24 months
13794 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Biotechnology programme of Aalborg University gives you a strong background and skills to contribute to solve the challenges regarding resources and energy, nutrition and human health, sustainability and climate issues. 

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One of the Best Engineering Courses in the World

If you take an engineering education at Aalborg University , you will attend one of the best engineering education in the world! In 2018, our engineering programs were named the fourth best in the world by 178 experts surveyed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At the same time, AAU was named the best engineering university in Europe for the second time in six months.

Academic Content 

Waste water treatment and biorefinery production plants for recovery of valuable nutrients and biofuel production rely on biotechnology with regard to design and control of microbial and enzymatic processes. Inevitably, biotechnology is the key to a green and sustainable development of the World and our future lives.

Important theoretical and experimental areas of the Masters programme include microbial and cell cultures, bioactive molecules, experimental molecular biology and gene technology, genomics and bioinformatics.

The Biotechnology programme of Aalborg University is a full time study and you will experience that you spend most working hours at the university occupied with course teaching and experimental laboratory project work in groups with fellow students. During your Thesis project you will be involved in ongoing research and be part of a research group with faculty staff at the section of biotechnology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Experimental Molecular Cell Biology
  • Applied Molecular Cell Biology
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics 
  • Protein Chemistry 
  • Bioresources and Sustainable Development

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In general, admission to the International Programme in Biotechnology at the M.Sc. level requires a B.Sc. degree in relevant engineering or natural science disciplines.
  • All applicants are evaluated individually by the Study Board in charge.
  • Diploma/Diploma Supplement (If you have not yet completed your Bachelor’s degree). The document must be signed and stamped by your home university.
  • Bachelor’s degrees transcripts showing all grades and courses
  • English test or an official receipt confirming that you have registered for a test
  • Letter of motivation 
  • CV / Resume
  • Official curriculum/syllabus for your Bachelor’s studies or another official description of your Bachelor’s degree in English
  • Reference letters (optional)
  • Receipt for paid application fee (only applies to non-EU citizens)
  • Danish residence permit card and letter (only applies to non-EU citizens)
  • Official description of the grading system from your home university

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13794 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6897 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 51,300 DKK per semester

Living costs for Aalborg

1075 - 1344 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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