Insect Biotechnology and Bioresourcesinternational course, full time

  • Master of Science


  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Gießen


  • September 2024 (Germans and inhabitants)

    expired (EU), expired (Non-EU)
    Please enquire

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Bioinformatics
Target group

Graduates of Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources are trained to work on all levels of agricultural production and pest control, medical biotechnology, bioinformatics, food production, business management and marketing.


The program is offered by the faculty 09 Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, and Environmental Management in cooperation with the faculty 08 Biology and Chemistry and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences. Insect biotechnology explores insects as well as insect-associated micro- and macroorganisms as newly emerging bioresources for medicine, plant protection, pharmacy, industrial food and biotechnology. Students will work on the systematics and ecology of insects, acquire scientific and technical knowledge and learn about various methodical research approaches in order to investigate insects and their associated organisms as a new resource for food, enzymes and bioactive natural products and finally to refine fully-developed products.

Admission modus

Without admission restriction

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

The admission requirements are: • A bachelor‘s degree with at least 180 ECTS credits in agriculture, nutrition, natural or environmental sciences, economics, or political science. • Proof of English language proficiency: 1. either: TOEFL-Test ITB (internet-based test) with at least 95 points or IELTS-Test with at least grade of 7 in the academic test; 2. or: Proof of obtaining a local higher education entrance qualification in one of the following countries: Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, USA, United Kingdom, South Africa; 3. or: Proof of a Bachelor’s degree in English in one of the following countries: Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, USA, United Kingdom, South Africa; 4. or: Proof of the UNIcert III certificate.

Lecture period
  • 15.04.2024 - 19.07.2024
  • 14.10.2024 - 14.02.2025

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2024/2025)

Languages of instruction

Main language


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