Master of Science in Biotechnology (MBT)


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Program Description

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.

Study Program

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

You are exempted from the tuition fees if:

  • You have received your qualification of university entrance in/from Germany
  • You are a citizen of the EU and/or the EEA Your spouse or one of your parents is a citizen of the EU and/or EEA
  • You are officially recognized as a refugee in Germany
  • You are an exchange student from one of Offenburg University's partner universities, or
  • You were already enrolled at Offenburg University before the 2017/2018 winter semester This information is supplied without liability.

The jurisdiction on the exemption from tuition lies with the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg.

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

Founded in 1964, as a "National School of Engineering," Offenburg University of Applied Sciences quickly established itself as a high-performance educational institution with a practical orientation. ... Read More

Founded in 1964, as a "National School of Engineering," Offenburg University of Applied Sciences quickly established itself as a high-performance educational institution with a practical orientation. Today our University forms a thriving community, with over 4,300 students on two campuses. We offer Bachelor's and Master's degrees in four Departments: Business Administration and Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering, and Media and Information. Read less
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