Are you fascinated by the possibilities of 3D printing? Do you want to know more about its applications in the medical field? The Master Biofabrication might be the right fit for you!

Creating functional tissue models with 3D printing technologies

Study 3D printing technology with a biomedical approach. Biofabrication combines advanced fabrication techniques with biological systems to prepare designed tissue constructs. You will be equipped with a toolbox to innovate within this multidisciplinary field, and become an expert with thorough understanding as well as operational experience of processes such as 3D bioprinting, biomaterials, 3D cell culturing, computer models and imaging.

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Become an expert in a multidisciplinary area of research

Broaden your knowledge in a diverse range of fields such as physics, biology, medicine, robotics and computer science. Few researchers entering the biofabrication field have been trained in such a diverse range of subjects. Do you want to become a truly multidisciplinary researcher? Biofabrication is a perfect fit. 

We offer the opportunity to gain international experience at various international research institutions across the globe.

The opportunities in this programme are quite unique, especially at a Master’s level

Why you should study Biofabrication at Utrecht University

  • Carry out two hands-on research projects at cutting edge research groups.
  • Familiarize yourself with innovative science and technology at the Utrecht Biofabrication Facility at the Utrecht Science Park and collaborate with scientists from various departments.
  • Tailor your own curriculum to maximally benefit from the multiple educational options in Utrecht and Australia.
  • Benefit from an extensive curriculum. Learn to design, plan, conduct, and communicate scientific research. Write a compelling research proposal and understand and apply knowledge, from biofabrication technology to (re)generating various tissues.
  • Freedom to design your own programme, by choosing the track, research project and electives that best fit your interests. You also select one out of 9 thematic profiles which are designed to equip you with skills for your future career in a direction that appeals you most.

The structure of the Master’s programme offers the opportunity to design a tailor-made programme, by choosing elective courses and research projects that suit your background and interest, and instruct you in the areas in which you are less knowledgeable. Students can do an internship at any international research institution within the network of our researchers, for example in the USA, Germany, New Zealand and Australia.

Study at UMC Utrecht

Students are able to follow their Master’s programme at UMC Utrecht, one of the largest academic medical centers in the Netherlands. UMC Utrecht focuses on a number of fields; selected students get educated by some of the best researchers in these research areas. Students get ample opportunities for excellent internships both at UMC Utrecht and abroad with our international partners. They also have access to the large research infrastructure and research network of the focus areas.

Graduate School of Life Sciences

Life Sciences is one of the four strategic themes of Utrecht University and is organised in the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS). The GSLS brings together the research expertise and facilities of the faculties of Science, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, in cooperation with UMC Utrecht. Research at the GSLS is highly interdisciplinary, because scientific breakthroughs take place where physics, medicine, chemistry and biology interact.

Introducing Life Sciences 

Every year all new Master’s students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences start their academic year with a mandatory introduction week. Introducing Life Sciences (ILS) is part of the course Life Sciences Academy and covers aspects of academic education, including science integrity, career development and valorisation & industry.

World class university

Choosing Utrecht University means choosing one of the best universities in the country. Several renowned international rankings place Utrecht University among the 100 best universities in the world. Moreover, in a survey among Dutch professors it was proclaimed the best university in the Netherlands. The teaching environment at Utrecht University is international: half of the Utrecht Master's programmes are taught in English. The existing and former academic staff of Utrecht University include twelve Nobel Prize laureates.

City of Utrecht 

The University is situated in Utrecht, a lively student city located in the heart of the Netherlands. It is considered the ‘gateway to Europe’. An inspiring city which nurtures talent and creativity.

Key facts

Biomedical Sciences
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2 years
Tuition fees: 
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee, full-time) 2024-2025: € 2,530

Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee) 2024-2025: € 23,765

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School of Life Sciences
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