• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
You will be equipped with a toolbox to innovate within the Biofabrication programme offered by Utrecht University, and become an expert with thorough understanding as well as operational experience of processes such as 3D bioprinting, biomaterials, 3D cell culturing, computer models and imaging.


Broaden your knowledge in a diverse range of fields such as physics, biology, medicine, robotics and computer science. Few researchers entering the biofabrication field have been trained in such a diverse range of subjects. Do you want to become a truly multidisciplinary researcher? Biofabrication is a perfect fit. 

We offer the opportunity to obtain a double degree in Australia by following courses and a research project in your second year, or to gain international experience at various international research institutions across the globe.

Why you should study the Biofabrication programme offered by Utrecht University?

  • Obtain an international double degree from Utrecht University and one of the partner institutions in Australia.
  • Carry out two hands-on research projects at cutting edge research groups.
  • Familiarize yourself with innovative science and technology at the Utrecht Biofabrication Facility at the Utrecht Science Park and collaborate with scientists from various departments.
  • Tailor your own curriculum to maximally benefit from the multiple educational options in Utrecht and Australia.
  • Benefit from an extensive curriculum. Learn to design, plan, conduct, and communicate scientific research. Write a compelling research proposal and understand and apply knowledge, from biofabrication technology to (re)generating various tissues.


As a graduate you will have a strong research background in Biofabrication and a broad basic knowledge of the field, which enables you to pursue a career in academic (PhD) or in industrial/commercial directions, including R&D, sales, consultancy.

Your considerable research experience abroad and the obtained double degree will make you an attractive candidate for any Biofabrication-related position in the world.


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Biofabrication
  • Introduction to Biofabrication
  • Vascularized Tissue Engineering
  • Academic Writing
  • Basics of Biostatistics
  • Bio-inspiration Essentials
  • Cardiac Regenerative Medicine
  • Co-create: Life’s Professional Challenges
  • Communicating Life Sciences

    Detailed Programme Facts

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    General Requirements

    • A relevant Bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s programmes that most likely meet the requirements are: Biomedical or other Life sciences, Medicine, Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, if including a biomedical component, Biotechnology.
    • Relevant knowledge, insight and skills.
    • Academic performance: overall score (GPA, average grade, grading tables), and grades for relevant courses.    
    • High level of academic competences.
    • Personal competences.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      19900 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2083 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Utrecht

    • 900 - 1450 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Utrecht University, the Dutch Government and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants. Below is a list of the scholarships that are most often used by international students studying in Utrecht. Note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

    • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
    • Bright Minds Fellowships
    • Holland Scholarship
    • Orange Tulip Scholarship - for Chinese students only
    • Utrecht Sylff Scholarships - for outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht and Economics and Business Economics (UU)
    • Student grant and loan system
    • Tuition fee loan
    • Erasmus+ Master loans
    • Canadian student loans
    • US Federal Loans

    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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    Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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