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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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Academic Content 

When studying Biotechnology you will be working across the fields of biology, chemistry and engineering and you have the opportunity to learn more about topics such as environmentally damaging toxins and new, green technologies.

You will be working a lot in the laboratory and the courses and coursework will take up half of your study time while the other half will be spent on project work in groups.

You have the possibility to choose a specialisation in Medical Biotechnology in this study programme. When choosing the specialisation you will e.g. learn about the nature of different diseases as well as work with the development of new techniques and drugs for diagnostics and treatment in the health sector.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Experimental Molecular Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Cell Biology, Immunology and Genetics 
  • Microbial Diversity and Activity
  • Protein Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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

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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 of the Biotechnology programme at Aalborg University.

Tuition Fee

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    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Students from outside EU/EEA are required to pay tuition fees in order to study at Aalborg University.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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