IFIB – Interfakultäres Institut für Biochemie

Admission procedure

Entry Exam

Advise to international applicants

Consider that you might be quarantined upon entering Germany.

Accordingly, you will probably not be able to attend the exam, if you travel to Germany after 10 May 2021 or even 7 May 2021, depending on the risk classification for your country by the RKI.

Due to legal restrictions,
the exam cannot be offered online or at other locations!

The next exam will take place on
Friday, 21 May 2021
12:30 to 14:30 in the
Lecture Hall N07
Hörsaalzentrum Morgenstelle, Auf der Morgenstelle 16, 72076 Tübingen

Please register and confirm your participation in the exam by sending an email to claudia.heberlespam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de with the headline “confirmation master exam” and include in the email text your full name (last name, first name) and your email address. This confirmation is required until Friday, 14 May 2021.

All confirmed participants will receive further information on the procedure and guidelines for the exam by email.


(Please read the FAQ for more information.)

Selection criteria

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 prevention@uni-tuebingen.de 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

Upon 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.

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.