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How long you will study
2 Years

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How you will study

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International course fees
EUR 5000 per year

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About Bioengineering at University of Tartu

Bioengineering supports the fast growing fields of industrial biotechnology and circular bioeconomy that are expected to become the key solutions for the humanity’s goal to achieve biosustainability of our planet. There is also a growing need for specialists in bioengineering as industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology will be the basis of industrial revolution of the 21-st century. The master’s program in bioengineering is an interdisciplinary curriculum which combines different fields of applied biotechnology, synthetic biology, engineering and information technology.

The main aim of the program is to educate specialists with skills and knowledge that will help them to find jobs and contribute to the success of various companies working on the field of industrial or medical biotechnology, circular bioeconomy, bioprocessing etc. The graduates will have understanding and practical experience covering the main industrial bioprocesses, fermentation, design of biological systems, industrial biotechnology, and biomedical technologies. The curriculum emphasizes practical training, and provides internships in various companies that are active in the fields of biotechnology and biomedical technology.

The Master’s degree offers career opportunities in the field of industrial biotechnology in the European Union and world-wide. The Nordic and Baltic region is an especially attractive job market where companies are searching for young talents with special skills in synthetic biology and industrial biotechnology.  The Nordic region is one of the fastest growing hubs in the world in industrial biotechnology expecting to hire thousands of newly trained specialists in coming years.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 5000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The tuition fee for tuition fee paying students on this programme is 4000 euros per year. Note that tuition fees can only be paid once the new semester officially begins.

Altogether 10 study places are available on the programme. On the basis of the admission results, 5 best applicants will be given tuition-waiver scholarships. Applicants do not have to apply for the tuition-waiver separately, as they will be automatically considered for the competition.

Information about the rules and conditions for tuition-waiver scholarships as well as tuition fee payments is given here.

Information about other scholarships is available here.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in the natural and exact sciences or in the field of medicine
  • English language proficiency – acceptable tests and exempt categories specified here 

Applications are evaluated based on

  • the score of the motivation letter (yields 40% of the final score)
  • the average grade of the previous study level (yields 60% of the final score)

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