The master program Molecular Medicine starts each fall and is open for application from May 1 through June 15. Application is only possible for the winter term. Application is a two step procedure consisting of the written application and an 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, genetics, cell biology and physiology. We kindly ask to refrain from directly sending us documents.

The interview

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


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