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Start: February
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Does a career at the cutting edge of science appeal to you? Would you like to broaden your experience in a diverse range of Biotechnology and laboratory techniques? This is your chance! The exchange programme Biotechnology gives you insight into a quickly evolving research area, which offers many chances for innovative research.

About this minor

The programme Biotechnology is part of the bachelor programme Biology and Medical Research, and will focus on the quickly evolving research area biotechnology. This practice-based programme will cover topics such as microbial production, renewable energy and specific growth conditions in more detail.

Besides the theoretical modules, there is a strong emphasis on the practical execution of a research project during the laboratory courses. During these laboratory courses the students work as independent couples on designated research projects, that are usually part of ongoing research done at the knowledge institutes of Hanze University of Applied Sciences. For instance, in the past students have worked on the production of bioplastics, biogas production and the influence of growth of plants with different light wavelengths. 

Title ECTS Credits Course code
Molecular Biotechnology 3 BCVH18MOLBIO
Bioprocess Engineering 3 BCVH18BIOPROCESS
Laboratory Course 8 BOVH22RLABBT11
Dutch Language and Culture/Intercultural Team Building 1 BOVH22RIAC1
Advanced Analysis of Biomolecules & Medicinal Chemistry 5 BOVH22RADVBIOMOL
Biotechnology of Plants 3 BCVH19BIOPLANTS
Laboratory Course 7 BOVH22RLABBT12

What will you learn

  • Applying knowledge about biotechnology towards a real-life research project
  • Experience in practical research in the field of biotechnology
  • Project management
  • Working together with students from different backgrounds

Before you can start

This exchange programme is open to students who have completed two or three years of a bachelor's programme in the field of (molecular) Biology, Biotechnology or Biochemistry. We also require a CEFR level of B2 or higher.

For questions about the content of this exchange programme, please contact the coordinator via the 'Contact & FAQ' tab above.

Admission & application

Please check with your home university whether there is an agreement set up with the Hanze School that is offering the exchange programme of your choice. To apply for and be admitted for our exchange programme you should take the following steps

  • 1. Be nominated by your home university

    Once you have been nominated, your nomination will be checked by us and confirmed to your home university by email. You will receive your application link during our application period.

  • 2. Submit your online application

    Once you have been nominated by your home university you will receive a personal application link and the application instructions during our application period. The application is fully digital and documents do not have to be send by email or postal mail. Make sure you do not miss our application deadline!

  • 3. Letter of Acceptance

    Once you have submitted your application we will check your documents. If you have to re-submit any documents, we will let you know. We will be sending out Acceptance Letters from the beginning of May when you start in September and from the middle of October when you start in February.

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Fields of interest

  • Environment
  • Science and Engineering
  • Sports and Health
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