Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Bioengineering
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Summer semester: 15 Jan
Application Deadlines
1.5 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description

The Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Master's degree course is designed to build consecutively on a Bachelor’s degree course in Biotechnology (the interdisciplinary science that unites engineering, biology, chemistry, medicine, physics and other subdisciplines) It seeks to enhance students’ knowledge of pharmaceutical products and processes in response to industry needs, especially in pharmaceutical production and development. The degree course, which was certified by the accreditation organization ASIIN in 2015, also develops students’ interdisciplinary research and development skills.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Biotechnology or a similar field.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (for applicants from non-EU countries).

If your first degree is in biology, pharmacology, or pharmacy, or in a related subject, you do not qualify to enrol in this Master’s degree course as you will not have taken any prior engineering courses.

Work Experience

Proof of particular professional experience (optional)

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min 5.5
min 87
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: C
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: C
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: C
min A2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Knowledge of English language proven by Abitur - or Fachhochschulzeugnis (s. Auswahlordnung) or certificates about good performance in foreign countries.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:June 01 (German)June 01 (EU)June 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:December 01 (German)December 01 (EU)December 01 (Non EU)
Spring semester:
In 48 hours free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

  1. First degree as Bachelor (in related disciplines) qualifying for a professional career or a comparable course of studies or a Diploma of a university with 210 CP.
  2. Knowledge of the English language (see language requirements).
  3. German language certificate level A2 by acknowledged institutions like Goethe-Institut.
  4. Applicants holding a first academic degree (bachelor, diploma, etc.) from non-EU-countries: Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  5. Curriculum vitae.
  6. Statement of motivation.
  7. Letter of recommendation from a university professor (optional).
  8. Proof of particular professional experience (optional).

If you completed your school education outside of Germany, you must send officially certified copies of your certificates to be reviewed by uni-assist BEFORE you can apply online to the HAW Hamburg. You will get a certificate - Vorprüfungsdokumentation (VPD) - from uni-assist that you must include with your application to the HAW Hamburg. Please apply early, as the VPD process can take 4-6 weeks.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website