University of Iceland

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Master of Science in Bioengineering at University of Iceland a two-year graduate study at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer.


On completion of the Master of Science in Bioengineering at University of Iceland, the student shall be able to:

  • Demonstrate wide and general knowledge in life sciences including genetics, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology,
  • Demonstrate wide and general knowledge in mathematics, statistics, computer science and physics to use in solving engineering problems.
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge in specific scientific subjects of bioengineering such as protein engineering, bioprocesses, instrumentation and mass and thermal transport.
  • Place the latest knowledge in fields of bioengineering in context with theories and applications
  • Present knowledge acquired through own research in a specialized field of bioengineering
  • Discuss research and recent findings in bioengineering along with ethics in science

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Systems Biology
  • Human Genetics
  • Molecular Biotechnology 
  • Computerized Fluid Dynamics
  • Quality Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 Nordic citizens are exempt and may apply for graduate studies until 15 April. 




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BS degree from the Faculty with a grade point average of 6.5 or higher, or equivalent. Graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements.
  • All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.
  • Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, 1 pages, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, their academic goals and a suggestion or outline for a final paper.
  • Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Students at the University of Iceland do not pay tuition fees, only an annual registration fee of ISK 75,000 (477 EUR)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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University of Iceland


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