Application and Admission for the Bachelor's Program in Biochemistry

The Bachelor's program in Biochemistry at TUM can only be started in the winter semester and is subject to a two-stage aptitude assessment procedure (EfV). Applications for the summer semester are only possible for lateral entrants to higher semesters with a relevant previous course of study and creditable achievements amounting to at least 22 CP per semester.

In Stage 1 of the EfV, the submitted application documents are evaluated and scored according to predetermined criteria. Applicants deemed suitable will be invited to a personal selection interview on-site (in person) in Stage 2 of the EfV. The outcome of the interview determines admission or rejection. - Invitations to the selection interview will be sent by email to the email address provided in the application at least one week before the interview date. We assume that seriously interested applicants will be available for a selection interview during the specified period and regularly check their email inbox.

Application Phase for Bachelor's Studies (Winter Semester Start): from May 15 to July 15 Application Phase (lateral entrants to summer semester only): from November 15 to January 15


Application Procedure

TUM practices a paperless application process. This means that your suitability for the Biochemistry program will be determined based on digital documents, and only in case of admission will paper documents need to be submitted for proper enrollment.

  1. Create an application account at and submit your application(s). A application assistant will guide you through the application process step by step. Read all application instructions carefully and follow them.
  2. Upload all relevant admission documents to your application (preferably as PDF or JPG, no TIF files). You can save the current status of your application and edit it at a later time as long as the application has not been submitted. Once you are sure everything is complete and correct, submit your digital application.
  3. It is important to note: Only complete, formal, and timely applications will be processed!
  4. Regularly check your application account and pay attention to any notices in the dialogue windows (e.g., regarding granted submission deadlines). Additional regulations apply to applicants with special forms of university entrance qualification, applicants for higher semesters, international applicants with languages other than German as their mother tongue, or applicants with foreign educational qualifications.

Comprehensive, detailed information on the topic of "Application" can be found at:

With the application for admission to the Bachelor's program in Biochemistry, the following mandatory attachments must be uploaded (standard application for education nationals with general higher education entrance qualification):

  • Information on the university entrance qualification (usually "certificate of general higher education entrance qualification")
  • Curriculum vitae, current and complete until the application date Letter of motivation = explanation of the choice of study program (maximum 2 A4 pages)
  • Declaration that the letter of motivation was independently written without external assistance, and any external ideas or sources are marked as such (integral part of the application request).
  • If applicable: Proof of study-specific vocational training, voluntary internships, participation in scientific competitions, or similar.

Additional documents are required for enrollment in case of admission, which should ideally be submitted at the time of application:

  • Current passport photo (upload possible in digital application)
  • Copy of identity card
  • Certificate of student health insurance (issued by statutory health insurance)

For applications in higher semesters (e.g., lateral entry to the summer semester in the 2nd semester), you also need a certificate of semester classification. Please contact for this purpose.

Selection Interviews for Bachelor's Studies (Winter Semester Start): from approximately the end of July to the end of August (lateral entrants to the summer semester around February/March).

A backup date (primarily for international applicants with long distances to travel and potentially long visa lead times) is held around mid-September.

Tuition Fees for International Students

In principle, studying at TUM is free of charge. All you have to do is pay the semester fee for the student union.

For international students from third countries, i.e. from countries that do not belong to the European Economic Area (EU + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), tuition fees will be charged from the winter semester 2024/25. All information about fee levels, waivers and scholarship programs can be found on the tuition fees for international students website.