guarantors: prof. RNDr. František Vácha, Ph.D. (FS USB); prof. Mag. Dr. Norbert Müller (JKU)
The joint Master's degree program in Biological Chemistry is organized and supported by the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the JKU Linz and the Faculty of Sciences at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic.
The primary goal of the study program is to provide state-of-the-art education that encompasses molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and biophysics. The program represents an alternative extension of the modern molecular, cellular and structural biology towards biochemistry, bio-organic chemistry
Length of the study is 2.5 years (5 semesters). The first year of masters study takes place in Linz and involves the study of chemistry, structural biochemistry
The program is conducted entirely in English. Applicants from study programs other than Bachelor Biological Chemistry and other universities must provide a sufficient TOEFL score or pass an exam (see below).
The emphasis during the study is laid on modern forms of study focused on practical instruction with the use of modern information technology. A significant portion of the study program consists of practical training, praxis in research laboratories and involvement in research projects.
Successful completion of the
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Admission to the study program is based primarily on the applicant's academic credentials and his/her knowledge of biology/chemistry/biophysics and the English language. Admission is granted without regard to sex, age, religion, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or marital status. The master’s “Biological Chemistry” study program welcomes qualified candidates for transfer admission from accredited universities with a
An official TOEFL score of 180 (computer-based test) or above, or score of 500 (paper-based test) or above. The candidates without an official TOEFL score are required to pass the internal English test at the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia (FS USB).
A) Students who successfully graduated in the bachelor program Biological Chemistry from USB and JKU are admitted to the master's program automatically.
B) Applicants for masters program Biological Chemistry from other programs or universities
Applicants pre-evaluation: Commission will evaluate individual applications in relation to the level of chemistry and biology knowledge of the applicants based on the list of the passed courses during the bachelor studies. Applicants with unsatisfactory coverage of chemistry and/or biology subjects in their previous bachelor studies will not be accepted and advised to apply for the bachelor program Biological Chemistry.
Applicants with sufficient background in chemistry and biology will have to pass a written exam composed of three parts:
- Molecular Biology
- General, Organic, and Analytical Chemistry.
According to the guidelines of the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic, students are required to pay a tuition fee. The tuition fee reflects extra administration and operational costs connected with running the study program in a foreign language (estimated to be around 10 EUR per student). The precise amount will be declared by the dean of the Faculty of Science at the beginning of each calendar year, in accordance with Study and Exam Guidelines of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice.
Students are supported by various stipends from USB and JKU during their studies - the Dept. of Study Affairs will provide more information. Further possibilities fo stipends for students outside Austria.
Requirements for successful completion of studies
The requirements follow the Internal guidelines of
Bachelor and Master theses
University of South Bohemia
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Student Services Departments:
Tel.: +420 387 772 268
Tel.: +43 732 2468 1312
Prof. RNDr. František Vácha, Ph.D.
Prof. RNDr. Libor Grubhoffer,
|Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Norbert Müller
Tel.: +43 732 2468 8746