Biology (B.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Science (Single-subject Bachelor)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung): M-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:

Restricted in all semesters


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Biology (M.Sc.)

Applied Bioinformatics (M.Sc.)

Anthropology (M.Sc.)

Biomedicine (M.Sc.)

Microbiology (M.Sc.)

Neuroscience (M.Sc.)


Faculty 10: Biology


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

The term biology covers the science of the living, starting with biomolecules as the smallest units, right through to entire ecosystems. Due to the immense scope of the subject, the Department of Biology has decided to focus its future activities in research on the following three areas: 1. Research into biodiversity (ecology, morphology, systematics, evolution); 2. Developmental biology and neurobiology; 3. Structural biology, cell biology, and biotechnology.

Biology deals with living beings and life processes on all organizational levels as well as their connections - from molecules, cells, and multicellular organisms, right through to ecosystems and the entire biosphere. A wide variety of work methods are used in this process, carried out partially outdoors, partially in the laboratory, and partially on the computer. The course teaches the basics of biology and related sciences such as chemistry, physics, and mathematics, then builds on this with specific knowledge from the focus areas of the subject. Practice-orientation and knowledge of methods are especially important here. After completing the course, students should be able to carry out tasks within the subject independently. The course provides an initial academic qualification for work in the professional field.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).