Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #79 (WUR) ,
This programme offers an interdisciplinary course of studies in life science. Students in the field of Biomedical Engineering will gain knowledge in engineering as well as in medical and natural sciences. Graduates will also have the necessary qualifications to pursue a doctoral degree.


The Master course of study teaches candidates advanced information, skills, and methods in the subject of Biomedical Engineering, and thus guides them to higher scientific qualification and independence in this field.

Programme Structure

In the first semester, modules from medicine, engineering, and natural sciences are offered, from which a suitable combination of subjects must be completed, depending on a student's Bachelor. This balances the varying entrance qualifications of the students and creates a common platform for further semesters.
The focus modules "Tissue Engineering, "Medical Imaging/Guided Therapy“, and "Artificial Organs/Devices“ are chosen to reflect the characterstic Aachen profile in the biomedical engineering field of research. Other components of the curriculum are mandatory modules and optional additional modules. Students with no German skills are required to participate in a German course. EU students with good German skills are required to take place in an English course.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The following documents are appreciated:

  • the online application form for Master Programs completely filled and signed.
  • a copy of the Bachelor's certificate and all first degree academic certificates of your final average grade and the general margins of the grading system of the university must be recognizable.
  • a copy of all transcripts or other academic records that give proof of your undergraduate studies including credits and grades achieved in each single subject.
  • a copy of the language certificate (TOEFL, PBT, IELTS-Test, Cambridge Test CAE)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a letter of motivation
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • a copy of the GRE certificate (only for NON-EU students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Aachen

710 - 930 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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