International Biologie

Incomings - From abroad to Göttingen

Welcome at the Faculty of Biology!

In order to study at University of Göttingen at Faculty of Biology as an exchange student (e.g. Erasmus+, Tuition Waiver), you must first apply for the exchange programme at your home university and need to be selected/nominated through your university. Please get informed first at your home university whether there is a cooperation with the University of Göttingen, Faculty of Biology and Psychology. Further information are given at the International Office of Göttingen.

I. Most of our Bachelor courses are held in German only. We recommend German knowledge of level B2 (no proof necessary).

II. Few courses at Bachelor level are offered in English. We recommend English knowledge of level B2 (no proof necessary).

III. All Master courses are held in English. Hence, we ask for an English language certificate level C1. Latest by arrival in Göttingen you must hand in this language proof to our Biology Erasmus Office.

IV. Students performing an individual laboratory project should have knowledge of both German (level B1, no proof necessary) and English (level B2, no proof necessary). Despite most people in lab will be able to communicate in English, for everyday life some knowledge of German is strongly recommended.

Academic calender of the University of Göttingen

Official application deadline (at University of Göttingen)

  • 1st of June for winter term or full academic year
  • 1st of December for summer term

Please note: Also the Online registration and the Learning Agreement have to be filled in until this date!

After your online registration at the University of Göttingen, you should prepare your study plan and discuss it with us. In the Guide for exchange students of biology (pdf) several instructions can be found. The courses available for exchange students are listed below.
Before you fill in your learning agreement (LA) you need to discuss your study plan with us via erasbio@biologie.uni-goettingen.de. Always indicate the module numbers (e.g. B.Bio.xxx) and the name of the module you are interested in. Together with your study plan, please send us your Transcript of Records (for Bachelor and if applicable Master courses) as we wish to know if you meet the level of knowledge required for some courses. We will inform you whether your plan is suitable, or will give you other suggestions.

Courses at Bachelor level held in German (pdf)

Courses at Bachelor level held in English (pdf)

Courses at Master level held in English (pdf)

German grading system

German language courses at the University

Several steps need to be done to apply for exchange studies at the University of Göttingen. All information concerning the application can be found at Application in 7 Steps . Please note: Also the Online registration and the Learning Agreement have to be filled in until the indicated deadlines!

You will be contacted by us after your online registration is sent to erasbio@biologie.uni-goettingen.de.


Outgoings - Going abroad from Göttingen

With the EU programme Erasmus+ you can study on partner universities in throughout Europe. A bilateral agreement on faculty level between the Faculty of Biology and Psychology and a faculty at the respective partner university ensures subject-specific courses. An overview of our partner universities can be found under Partner universities Biology. The study exchange is possible for one or two semesters.

Erasmus+, that includes...

  • Assistance with necessary formalities
  • No tuition fees at the partner university
  • Financial support to cover travel expenses
  • Subject-specific support at the host university
  • Recognition of course credits from abroad

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You can still apply for remaining open places for summer term 2020! Chances for financial support are given.
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Informations about the Erasmus+ Programme for students of Psychology can be found on this website of the Psychology.

The Tuition Waiver Programme offers the opportunity to spend a semester or a year at Göttingen University’s partner universities worldwide. Since these are contracts with partner universities and no faculty-specific bilateral contracts, subject specific questions can not always be answered here (e.g. regarding the courses, study programmes, etc at the partner university). You need to get information directly at the corresponding university, as it is possible, that some partner universities do not offer any courses in the field of biology. In addition to your own research, the team at Göttingen International offers a counselling service for interested students, which is strongly recommended to make use of.

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Tuition Waiver offers:

  • No tuition fees at the partner university
  • Administrative help for the application in Göttingen
  • Support at the partner university

Application deadlines:

  • 1st of December (for winter semester in the following year)
  • 1st of June (for summer semester in the following year)

Application and counselling at Studium International (Dr. Maren Büttner)
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