Saarland University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Biotechnology programme of Saarland University has access to a wide range of career options. Biotechnologists develop new drugs and diagnostic test procedures, they cultivate plants with specific resistance or tolerance properties and they design biofuels and biopolymers.


During the Biotechnology programme of Saarland University students learn how to examine and analyse complex systems experimentally and how to describe these systems using mathematical and bioinformatics models. The focus of the programme is on systems biotechnology and on the associated fields of bioinformatics, natural products and active pharmaceutical ingredients, molecular biotechnology and bioprocess engineering. Work in this area is opening up new possibilities in metabolic engineering, whose goal is the targeted production of producer organisms and the development of corresponding production processes, and in the discovery and validation of drugs and drug targets.

Program highlights

The interdisciplinary M.Sc. programme is run by the Faculty of Natural Science and Technology III at Saarland University. The number of places on the programme is limited to fourteen per year, which ensures an excellent student-staff ratio and meaningful interaction between students and their instructors. Students who graduate from the M.Sc. programme with good grades and who would prefer to pursue academic research rather than take up a position in industry can apply for admission to the doctoral research programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Bioreaction Technology and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Bioanalytics and Bioinformatics
  • Seminar: Biotechnology
  • Key qualifications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German




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

  • Bachelor's degree in biotechnology or a comparable qualification in biology, chemistry, pharmaceutical science or bioinformatics from a German university or an equivalent qualification from a German or foreign university.
  • Adequate proficiency in German and English
  • Proof of suitability for the programme. This can be demonstrated by:
  • having achieved an above-average grade in one of the above-named degree programmes
  • having achieved particular academic merit in the field of biotechnology
  • providing details about relevant work/study periods abroad and relevant work experience or internships

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Students are exempted from tuition fees. However, they have to pay the semester fee of 288 EUR


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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