M.Sc. On Campus

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

24 months
15110 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Are you interested in unravelling this by using machine learning, sequence analysis, computational models and/or systematic experiments? Then the joint degree Bioinformatics and Systems Biology programme of the University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam is the programme for you.


Discover your Bioinformatics and Systems Biology programme

The Bioinformatics and Systems Biology programme of the University of Amsterdam teaches you to combine molecular and cell biology, computer science and mathematical modelling to integrate vast amounts of biological data into a fundamental understanding of life at the molecular level.

During the programme, you will develop skills in scientific research and a high level of abstraction and quantitative thinking. You will learn to apply and combine rapid developments in different research fields and obtain an interdisciplinary mind-set with many transferrable skills.

The Master’s is a two-year programme taught in English. The programme offers two thematic specialisations:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology
The programme guarantees that, upon successful completion of the study, you can communicate effectively with your colleagues, irrespective of your focus on experimental or computational disciplines. You will get a basic introduction to molecular cell biology, biomathematics, biostatistics and programming.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Algorithms in Sequence Analysis
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics for Translational
  • Basic Models of Biological Networks
  • Systems Biology in Practice
  • Statistics with R

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The programme in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology welcomes students with a bachelor background in chemistry, biology, informatics, mathematics, physics or any other Bachelor's degree that relates to one of the before mentioned disciplines.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the exam committee for students with backgrounds that are not considered evidently suitable.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15110 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15110 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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.

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