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Prospective students and applicants are welcome to address their questions to the Info-Service Studium of Freie Universität Berlin, information by telephone under +49-(0)30 838 700 00.

- Master´s programs

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Institute of Computer Science
Ulrike Seyferth
Arnimallee 3
14195 Berlin
(030) 838 75336 (only for questions concerning study requirements and subject, inquiries preferably by e-mail)

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics with components in mathematics, computer science, chemistry/biochemistry, biology, and bioinformatics that correspond to the bachelor’s degree program in bioinformatics at Freie Universität Berlin, or an equivalent degree. For more information about the bachelor’s degree program, please see here

  • Proof of English language skills (level B1 CEFR or equivalent).

The admission is limited.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

The master’s program in bioinformatics is a direct response to a paradigm shift taking place in medicine and biological sciences. Further research in these areas rests on the evaluation of masses of biological data: here, the use of computers, combined with accurate mathematical models and efficient algorithms is essential. Employing adequate training in the various sub-disciplines, this program provides the required knowledge for students to be able to judge mathematical methods and models, to recognize relevant biological questions, and to correctly interpret the results of the models in a biological context.

For further information on the content and structure of the Master's program in Bioinformatics, please refer to the Online Studies Selection Guide (OSA).

Several professorships and a number of research groups ensure high quality teaching in FUB's bioinformatics program. The program is a joint effort by FUB's Department for Mathematics and Computer Science, the Department for Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmaceutics, and the medical faculty of the Charité Berlin. In addition, there are several cooperations with institutions such as the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPI), the Max-Delbrück-Center (MDC), and the Konrad-Zuse-Center for Information Technology (ZIB).

Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 – May 31 (for winter semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester), and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Program Start
Winter semester
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
4 semesters