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The University

The university is founded in 2003 through the merger of two universities and is the youngest university in Germany.  It is ranked 190 in 2019’s Times Higher Education ranking. There are 11 departments with programs ranging from the humanities and social sciences over economics and business studies all the way to the engineering sciences and natural sciences. By far, most students are enrolled in engineering programs. The university’s motto is “Open-Minded” which refers both to the diversity and research made at the university. The yearly budget covers 483 million EUR and it is also well-known in the international scientific community. Almost 20% of the enrolled students are international students from 130 different countries.

The City

The university has campuses in two cities in North Rhine Westphalia. Which has around 550.000 habitants. One of them has the most important steel production site in Europe and functions as a logistical center of Germany. It’s known for its large harbor on the Rhine river. The site of an old ironworks is now a park with trails and a ropes course.

The other city is known as “the shopping city” and was awarded the European Green Capital in 2017. The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex has been transformed to house several museums. A heritage trail through the former colliery chronicles the city’s history of coal mining and steel production.


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The Program

Compact Program Information
Degree Name:                                                      Bachelor of Science

Application Fee:                                                  75 EUR

Application Time:                                             All year

Previous German Knowledge:                     None

Language Preparation Cost:                         private

Language Preparation Duration:               2 Semesters

Program Duration:                                            6 Semesters

Program Description

In the 1st and 2nd year of study the essential scientific and biological basic knowledge is imparted. In the field of biology, a basic introduction to the subject of biology and scientific work is given. Cell biology treats the cell as the basic building block of life right at the beginning of the course. The range extends from molecular biology (biochemistry, physiology, genetics, microbiology) to the organismic biosciences in botany and zoology to the complex mechanisms of action in ecology and evolution. Furthermore, the basic contents of statistics, physics and general chemistry are taught. The theoretical knowledge transfer is deepened and supplemented in many practical exercises to the lectures.

In the 3rd academic year, the emphasis is on a practical deepening of the basics acquired so far. Students have the opportunity to choose three of 16 specialized modules. These modules consist of a short theoretical part and a large practical part. The practical work is carried out in small groups under very good supervision by the students in the laboratories of the university or in the field. The focus of the training is on the acquisition of methodological competences in the offered molecular biological, organismic and ecosystem subjects.

In addition to scientific content, students have the opportunity to acquire key qualifications and/or language skills and to participate in liberal studies within the framework of the supplementary areas.

In the second half of the third academic year, a laboratory practice phase in a research laboratory (six-week orientation internship and an eight-week in-depth internship), which serves to deepen the knowledge, takes place, during which the students are prepared for independent work in the laboratory.

Admission Requirements

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2- Course Specific Eligibility- Requirements specificly for your selected program


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