B.Sc. On Campus


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

48 months
18057 USD/year
5430 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    18057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18057 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5430 USD per year during 48 months.
Local Tuition Fee
  • HK$42,100
Non-local Tuition Fee
  • HK$140,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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