IMC Krems University of Applied Sciences

Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  • BSc
  • Full-time
  • English
  • 6 semester
  • Krems
Application for 2024/25:
from 01.12.2023 to 17.04.2024

Biotechnology is one of the world's fastest growing research disciplines, and there is an urgent need for experts, managers and researchers who are qualified to work in the industry. You want to play a part in dramatically improving the quality of life of millions of patients? The English-language Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology bachelor programme will give you the opportunity to do just that. As a graduate, you will have the expertise to contribute to the development of groundbreaking innovations in the field.

What to expect from the degree programme

You will study a comprehensive range of medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology topics during your degree. Courses at the beginning of the programme (semesters 1–4) cover the fundamentals of science, biomedicine, engineering, and analysis. The curriculum also includes quality management, business fundamentals, communication and interpersonal skills.

You spend a lot of time in the lab right from the very start. In semester 5 you have to complete a 20-week compulsory internship in Austria or abroad. Towards the end of the programme (semester 6) you opt for one of two electives: Production of Therapeutic Proteins or Drug Development Management.


A particularly attractive option is the dual degree we offer together with the Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Besides obtaining a bachelor of science at IMC Krems, graduates will also be accredited with completing the Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering programme at our partner institution.

Why choose our Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology programme

  • One of the world's most comprehensive biotechnology degrees
  • Studying and working abroad
  • Excellent career prospects

Learn more!

Here are some interviews with students and graduates on why they chose our Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology bachelor degree programme. Furthermore: the current research activities in the Department of Life Sciences.

Entry requirements

Austrian school-leaving certificate or an equivalent qualification.


Application mode:
Online application

Application time:

Appointment for the admissions process:
As of February 2024

Admission procedure:
Admission interview

Start of studies:
September 2024

Study information days:

Tuition fee:
Students from EU/EEA countries: € 363.36 + the Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH) dues amount of € 22.70 per semester. Non-EU nationals: € 200 registration fee (one-time) and € 9,500 EUR + the Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH) dues amount of € 22.70 per semester.

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