Medical Life Sciences

University of Kiel

24 months
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The Medical Life Sciences program at the University of Kiel aims to train students for careers in biomedical research. Medical Life Sciences is a full-time programme, the regulation study time is four semesters.



The Medical Life Sciences program at the University of Kiel offers

  • a molecular focus on major disease indications
  • teaching by clinicians and scientists of international reputation  (Nature, Science, PNAS, NEJM publications)
  • project work in high-end research labs
  • studying in an international programme exclusively taught in English
  • in-depth information on paleogenetics of disease
  • opportunities to write your Master's thesis abroad in labs of research partners depending on research project chosen
  • the opportunity to apply for annual partial scholarships (Deutschlandstipendium for MedLife students, sponsored by Abbvie Deutschland GbmH & CoKG and BMBF)
  • integration into the Cluster of Excellence

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basics of molecular biology 
  • Clinical disease manifestations 
  • Molecular pathology 
  • Medical statistics 
  • Immunology 
  • Systems biology
  • Orientation: Studies & career 
  • Clinical cell biology 
  • Human Biology - Anatomy 


Your lecturers are biologists, biochemists, clinicians, geneticists, bioinformaticians publishing in highly ranked journals with a track record in research and teaching.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum vitae, including a complete overview of the applicant’s education
  • Copy of your passport, showing your name and passport photograph
  • Payment slip of the fee paid for the application
  • School leaving certificate for higher education which qualifies applicants to study at a university in
  • their home country, including an overview of grades and subjects
  • Certificate of an university entrance examination passed in a foreign country including a complete
  • list of grades from a university (if available)
  • University transcripts including a list of subjects and grades
  • Transcript of an assessment test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Medical Life Sciences
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