Molecular Biotechnology (Master of Science)

Conditions of admission


Course content and focus areas

The M.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology is a research-based study programme focused on White Biotechnology. Theoretical knowledge of chemical and biological processes (from molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry and analytics) will be put into practise on a molecular level and a technological basis will be established for the targeted production of biologically active molecules and production/synthesis processes that create scientific and economic added value. Detailed insights into the function of biological macromolecules enable the development of innovative products and processes including tailor-made enzymes as well as new biomolecule-based methods of analysis, or drugs.
Prerequisite for the programme is a Bachelor of Science (or equivalent degree) in biotechnology, biosciences or similar disciplines with a focud on molecular biology or biochemical methods.

Detailed information

Information from the department 
Study regulations


Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology 


The standard length of study for the Master of Science degree is 4 semesters. 

Languages of instruction

German and English 

Start of the programme

The study programme starts at the beginning of winter semester. 

Student advisory service

Institut für Molekulare Biowissenschaften
Max-von-Laue-Straße 9, Biozentrum 
60438 Frankfurt

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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements
  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in a bio-scientific study programme with a maximum of 30 missing credit points (CP) allowed
  • letter of motivation
  • Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance.
Provisional admission

Provisional admission is possible if the Bachelor’s programme has not yet been completed; this requires a transcript of records stating at least 80% of the required for the bachelor's degree CP (normally 144 credit points). 

Mode of admission Admission to the programme is restricted.

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Goethe Goes Global Goethe University offers scholarships for this Master programme. Eligible for application are candidates from all over the world who have obtained a degree from a university outside Germany. For details please click here.

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Documents to be submitted
  • If you are not already enrolled at Universität Frankfurt:
    university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels)
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate
  • a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme and average grade
  • If the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed:
    a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme and average grade
  • letter of motivation (Download in the online application portal or here)
  • Declaration of examination claim (Download in the online application portal or here)
  • If the first degree was obtained at an international higher education institution:
    certificate of German language skills. See here for more information about the required German language skills.
  • you may need to submit other documents depending on your country of origin and your previous education; please see the general information about applying for a Master’s degree.
Deadline for applications

01.04. - 31.05.

Address for applications Online application portal for Master’s study programmes

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