Department of Biology


The M.Sc. programme, Microbiology, provides in-depth knowledge of microbiology, ranging from the microbiology and physiology of microorganisms to infection biology and biotechnology. Students are instructed in the basic fundamental principles of microbiology and can choose to focus on different specialized areas within this field. The major objective of this course is to promote scientific inquiry and to encourage research and critical reflection and independence and self-reliance in the students.

Course language is German. Some individual required elective courses are conducted in English.


Application is only possible for the winter semester (deadline July 15th, 25 places). At University of Tübingen you can apply simultaneously for a maximum of three master courses. Application is online only. Access to the application portal is to be found here.

Please contact our International Office for any questions regarding application and admission procedures for international students.

Requirements (Selection Statutes, June 18th, 2015):

Selection criteria for the ranking list: bachelor’s degree grade. The grade can, if applicable, be “improved” by bonus points.

The exact grade required for admission can not be fixed, as this depends on the number of applicants. In the past years, the grade limit was 2,1.

IMPORTANT: If your bachelor’s degree certificate is not available by the closing date, July 15th, you may submit an interim certificate or a transcript of records. This interim report must contain the average grade attained up to that point, as otherwise the application cannot be taken into consideration! Every year around 10% of applications are rejected because their reports contain no average grade!

Additional information about the program 
under construction (Jan 20th, 2020)