Frequently Asked Questions



Application

  • Who is eligible for Master Online Program Advanced Oncology?
    • Physicians able to verify one year of professional experience in oncology
    • Natural scientists able to verify two years of professional experience in oncology
  • When do I have to apply?

    Applications must be received by Ulm University between December 1st and April 15th every year.

  • Which documents do I need to submit?

    The following documents are to be submitted as pdf files via the online application system:

    • College or university degree in medicine or natural sciences, which shows the overall grade point average (if the diploma does not give the overall grade point average, please submit the transcript of records of the degree exams).
    • Physicians: verification (for example, job reference letter) of at least one year of professional experience in oncology; Natural Scientists: verification of at least two years of professional experience in oncology.
    • Proof of a sufficient command of the English language (e.g. TOEFL).
    • Letter of motivation in which you should explain why you believe you are eligible for this program and how and why it will support your intended career.
    • Curriculum vitae with list of publications (if applicable).
  • Where should I send my application?

    The application documents must be submitted via our online application system  until April 15th.

  • How are the seats in the study program allocated?
    • First step: Pre-selection according to Bachelor overall grade point average and additional qualification.
    • Second step: Personal interviews with the applicants by video conference (SKYPE).

Costs

  • How much is the study fee?

    The study fee is 4,875 € per semester plus 155,81 € administrative fee per semester. It includes all costs for the 7 modules (including master's thesis supervision), tutorial guidance, online conferences, exams and master thesis. Travel, living expenses and accommodation costs during the 5 attendance seminars are not included in the fee. For full board an amount of about 110 € per day should be calculated.

  • Is it possible to pay the study fee by installments?

    After prior agreement it is possible to pay the study fee by installments.

  • Is it possible to get a fellowship?

    Relevant links for fellowships can be found here.

Program

Organization

Master's Thesis

  • Which facts should I know about the Master's Thesis?

    In general, the Master's Thesis is a theoretical essay on a topic related to one of the program’s modules of the student's choice. It is possible to integrate a research setting, but this is not obligatory. The timeframe to write the thesis may not exceed 6 months.

  • Is it possible to collaborate with a laboratory in Ulm during the Master's Thesis?

    Depending on the cooperation of a laboratory in Ulm, this is basically feasible. It is possible to introduce students to the director of a department (e.g. pathology, experimental tumor research…), in order to establish personal contact. However, further commitment is subject to the individual decision of department directors.