• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
The Biotechnology program offered by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology focuses on basic and advanced biotechnological elements related to research, development and manufacturing of biotechnology products, including medicines, cosmetics, agricultural goods, food and healthcare devices. The Biotechnology course is offered at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
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Overview

It provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the latest biotechnological developments, with particular focus on the applied aspects of life sciences. The curriculum also requires basic understanding of concepts across various biological spectra including biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology and genetics.

Career Prospects

The Biotechnology major offered by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology equips students with various basic and specific biotechnological elements to meet the growing demand in the markets of pharmaceutical, agricultural, business and education. The underlying objective of the major is to serve as a biotechnology powerhouse to provide the manpower market with fresh impetus so as to move this emerging industry forward. Career opportunities are amply available in both the private and government sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Laboratory for General Biology
  • Cell Biology 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Plant Biology 
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology 
  • Biotechnological Application of Recombinant DNA Techniques 
  • General Genetics 
  • Plant Biotechnology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  • IB Diploma

  • Reference Information to Reflect the Intake Quality or Competitiveness for Admission
  • Mid 50% Score Range for 2020 Intake: 36 –40 (including bonus points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18057 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Local Tuition Fee
  • HK$42,100
Non-local Tuition Fee
  • HK$140,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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