MSc Life Sciences


Before considering an application

Before you start, please read about the Essential Qualifications and check if you meet them.

Preparing and submitting an application

Application for the program starting in October 2024 is open from 15 January until 15 March 2024 (midnight German time).

Application is online only; start with registration at the following site:


Important hints regarding the use of the application platform:

1. You have to register and create an account first. Under  "I want to register for", please select "Master Study Program FOKUS Life Sciences". Once you finished registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a log-in link that is valid for 24 hrs. After log-in you have to set a password.

2. After setting the password, you can directly proceed to editing your application (right hand menue "Add application for.."). Otherwise you can  log out and return as often as you wish until 15 March to assemble and modify your application in as many steps as you like or need. Use the "Save" button frequently to secure your current progress when you compile the application, but only use the "Save and Submit" button when you are completely finished. Once you have hit the "Save and Submit" button, no further change is possible!

3. In general, please read the help text that is provided with almost every field you have to fill in. Reading the help text will answer most of the questions that might come up.

4. What to prepare before your start: You will have to upload scans/fotos (only pdf files are allowed) of the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • University entrance certificate (in many cases this equals the school leaving certificate from you secondary school = high school = grammar school)
  • BSc certificate and BSc transcript as separate documents; Important: transcripts comprise grading scales. Those grading scales must be clearly visible in your scans. If your transcript does not comprise a grading scale, we need other official information from your university regarding the relevant grading scale. Without grading scale we cannot follow up on your application. We do not have the capacity to ask applicants for that information if it is missing.
  • If applicable, certicates/transcipts of any other academic degress
  • Language certificate (if available; check here  for more Information)
  • Note: For our program you do NOT need the uni-assist "VPD - preliminary review documentation"

Please check that the scans are legible, but not of excessive size either. Usually a scan with a resultion of 200 dpi is fully sufficient.

5. In case of questions regarding the application platform, which cannot be answered by reading the help text, please contact uwgs-it@uni-wuerzburg.de


  • March 15, midnight: No more applications accepted
  • April: If you pass the document screen, you will be invited to participate in a written exam, which will be conducted online in April. For this online exam a computer, stable internet and a webcam are needed. If you average 2,0 or better in this exam (on a scale from 1-4), you will be invited for interview
  • May: Interview either in Würzburg or by video-interview
  • June: Admission
  • October: Enrollment and start of program; Please note: If you are selected for the study program, you will have to show the original documents for final admission and enrollment.

Cost of application

We do not charge fees for the application process.