International Programmes 2021/2022

Applied Biology (BSc) Applied Biology (BSc)

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg • Rheinbach

Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology
Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held in English.

Programme duration
6 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

31 July for the following winter semester

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Joint degree / double degree programme

The programme offers a systematic and practical approach to the major fields in modern biology. The teaching language is English. Graduation requires 135 class contact hours including 12 hours in elective courses and 38 hours in practical laboratory courses. Special focus in the programme is on cell and molecular biology, human biology, genetics, microbiology and modern analysis techniques. Training includes state-of-the-art techniques that are generally taught in small groups. All laboratories are excellently equipped. In the third study year, students can choose between a number of elective courses, thus availing of the opportunity to perform studies and research in different scientific disciplines.

Course organisation

Basic subjects are taught in the first year of the programme, which consists of courses in chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and basic courses in biology (histology, anatomy, cell biology, physiology and microbiology). From the second year onwards, courses focus on molecular genetics, biochemistry, medical microbiology and immunology. The elective courses offer insights into special fields of biology and biomedicine. The Bachelor's thesis involves a three-month training period in a research group or company and gives students the opportunity to apply acquired knowledge in research and development. Students can spend their fifth and/or sixth semester at one of our partner universities abroad. Several double degree programmes are offered.

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Types of assessment

Oral and written examinations, lab reports, presentations

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Specialist literature in other languages
  • Language training provided
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

A study abroad period in the final year is strongly recommended. Partner universities in the UK (University of Dundee, University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen), Norway (Sor Trondelag University College), Italy (University of Palermo), Spain (University of Valencia), the Netherlands (HAN University of Applied Sciences), Poland (University of Krakow), Italy (University of Palermo) and France (UPEC Paris) accept students of the Applied Biology programme for either one or two semesters. Double degree programmes are in operation with all international partner universities in the UK as well as with the Dutch partner university.

Special promotion / funding of the programme
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
The course of study can be taken entirely online
Digital learning and teaching modules
  • Video learning
  • Learning platform LEA
Description of e-learning elements

The LEA platform provides teaching and learning materials and supports the communication between students and academic staff.

Participation in the e-learning course elements is compulsory
Can ECTS points be acquired by taking the online programmes?
Can the e-learning elements be taken without signing up for the course of study?
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

Academic admission requirements
Language requirements

A very good command of English is necessary in order to successfully complete the Bachelor's programme. Foreign applicants must prove proficiency in English (TOEFL iBT: score of 79 or higher, IELTS: score of 6.0 or higher). The original TOEFL score report must be sent by ETS, our institution code is 7977. English language certificates are valid for two years from the date of issue.
Knowledge of German is NOT required, but some basic language skills would be helpful for daily life. Our language centre offers special introductory German language courses for international students.

Application deadline

31 July for the following winter semester

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Possibility of finding part-time employment

Several companies in the vicinity of Sankt Augustin, Bonn and Cologne offer student jobs on a regular basis. A limited number of student jobs are also available at the university. However, work restrictions may apply due to visa status.


Student accommodation is available both in Rheinbach and in the nearby city of Bonn. It is recommended that students apply for accommodation as early as possible.

Career advisory service

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Buddy programme
  • Tutors
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation

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