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Department of Natural Sciences

Applied Biology (BSc)

Studiengang Applied Biology (DE)
Our English language Applied Biology bachelor’s degree (BSc) at the H-BRS focuses on the modern disciplines in biology: cell culture, immunology and genetic engineering. The emphasis of the degree course is on clinical research, active agent development and quality assurance and offers the ideal basis for a career in industry and research.

Programme content

Our students conduct their study and research in modern laboratories in the field of fluorescence-based flow cytometry (FACS), the PCR application and the antibody-based verification procedures (ELISA). The Applied Biology degree (BSc) focuses on modern subjects and techniques of biomedicine, such as genetic engineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology and clinical research.

The practical training is an important component of the study programme. Students work with modern equipment similar to that used in everyday biomedical research. The equipment includes fluorescence microscopes, a PCR device, FACS machine and patch clamp workstations.

Small group sizes and a harmonious student-teacher relationship form the basis for a pleasant learning and working atmosphere. For us, an international outlook is important. We nurture cooperative ventures with partner universities all over the world, where you can complete one or more semesters abroad.

Good reasons for choosing the Applied Biology bachelor’s degree (BSc)

  • Excellent technical infrastructure
  • Modern, well-equipped laboratories
  • Innovating learning methods
  • Mentor programmes
  • Practice-oriented projects
  • Semester(s) abroad
  • Double degree possible

Perspectives and job prospects

Our programme, which has a solid science foundation and a practical orientation, opens up a wide range of career opportunities in biology-oriented industries and administration, in business and in biomedical and pharmaceutical research and development.

Building on the bachelor’s degree, the University offers the English language master's degree in Biomedical Science (MSc).

Language knowledge required

All teaching is conducted in English.


We offer our Applied Biology bachelor’s degree (BSc) on the Rheinbach campus. The Rheinbach campus is in North Rhine-Westphalia and is easy to reach by public transport from Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf or Coblenz. Study and research with us on a modern campus with excellently equipped laboratories.

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Bachelor's degree

Standard period of study

6 Semester

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Start of course

Winter Term

Semester contribution


Entrance qualifications for a German Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences), for University or a foreign university entrance qualification. These certificates must be acknowlegded as equivalent by competent authorities. Foreign application must show proficiency in English (TOEFL IBT: score of 79 or higher, IELTS: score of 6.0 or higher). The original TOEFL score report has to be sent by ETS, our institution code is 7977. - English language certificates are valid for two years from the date of issue.

Application period

Your application for the winter semester may be submitted between 15 May and 15 July.

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Re-accreditation by ASIIN (German accreditation association) until September 30, 2023