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Admission requirements

We accept 25-30 students based on successful completion of a bachelor program in biochemistry or related areas. Admittance is guided by bachelor grades and interviews. The master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry or an equivalent degree with credits in biochemistry that correspond to the bachelor’s program in biochemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin.
  • Classes are taught in English. The necessary English language skills must be proven by exam results.

Proof of sufficient German (DSH2) or English Skills (IELTS 5.0; TOEFL: Paper 500 or Computer 170 or Internet 80) for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.

For applications please go to:


For further questions please contact: admission@biochemie.fu-berlin.de


Students do not pay any tuition fees. However, the university charges a semester fee (app. 300 Euro per semester), which includes costs for public transportation in the Berlin area.

Key information

Admission for the 1st semester

25-30 students

Application and registration period

For 1st semester : April 15 - May 31 (for winter semester) and December 1 - January 15 (for summer semester),

For higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester) and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)

Program start

Winter and summer semester




Master of Science (M.Sc.)


4 Semester