Application & Enrolment
For the Master's Programme to begin in September of each year:
Early application deadline and early selection: January 31, 2013
Late application deadline and second selection: March 15, 2013
We give priority to those students who apply before January 31!
Application Process: Only complete applications (see application forms) that have been received by regular mail at the coordination office (see below) by March 15th can be considered for admission. The selection and admission process takes place in three steps:
Final Decisions on Admission:
Details for Step 1 to 3:
Applications will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee based on all
submitted information, with special emphasis placed on academic qualifications
and recommendations. Candidates who pass this stage will be notified within 2
weeks following the final application deadline, regarding
their participation in a written examination (see Step 2) and/or an interview (see
Step 3). Rejection letters will be issued within two months after the deadline.
The Admissions Committee will process all applications without delay. Please refrain from inquiries regarding the status of your application. You will be informed as soon as the results are available.
Please submit your application and required documents by regular mail (see » Required Documents) to the following address:
Prof. Dr. Inga D. Neumann
! PLEASE NOTE UPDATED CONDITIONS FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS!
The second step of the application process concerns the assessment of your basic knowledge in naturale sciences. This written examination will be typically conducted in the home countries of the applicants and will be supervised by local branches of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Goethe Institutes, German embassies or scientific partners abroad. The examination will take place within six weeks of each deadline. The results of these exams will be returned to the coordination office by our partners via express mail or fax. The grading process takes several days and all participants will be informed about their results by e-mail thereafter. As applicants will be informed about their participation and the exact location on short notice, they should be prepared accordingly.
The entrance examination will be organized by the coordination office, regardless of where the exam takes place, thus any correspondence should be sent directly to this address. DO NOT inquire with nearby DAAD branches, Goethe Institutes, or German embassies regarding the entrance examination.
The 2-hour written entrance examination is designed as a multiple choice test to assess general background knowledge in natural sciences, in particular in
The style and level of the multiple choice questions are similar to Graduate Record Examination (GRE; http://www.ets.org) subject test in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. GRE handbooks as well as common undergraduate textbooks are recommended for preparation.
Applicants who pass the entrance examination will be invited for interviews in Regensburg (we try to cover your travel expenses) between (will be announced later).
Deadline applications for