Master Biochemistry Application


    The Master in Biochemistry at the LMU Munich is a cross-disciplinary program taught exclusively in English and open to German and international students. Each year, we offer two application deadlines for the Master in Biochemistry program (= application materials must be received by this date, so take the mailing time into account!): January 15 and July 15. The programs start in April and October, respectively. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (

    Your application should include the following documents:
    - Short cover letter (no motivation letter!)
    - application form (form - please download, fill in and print)
    - Certified copies of academic certificates and/or transcripts:
        + High School Diploma (transcripts of individual grade)
        + Bachelor's Degree (transcript of individual grades or current transcript of records with at least 130 out of 180 ECTS
        + Curriculum vitae

    Addressed to: Application Master Biochemie

    Department of Biochemistry
    Gene Center of the LMU
    Feodor-Lynen-Str. 25
    D-81377 München.

    In order for your application to be successful, you should have a Bachelor in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry or a related topic. Your Bachelor curriculum should include practical courses in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemistry or related fields.
    If you have not finished your Bachelor at time of application you can apply with a current transcript of records, showing individual grades for at least 72 % of the required credit points (130 ECTS out of 180 ECTS for German applicants).

    In addition, all candidates will have to take a mandatory entrance exam. You will recieve an invitation letter from us after we have processed your application, only invited candidates may participate in the test. The mandatory entrance exam will be held 2-3 weeks after each application deadline at the Gene Center in Munich. There will be no other possibility to take the entrance exam but here in Munich at the Gene Ceter at the specified date (see below). Unfortunately, we cannot cover your travel expenses.

    In addition to applying to the Masters Program at the Department of Biochemistry, international students will also have to apply for admission to the LMU Munich at the Office of International Affairs. The application deadlines are January 15th and July 15th. More information about the application to the University and the necessary application documents can be found under the following link: link

    In sum, international students have to send in two applications, one to the Department of Biochemistry and one to the Office of International Affairs of the LMU Munich.

    How to prepare for the entrance exam:

    Recommended text books:
    Stryer: Biochemistry or
    Alberts: Molecular Biology of the Cell
    List of topics relevant for the entrance exam:
    List of Topics

    Example questions for the entrance exam
    Example questions and answers

    Entrance exam for summer semester 2018 (application deadline 15th January 2018)
    February 8th, 2018 at 10 am, Römer Forum, BioSys.

    Entrance exam for winter semester 2017-18 (application deadline 15th of July 2017):
    August 03rd, 2017 at 10 am, Lynen lecture hall, Gene Center.


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