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Programme code


Language of instruction

Allocation of places

through selective admissions process each winter semester


ECTS points




places allocated every winter semester

Graduation requirement

Successful completion of a bachelor’s thesis

Bachelor of Science (BSc.)

Academic degree

Why study Biomedicine and Biotechnology?

  • Personal attention
    The limited number of places ensures close interaction between students and faculty with excellent student mentoring.
  • International setting
    Some 90 percent of students gather experience abroad at renowned educational institutions (e.g. Harvard, Cambridge, Yale, Glasgow, Zurich) during their studies – for example, as part of an internship or while writing their bachelor’s thesis. This is made possible by the wide range of scholarships available, on the one hand, and by the international network of faculty members, on the other.
  • At the cutting-edge of research
    Students are involved in research projects as an important part of their education as early as the first semester. Likewise, courses are offered beginning with the first semester to prepare students for later leadership positions or to start their own companies.

The programme

The University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna has offered the Bachelor’s Programme in Biomedicine and Biotechnology since 2002. The aim is to familiarise students with the most important basics of the natural sciences and the medical fields and with molecular methods. The programme promotes interdisciplinary work with a problem-focused approach.


Year 1

  • Fundamentals of Natural Science (Chemistry, Physics)
  • Genetics and Cell Biology
  • 2 project collaborations

Year 2

  • Fundamentals of Medicine (Anatomy, Physiology, Histology)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Laboratory Animal Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Economics (Entrepreneurship)
  • 4 weeks of practical training

Year 3

  • Infection Biology (Virology, Bacteriology, Parasitology)
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Pathology and Immunology
  • Practical training: 4 weeks
  • Bachelor’s thesis: 4–6 months

Master’s Programme in Comparative Biomedicine (taught in English)


Graduates of the Bachelor’s Programme in Biomedicine and Biotechnology pursue careers in a wide variety of settings:

  • Research in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industry
  • Product development in the field of biomedicine
  • Specialised testing facilities
  • Public and private health care facilities
  • (Veterinary) medical research and basic research