24 months
3008 EUR/year
2786 EUR/year
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Our Bioinformatics and Systems Biology program at ITMO University trains a new generation of professionals capable of developing and applying bioinformatics methods to solve unconventional problems arising in fundamental and experimental biology. 

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The students will gain an opportunity to complete the full path from high-throughput data to computational analysis and to testable hypotheses in several research areas.

Currently, computational methods are widely used in biology mostly due to the fact that research inevitably comes with Big Data. Thus, one needs to possess the skills to be able to work with large amounts of data and to interpret them correctly. 

The Bioinformatics and Systems Biology program at ITMO University has two specializations:

  • Data Analysis in Biology and Medicine: we teach students with biological and medical backgrounds the skills of programming, data processing and statistical analysis and their application in different fields of bioinformatics.
  • Algorithmic Bioinformatics: this specialization is designed for students with informatics, mathematics, and other technical backgrounds who want to apply their knowledge to bioinformatics. It also Includes advanced courses in statistics and algorithms, as well as introductory courses in molecular biology.

Career Options: 

Bioinformatics experts in the fields of personalized medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, software development, and many others. Besides, graduates may continue their academic careers by entering the leading PhD programs in Systems Biology.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Data Processing and Analysis 
  • Higher Mathematics (elective course) 
  • Foreign Language in Professional Activity 
  • Creative Technologies / High Tech Business Creation / Thinking 
  • Research Work
  • Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Please note that obtaining an invitation and a visa will take at least a month. We ask you to apply for the Master’s program before July 15, in order to take the entrance exams and receive your documents in due time.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with excellent/good grades in Biological Science (or related fields) and basic knowledge of Mathematics and Programming, or Computer Science and basic knowledge of Biology; 
  • CV & motivation letter; 
  • the upper-intermediate level of English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3008 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3008 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    2786 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2786 EUR per year during 24 months.
  •  251,000 rubles for Russian students

  • 271,000 rubles for international students

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

34733 - 58700 RUB /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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