12 months
735 USD/credit 24255 USD/year
597 USD/credit 19701 USD/year
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Biotechnology from The American University in Cairo provides postgraduate education to prepare students for a career in biotechnology through the construction of a firm foundation in the science and engineering of biotechnology and to provide an introduction to bio-entrepreneurship.


Biotechnology from The American University in Cairo has proven to have a substantial impact on many fields including medicine, agriculture, environment, and industry. This program is multidisciplinary and is designed to bring together science, technology, and entrepreneurship. 

Consequently, graduates of the Biotechnology program will be well-versed in all fundamental aspects of biotechnology through the construction of a firm foundation in the science and applications of biotechnology, and to provide an introduction to bio-entrepreneurship. The program gives students the flexibility to tailor their degree to their background, interests, and current/future career goals.

Students at Biotechnology from The American University in Cairo will:

  • be introduced to a combination of fundamentals and frontline applications in the field of biotechnology

  • know all about aspects of regulatory affairs, intellectual property issues, and ethics related to different aspects of biotechnology

  • be empowered to the principles and requirements of bio-entrepreneurship

  • gain a deep understanding of the research techniques and data analysis in the area of specialization

  • solve biotechnology-related problems, think critically, function well in a team, and communicate effectively

  • have a high standard of written and oral communication skills on technical matters

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry 
  • Cell and Molecular Biology 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Experimental Biotechnology
  • Basics of Bioentrepreneurship 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Molecular Diagnosis
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Bioengineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in sciences or engineering, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, is required for admission into the biotechnology master’s program. 
  • An online application for graduate studies
  • Online payment of the application fee
  • A statement of purpose 
  • An updated resume (CV)  
  • At least two online letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic or professional background
  • Official academic records, of which one must be a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with proof of degree completion. 
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency test results
  • Graduate students may be asked to demonstrate minimum competency in the use of computers and academic libraries as they relate to graduate study and research
  • One recent passport size photograph (a clear electronic copy) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24255 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19701 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 597 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cairo

5312 - 6846 EGP /month
Living costs

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


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