• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The major in Life Science Technologies - Biosensing and Bioelectronics at Aalto University target is to educate engineering experts who have versatile comprehension of biosensors and other electronic applications.


To accomplish this the student is introduced to nanoscale phenomena, microfabrication techniques, biomaterials science,  biochemical recognition of biomolecules, physical transducers, sensor technologies and to good extent to clinical equipment like medical imaging. The tools needed in the development of innovations in the field of biosensors and bioelectronics are provided and the students are strongly encouraged to commercialize their own ideas.

Content and structure

This major combines  studies both in the theory and practice needed to design, develop, fabricate and characterize biosensors, biomedical devices and medical instrumentations. Hands on experience is gained to understand the biocompatibility of both organic and inorganic materials used in electronics as well as the interactions between low frequency electromagnetic fields and living tissue and in special applications these interactions even with single cells and biomolecules.

The major provides the graduates with cutting-edge scientific knowledge and skills enabling them to integrate into the international life science technologies job market or to pursue doctoral studies in specialist fields. Therefore, career opportunities include both careers in research, development and consulting in medtech and biotech industries.

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The Life Science Technologies - Biosensing and Bioelectronics programme is offered at Aalto University.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Experimental and Statistical Methods in Biological Sciences
  • Life Science Technologies Project Course
  • Tissue-foreign Body Interfacial Reactions
  • Biosensing
  • Biomolecules
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Master's Thesis Process
  • Microfabrication
  • Microfluidics and BioMEMS
  • Laboratory Course of Biomedical Engineering
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Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

In addition to the compulsory application materials, applicants to this programme are requested to provide the following additional documents:

  • degree certificate and/or an official transcript of records for studies that are referred to in the application but are not included in the Bachelor's degree transcript.
  • course descriptions of the relevant courses taken (see major-specific requirements above)
  • at least one academic recommendation letter.
  • copies of relevant certificates of other activities such as patents, publications, work certificates (optional).
  • GRE test results if taken (please include a paper copy of the result).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition in bachelor's and master's programmes taught in English from August 2017 onwards are subjected to annual fees for non-EU/EEA citizens.

Living costs for Helsinki

910 - 1400 EUR/month
Living Costs

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