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Qualification requirement

Relevant Bachelor degree with grade 2,5 or better (or equivalent international grade) in Biology, Biochemistry, Life Sciences or a similar Bachelor degree.

Admission test

Applicants will be invited for an oral examination to test the suitability of the applicant for the MSc Integrated Immunology. Duration of the test is 20 Minutes. The topics of this examination will be basic knowledge in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Genetics. Furthermore, knowledge in a specific topic in immunology, virology or microbiology (as chosen by the applicant), will be examined.
The examination will be done by the admittance committee of the MSc programme. The examination date will be announced at least one week in advance. The applicants have to bear the arising expenses by themselves.

Language requirement

The required English level is “Vantage or upper intermediate” level (B2) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or an equivalent score in an internationally recognised test, eg. IELTS 5.5, TOEFL pbt 552. Six years of English lessons at a German Gymnasium shall also suffice as proof; applicants whose native language is English need not submit any such proof.
Proof of German proficiency is not required. However, we strongly recommend non-German speaking students to attend German language classes during the MSc studies.

Application documents

  • Secondary education certificate
  • University degree certificate with transcript of records
  • CV
  • Proof of English proficiency at level B2 according to the Common European Framework Reference for Languages
  • Motivation letter
  • Application deadline: 15th of July. For international applicants we strongly recommend to apply until 31st of May.

Address for application

  • 1st step: Online application via Campo
  • 2nd step: Send application documents to the following address:Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Referat L4 – Masterbüro
    Schlossplatz 4
    91054 Erlangen
    Germany

Contact

MSc programme coordinator

FAQ

1. What type of certification is required fort he documents?
An official certification must include the following:
• a statement specifying that the copy corresponds to the original (this statement must be written in German, English or French)
• a signature on behalf of the authority issuing the certification
• an official stamp
The official stamp should usually contain an emblem – a stamp showing only text is not sufficient. If a copy has several pages, it must be shown that each page is part of the same certificate. It is sufficient for the statement and signature to be included on only one page provided that all pages are placed on top of one another, stapled together and stamped in such a way that part of the official stamp is visible on each page. Each page may also be certified individually. If this is the case, please ensure that your name is specified on each page of the original document. If this is not the case, it should be included in the statement. Statements must also include a comment on the type of certificate.
If a page is printed on both sides and the content of both sides is relevant, the statement must refer to both sides (for example: ‘Hiermit wird amtlich beglaubigt, dass die vor-/umstehende Kopie mit dem Original übereinstimmt’ or ‘It is hereby certified that the copy above and overleaf corresponds to the original’). If this is not the case, both sides must be certified individually.
If the original document contains an embossed seal, this will usually not be visible on the copy. In this case, the statement should also specify that an embossed seal is present on the original certificate.
Documents cannot be accepted if the certification does not meet the requirements.

2. Which type of funding opportunities for international master students is available at FAU?
Unfortunately, unlike some other countries, German universities do not have any funding available to support international students with their living costs. For this reason, international students usually receive scholarships from their home country or use their own funds to finance their studies.