Graduate School

Upgrade your career with a Master's degree from the Graduate School!

Master of Science in Biotechnology (MBT)

German-Polish Double-Degree Program

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 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.

Special services for international students at the Graduate School:

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  • <link>Buddy program
  • <link>Orientation program
  • <link>Summer language course
  • <link>Cultural program
  • <link>Senior Service

MBT 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)
Application Deadline March 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
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 Yes
ECTS 90 credits

* You are exempted from the tuition fees (EUR 1500) 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

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