Medical Informatics

Heidelberg University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Medical Informatics degree programme at the University of Heidelberg and Heilbronn University of Applied Science provide an in-depth education in Informatics, additionally qualifying students for jobs in fields outside medicine.


Within the context of a collaboration between Heidelberg University and Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences, the faculty of the Medical Informatics academic programme has very successfully been educating Medical Informatics Specialists. In international rankings, this academic programme is rated extremely highly.

Learning outcomes

The objective of the Medical Informatics degree programme at the University of Heidelberg is the acquisition and deepening of knowledge of current relevant scientific methods used in Medical Informatics along with the ability to adequately and effectively apply these in problem-solving processes in the various fields of healthcare and medicine, in the areas of patient care, therapy, and diagnosis, as well as in research. 

Graduates will also have the ability to collaborate in the development of new methods and procedures for specific problems and to provide a critical assessment of their effectiveness and efficiency. This scientific university education provides students with all of the competencies required to pursue responsible positions in research, development, and management in industry, hospitals, or at software companies or universities.

Occupational Areas

Medical informatics specialists enjoy excellent career prospects in industry and healthcare as well as with software companies: 
  • Software development, database applications, IT services, information management 
  • Medical device development  
  • Research and development 

Programme Structure

Research focuses at Heidelberg University include: 
  • Medical image processing and pattern recognition in medicine: Development of systems for computer-assisted diagnosis, monitoring of at-risk patients, and support in planning and implementing therapeutic interventions.  
  • Patient-oriented decision support: development of methods and tools for patient-oriented information management and individualisation of medical decisions for doctors and patients.  
  • IT solutions for medical research: Innovative IT solutions and information management for the processing and integration of scientific data in medical practice. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for enrollment (available in the service portal )
  • acceptance letter
  • the originals of school certificates relevant for admission and, where applicable, university certificates
  • 1 passport photo

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Medical Informatics
Heidelberg University


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