M.Sc. On Campus


Freie Universität Berlin

24 months
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The master’s program in Bioinformatics at Freie Universität Berlin 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.

Why Study Here?

  • Several professorships and a number of research groups ensure high quality teaching in FUB's bioinformatics program. 
  • The Bioinformatics  program at Freie Universität Berlin 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. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Complex Systems
  • Data Science
  • Advanced Algorithms
  • Advanced Algorithms for Bioinformatics 
  • Methods in Life Sciences 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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Students do not pay any tuition fees. However, the university charges a semester fee (app. 300 Euro per semester)

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

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