Biomaterials Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
  • Tuition Fee
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
This programme focuses on the study of biocompatible, biomimetic and nature-based materials as well as their diverse areas of application. Biocompatible materials, for example, can be used to create next generation implants with advanced functionality and extended lifespans.


Biomimetic materials, inspired by nature‘s countless patterns and organisms, can recreate otherwise impossible materials properties, such as the dazzling colours of butterfly wings. Robust modern polymers present viable alternatives to petroleum-based polymers; particularly in times of increasing oil prices. In fact, many nature-based materials can be produced with a negative CO2 balance. The immense and untapped potential of biomaterials makes them extremely promising sources for future innovations in manufacturing and research.

Course Structure

Our Biomaterials Science undergraduate course utilises English-language teaching and begins with a general introduction into materials science and engineering. This includes basic chemistry, materials properties and their production, as well as materials analysis and simulation while maintaining an industrial context. The interfaces between materials and biological systems are considered in units on natural, biodegradable and biocompatible materials.

Students can tailor the focus of their own degree through their choice of elective modules and themes of their work placements, projects and bachelor‘s theses. The Biomaterials Science degree is completed with units in recycling and ecology as well as modules in applied economics and management.

Career Paths

The Biomaterials Science course teaches knowledge and methods in materials science, making it suitable for career paths in development, production, processing and testing of classical and novel materials. Additional foci on costs, ecology and the various interfaces with biological systems broaden the career spectrum. 
Graduates of Biomaterials Science are qualified for a wide range of careers. These include, among others, the materials processing industries; the pharmaceutical and medical industries; food processing; vehicle production as well as furniture design or the leisure industry. Other possible career paths can be found in environmental analysis, recycling, materials testing and in many nongovernmental organisations (NGOs). 

Graduates can also continue their studies with a follow on degree course at the master‘s level. One option that is particularly well suited to graduates of Biomaterials Science is a Master of Science in the Bionics/Biomimetics programme offered at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Physics
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Introduction to Biomaterials Science
  • Advanced Physics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Metallic Materials and Testing
  • Material Analysis
  • Cell Biology and Microbiology
  • Non-metallic Materials
  • Chemistry of Biopolymers
  • Colloids and Rheology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology and Biodegradable Materials
  • Materials Technology
  • Applied Materials and Corrosion
  • Tailored Materials and Surfaces
  • Biocompatible Materials
  • FEM and Simulation Methods
  • Interdisciplinary Group Project
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Fundamentals Applied Mathematics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Static and Strength of Materials
  • Business Econimics and Project Management
  • Technology and Quality Management
  • Bachelor Thesis
  • Numerical Mathematics Inorganic and Composite Materials
  • Recycling and Ecology of Materials
  • Material Testing and Failure Analysis

                                                          English Language Requirements

                                                          You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                                          • 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.

                                                          • Minimum required score:


                                                            The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                                                          Academic Requirements

                                                          • High school diploma or secondary school leaving certificate
                                                          • (If required) university entrance examination
                                                          • (If required) proof of successfully completed semesters of study at another university
                                                          • Recognised language certificate
                                                          • APS document (only for China, Mongolia and Vietnam)
                                                          • Art portfolio (only for Information and Communication Design B.A.)

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                                                          Tuition Fee

                                                          • International

                                                            Tuition Fee
                                                            Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 42 months.
                                                          • EU/EEA

                                                            Tuition Fee
                                                            Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 42 months.
                                                          • Mandatory social security contribution: €79.00
                                                          • Contribution to your faculty’s Student Representative Body: €10.00
                                                          • NRW semester ticket: €50.90
                                                          •  VGN semester ticket: €138.48

                                                          Total: €278.38

                                                          The majority of cost goes towards the Semester Ticket, which is a public transportation pass valid for most bus and train lines running in North Rhine-Westphalia. The Semester Ticket provides a range of mobility options to students at an otherwise unbeatable price.

                                                          Living costs for Kleve

                                                          630 - 1,000 EUR/month
                                                          Living Costs

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


                                                          The financing of studies is one of the most difficult and important subjects that international students have to deal with. As early on as when you apply for a visa and a residence permit you must prove that you have enough financial means to finance your studies in Germany. At the moment the German authorities require proof that you have 8,640 Euro for one year of studies. This proof of financing is meant to ensure that international students can finance their studies themselves since they do not normally qualify for state help in Germany.

                                                          Even if you provide evidence of financing your financial worries are not yet over. In Germany, a budget of around 9,000 Euro per year will only allow you to lead a very modest lifestyle!

                                                          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.