application

International Applicants

The online application will be open from 15 May until 15 July each year. Online Application International Applicants

Please send the printed out and signed application form with the below-mentioned documents by 15 July at the latest.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the Bachelor’s programme, students must provide evidence of the following:

  • University entrance qualification certificates. On the following pages you can check whether your school leaving certificate qualifies directly for studies in Germany. Depending on where you are from, one or two years of university study in your home country are necessary before you are eligible to apply:
  • Foreign applicants must show proficiency in English (for example a minimum score of 78 on the Internet-based TOEFB iBT or minimum score 6.0 on the Academic IELTS)

For further information on requirements please contact the Registrar’s Office.



International Office

Education, financial aid and accommodation
Phone: +49 2241 865-628 or -671
Office Hours: On appointment

Registrar’s Office

Application and enrolment
Phone: +49 2241 865-132 or -697 or- 622  (Foreigners)
-726/626 (Germans)
Office Hours:
Mon-Wed: 10am - 1pm
Thu: 10am - noon and 2pm - 4pm
Fri: closed
Telephone consultation hours:
Mon - Wed: 9am - 4pm
Thu: 9am - 12am and 2pm - 4pm
Fri: 9am - 2pm