The master program Molecular Medicine starts each fall and is open for application from April 1 through June 15. Application is only possible for the winter term and is a two step procedure consisting of the written application and an online interview.

The written application

Applications have to be submitted via the online portal of the Goethe University. If the application is complete and has been received in time, the documents will be reviewed to judge if the applicant's academic qualifications meet the requirements. A strong emphasis is put on the previous education in subjects essential for Molecular Medicine such as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology and physiology. We kindly ask to refrain from directly sending us documents. 

For applicants from India, Vietnam and the People's Republic of China: the APS certificate (Certificate of the Academic Evaluation Center) is a requirement for applying to a German university.

Local assessment of skills and knowledge

After the review of the applications, suitable candidates will be invited to an online interview for an assessment of skills and knowledge. The aim of the interview by members of the Faculty of Medicine is to specifically address the candidate's background knowledge and motivation. Initially, the candidate shortly presents the Bachelor thesis. The interview and the oral test examine the existing and essential knowledge in subjects such as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology and physiology.


Successful candidates must have a final grade of 2.5 or better, calculated from the grade of the bachelor degree (51%) and the grade of the online assessment (49%). Candidates will be informed via email, usually within one week after the interview.