24 months
27702 EUR/year
27702 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Biotechnology program of Alfaisal University is a joint multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary program of the following colleges: Science and General Studies and Medicine.


Program Overview

Biotechnology employs molecular biology and genetic engineering to develop new technologies and products, and to investigate their applications in medicine, industry, academia, and research and development. Alfaisal University realized the importance of biotechnology as it can potentially participate in a new industrial revolution in the 21st century. Biotechnology can play a major role in developing a knowledge society and establishing knowledge-based economy.

The Biotechnology program of Alfaisal University includes courses dealing with the advanced techniques of molecular biology, genetic engineering, applications of nanotechnology, and special topics such as nanomedicine and its applications in disease diagnosis, drug formulation, and drug delivery.

This program is open to the students of undergraduate degree from life sciences, pharmacy, medicine and engineering, Saudi and non-Saudi, local and international.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biostatistics
  • Nano biotechnology 
  • Advanced Biochemistry 
  • Analytical Biotechnology  
  • Techniques of Biotechnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your Certificates & Transcripts must be certified by the Saudi Embassy in the country of your study
  • Your Certificates & Transcripts must be evaluated & certified by the Saudi Ministry of Education
  • You must pay the non-refundable seat confirmation fee of SR 500
  • A bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution accepted by Ministry of Education (MOE) in related field
  • Above average GMAT, GRE score or an equivalent Graduate Quadrat Exam held by Qias Centre
  • English language proficiency
  • Minimum One year Professional work experience in related field
  • Applicant should provide two letters of recommendations
  • On-campus Interview
  • Students must provide a statement of purpose describing their academic interests and reasons for applying at the interview time

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27702 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55404 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    27702 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55404 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • SAR 200,000 per full programme

Living costs for Riyadh

2073 - 3435 SAR /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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