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The Master's programme in Biology at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf builds on a previous successful 3-year Bachelor's programme in Biology and is aimed at students interested in science. Why Biology at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf?


The Master's programme in Biology is strongly research-oriented with a high proportion of internships and independent work. Research at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf focuses on: biochemistry, biotechnology, developmental biology, evolution, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, plant sciences, structural biology, synthetic biology and cell biology.

Career Prospects

In two years, the Master's programme in Biology at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf leads to the postgraduate and professional qualification Master of Science (MSc). It prepares its graduates for a doctorate or alternatively for a responsible job in the professional world. Further information on the professional field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Structural Biology
  • Synthetic Biology and Cell Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

The application is made via an application portal. On the basis of the submitted documents, the subject checks the professional suitability (aptitude assessment). Enrollment in the degree program is only possible after receipt of the aptitude assessment notice.For the Master's program, you need a good knowledge of English, a completed bachelor's degree in biology or in a closely related subject (biochemistry, natural sciences). A provisional admission is possible from 150 CP. More information about the requirementsDocuments required for the aptitude assessment:

  • Graduation certificate with transcript of records (if not available, a preliminary certificate or a current performance overview with at least 150 CP is sufficient) Individual proof of English language skills.

Tuition Fee

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There are no tuition fees. There is only one intake per year.

Living costs for Düsseldorf

996 - 1318 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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