What will I learn?

The Elite Master of Science is an interdisciplinary, research- and competency-oriented program that provides a deep understanding of how health and disease work.

Based on the social challenges in biomedical science today, such as widespread diseases, the increasing importance of precision medicine, the ageing population and the processing of big data, there is a growing demand for highly-skilled, qualified young scientists. The program will fulfill this demand by educating distinguished students at the intersection of biology and medicine in a first-rate area of biomedical science. Up to 30 highly motivated and engaged students will be educated and supported to become outstanding researchers by exceptional, experienced and internationally acclaimed professors.

The program focuses on five main topics: “Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Epigenetic”, “Molecular Microbiology and Infection Biology”, “Molecular Oncology”, “Neurosciences” and “Cardiovascular and Lung Research”.

Our aim is to offer our students comprehensive preparation for meeting future challenges in science-related professional careers within the field of biomedicine.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biology

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
No tuition fees, just a semester fee of 129,40 € for each student.
Start date

Expected October 2020


Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1,



80539, Germany

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must submit the proof of German language proficiency: submission of one of the following certificates is mandatory for application at LMU Munich: Official proof by means of a certificate from a higher educational institution in Germany (Gymnasium, Fachhochschule, Studienkolleg) or the equivalent certificate from Austria, Luxembourg, South Tyrol or German-speaking Switzerland; DSH 2: Certificate confirming that the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH) has been passed at level “2"; Goethe Certificate C2: GDS Goethe-Institut (from 2012); Kleines/Großes Sprachdiplom (until 2011); TEST DAF 4: CertificateTest Deutsch als Fremdsprache with level 4 in all four skill areas (the test is not accepted if a score of less than 4 points was achieved in any section); Language certificate of the Kultusministerkonferenz der Länder der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Level II, C1 in all four areas (if less than C1 is scored in any area, the test cannot be accepted); Deutsche Sprachprüfung II of the Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Institut, Munich

For international students

A bachelor's degree with at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent in biology, human biology or a related subject (e.g. Biomedical Science, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicine, Physics, Biophysics).

Proficiency in English: equal to a C1 level, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), or proof of equivalent proficiency in English.