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Entrance exam

If you fulfill all requirements (step 1) and you have successfully submitted your online application with documents (step 2), we will invite you to an exam (step 3).

The entrance exam for all applicants residing in Germany, Austria or Switzerland will be held at the LMU Biocenter. For applicants residing outside of Germany, Austria or Switzerland, we aim to organize an alternative way for you to take the exam, for example by giving you the opportunity to take the exam at a “Goethe-Institut” or other testing center in your or a neighboring country. Please note that the exam in Munich is free of charge, but other testing institutes might charge a fee for proctoring the exam.

The entrance exam for the master’s program starting in autumn 2024 for applicants from home and abroad will generally take place in spring 2024; exact dates will be announced here.

As far as the content of the exam is concerned: The 90 minutes examination will be given in English. It will consist of multiple-choice questions in the area of “plant molecular biology”, “plant cell biology”, “systematics”, and “biotic interactions of plants”. The exam questions will be at a bachelor’s level, so any relevant textbook at a bachelor’s level can help you in preparing for the exam.

After you have taken the entrance exam, a combined score is assigned according to your exam grade (70%) and your grade point average from your bachelor’s degree (30%). You will be invited to an interview (step 4) if your combined score is less than or equal to 2.3 (according to the German grading system with 1 being the best and 4 being the minimum pass grade).