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


New pharmaceuticals, enzymes for washing powder and beer brewing, or dyes and other ingredients used in food production are based on years of interdisciplinary research in biotechnology. This programme gives you a fundamental knowledge of biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, and process technology. You will learn to apply this knowledge to biotechnological problems—–ranging from basic research issues to the development of new cell factories and the study of their behaviour in bioreactors—–and acquire the relevant competencies for collecting and analysing wide-ranging data.

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 Ph.D. 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 →

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

EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Jan 15
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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