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02 Application

Please read the requirements carefully before you start your application. The application period for the Master of Science program in “Human Biology – Principles of Health and Disease” starting in October 2022 (winter semester 2022/23) will probably be from February 1 until March 31, 2022. An online application is mandatory (you do not have to submit an application or paper copy by regular mail).

Applicants who did not obtain their bachelor’s degree in Germany AND are non-German citizens are required to submit a second, separate application to the LMU Office of International Affairs, by July 15, 2022.

The aptitude assessment at the Faculty of Biology and the application to the International Office are two independent processes, with different application deadlines.

The International Office reviews the qualifications obtained abroad in order to certify whether the applicant is eligible to study at LMU Munich. The Faculty of Biology assesses the aptitude of the student and subsequently decides on the admission to the master’s program.

B.Sc. Degree obtained in GermanyB.Sc. Degree
obtained outside of Germany
German citizen Application to the
Faculty of Biology by March 31, 2022
Application to the
Faculty of Biology
by March 31, 2022
Non-German citizen Application to the
Faculty of Biology by March 31, 2022
Application to the
Faculty of Biology
by March 31, 2022 AND to the International Office
by July 15, 2022

Online application to the Faculty of Biology

The application period for the fall 2021 has been closed, the application for the fall 2022 will be from February 1 until March 31, 2022.

The following documents (in pdf formant) are required for the online application.

  • Curriculum Vitae, indicating your name, academic background, work experience, etc. (max. 2 pages).
  • Copies of your bachelor’s degree certificate and of your official transcript of records, including an explanation of the grading and credit system of your university. If the degree certificate is not yet available, you can submit a transcript of records indicating at least 120 ECTS credits. The documents must indicate a grade point average. If your studies are finished, we need confirmation of a successfully completed bachelor's thesis in the scope of at least 10 ECTS credits. If your bachelor's thesis is not yet confirmed on your transcript of records, please provide an suitable proof (e.g. study regulation or an link to the proof). We ask that you send translations of these documents if they are in languages other than German or English.
  • Motivation essay of up to 600 words. Please note that the motivation statement must include the following points in detail:
  1. The reasons for your interest in the program and your qualifications for it.
  2. The reasons why you would like to study at (the Faculty of Biology of) the LMU.
  3. The reasons for your interest in particular research groups or areas.
  • Proof of your proficiency in English equal to a C1 level, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), or proof of equivalent proficiency in English. Please note that it must be clear to the selection committee that your knowledge of English equals at least a C1 level, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This means that the proof must either explicitly state that your English proficiency equals a C1 level, or the proof of your C1 proficiency in English is at least verifiable (such as for internationally recognized language tests). Examples of valid or non-valid language proofs are listed in the following table. Please note that no proof of German is required. However, basic knowledge of German is helpful for living and cultural exchange.

You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible in order to avoid last-minute problems.

For applications submitted by March 10, 2022, we try to offer an early screening service. This means that your application will be examined and you will receive a message in case anything is missing or is not clear in your application. This way, you will still have the opportunity to complete your application before the end of the application period.

If you fulfil all requirements (step 01) and you have successfully submitted your online application (step 02), we will invite you to an exam (step 03). We strive to contact you by mid-April.