Agricultural Biotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English (take IELTS)
Szent István University ,
The MSc graduates in Agricultural Biotechnology at Szent István University will have the know-how development of new plant products, such as e.g. functional foods, pharmacologically active substances and new industrial raw materials for the market.
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  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The MSc graduates in Agricultural Biotechnology at Szent István University will be able to work in agricultural research, in agricultural administrative or executive positions, or as specialists in a variety of agricultural production technologies, such as e.g. quality control, the seed industry, development and controlling of micropropagation and GMO technologies, protection of cultivars, diagnostic methods or environmental safety.

The rapid development of biological sciences and the wide use of complex technologies in the plant industry necessitate the education of specialists who are able to transform the achievements of the basic sciences into practically useful technologies and products in everyday agricultural and horticultural practice. They will contribute to the effort to provide the required amount of quality food for the world’s growing population using environmentally friendly technologies.

The Agricultural Biotechnologist are able to

  • apply modern biotechnological processes, genetic engineering, and accomplish development engineering tasks
  • carry out biotechnological research, deepen their knowledge and apply the newest methods in plant cultivation, horticulture and animal husbandry
  • fill expert and counselling positions in state administration, at different international organisations, in the Chamber of Agriculture, and cooperatives
  • identify professional problems and provide solutions and carry out planning, development and research tasks
  • comply and accomplish research and development programmes, projects and tenders requiring engineering expertise.


The educational system of Szent István University is accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC). The Committee was established in 1993, as an independent agency, is responsible for accrediting and evaluating the quality of teaching and research carried out in higher education institutes in Hungary.

Quality assurance is based on a periodically repeated assessment of the curricula, requirements, and qualifications of the academic staff in each study program. All degree awarding study programs at the faculty are fully accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee and also designed to be compliant with the Bologna Accords for international recognition.

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements
  • BSc degree in related fields (Life sciences or Agriculture); min. B2 level of English
  • Assessment of the uploaded documents, language skills (language certificate is necessary: TOEFL, IELTS etc.), professional competence and motivation by programme leaders. Skype interview, if necessary.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 1800 International
  • EUR 1800 EU/EEA

  • The fee of application procedure 100 EUR (paid in by 28 April, will be refund from the 2nd year’s tuition fee).

  • Tuition fee: 1800 EURO/ semester (2 semesters must be paid in advance)

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