Biological Physics at University of Cologne

The education at UoC combines a rigorous formation in physics with cutting-edge research opportunities on biological systems. With its strong research links between physics and life sciences, UoC is in a unique position to offer an attractive education in quantitative biology.

Our undergraduate curriculum integrates biophysics into a modern education in experimental and theoretical physics.  The graduate courses offer advanced training in biophysics and statistical physics together with crucial expertise in quantitiative biology, including cell biology, systems biology, genomics, and evolution.

Courses and seminars

Full curriculum

Summer Term 2024

Research opportunities

Studying at Uoc offers you exciting research opportunities at all levels from Bachelor to PhD. There is a vast range of topics ranging from fundamental research to concrete applications in biology and medicine. Experience a stimulating intellectual environment, dedicated mentoring, an early exposure to independent research, local and international networking opportunities, and a fun community of like-minded students.

Information and applications

Interested? Contact Viera Kovacova or any faculty member for questions on biophysics at UoC.

Viera Kovacova

phone: +49 (0)221 470 1050



The Bonn-Cologne Graduate School in Physics and Astronomy is the over-arching structure for graduate studies in physics. Contact Petra Neubauer-Guenther for general questions on Physics at UoC's Department of Physics, application procedures, and funding opportunities.

Petra Neubauer-Guenther

phone: +49 (0)221 470 3554