Master (2 years) of of Science in Engineering (Biotechnology), 120 ECTS

Institution Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Campus Lyngby
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Biotechnology combines biology, chemistry, medicine, and engineering sciences for the discovery, development and production of products ranging from fuels and foods over complex proteins to specialised pharmaceuticals and whole organisms with novel abilities.You will learn how to work with cells and microorganisms. By studying cells' properties alone and in relation to their surroundings, you get a scientific basis for altering the cells' properties.You can either follow the general study or specialise in a specific area of the field. In addition, you will work with computer programmes that can read and systemise large amounts of genetic data, and computer models that help describe cell functions and understand the mechanisms behind various diseases etc. 

Career Opportunities  

Completion of the International Programme in Biotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark will qualify participants for jobs in research, development, management and production in biotechnological, food and medical industries, as well as in education. 
Successful candidates will also be qualified to apply for further PhD studies.


Applicants should have a bachelor degree in Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Medicine or equivalent, that matches the academic profile specified by the Technical University of Denmark. Applications will be evaluated individually based on the documents submitted.

Students with a bachelor degree who seek admission to MSc programmes at DTU must demonstrate proficiency in English (B-level for students from Nordic countries, IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test for international students)
Read about the language requirements of the Technical University of Denmark

Apply directly at the Technical University of Denmark with all relevant documentation.
Read more about application procedures and deadlines.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the Technical Univerisity of Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →
You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



Danmarks Tekniske Universitet's hovedadresse ligger i Lyngby 10 kilometer nord for København, og det er primært her at DTU studerende bliver undervist. Du kan tage turen til DTU i Lyngby med bil eller ved hjælp af offentlige transportmidler. Der kører flere busser næsten lige til døren og Lyngby Station ligger 2 km. væk, men også her er der gode busforbindelser, f.eks. bus nr. 300S mod Nærum eller bus nr. 190. Begge har stoppested på Anker Engelunds Vej.

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