Master’s degree in biofabrication

The Biofabrication program has been offered at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy since the winter semester 2016/2016, is in cooperation with the Universities of Wollongong and Brisbane (Australia). This research-focused MasterÔÇÖs degree requires 120 ECTS points to complete and may include an international enrollment in the second and third semester in Australia at the University of Wollongong (Wollongong, Australia) or at Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia). The first semester consists of six courses at the University of W├╝rzburg. After completing the fourth semester, the degree is concluded with a Master’s thesis and a colloquium.

For further information on the Biofabrication cooperative program, please visit

Study contents

1st semester

The courses, each with 5 ECTS credits from the first semester, are as follows:


  • Polymers II (in German)
  • Biofabrication (in English)
  • Physical Chemistry of Supramolecular Structures (in German)
  • Fundamentals of tissue engineering and quality management (in German)

Electives (two from the four below)

  • Carrier materials for medicinal active ingredients (in German)
  • Fundamentals of Supramolecular Chemistry (in German)
  • Polymer materials 1: Technology of modifying polymer materials (in German)
  • Microsystems for biological and medical applications (in German)

2nd semester

  • BioFab Research Internship 1 (30 ECTS) (in Australia or W├╝rzburg)

3rd semester

  • BioFab Research Internship 2 (30 ECTS) (in Australia or W├╝rzburg)

4th semester

  • Master Thesis Biofabrication (25 ECTS) (in W├╝rzburg)
  • Final Colloquium (5 ECTS)

Application and Approval

The Master’s degree requires a degree in a bachelor’s degree, with 80 ECTS credits from the fields of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Furthermore, 10 ECTS points are required in theoretical and practical fields of biofabrication (e.g. polymer science, rheology, materials science, mathematics, computer science, mechatronics, biochemistry or (molecular) cell biology). Participation in an interview process is compulsory. The provisional admission to the Master’s degree can be granted if at least 150 ECTS credits are awarded in a corresponding bachelor’s program.

If you have any questions about the required requirements, please send them to

For candidates with a degree from a non-German-speaking institution, proof of sufficient knowledge of German is required.

Further details on the application process can be found on the following website:


Note that the EU funding concludes this year, and we are working on sponsorships to fund the overseas portion of the degree. Note that self-funding while in Australia is an option (the overseas student fee is still waived).

Financed by European Commission Encounter Program #2013/3137 001-001 “BIOFAB”