Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry (IFIB)

Application to our programme does not guarantee admission!

Your application might still be rejected or you might not be offered a place, although you might have paid fees already (e.g. APS verification).
Continue reading for more information.

Admission to our programme does not include housing.
Housing must be organised privately. Find more information here.

Admission procedure

Entry Exam

The date of the next entry exam will be announced at least 4 weeks before the exam.


(Please read the FAQ for more information.)

Selection criteria

In addition, you need to meet our criteria about your previous education (see FAQ, What we expect).
You need to have at least 20 points at the end of the selection process, to be elegible for admission.

Places offered

We will offer a total of at least 35 places to the highest scoring applicants per year (spring+fall selection). Typically the fall intake is larger than the spring one. Depending on the quality of the applications, we may offer more than the minimum number of places.

Written exam

A written English examination in basic biochemistry will be held twice a year in Tübingen. Participation in the written exam is recommended but you can apply relying only on your bachelor grade & CV, which means you can score a maximum of 45 points out of 65. You can repeat the exam once; the best grade counts. Results can then be used for your application at any time. If you want to take part, please send an email with the subject text entrance exam and your full name and contact adress in the body to claudia.heberlespam no later then 1 week before the exam date. This will automatically register you for the exam. The test normaly takes place on the Friday closest to the deadline, if not anounced differently. Bring identification and a calculator.
See also the FAQs.

CV points / Bonus points

Starting with applications for winter term 2024,
you can no longer apply for CV points.

We will instead award points for practical education.

We will update this page as soon as the application phase for summer term 2024 is over. (Probably beginning of April 2024.)

(For the last time applicable for application phase for summer term 2024.)

Only upon clearly stated written request, we can grant up to 5 additional points for the following items based on your CV: stipends and prizes, peer-reviewed publications, international study or related work experience of at least 6 months. Please provide the necessary documents for us to verify these achievements, alongside your informal request.

Application material

Online application

Please apply online by first registering with your basic information. Afterwards you can change your application and view your status online. Do not include additional paper material as it will not be taken into account.