B.Sc. On Campus

Biochemistry and Cell Biology

36 months
20000 EUR/year
20000 EUR/year
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The Biochemistry and Cell Biology program at Jacobs University Bremen is regularly highly ranked in the CHE Rankings and U-Multirank.


Biochemistry is the study of molecules and chemical processes in living organisms, while Cell Biology is concerned with the structure and physiology of cells, their components, and interactions with the environment

The two fields are combined in one comprehensive degree program, which will give you a broad understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that form the basis of life, including the principles of inheritance and gene expression. 

This allows Biochemistry and Cell Biology to address in their careers important problems in today's society, be it by basic or by applied research, for example in the areas of biomedicine, biotechnology, or molecular biology. 

For this, the Biochemistry and Cell Biology program at Jacobs University Bremen provides not only the theoretical background, but also substantial practical training. Students are, furthermore, involved in hands-on research during their studies.

Career Perspectives

Most BCCB graduates move on to graduate education, and past graduates of this program have enrolled at prestigious universities world-wide. To these belong MSc and PhD programs at Imperial College London, LMU Munich, University of Heidelberg, University of Göttingen, ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne, European Molecular Biology Laboratories (EMBL), various International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS), University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Cornell University, Duke University, New York University, Yale, MIT, and Harvard University.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Biochemistry
  • General and Inorganic Chemistry
  • General Cell Biology
  • General Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Experimental Strategy Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • June 1 - application deadline for international students who require a visa
  • July 15 - EU/EEA countries and selected countries that do not require a visa


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official or certified copies of high school transcripts 
  • Educational history form
  • Applicants can choose to complete their application without SAT/ACT. The following tests are accepted:
  • Scholastic aptitude test (SAT): this test consists of two sections: mathematics and evidence-based reading and writing, plus an optional essay. Jacobs university does not require the optional writing section. Each section is scored on a 200 to 800 point scale, making a perfect score of 1600.
  • American college testing (ACT): this test consists of four sections: english, reading, math, and science, as well as an optional writing test. Jacobs university does not require the writing test offered by the ACT. Each section is scored on a 1 to 36 point scale. The composite act score is the average score of all the four sections of the test
  • Language proficiency test
  • Motivation statement
  • Recommendation letter (optional/upon request)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    20000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 EUR per year during 36 months.

+ € 8,000 on-campus room and board

Living costs for Bremen

738 - 1106 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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