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Course of studies



Duration of study (semesters)






Description of course of studies

The work of biologists overlaps that of pharmaceutical chemists, biochemists, veterinarians, agronomists and other graduates in subjects closely related to biology, and biological research is conducted in a wide range of fields, such as molecular biology, biochemistry, immunobiology, microbiology, genetics, cell biology, morphology, taxonomy, animal and plant physiology, behavioral biology and ecology. Work of a more practical nature is done in the fields of environmental protection, animal and plant production, plant pathology and pest control, the food and brewing industries, pharmaceutics, pharmacology and forest and fishing biology. A degree in biology opens up careers in teaching and research, as well as public authorities, various industries, mapping offices, publishing houses, and so on.

Curriculum (link)


Major fields of study

Botanics, Zoology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Applied Ecology, Technology of Biology Minor subjects: Once the basic part of the course has been completed, students study one major subject and two minor ones.

Guide to study (Link)


Course of studies




While industrial internships are not required, lab courses are a requirement throughout the courses.

Application and admission



Application period for winter semester: 15.05. - 15.07.
Application period for summer semester: 15.11. - 15.01.
An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher upper-division semesters.

Our online application portal TUMonline will create a checklist with the documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and which for enrollment.
You must submit the signed application form and all documents you need for admission before the application deadline.
You must submit all documents you need for enrollment before 15.09. for winter semester and before 15.03. for summer semester. If individual documents for enrollment are not available at that date, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received.

Please check your TUMonline account regularly to see if we have any questions concerning your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

Aptitude assessment


Start of course

Winter semester

Application Period

Winter semester: May 15 - July 15
Summer semester: Nov. 15 - Jan. 15 for higher semester only

Admission notification

Online after verification of application documents

Application documents

filled-up application for admission, in case of submission of an application for an aptitude test always include a motivational letter or statement, university entrance diploma (certificate of qualification for university entrance in the form of a certified copy - or if necessary - a certified translation), curriculum vitae , a recent photograph
Attention! You will get a checklist of the required documents after completing the online application.

Application documents (International students)

Preliminary inspection documentation , copy of a (foreign) school leaving certificate or examination which qualifies the applicant to study at an institution of higher education in Germany (="Abitur"), certified translation of the above document, in case of submission of an application for an aptitude test always include a motivational letter or statement, passport-size photograph, CV with details of previous study (which institutions of higher education attended, examinations passed, etc.), proof of previous study (i.e. copy of student ID), proof of german language proficiency
Attention! You will get a checklist of the required documents after completing the online application.

Application form/ Online application (Link)


Further information on admission procedure (link)


Information | Counselling

Academic counseling

Dr. Michael Scharmann

General student counseling (Link)




Study and examination regulations

Examination regulations (Link)


Examination information

Examination and academic issues will be handled by the secretary of examination board.

Further links

Website of course of studies (link)


Department website


Student´s representatives (link)


Gender Equality Officer


Study abroad program coordinator


Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

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Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs