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Molecular Medicine

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – 1 field degree program

From molecules and cells through tissue, organs and vital organ systems to the entire human body and its diseases – these are the themes at the heart of the Molecular Medicine degree. And first and foremost is the question: How does the human body work and what are the molecular causes of disease?

This research-oriented degree program is at the interface of medicine and bioscience, and besides theoretical content also provides many practical skills in the fields of scientific work and molecular laboratory methods.

Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

8 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

240 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

restrictive admissions (University): Selection procedure (30 places)
(weighted individual grades in the German higher education entrance qualification, selection interview and where applicable, extracurricular activities)

Germans and EU citizens: 90% of study spaces are granted in a selection procedure and 10% after a waiting period. Non-EU citizens (without German school-leaving certificate): do not take part in this selection procedure. Study spaces are granted according to a quota of 8% of the available spaces.

Remark: Please check again at the beginning of the application period to make sure that the admission requirements for this degree program have not changed in the meantime.

Further information on the selection process for German nationals, non-German nationals educated in Germany and EU nationals can be found on the faculty web pages

Higher semesters:

2. - 8. study semester: restricted admission (University): The admission requirements are specified in the selection statutes (see section "Statutes" below). For further information on the selection procedure, please refer to the selection statutes for higher semesters (see the section "Statutes" below) and this page.

Application period: First semester: 1 June – 15 July
Higher semesters: Winter semester: from 1 June to 15 July, Summer semester: from 1 December to 15 January

Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Medicine

The goal of the degree program is to teach the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to conduct independent scientific work in biomedical research, development, diagnostics, and production. Graduates of the program should be capable of:
- formulating scientific questions in theoretical or clinical research independently and addressing them with modern methodology,
- linking content and questions of medicine with ways of thinking and working from the natural sciences,
- thinking beyond the bounds of individual disciplines and applying interdisciplinary knowledge to clinical questions,
- applying statistical procedures and models for describing life processes to questions of clinical and experimental medicine,
- illustrating scientific findings and concepts in written and oral form using medical terms and taking into account their ethical and legal background,
- with the goal of explaining the causes of illnesses on the molecular level through the methods of molecular biology and cell biology and using this knowledge to derive new possibilities for diagnostics, therapy, and prevention.

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

For study and examination regulations, see the "Statutes" section above.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

Study Coordinator
Dr. Magdalena Weidner-Büchele
Studiendekanat Molekulare Medizin
Breisacher Straße 153
79110 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 270-72434

nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail

Academic Advising
Prof. Dr. Thomas Reinheckel
Institut für Molekulare Medizin und Zellforschung
Stefan-Meier-Str. 17
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-9606
Fax: +49 761 203-9602

Examination Office

Manuela Schätzle
Studiendekanat Molekulare Medizin
Breisacher Str. 153
79110 Freiburg
Telefon: +49 761 270-84695

  • telefonisch (außer mittwochs)
  • persönlich nach Terminvereinbarung
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  • Online Study-Choice Assistant [in german]

    The OSA will give you a realistic preview of the content, procedures and requirements of the relevant field of study at the University of Freiburg. It also offers you the opportunity to test your own interests, ambitions and skills, and through an individual feedback to assess whether the appropriate field of study at the University of Freiburg fits you.

The tables with the results of the last selection processes allow you to see the assigned grade/number of points in the selection process which would have sufficed and what the waiting period would have been to secure admission. The assigned grade/number of points is based by subject on the average grade or weighted grades achieved in the German higher education entrance qualification, on test results and/or outcome of the selection interview, and also on professional or practical experience in the respective subject.

2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
waiting period selection
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waiting period
assigned grade/number of points Number of half years assigned grade/number of points Number of half years assigned grade/number of points Number of half years assigned grade/number of points Number of half years
Vorauswahl: 12.77
Auswahl: 71.80
12 Vorauswahl: 12.4
Auswahl: 71.0
9 Vorauswahl: 12.1
Auswahl: 69.0
11 14.25 7 (1.7)

» List of results [de]

Applicants who are not nationals of EU member states or of signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or who are not equivalent to Germans pursuant to Section 1 (2) No. 2-3 HZVO (Baden-Württemberg University Admission Regulations) and/or do not hold a German higher education entrance qualification may not take part in the lottery procedure.

Lottery procedures are conducted in subjects with restricted admission where places are still available. Should places still be available after the final waiting list procedure, these are allocated in a lottery procedure. Application for participation in the lottery procedure must be made online and separately for each degree programme to which admission is sought. The application period for the winter semester is from 1 September to 30 September and for the summer semester from 1 March to 31 March. Applications received earlier or later than stipulated will not be considered.

The online application portal for the lottery procedure is only open during the application period.