Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Am I eligible with my Bachelor degree?

This question can´t be answered easily. At least the following requirements must be met:
- Completed Bachelor in natural or life sciences (min. 6 semester & 180 ECTS) or comparable
- Not yet completed Bachelor (min. 150 ECTS at application time, latest 30th september!)
- Proof of proficiency in English (see below)
M.Sc. Cardiovascular Science is a SCIENTIFIC masters programm with a focus on research! 3 lab rotations (8 weeks each) are part of the programme this means previous knowledge in lab work is definetly a plus!

Unfortunately, Bachelor degrees in Nursing, Physiotherapie or Midwifery can´t be accepted for the program!

Can I apply with my Bachelor in Medicine?

Yes, but please note, that Cardiovascular Science is a research based programme with a strong focus on lab work and NO CONTACT to patients!
 

Is a proof of proficiency in English (TOEFL, IELTS...) needed?

Yes! One of the following tests (valid certificate!) is needed:
- UNIcert®: min. certificate UNIcert® II (min. grade 2.3)
- NULTE-Certificate: min. B2+
- "International English Language Testing System" (IELTS Academic): min. Band 6.0
- English Scale: min. 173 points
- "Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test" (TOEFL iBT): min. 95 points
- Global Scale of English (Pearson Academic): min. 67 points
- other English certificate min. B2+ or better
- min. 2 years in an english speaking country (not longer then 2 years ago)
- succesfully finished an english speaking study programme

A test is not needed if english is your native language!

Which grades are minimun needed to receive the next round in the application process?

A minimum grade of 2.5 (german grading system) is needed. The better the grade the higher the chances to reach the next round. You can calculate your grade by using the so called "Modified Bavarian Formula" which can be found in the internet.
 

Which application documents are needed?

- signed Application form (download from the website)
- Official Transcripts/Record of Study: Detailed documentation of your academic work (list of   courses at all colleges/universities attended; grades if applicable)
- Diplomas (Certificates of relevant examinations e.g. Bachelor's or Master's degree)
- CV with picture
- Motivation letter (Why do you want to study "CARDIOVASCULAR SCIENCE" in GÖTTINGEN?)
- Proof of proficiency in English
Please check the application platform carefully!! Incomplete applications won´t be considered
All documents should be officially translated and handed in in english or german

There is a failure when I give my average grade and my final grade. Why?

If you already have a final grade, the average grade is not needed!
Please type your FINAL GRADE if you already have one OR your AVERAGE GRADE, if you are not yet finished with your study program.
 

I didn´t receive my registration number! What can I do?

Please check your SPAM folder! Quite often emails get lost in these folders. It is also possible that your email address on the registration sheet was wrong.
 

I can´t remember my registration number/my password. What can I do?

It is not possible to reset the registration number or the password. Please apply again. To avoid problems like this, please take care of your registration number and your password.

Can I upload a new transcript/certificate/language test/CV any time?

Yes! It is possible to upload the latest version of a required document till the end of the application deadline

I didn´t receive any feedback regarding the status of my application! Why?

You will receive an automatically created notice about the status of your uploaded documents and you will be reminded automatically, if documents are missing.
Please take care, that your given email address is correct and that your documents are complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
We will inform you after the end of the application phase in June about the status of your application!.

I will receive my final certificate after the application deadline! Is it possible for me to apply?

Yes, please apply with your latest transcript.

Is knowledge in german language needed?

No knowledge in german language is needed for the course. German language courses are offered by the university (A1 - C2) and are of course very helpful in everyday life.
 

When can I apply for the M.Sc. Cardiovascular Science?

Application time is from December 1st till March 30th (for non-EU applications) and
from December 1st till May 30th (for EU-/german applicantions).

When does the course start?

Start of the course is once a year in the beginning of October (normally first week)
 

What else is needed? Will there be a test/an interview?

Yes, if the admission committee approved your application you´ll have to undergo a 30 minutes interview (directly in Göttingen if you are in germany at that time or via Skype) which will be conducted by two professors from the UMG.

How many places do you offer?

We have a max. of 25 places once a year.
Please note, that "Cardiovascular Science" is not free in admission! You have to apply through the online portal, the best 70-80 students (out of currently around 800 applications per year) will be selected for an interview, and 25 will get the admission.

What is the teaching language of the course?

Teaching language of the course is english
 

Are there different application deadlines for national and international students?

YES! For Non-EU students aplication is possible from December 1st till March 30th for EU students from December 1st till May 30th

Can I work as a cardiologist in a hospital afterwards?

NO! Also NOT with an MBBS/MD!! M.Sc. Cardiovascular Science is a scientific masters program without any contact to real patients and not equivalent to a consultant training!
If you are interested to work as a physician at the UMG, please contact the department itself.

Am I able to work during the course?

M.Sc. Cardiovascular Science is a full time study programme.
 

What is a "Lab rotation" and where can it be done?

3 Lab rotations (8 weeks each) are part of the M.Sc. Cardiovascular Science. This means that you choose yourself a research lab here at the UMG or somewhere in Germany/in the world and work there for 8 weeks full time on your own little project. Afterwards you´ll have to write a "lab report" and present your data and experiences. You can choose the lab/topic (mainly with a cardiovascular background).

What are my job possibilities afterwards?

We mainly qualify the students for going for a PhD but of course also jobs in a research lab in academia or the indstry and a job in clinical trials are thinkable.
 

When are the holidays/semester breaks?

We have 1-2 weeks "Christmas holiday" (end of December till beginning of January), 1-2 weeks "Easter break" and summer semester break (end of July till beginning of October).
 

Are there any tuition fees for the programme?

No. Students at the University Göttingen only have to pay "semester fees" (ca. 350€). The semester fees comprise administration fees, student body fees (including the semester ticket) and a Studentenwerk fee. Students of prolonged studies - usually, if the regular standard course length has been exceeded by six semesters or more - additionally pay fees for long-running studies. Further information here: http://uni-goettingen.de/en/40054.html 

Do you offer any scholarships?

No, the M.Sc. Cardiovascular Science does not offer any scholarships itself. Within the University Göttingen accepted students can apply for the "Lower saxony-" and "Germany" fellowship.

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