Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry and Cell Biology

3 years
20,000 EUR/year
Sep 2022
Jul 2022
Bremen / Germany
Constructor University - Bremen, Germany

Program description

Cell Biology is concerned with the structure and physiology of cells, their components, and interactions with the environment, whereas Biochemistry is concerned with molecules and chemical processes in living organisms. The two fields are combined in a single comprehensive degree program that will provide you with a broad understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that form the foundation of life, including inheritance and gene expression principles. This enables BCCB graduates to address important societal problems in their careers, whether through basic or applied research, such as in biomedicine, biotechnology, or molecular biology. The BCCB program at Constructor University provides not only the theoretical foundation, but also extensive practical training. Students are also involved in hands-on research as part of their studies.

The program is consistently ranked highly in the CHE Rankings and U-Multirank.

Six semesters of study totaling 180 ECTS credit points comprise the three-year undergraduate program (CP). The 3C-Model, an innovative and student-centered modularization scheme, groups the disciplinary content of the three study years according to overarching themes.

Program structure

Year 1

  • General Biochemistry
  • General and Inorganic Chemistry
  • General Cell Biology
  • General Organic Chemistry

Year 2

  • Advanced Biochemistry I
  • Advanced Biochemistry II
  • Advanced Biochemistry Lab
  • Advanced Cell Biology I
  • Advanced Cell Biology II
  • Advanced Cell Biology Lab
  • Microbiology

Year 3

  • Experimental Strategy Design
  • Biomedicine
  • Current Topics in the Molecular Life Sciences
  • Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology


Fee for two semesters (1 year) is 20,000 EUR for international students:

  • Direct/billed charges*
    • Tuition 20,000 EUR
    • Room (subsidized) 3,750 EUR
    • Board 3,000 EUR
    • University Fee 120 EUR
    • Semester Tickets 480 EUR
    • Broadcasting Fee 54 EUR
    • Enrollment Deposit (one time only) 500 EUR

Total 27,904 EUR

  • Indirect estimated expenses*
    • Residence Permit 100 EUR
    • Health Insurance  1,260 EUR

Total 1,360 EUR

*All fees are subject to change and this information sheet should be considered a guide only.

Requirements for applicants

Fall 22 admission to Constructor University does not require SAT/ACT. Applicants can skip SAT/ACT. If your high school diploma doesn't grant you straight entrance to a German institution, SAT/ACT may be required for enrollment. Constructor University doesn't require test scores from Abitur graduates. If you don't submit a standardized test, your application will be evaluated based on your personal essay, recommendations, academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and application presentation.

  • Language proficiency test

Test scores might show a non-native speaker's English skills. You'll get a waiver if: 

    • natural English speakers;
    • trained entirely in English for at least 6 years;
    • 600 or higher on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing;
    • 9 or higher on ACT Writing.
  • Motivation statement

About the university

Constructor University is one of the most internationally focused educational institutions in the globe and is located in Bremen, Germany. Since its inception in 2001, the university has attracted a diverse and talented student body from all corners of the globe.

More than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 110 countries are presently residing on campus and being prepared for a global career in business and science.

Constructor University has a wide range of degrees that combine different fields of study, from the natural sciences, math, and engineering to the social sciences and economics.

Classes are small, and each professor works as a mentor and academic advisor for each student. From the first year of school, students are interested in research. Constructor University students learn to be responsible global citizens who can use the skills they've learned to make a change in the world.

Mission and goals

University goal is to inspire young, talented people, regardless of nationality, religion, or background, to become global citizens who can assume leadership and responsibility for the future sustainable and peaceful development of humanity through academic education, intensive support, and living together on an international campus.

From this mission statement, Constructor University has deduced four key goals for its educational profile:

  1. Quality is achieved, in part, by early student involvement in research projects, multidisciplinary instruction, and individualized academic mentoring.
  2. Individual development the development of social and self-competence in a diverse community.
  3. Interculturality fostering intercultural competence by residing on a campus with students from more than 110 different countries and learning there.
  4. Competence building providing the specialized and transdisciplinary skills necessary for a successful career in business or science.

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