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Biotechnology for the Bio-based and Health Industry

University of Insubria

24 months
240 EUR/year
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The professional figure formed by the Biotechnology for the Bio-based and Health Industry program of the University of Insubria possesses the knowhow for the exploitation of organisms, cells or biomolecules to produce bio-goods and bio-services with the ultimate goal to improve the human and animal welfare and the environment quality.


About the Program

The biotechnology sector shows a constant growth in terms of turnover and number of highly specialized employees and is characterized by extremely large investments in R&D. The biotechnologist is a professional figure able to play high responsibility roles in development, management and control of research and production processes in different areas, such as, the pharmaceutical industry, the green chemistry, the agri-food and livestock sector, the environmental sector and the production of renewable energy.

The employment rate of graduates in the Biotechnology for the Bio-based and Health Industry program of the University of Insubria is very high, also because Lombardy is the Italian district with the highest concentration of biotechnological companies and thanks to the proximity of the biomedical cluster of the Canton Ticino (Swiss Confederation).

In addition, an international and up-to-date preparation, highly appreciated by the employment market, is reached through several collaborations with Italian and foreign research groups, the Erasmus+ and the Double Degree (in collaboration with the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague) programs.

Programme Structure

  • Fields of study: human health, nutrition, quality of life and environment.

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must hold a first-level degree (three-year) obtained in the classes Biotechnology or Biological Sciences, or another first-level degree obtained in Italy or abroad, that can be considered equivalent according to the current legislation
  • Candidates satisfying the above requirements will have to take an interview with a committee of the Degree Course, aimed at verifying their specific preparation.
  • Candidates who cannot submit an internationally recognized certification for English language at level B2 (or higher), or who have not attended a first cycle course entirely held in English, will be required to attend a full-immersion course of Scientific English, and pass the corresponding exam

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    240 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 240 EUR per year during 24 months.

International students fees are different depending on the country of origin and the chosen programme.

Living costs for Varese

700 - 1100 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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