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MSc "Medical Immunosciences and Infection"

Entry requirements

The consecutive master course of studies "Medical Immunosciences and Infection" is directed at applicants with a completed qualifying degree from a German or foreign college or university in the fields of (Molecular) Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Immunology, Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology or in a related field.
Please be aware that for China, Vietnam and India a APS certificate is required for application and later admission.

The degree must have been completed with the mark 2.3 or better according to the german grading system (1 is the best grade and 4 the minimum to pass). In the application please mention the grade like stated on your documents, the best grade that can be achieved at your university and the minimum to pass.

Concerning the qualifying degree program, proof must be brought of medical or life science competence equivalent to the standard of the bachelor Molecular Biomedicine (Bsc). The prerequisite courses include:

  1. Either Immunology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Anatomy or Physiology with a total of at least 30 CPs, as well as
  2. Either Chemistry, Genetics, Developmental Biology, Molecular
    Biology, Cell Biology or Microbiology with a total of at least 30 CPs,
  3. as well as Lab experience in at least one of the fields according to Para. 1 or 2 with a total of at least 20 CPs

English language proficiency at a minimum of the B2 level according to the Common European Reference Framework for Languages (GeR) is necessary and must be proven via an approved language test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) or an equivalent document.

Each winter term 20 students can join the program. If the number of applications exceeds the capacity, applicants who meet the admission requirements will be invited to the selection process. In the first round, applicants take a placement test and in the second round they are invited to an online interview.

Support program - ImMens

Immunology Mentoring Study Program

As additional support for outstanding students within the University of Excellence, we are able to offer some student assistant positions to members of our program each year. The students will be employed for 2 years in one of the research groups at University Hospital Bonn and can gain additional practical experience during their studies. The students can choose the laboratory according to their interests. Two tutors from our program will support them as mentors. They will support the students in choosing an appropriate laboratory as well as during their studies.

Places are allocated to interested students on the basis of their bachelor's grade, the recruitment interview and a study-specific test.

The program is ending in 2024.

How to apply

Applications for the comming Winter Semester are welcome from January until March 31st.

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Applications can be submitted via the application portal of the University of Bonn. The link can be found here: Application platform University of Bonn

For the application you have to upload, your Bachelor's certificate /or current transcript of records, prove of english language proficiency (minimum level B2), CV and if applicable a short description of your current research experience.
Please be aware that the application tool is currently open between 7 am and 7 pm CET.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Each winter term 20 students can join the program. If the number of applications exceeds the capacity, applicants who meet the admission requirements will be invited to the selection process. In the first round, applicants take a placement test and in the second round they are invited to an online interview.

Do you have questions? Please check the FAQ or join the online info session on the 15th of February 2024 by Zoom. You can register here: Registration Info Session online 15th February 2024 10 a.m. CET

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The Master's course "Medical Immunosciences and Infection" aims to immerse students in the fields of translational immunology and infectious diseases.

Current concepts of immunology and infectious disease research will be discussed in literature seminars and directly applied to their research projects. Elective compulsory modules allow students to set their individual research priorities.

After finishing this course, students will be equipped with all the essential skills needed for independent academic work and a successful research career.


Please find the current versions of our Master's regulations and other helpful information here. English translations are for your convenience only and are not legally binding.


Dr. Cornelia Hömig-Hölzel

Coordination MSc Program

University Hospital Bonn
Sigmund-Freud-Straße 25
53127 Bonn
Germany +49 228 28751289

MedImmun student council

Our student council consists of 5 elected students from our study program, representing all students’ needs and wishes concerning their studies. We gather feedback for discussion with the professors to improve the lectures, organize meetings to provide information on e.g. laboratories for internships or organize socializing events.

We meet regularly to keep each other updated. Everyone is welcome to join our meetings and share their thoughts! Feel free to contact us for the details.

You may also find us on facebook.

Examination board

Members of the Examination Board / Mitglieder des Prüfungsausschusses

- Chairperson /Vorsitzender: Prof. Dr. Gunther Hartmann

- Deputy chairperson / Stellvertretender Vorsitzender: Prof. Dr. Christian Kurts

- University Professor / Mitglied der Hochschullehrer (1): Prof. Dr. Peter Brossart

- Deputy / Vertretung (1): Prof. Dr. Florian Schmidt

- Unversity Professor / Mitglied der Hochschullehrer (2): Prof. Dr. Achim Hörauf

- Deputy / Vertretung (2): Prof. Dr. Christian Strassburg

- Academic staff / Akademische Mitarbeiterin (3): Dr. Selina Jorch

- Deputy / Vertretung (3): Dr. Cornelia Hömig-Hölzel

- Student of the program / Studentischer Vertretung (4): Julius Lingnau

- Deputy / Vertretung (4): Olin Y. Arteaga Transito

- Student of the program / Studentischer Vertretung (5): Viktoriia Mospan

- Deputy / Vertretung (5): Paula Poier


I have not yet received my final transcripts. Can I apply?

Applications are welcome even if the required degree has not been awarded by the time of appliciation, as long as this will be conferred before courses start in October.

I hava a Bachelor in Biotechnology. Can I apply for the program?

In most cases, bachelor's degree programs on biotechnology do not include enough courses from the required fields of study. Have a look at the entry requirements.

Do I need to pass an English language test?

If your German "Abitur" certificate indicates English proficiency level B2, you don't have to take an additional test like TOEFL or IELTS.

I studied medicine. Can I apply?

Yes. You will meet the admission requirements if you have passed the 2nd state examination.

How many students will be admitted?

20 Students will be admitted each year.

When can I apply for the upcoming winter semester?

Applications can be submitted form January onwards until the 31st of March. Please use the online portal movein that is provided by the University of Bonn.

Where can I find more information about applying for a visa or what kind of support the university provides for international students?

Please visit the website of the International Office of the University of Bonn.

Where can I register for a student dorm?

The student dorms are administered by the “Studentenwerk Bonn”. Please apply before the following deadline. For the winter semester this is August 20th.

Do I need to submit a APS certificate?

If you did your bachelor in Vietnam, India or China you need a APS certificate to get a visa and to register at the university in Germany. Please make sure you request a APS certificate when you start your application, it can take up to three months to get the certificate.

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