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Biological Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #362 (QS) Linz, Austria
Biological Chemistry offered by Johannes Kepler University Linz is an academic degree program in natural sciences providing students with an understanding of chemistry as well as the underlying principles at the interface of chemical and biological processes in living systems. 
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During the Biological Chemistry Bachelor offered by Johannes Kepler University Linz, students focus on the pathways in chemistry that are vital for the function and analysis of living systems, such as fields in biology dominated by chemical interactions. The double Bachelor’s degree program is offered by the JKU Linz together with the University of South Bohemia (USB) in Budweis (České Budějovice). Spanning two countries, this English-language program combines the academics of both universities, offering students two distinctive learning environments and English proficiency.

Your Benefits

  • Comprehensive education in base-knowledge chemistry
  • Education in microbiology and molecular biology based on an understanding of biochemistry
  • Well-rounded, international academic experience abroad
  • Improve your proficiency in English
  •  Dual Bachelor's degree program.

Job opportunities

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor’s degree program in Biological Chemistry are qualified to pursue professions in Austria or abroad at

  • at research facilities, medical laboratories
  • in production and quality control at biotechnology and chemical companies, such as for medical products, pharmaceuticals, biopolymers, cosmetics, natural products, fibers, etc.
  • at offices, agencies, and authorities (such as environmental, employee, and consumer protection as well as licensing offices for chemical and biological products and/or processes)

Following the successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree program, a large number of students opt to continue their studies by enrolling in the Master’s degree program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • General and Inorganic Chemistry    
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Communication and Ethics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology    
  • Informatics     

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualifications (such as an Austrian "Matura" diploma)
  • English Language skills on Level B2 (Matura level) recommended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 363 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

€726.72 for third-country nationals

Living costs for Linz

  • 864 - 1090 EUR/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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