- The basic requirement for studying at a university is the so-called university entrance qualification, e.g. the Abitur. This qualification can be obtained in different ways and enables its holder to study either at a university or at a Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences). The entitlements listed below are those valid in Lower Saxony.
Preliminary examination of the university entrance qualification (HZB)
Prospective students who would like to have their university entrance entitlement (HZB) examined prior to applying for enrolment (i.e. university entrance qualifications on the grounds of vocational education and training, entrance qualifications for universities of applied sciences, EU university entrance qualifications acquired outside Germany) can submit their university entrance qualification documents to the University’s Registrar’s Office from the middle of May
The orientation year comprises four orientation modules and five compulsory modules, including the following lectures and laboratory courses:
“Introduction to Biochemistry”, “Lecture series Biology II”, “Experimental Chemistry I+II” and the compulsory modules “Mathematics for Chemistry I + II”, “Physical Chemistry”, and “Experimental Physics I+II”.
The main studies comprise two academic years and 106 credits.
Starting with the basic modules, students are required to complete a knowledge expansion course in one subject area. It consists of a six-week knowledge expansion laboratory course, including a literature seminar and a scientific project management course. The Bachelor’s thesis must be written in the subject area of the knowledge expansion course.
As a part of the knowledge expansion and professionalization areas, students can take additional optional modules in Biology and Chemistry to the extent of 9 credits or freely choose from the University’s catalogue of modules for interdisciplinary key competencies and the study courses offered by the Central Institution for Languages and Key Competencies (ZESS). Students taking the module “Scientific English II” acquire the UNICERT III certificate, which is accepted as an entry qualification for the international Master’s degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Biology.
The Bachelor’s thesis is normally written during the 6th semester and comprises 12 credits.