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Certificate in Nanobiotechnology

Postfach /P.O. Box 3049, D-67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany

+49 (0)631 205 4941

+49 (0)631 205 4940

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Type of course
Part-time (distance study)

Language of tuition

Length of course
1 year (2 semesters)

Date of commencement

Application deadline
The registration deadline is July 15

Class size

Cost / fees
The current tuition fee for the advanced distance learning Master‘s programme “Nanobiotechnology“ is 820 Euro per semester (plus the registration fee of currently 102 Euro per semester).
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Not available (Accommodation during residential stays has to be booked by students)

Admission requirements
Undergraduate degree in natural science, engineering sciences, pharmacy or medicine
A sufficient proof of proficiency in English is necessary.

Programme Director
Prof. Dr. Christiane Ziegler

Contact details for application
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Subdivision Distance Student Affairs
P.O. Box 3049, D-67653 Kaiserslautern
Simone Plog (Academic staff member - Nanobiotechnology, Nanotechnology)
Tel: +49 (0)631 205 4941
E-Mail: kim.caesar(at)

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Distance and Independent Studies Center

Certificate Programme Nanobiotechnology

Nanobiotechnology is a very recent and fascinating area of activity and research, which may be called the "Fundamental Technology of the 21st Century". Several potential applications can already be identified, for example in the field of medical diagnostics and therapeutics and the development of new materials. The distance learning program, unique in Germany and offered by the DISC since 2004, caters to the highly interdisciplinary nature of nanobiotechnology.

The aim of this advanced online course is to convey a well-founded, wide-ranging basis of knowledge for developing, implementing and evaluating nanobiotechnological applications. In this way, the course graduates should find themselves in a position, where they are able to assess the manifold interrelationships and effects of these new technologies. On this basis, they will have the ability to elaborate useful applications for their own institutions.

The distance learning program is made up of 8 topics, which include characterization techniques, chemical and physical synthesis of nanoparticles, processing coatings, ceramics and composites, basics of molecular biology, genetics, screening methods in biology, chip technology, nanotechnologically modified biomaterials, nanomotors, and nanoparticles for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

Other Programmes offered by Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC)
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

The Distance and Independent Studies Center is one of the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern‘s key scientific institutions. Its tasks comprise the initiation and development of further qualifications for university graduates who have already obtained an initial professional qualification. The range of measures that are offered in collaboration with the University’s departments and subject areas comprise program, program sequences, and study programs of varying lengths. One of the Center’s key focal points is the provision of distance learning programs, which can be taken on a part-time basis while pursuing a career.

More than 4,200 students are currently enrolled in the distance learning programmes of Adult Education, Human Resources Management, School Management, Social Sciences: Organization and Communication, Systemic Management, Organizational Development, Systemic Consulting, Management of Health and Social Institutions, Management of Cultural and Non-Profit Organizations, Economy and Management, Digital Management, Commercial Law for Business Practice, Master (Blended Learning) of Evaluation (MABLE), Sustainable Development Cooperation, Tax Law for Business Operations, Software Engineering for Embedded Systems, Medical Physics, Medical Physics and Technology, Fire Protection Planning, Fire Safety Engineer, Financial Engineering, Psychology of developmental and learning disorders in children, Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology.

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

As a campus university with around 14,700 students, the TUK offers approx. 100 future-oriented degree programmes in twelve departments. The manageable size of the university also guarantees students close contact to professors and outstanding support. The TUK has a lot to offer its students, including a multitude of attractive degree programmes such as biophysics, biological or chemical engineering, food chemistry and engineering mathematics.

Most degree programmes are interdisciplinary in nature and therefore unite various disciplines. A degree in a STEM subject (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) opens interesting and diverse career prospects.

The TUK enjoys an excellent international reputation in research and teaching. Students and (junior) scientists benefit from the numerous internationally renowned research institutions that cooperate closely with the TUK in the field of applied research. These include, amongst others, two Fraunhofer institutes, one Max Planck institute, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, and the Institute for Composite Materials.


The TUK is a member in the group “Universität der Großregion - UniGR” (University of the Greater Region). The other members are the universities in Lorraine, Liège, Luxembourg, Saarbrücken, and Trier. This means that TUK students can also benefit from, e.g., the range of courses offered at the partner universities.

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Students will also benefit from an appealing housing