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. You can find an English version of the study and examination regulations here. Please note that this version of the study and examination regulations is nothing more than an aid to orientation. Solely the German version is legally binding.
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.
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).