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M.Sc. On Campus


University of Tartu

24 months
5000 EUR/year
5000 EUR/year
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The Bioengineering program at University of Tartu  is an interdisciplinary curriculum which combines different fields of applied biotechnology, synthetic biology, engineering and information technology.

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Bioengineering supports the fast growing fields of industrial biotechnology and circular bioeconomy that are expected to become the key solutions for the humanity’s goal to achieve biosustainability of our planet. There is also a growing need for specialists in bioengineering as industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology will be the basis of industrial revolution of the 21-st century. 

The main aim of the Bioengineering program at University of Tartu is to educate specialists with skills and knowledge that will help them to find jobs and contribute to the success of various companies working on the field of industrial or medical biotechnology, circular bioeconomy, bioprocessing etc. The graduates will have understanding and practical experience covering the main industrial bioprocesses, fermentation, design of biological systems, industrial biotechnology, and biomedical technologies. The curriculum emphasizes practical training, and provides internships in various companies that are active in the fields of biotechnology and biomedical technology.

The Master’s degree offers career opportunities in the field of industrial biotechnology in the European Union and world-wide. The Nordic and Baltic region is an especially attractive job market where companies are searching for young talents with special skills in synthetic biology and industrial biotechnology.  The Nordic region is one of the fastest growing hubs in the world in industrial biotechnology expecting to hire thousands of newly trained specialists in coming years.

Social life

The rhythm and environment of the university town is great for studying and living student life to the fullest. There is plenty of excitement – for example, the Science Theatre to find new acquaintances and discover and demonstrate fascinating phenomena of different fields of science. The student satellite ESTCube welcomes new members, the Robotics Club offers a chance to improve and apply knowledge about robotics. Students can join professional organisations and find traditions in academic student organisations.

City is full of beautiful parks, restaurants, youth clubs, recreational areas, and great sporting opportunities. The historical center of the city embodies a mixed spirit of glorious academic past and inspiring brave future.

Programme Structure

Courses included
  • Synthetic Biology and Industrial Cell Factories 
  • Metabolic Engineering and Genome Design 
  • Molecular, Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Omics 
  • Drug Design and Development 
  • Environmental Biotechnology and Sustainable Bioeconomy


Ilona Faustova, Head of Programme. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July) in the natural and exact sciences or in the field of medicine 
  • the average grade of the previous study level (yields 50% of the final score)
  • the score of the motivation letter (yields 50% of the final score)
  • English language proficiency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tartu

300 - 600 EUR /month
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