30 months
726 EUR/year
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The joint Master’s degree program in Biological Chemistry is a unique program offered by both the Johannes Kepler University Linz and the University of South Bohemia (USB) in Budweis (České Budějovice). 


The program offered by Johannes Kepler University Linz expands on the curriculum of the joint Bachelor’s degree program in Biological Chemistry (JKU/USB). The curriculum is highly flexible, allowing students to pursue an interdisciplinary combination of subjects in chemistry, biochemistry, biology and biophysics as well as individual course selections.

 Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree program in Technical Chemistry (JKU) – and other comparable undergraduate majors – can be admitted to the Master’s degree program after successfully completing bridging subjects in Biology. 

The Master’s degree program is offered entirely in English and students are awarded two diplomas (MSc, Mgr.).

Your Benefits

  • Expertise in bioorganic chemistry, structural biology and chemistry, systems biology, etc.
  • Proficiency in modern laboratory technologies
  • Flexible, interdisciplinary academic degree program
  • Engage in hands-on research for your thesis.

Job opportunities

The scientific scope of the joint Master’s degree program in "Biological Chemistry" is broad and graduates are highly qualified to enter demanding professions in research, development, monitoring, and management at many different lines of business:

  • White biotechnologies (bio-processes in production)
  • Red biotechnologies (biomedical and medical technologies)
  • Green biotechnologies (phyto-chemistry and biotechnologies)
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Foodstuffs, drinks and the cosmetics industry
  • Medical diagnostic laboratories
  • Private and public research facilities
  • Bioanalysis and environmental analysis
  • Regional, national, and international regulatory authorities and agencies

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Chemistry and Technology for Biochemistry  
  • Advanced Biology and Biochemistry
  • Complementary Subjects
  • Electives in the area of Chemistry 
  • Electives in the area of Biology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


150 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Prospective students wishing to enroll in the Master's degree in Biological Chemistry at the JKU should hold a Bachelor's degree in Biological Chemistry (JKU), Technical Chemistry (JKU), Molecular Biology (JKU), or a degree equivalent in scope and content to the degree programs listed.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 363 EUR per semester during 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 30 months.

€726.72 for third-country nationals

Living costs for Linz

864 - 1089 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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