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M.Sc. Chemical Biology

Faculty: Faculty of Chemical an Earth Sciences

Type: research-oriented

Languages of instruction: German (German proficiency proof mandatory!)

Starting date: winter semester and summer semester

Application period:

summer term: 1 December - 15 January
winter term:

1 April - 15 July

Open to students with degrees in: chemistry, biology, biochemistry or an equal related fields

Programme summary:  Students will learn the systematics, terminology, and advanced topics in various subdisciplines of chemistry and biology. They will also acquire the theoretical and practical skills required for conducting advanced work in these fields. A number of areas of specialization are offered corresponding to the unique profile of the Faculty of Chemical and Earth Sciences and the School of Biology and Pharmacy.

Special features:  The programme of study is very interdisciplinary in nature and has a strong experimental focus. Students may select from a wide range of special topics courses. Please view the German programme description for detailed informations about the offered special topic courses.

Career opportunities:  Graduates of the M.Sc. Chemical Biology programme are qualified to pursue a high-level career in the areas of chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and related medical fields. They may also choose to earn a Ph.D. in one of these fields in Germany or abroad.

Application requirements: Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or an related fields. The admission decision will be taken by the admission committee on the basis of contents and notes/grades of the first degree, the duration of study, the motivation and career, additional activities, of the applicant.

Non-native speakers of German must demonstrate proficiency in German by passing the DSH examination (Level 2), the TestDaF (4x4), or an internationally recognized equivalent.
All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English on the basis of eligible documents.

Application documents:

You have to send by post (please see also the step-by-step explanation):

  • Signed online application form "Application for Admission at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena to the Masters Programme" (generated automatically at the end of the online application)

You have to upload online (please see also the step-by-step explanation):

  • Motivation letter, in which you describe your intention to pursue graduate studies in the field of your choice (written in GERMAN)
  • Curriculum vitae including complete contact information, educational background, and professional experience
    School education:
  • Your secondary school leaving certificate (baccalauréat, high school diploma, etc.)
    University education:
  • All previous university degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.) if available before the application deadline - otherwise, please make a note of the anticipated date of issue
  • The corresponding transcripts for each degree, including your cumulative grade point average (minimum requirement is the proof of credits of the term before last)
  • For foreign Bachelor degrees: Proof of the grading system used by the university
    Language proficiency proof:
  • German proficiency proof at the level DSH-2 (for details see German language requirements)
    Special requirements for international applicants:
  • APS certificate: applicants with a Chinese, Mongolian or Vietnamese degree
  • College Entrance Examination: Iran (since 2011 no college entrance examination, but pre-university year), Republic of Korea (Scholastic Ability Test)

Additional information on application documents and procedure is available here.

Contact persons for general questions (application/enrolment process , framework conditions):

Master Service Centre

Contact persons for subject related questions:

Prof. Dr. Georg Pohnert
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
Lessingstr. 8
07743 Jena

Email: georg.pohnert[at]uni-jena.de
Phone: +49 3641 948171
Fax: +49 3641 948172

Dr. Kristina Dubnack
Examination Office and Student's Administration
Humboldtstraße 11
07743 Jena

Email: kristina.dubnack[at]uni-jena.de
Phone: +49 3641 948010
Fax: +49 3641 948002

URL: http://www1.uni-jena.de/master_chemische_biologie/cms/website.php