The American University in Cairo

12 months
735 USD/credit
522 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Biotechnology program 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 bioentrepreneurship.


Program Objectives

The objectives of the Biotechnology program from The American University in Cairo are:

  • To introduce students to a combination of fundamentals and frontline applications in the field of biotechnology.
  • To introduce students to regulatory affairs, intellectual property issues, and ethics related to different aspects of biotechnology.
  • To introduce students to principles and requirements of bio-entrepreneurship.
  • To provide the students with a deep understanding of the research techniques and data analysis in the area of specialization.
  • To train students to solve biotechnology-related problems, think critically, function well in a team, and communicate effectively.
  • To train students at 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 
  • Fundamentals of Bioinformatics 
  • Molecular Diagnosis
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Bioengineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


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

  • An online application for graduate studies
  • Online payment of the application fee
  • The selection of up to two graduate programs for which the admission application will be processed
  • A statement of purpose indicating the reasons of interest in the specific program
  • An updated resume (CV) that must include work experience and educational background
  • 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. 
  • Clear copy of the information pages of your passport
  • One recent passport size photograph 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    735 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 735 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    522 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 522 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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