- 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 degree course is modular in structure with accompanying examinations and comprises 180 ECTS Credits (abbreviated hereafter as: C).
First part of the degree course comprising 50 C: Lecture series in Biology, lab classes in Botanics and Zoology, as well as Inorganic Chemistry and Mathematics/Statistics as compulsory modules.
Second part of the degree course comprising 130 C: 8 optional modules from the field of biology (5/6), the fields of general mathematical & natural sciences (3/2) and the area of professionalization (20 C) with key qualifications and modules from a university-wide range of subjects, as well as an advanced course (generally in the 5th or 6th semesters) in a biological field of study with a subsequent Bachelor thesis (total of approx. 18 weeks, 30 C).