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M.Sc. in Biotechnology Engineering

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Be'er Sheva
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M.Sc. in Biotechnology Engineering

The Department of Biotechnology Engineering (BTE), one of the University's youngest departments, offers a vibrant cutting-edge research atmosphere led by 15 faculty members. The Department is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities. BTE invests continual efforts in providing students with hands-on experience in laboratory classes that develop skills and experience in engineering in three major clusters: Medical Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Energy and Environmental Biotechnology. The broad topics of research covered by BTE include: microbiology, biochemistry, genetic engineering, renewable energy, nutraceuticals, medical sciences, biological drugs, tissue engineering, stem cells and synthetic biology. This high volume of activities is also backed by a continuous production of scientific publications. Many of the biotechnology engineers who graduated from the Department now hold key positions in academic institutions and in the Biotech industry in Israel and around the world.

The M.Sc. Program is a two-year thesis (research) track Program.

Admission requirements

  • Applicant to the M.Sc. Program in BTE should hold B.Sc. degree in Biotechnology Engineering or in closely related fields, at a minimum GPA of 80/100.
  • A TOFEL score of 85/120 or the equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required (waived for applicant who hold B.Sc. from a Program taught in English).
  • GRE is recommended but not required.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fees for international students: ₪34,657.5 - $10,000 (varies according to CPI index)

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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