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Biotechnology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 54 months
University rank #155 (QS) Monterrey, Mexico | Querétaro, Mexico | Tlalpan, Mexico
Form scientists who can generate cutting-edge knowledge in the area of biotechnology, and who are committed to help their communities socially, ethically, and economically. Our graduates will be conscious of the need to generate new sustainable technologies with a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation.
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The growing demand for the development and optimization of processes in sectors such as industry, food, agriculture, health, and diagnostics has stimulated the incorporation of biotechnological methods into the creation of new products and services.

Therefore, developments in the field of biotechnology with its vast areas of application, can benefit a large segment of the population. Graduates of the PhD in Biotechnology from Tecnológico de Monterrey are able to work in academic, scientific, and industrial environments, as well as in the generation of knowledge.

This will allow graduates to develop innovative and sustainable technology to benefit society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 54 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Innovation Methods
  • Leadership for Sustainable Development
  • Elective
  • Research Proposal
  • Research Seminar
  • Assisted Research

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the english language.

Find english courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • To hold a master’s degree
  • Participate in an academic interview with the program director
  • Submit the admissions application form, accompanied by all the required documents

Tuition Fee


In its endeavor to attract the best academic talent to its Engineering Graduate Programs, Tecnológico de Monterrey offers a full tuition scholarship to all candidates admitted as full time students. Furthermore, CONACYT (a Mexican Government Agency that supports higher education) will provide to admitted full-time students a maintenance allowance given that the program has been accredited in the National Quality Graduate Program (PNPC) of CONACYT.

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