Biomedical Sciences (BWB) - BSc

Study biomedicine - modern and application-orientated 

You will learn modern biological and scientific content and its transfer to novel biomedical applications.

  • Innovative
    Research into advanced medical products and biomedical applications.

  • Versatile
    In-depth specialised knowledge in the fields of biology, biomedicine, diagnostics and analytics, as well as pharmaceutical and medical products.

  • Practical
    Application-orientated laboratory internships and an internship semester in industry or research institutions.

Further advantages

  • The degree programme is interdisciplinary and includes modern biological subjects as well as entrepreneurial and scientific principles.
  • The focus is on analytical methods, cell culture technology, biomedical topics and the development of medical products.
  • You will not only learn about biochemical, cell biological and analytical principles in theory, but also conduct your own experiments in state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • Thanks to the faculty's proximity to research, you will have the opportunity to work on future-oriented topics, e.g. the development of organ-on-chips, implants, or cell and tissue culture.
  • Internationality is a top priority: You can organise the internship semester as an international study semester. The Bachelor's thesis can also be completed in industry or in research institutions in Germany or abroad.
  • With a Bachelor of Science degree after seven successful semesters, you will have optimal career opportunities in a wide range of areas, such as the pharmaceutical industry, the medical technology sector or biotechnology companies. Master's programmes at colleges and universities are also open to you.

We look forward to your application! 

Application deadlines: 15 July or 15 January

Application process


Carefully read the admission requirements.


Apply to Reutlingen University online by 15 January or by 15 July.


Accept your place at the university.

Admission Requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Subject-related higher education entrance qualification
  • Advanced technical college entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Vocational qualification (e.g. master craftsman, business administrator, vocational training and corresponding work experience as well as aptitude test)
  • Foreign educational certificates
  • Other equivalent qualification



This is how the online application works

Step 1: Register at hochschulstart.de, retrieve your applicant ID (BID) and applicant authentication number (BAN) there and select your desired degree programme at Reutlingen University.

Step 2: Register on the application portal of Reutlingen University and apply for your desired degree programme.

Apply now

Please switch to the English version on the following (after pressing apply now) page (Campus-PoRTal) if necessary. The button is located on the next page in the lower right corner.

Application deadlines: January 15 for the summer semester / July 15 for the winter semester.

Up to twelve applications are possible, three at Reutlingen University. If you activate the e-mail notification, you will be informed about the current status of your application.

Step 3: Decide which of your desired degree programmes you would most like to study and prioritise on hochschulstart.de. After an offer of admission, your applications with lower priority may be eliminated from the process. Therefore, be sure to prioritize your study programme at Reutlingen University if this corresponds to your preference.



This is how the enrolment works

Step 1: If the application was successful, you will be accepted on hochschulstart.de for your place at Reutlingen University.

Step 2: Register for your course of study on the application portal of Reutlingen University and transfer the semester fees


More information

Key facts

All facts and figures for your degree programme at a glance

Admission requirements

German university entrance qualification

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Admissions procedure

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Start of studies

Summer semester: Mid-March
Winter semester: Early October

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Duration of study

7 semesters

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Available places

73 per year

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Student Union fee and contribution to administrative costs, dues to student representative organizations

Admission requirements

Entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, subject-related entrance qualification, general higher education entrance qualification – “A-Levels“

Pioneering topics in biomedicine

The interdisciplinary and broad-based degree programme covers modern biological subjects as well as entrepreneurial and scientific principles and their application in biomedicine.

Structure and content

1st to 4th semester

  • Human biology and medical basics
  • Molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry
  • Molecular Biomedicine and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Cell culture technology, analytical methods
  • General and analytical chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biophysical chemistry
  • Physics, mathematics and computer applications
  • Materials Science
  • Biomaterials
  • Corporate functions in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry
  • Business fundamentals and project management

5th semester

Internship semester in industry or a research institution (in Germany or abroad) or an international semester

6th semester

Specialised courses in the fields of biomedicine, bioanalytics, diagnostics/pharmacology and immunology/tissue engineering, medical technology or in the fields of process analytics, quality assurance, biotechnology, environmental analytics and bioeconomy

7th semester

Bachelor's thesis in an industry or a research institution, in Germany or abroad



Student Maker Space - BioMed-Lab

The BioMed-Lab is an interdisciplinary, project-oriented training laboratory for students of the Biomedical Sciences degree programme and is open to students from other faculties or partner universities.

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Studying at the School of Life Sciences

Where will I live, how will I finance my studies and why should I go to Reutlingen?



Questions, requests, suggestions?

Prof. Dr. Ralf Kemkemer

Programme Director Bachelor Biomedical Sciences

And after graduation?

As a graduate of the degree programme, you will have in-depth specialist knowledge and valuable methodological and social skills. In short: everything you need for challenging tasks in a global working environment.


Student in the lab

Your qualification profile

As a graduate of the Biomedical Sciences degree programme, you will have sound specialist knowledge in the fields of biology, biomedicine, diagnostics and analytics, as well as pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

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For many industries

Whether in the pharmaceutical industry, in the medical technology sector or in biotechnology companies - your knowledge and skills are in demand everywhere.

Student in the lab

Possible fields of work

With the expertise they have gained, our graduates find a wide range of areas of employment, for example in medical technology, diagnostics and analytics, biotechnology, pharmaceutical research or in production and quality management.

Research in teaching

Master's programme

After graduating, you will have 210 ECTS credits and thus fulfil the admission requirements for many advanced Master's degree programmes in Germany and worldwide.

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