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, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Human Biology or Medicine (2nd state exam) or in a related field.
The degree must have been completed with the mark 2.3 ("good", grade B) or better.
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:
- Either Immunology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Anatomy or Physiology with a total of at least 30 CPs, as well as
- Either Chemistry, Genetics, Developmental Biology, Molecular
Biology, Cell Biology or Microbiology with a total of at least 30 CPs,
- 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.
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.
Students will receive more information upon admission.
How to apply
Applications for the comming Winter Semester are welcome from January 1st until March 31st.
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Application requirements and the online application portal can be found here: MoveIn
Please be aware that the application tool is currently open between 7am and 7pm CET.
We look forward to receiving your applications!
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
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.
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?
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.