Master of Science in Biotechnology (MBT)
Join in on the transition from an oil-based to bio-based industry and sustainable energy supply or find, for example, an innovative solution to secure the food supply of the world's population!
The English-taught Master's degree program in Biotechnology (MBT) provides you with the qualification to participate in the solution development for crucial issues of our future. The focus of the program is on bioeconomics, especially in the field of environment and nutrition. It is designed for three semesters of full-time study and awards the title of Master of Science.
The MBT program is organized jointly by Offenburg University of Applied Sciences and the University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM) in Olsztyn/Poland. It is the only internationally cooperative Master's program in biotechnology in the state of Baden-Württemberg and offers the opportunity to earn a double degree from the two partner universities.
The UWM in Poland is a traditional university with a strong focus on research. Offenburg is a smaller-sized institution, and students here benefit from more personal attention by instructors and staff, comprehensive support services, and close cooperation with the local industry and other business partnerships.
The English-taught, Master's degree program in Biotechnology (MBT) prepares graduates for the growing market of biotechnology with detailed expertise in the field of bioeconomics, particularly food and the environment.
The program usually takes three semesters to complete. The courses of the winter semester are held in Offenburg, the summer semester at our partner university in Olsztyn/Poland.
In case a student's Bachelor's degree (which is required) comprised less than seven semesters, an additional semester for a scientific project or equivalent courses from a defined course catalog at Offenburg University has to be included as well.
Each of the partner universities offers a study semester in its respective field of study:
- Offenburg - Bioprocesses, and Bioeconomy
- Olsztyn - Food and Environmental Biotechnology
The Master's thesis can be prepared at any suitable institution of your choice:
- University of Warmia and Masury/Poland
- Offenburg University/Germany
- Another suitable university
- Research Institute
- Industrial company
Program at a Glance
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Language of instruction: English
Duration of program: 3 semesters
Beginning of study program: Winter semester (October)
End of Application: May 31
Tuition and fees:
Fees per semester:
€ 1500 state tuition fee for non-EU citizens (exemptions see below)
€ 650 state tuition fee for a second degree (only for EU citizens who already obtained a master's degree from a German university)
€ 150 service contribution for EU citizens and other students exempted from the state tuition fees
€ 134 administration fees
Application requirements: Above-average Bachelor’s degree in biotechnology or related area, such as bio-engineering, bioprocess engineering, biochemical engineering or food engineering, TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.0, APS (only for applicants from China and Vietnam)
Internship: Professional experience preferred
Selection procedure: Yes
Accreditation: In preparation
ECTS: 90 credits
The jurisdiction on the exemption from tuition lies with the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg.