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YOUR Profile:

• Interested in the evolution of organisms and biodiversity
• Interested in broad and  interdisciplinary research
• Interested in field and laboratory work
• Good standard in the English language



To apply you must hold a Bachelor's degree in Biology or in Geology with a strong focus on Palaeontology. If you have not finished your Bachelor before the end of the application deadline you have to proof that you can realistically expect to finish it before the start of the Master's program. Furthermore, you need a proof of proficiency in English (B2-level: TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6.0, 7 years of English at European high school or equivalent proof of proficiency).

Please use our online application form for application.

You can apply here.

The following  documents will be requested from you during the application process:

  • CV
  • scanned transcripts of the Bachelor's degree, transcript of the Master's degree (if available) and respective diploma, including secondary school diploma
  • proof of proficiency in English (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) 
  • letter of motivation
  • copy of your passport

Please upload all requested documents in one zip-file (max. filesize: 4 MB)


Application period for the winter semester 2023/24 open from: 

February 15 - May 15, 2023.



If you have any questions feel free to send an e-mail to the program coordinator.


Dr Ingolf P. Rick

Program coordinator

OEP-Biology c/o Institut für Zoologie

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Meckenheimer Allee 169

53115 Bonn



Phone:     +49 (0)228 73 5749

Fax:          +49 (0)228 73 2321

E-Mail:     OEP-Bio'at'