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02 Application

Please read the requirements carefully before you start your application. You can only apply online (i.e. you should not submit an application or paper copy by regular mail). 

The application period for the Master of Science program in Human Biology - Principles of Health and Disease starting in October 2024 takes place from January, 15 until February 28, 2024 and is open now! 

You can access the online application form via the link:

Please note: Your application has to be complete and submitted by February 28, 2024 23:59 h CET.
Documents sent by email, during the application process or after the application tool closes on February 28th at 11:59 p.m. will not be considered.

International students

Applicants who are non-German citizens AND neither obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany nor received their general university entrance qualification (“Abitur”) in Germany or from a German school abroad are required to submit a second, separate application to the LMU Office of International Affairs.

B.Sc. Degree obtained in Germany OR German university entrance qualification ("Abitur")
B.Sc. Degree obtained outside of Germany AND non-German university entrance qualification
German citizen Application to the Faculty of Biology
by the end of February 2024
Application to the Faculty of Biology
by the end of February 2024
Non-German citizen Application to the Faculty of Biology
by the end of February 2024
Application to the Faculty of Biology
by the end of February 2024
to the International Office
by July 15, 2024

The selection procedure 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.

The application deadline for the master’s program starting in the winter semester 2024/25 is February 28, 2024, whereas the application deadline for general admission to the LMU Munich is July 15, 2024.  As an international student, you could in principle wait to submit your application for general admission to the university until you passed the entrance exam, but you can already look into the documents that you will need.

You can find more information about the application for general admission to the LMU Munich on the admission website of the International Office. Please note that the International Office requires certified copies of all transcripts and certificates and its own application form to be filled out. In the application form for the International Office, you can fill out that you applied for the master’s program in Molecular and Cellular Biology (you do NOT yet have to add a letter of acceptance for the master’s program).