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Molecular Biotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #488 (QS) ,
This program focuses on solving specific problems through projects in laboratories and individual counseling (mentoring). The uniqueness of the program is a study based on a practical experimental projects conducted in Research laboratories or Biotechnology companies.


The aim of this program is to train professionals who will be able to work productively in biotechnological companies or to pursue doctoral studies. The graduate of this program will be able to plan and conduct a research project, understand methodology, analyze and present the results to the scientific community and society; effectively co-operate with scientists, engineers and managers; contribute to interdisciplinary teams in solving complex tasks.

Programme Structure

1st Semester

Compulsory Courses

  • Management of biotechnology project
  • Biosafety and Bioethics
  • Project I

Elective Courses

  • Structure and functions of Biomolecules and their complexes
  • Cell Biology
  • Applied biocatalysis
  • Protein structural bioinformatics
  • Imunotechnologies
  • Next-generation Sequencing
  • Human Biochemistry
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • Molecular Diagnostic

2nd Semester

Compulsory Courses

  • Entrepreneurship in biotechnology and LEAN system
  • Project II

Elective Courses

  • Confocal and High Resolution Microscopy; Automated Image Analysis 
  • Gene-editing Technologies
  • Genetic Engineering in Biopharmacy
  • Microfluidic Technologies
  • Biosensors
  • Tissue Engineering 
  • Stem Cell Technologies
  • Molecular Biophysics and Self-Assembling Systems
  • Non-Globular Proteins 
  • Lipid Technologies and Applications 
  • Applied Programming and Data Analysis

3rd Semester

Project III

4th Semester

Project IV

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences (Biology, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Neurobiology) Technological  Sciences (Biotechnology, Materials and Food Technology), Engineering Sciences (Bioengineering).
  • English language proficiency – the level required - not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), or TOEFL score 75/IELTS score 6.

Criteria of the interview: program / project selection factors; the suitability of the student's knowledge for the selected projects; perspective vision of your professional life; English language skills.

Work Experience

The list of proposed projects will be announced in advance. Applicants must submit a motivational letter explaining the selection of projects (up to 3 projects) and recommendation from two researchers.  A motivational interview will be conducted on the 10-point scale.

Technological Requirements


Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3284 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3284 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
TBA for EU/EEA students

Living costs for Vilnius

  • 490 - 860 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


State Funded Places

Citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), persons (non-EU/EEA) granted a right of permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Diaspora and people of Lithuanian origin can apply for the State Funded Place in the programme.For more information, please contact 

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