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Chemical and Bioengineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months


They invite you to take a look at their international Bachelor and Master programmes. These courses of study are offered by our eight well equipped teaching chairs which provide excellent tuition in Chemical and Bioengineering. You also have the opportunity to undertake cutting edge research in engineering.

Chemical and Bioengineering is the engineering discipline which deals with the conversion of substances through chemical, physical and biological processes. The corresponding industry represents a significant economical factor: approximately 40% of the industrial turnover of Germany originates in processing industries and 15% of the entire world production can be attributed to the chemical industry. Through continuing optimization of existing processes and the application of new processes chemical and bioengineers work to improve product characteristics and to reduce the number and quantity of unwanted by-products and waste. As the link person between chemistry and plant construction one of the main tasks of chemical and bioengineers is the implementation on a production scale of processes for material conversion developed on the laboratory scale, often by chemists and biologists. For this purpose they need knowledge in the areas of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and the engineering sciences. Thanks to their broadly based education, chemical and bioengineers are represented not only in the chemical industry but in many other important associated industries. The spectrum ranges from the oil industry through the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, the food processing and beverages industries and plant construction to the automotive industry, energy engineering and the environmental protection sector. Chemical and bioengineers undertake a wide variety of highly responsible jobs in the fields of research and development; production; plant design, construction and operation; marketing; customer service and management. They are employed in major industrial corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises and state authorisation and monitoring organisations.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst (English: Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Culture, Science and Art), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Process technology and product design
  • Thermofluid dynamics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Please test yourself by checking the following prerequisites. If you cannot answer positively to all the questions, please do not apply because your application will unfortunately have no chance of success. 

  • Are you able to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing? Have you taken and passed the TOEFL or GRE test? 
  • Do you have sufficient ability in German to understand lectures in that language? If not, are you going to study German before coming to Erlangen and to continue learning the language intensively during your MSc studies?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • FAU does not charge tuition fees

Living costs for Erlangen

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


FAU supports its top students as part of the Germany Scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium) programme. Each semester, scholarships of 3,600 euros for one year are awarded to the most gifted students. The unique feature of this scholarship is that half of the money comes from companies, donors, friends of the university and alumni, while the other half is provided by the German Federal State.Students at FAU can apply for a Germany Scholarship once a year. 

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