M.Sc. On Campus

Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology

KU Leuven

24 months
1250 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This international study programme is offered by the Faculty of Science in collaboration with the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Biology. The Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology programme at KU Leuven focuses on functions and interactions of living cells and their molecular constituents, drawing on research methods used within the field.


The Master of Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology programme at KU Leuven provides in-depth training in multidisciplinary fields, with particular emphasis on subfields in which KU Leuven's research expertise is internationally recognised: molecular modellingspectroscopy of biomoleculesoptogenetics, and the biophysics of neural circuits.


A range of career options exist in the pharmaceutical and bioscience industries, where the demand for biophysicists and biochemists is expected to exceed supply in the near future. There are also relevant job openings within governmental research organizations, regulatory bodies, clinical facilities, health centers, private organizations and industrial centers.  

Graduates may pursue a career in medical science, pharma and biotech applied or academic research. A considerable number of graduates undertake a PhD programme in one of our associated research laboratories and partner organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Physics
  • Structure, Synthesis and Cellular Function of Macromolecules
  • Microbiology
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Basics of Biological Chemistry

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

  • For applicants from outside Belgium, comparability of the diploma is not always easily established. Therefore we ask you to upload the following documents with your application:
  •  Scans of transcripts and diplomas are required for all applicants. These documents are sufficient for all applicants from universities that have an exchange agreement with the Faculty of Science of KU Leuven or universities that are in the global top 200 in the most recent Times Higher Education or QS rankings.

Additional documentation is required for applicants from other universities as it is impossible for us to reliably assess the comparability. In those cases the admission board will take a positive decision only if supporting information is provided:

  •  a complete list of course titles for which you have obtained a credit should be part of this. Indicate the course size (in ECTS-credits) and the result you obtained, preferably according to the ECTS-scale;

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 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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