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Laboratory Animal Science

RWTH International Academy
2 Years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Aachen, Online / distance program
September 2020
Application deadline: 15th August 2020

Program description

Study laboratory animal science in Germany

FELASA accredited

RWTH Aachen University offers a master degree in Laboratory Animal Science that aims to supply the acute demand from industry, research and the regulatory authorities for qualified personnel in laboratory animal science.

The program is aimed at international scientists (e.g. B.Sc. in Biology), veterinarians and physicians who are striving for a state-of-the art education as well as practical training in consideration of EU Directive 2010/63/EU and the 3Rs.

Graduates of the M.Sc. Laboratory Animal Science will be able to:

  • take on leading roles in laboratory animal science, animal housing facilities and animal welfare bodies
  • apply special knowledge, using the latest methodology and generate scientific data to the highest standards
  • independently plan, conduct, evaluate and improve animal experiments

This master program is FELASA accredited and graduates will receive the FELASA certificate LAS specialist (including EU functions A, B & D).

Admission requirements

To apply for M.Sc. Laboratory Animal Science, following requirements need to be fulfilled.

Entry requirements:

  • Legal certification as scientist, doctor or veterinarian or an equivalent qualification
  • Working experience in laboratory animal sciences
  • TOEFL test or an equivalent English language qualification

Needed documents in pdf-format:

  • CV plus motivation letter
  • Diploma and transcript of records
  • Proof of working experience in laboratory animal sciences
  • Proof of English language qualification

Please make sure, that we receive transcripts from all courses and exams that you have taken.  All documents should be translated into English.

The RWTH International Academy serves as your service partner in all, course related, organizational matters including course contracts and financial issues. Additionally, we are happy to assist with accommodation recommendations, travel suggestions and tips regarding life and study in Aachen.

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Tuition fees

The fees for the two year course are 5,500 Euro per semester. A reduced fee for Public sector employees and an early-bird-discount may apply.
Please contact the university for more information and pricing details.


Successful graduates are awarded the academic title Master of Science (M.Sc.) in "Laboratory Animal Science" of RWTH Aachen University.

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52074 Aachen

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