FH Campus Wien

Molecular Biotechnology

  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences (BSc)
  • Full-time
  • German
  • 6 semesters
  • Vienna
  • 60 study paces
Application period
from 01.01.2024 to 17.03.2024

This natural sciences degree program provides a broad practical training in medical biotechnology. There, molecular biological techniques are used to research causes, diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer. In addition to applications in the medical field, molecular biotechnology is also used in the development of vaccines and active pharmaceutical ingredients. With the help of genetic engineering, cells are manipulated in such a way that they produce therapeutic proteins such as insulin and vaccines. As a graduate, you will be a biotechnological generalist with entrepreneurial skills and as a scientific/technical assistant you will be active in research and development.

What we offer you

Located at the Vienna BioCenter, you will be able to study and conduct research in state of the art lecture halls and laboratories. You will have access to the best equipment in Central Europe, including among other things an S2 laboratory (the second highest security level). We share this important life sciences center with numerous research institutions and well-known biotech companies and maintain an active exchange of knowledge. In addition, your education and research benefit from our close partnerships with the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. We have built a strong international network that provides you with the opportunity to complete an internship or to study at prestigious universities such as King's College or Imperial College in London, which are among the top 10 universities in the world. Numerous R&D projects in the degree program offer you the opportunity to participate in application-oriented research during an internship and to make valuable contacts for your future career. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

What makes this degree program special

  • Focus on medical biotechnology
  • Research for active ingredients and vaccines as well as stem cell and gene therapies
  • at the renowned life science campus Vienna BioCenter

Entry requirements

Higher education entrance qualification, university entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung), or relevant professional qualifications with auxiliary examinations


Application mode:
Online application

Application time:
1 January to 17 March 2024

Admission procedure:
Multiple Choice test and admission interview

Start of studies:

Study information days:
Online-Infosessions for prospective students at https://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/en/studies/online-infosessions.html

Tuition fee:
tuition fee / semester: € 363,361 + ÖH premium, tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester. Additional study expenses currently up to €83,- depending on degree program and year

13 weeks vocational internship

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