24 months
726 EUR/year
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The Master’s degree program in Biophysics offered by Johannes Kepler University Linz is an extension of the material taught as part of the Bachelor’s degree program in Technical Physics. 


The Biophysics program offered by Johannes Kepler University Linz is also open to graduates of Bachelor’s degree programs in Physics, Biology, and Molecular BioSciences. The classes are tailored to your undergraduate studies, focusing on the molecular mechanisms of membrane transport, cell mechanics, and protein translation, translocation, and folding. There is a strong focus on approaches to quantitative description by means of physical laws. The degree program is complemented by programs in theoretical biophysics, biochemistry, computer simulation, nanobiotechnology, microscopy, spectroscopy, and single-molecule genetics.

Your Benefits

  • Hone skills to solve problems using biophysical methods
  • Addressing cutting-edge research topics
  • Outstanding faculty-student ratio.

Job opportunities

The interdisciplinary nature of the program and the wide-ranging field of studies mean that graduates are highly sought after and can pursue a variety of careers after graduation, including:

  • Research, development, and sales departments for equipment providers in the fields of microscopy, spectroscopy, and lab analytics
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmacological research departments, monitoring, and pharmaceutical sales
  • Laboratories
  • Radiotherapy departments at medical institutions

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biophysics
  • General Electives
  • Autonomous Coursework
  • Master's Thesis
  • Electives relating to the Master's Thesis
  • Final Examination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BA Technical Physics (JKU) or an undergraduate degree program equivalent in content and scope.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 363 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 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.


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