Master of Science in Biotechnology

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

Program Description

Master of Science in Biotechnology

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

As one of the key technologies of the century, biotechnology utilizes biological systems for the realization of applications in industry, agriculture, environment and medicine. The strongly interdisciplinary oriented study programme focuses on the development of competences for the set-up of bio systems by molecular engineering strategies as well as on a profound education to gain expertise for the development and operation of biotechnological processes and applications. Students benefit from very well-equipped laboratories, high-quality infrastructure and sufficient latoratory places. As a follow on from the master's programme, a scientific doctoral degree can be successfully completed – frequently in the framework of EU programmes, frequently with participation of industrial partners.


Core topics of the Biotechnology Master's Programme are current issues and future oriented subject areas in the fields of

  • Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Environmental Biotechnology and Food Technologies.

The study programme lasts four semesters and comprises 120 ECTS credits. The master’s degree is based on the bachelor's programme Molekularbiologie or Chemie (with specialization in biosciences) or an equivalent bachelor programme of at least 180 ECTS. Graduates are awarded the degree of „Diplom-Ingenieurin“ (female) or „Diplom-Ingenieur“ (male), which is internationally equivalent to a „Master of Science“ („MSc“).

Admissions: To participate in the selection procedure, you must apply online within the admission period.

Exception: Students who have already completed a relevant bachelor's degree at Graz University of Technology or in the framework of NAWI Graz at the University of Graz. Please note the admission deadlines.

NAWI Graz – Expertise to the Power of Two

Biotechnology is offered as a joint programme shared between Graz University of Technology and Karl-Franzens-University in the framework of NAWI Graz. For students, this means profiting from the top performances and expertise of two universities – an opportunity unique in Austria!

Working as a Biotechnologist

Graduates have job opportunities in the fields of industrial biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical production using bio-based processes, pharmaceutical and biomedical research, food technology, environmental biotechnology, agricultural sector, R&D institutions and public authorities. Graduates of the master programme “Biotechnology” possess problem solving skills in R&D, can plan and conduct experiments using state of the art methods and are capable of critically analysing and interpreting experimental data.

Admission master programme

[we need the following documents from you]

  • application form
  • bachelor diploma
  • transcript of records about bachelor programme with all examinations, hours and grades
  • a current confirmation of admission to the same master programme from a recognized university in the country where the bachelor diploma was issued in the academic year in which you wish to start your study at graz university of technology. [not necessary for EU members] = The Austrian Universities Act 2002 stipulates that applicants from NON-EU and NON-EEA countries and stateless persons fulfill certain country-specific admission requirements (applicable in the country in which the bachelor degree was issued) and that they are entitled enroll in a master programme at an accredited university in the country which the applicant`s bachelor degree was issued. This means that you must FULFILL ALL CRITERIA in the country in which your bachelor degree was issued (entrance exams, interviews, etc.) for admission to a master programme in the SAME field of study of the program you have chosen to attend at TU Graz. Your entitlement for direct access must be confirmed in writing by the accredited university (President/Dean/Registrar). The confirmation must state that you would be entitled to enroll in a master programme (i.e. without requiring and further entrance exams, interviews etc.) in the academic year in which you wish to start your master`s program at TU Graz.
  • copy of passport
  • curriculum vitae
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

In general, the tuition fee is € 363,36 per semester, respectively € 726,72 for non-Eu nationals. Within the extended admission period the amount of the tuition fee is increased by 10%, which leads to a total amount of € 399,70.

Apart from this amount, you will also need to pay the students union fee incl insurance (€ 18,70 per semester). Within the extended admission period the amount of the students`union fee remains the same.

This leads to a total amount of either € 382,06 or € 745,42 per semester in the general admission period.

However, the amount of the tuition fee is not increased for non-degree program students and students who need to pay € 745,42 during the extended admission period.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
4 semesters
Full time
363 EUR
Start date Oct. 2016
Austria Graz
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 4 semesters
Price 363 EUR
per semester. In general, the tuition fee is € 363,36 per semester, respectively € 726,72 for non-Eu nationals.