Chemistry is the scientific discipline involved with elements and compounds composed of atoms, molecules, and ions: their composition, structure, behavior and the changes they undergo during a reaction with other substances. Biotechnology is the application of biology to the solution of real-life challenges, where an element of profit is a prerequisite. The two disciplines are connected by their molecular approach and by their vast commercial importance.
The focus of biotechnology in this study program is to learn how the industry can take advantage of biocatalysts and biomolecules in order to contribute to a more sustainable future. Biorefining, i.e. the uses of renewable rather than fossil resources, is another major aspect of CBT; this will introduce students to the concept and practice of the “circular economy”.
The degree program in Chemistry and Biotechnology equips students at the Jacobs University Bremen with the knowledge, research techniques, and the problem-solving skills necessary for a career in chemistry and/or biotechnology, and for further studies at the Master or PhD level.
Career opportunities for CBT students are diverse and abundant. In general, the combination of chemistry and biotechnology increases employability, since biotechnological applications in the chemical industry are increasingly important.
Sustainability and environmental protection are topics of ever-increasing importance in society and industry. In research and development, career opportunities cover the areas of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, fuels, nanotechnology, materials, and energy to environmental monitoring and forensic science.
- Physical Chemistry
- Industrial Biotechnology
- Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
- Scientific Software and Databanks
- Advanced Organic/Analytical Chemistry Lab
- Advanced Organic Chemistry
- Bioprocess Engineering
- Advanced Biotechnology Lab
- Inornic/Physical Chemistry Lab
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Application Deadline International: June 1
DisciplinesChemical Engineering Chemistry Biotechnology
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Recommendation Letter
- Official or Certified Copies of High School/University Transcripts
- Educational History Form
- Standardized Testing (Sat/Act/Testas)
- Zeemee Electronic Resume (Optional)
- Language Proficiency Test
International20000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20000 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA20000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20000 EUR per year during 36 months.
+ € 8,000 living expenses
Living costs for Bremen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 15,000 per year.EU students are eligible for a minimum guaranteed scholarship of €4,000.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.