The sequencing of the human genome has been one of the most significant scientific advances of the last few decades and could not have been achieved without bioinformatics. Bioinformatics now plays a key role not only in genetics but in many other fields, such as AIDS research and cancer therapy.
Saarland University offers the Bioinformatics (international) programme. The internationally respected Center for Bioinformatics (CBI) on the Saarbrücken campus is home to biologists, medical scientists, pharmacologists and computer scientists who collaborate closely to develop new drugs and to improve and enhance the diagnosis and therapy of diseases. The excellent student-staff ratio – on average there is one instructor to every four students – enables students on the programme to gain early exposure to questions of current research interest.
- Lecture courses covering core areas of informatics
- Advanced lectures in the biosciences
- Advanced lectures in bioinformatics
- World-of-work and career skills
- Advanced practical training in the biosciences
- Master's degree seminar
- 24 months
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DisciplinesBiology Bioinformatics Genetics View 84 other Masters in Biology in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Students applying to the M.Sc. programme must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in one of the following fields and a solid grounding in the other:
- Environmental Science/Environmental Engineering, Environmental Health, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, Ecotoxicology/Toxicology
- Mathematics, Computer Science/Informatics, Bioinformatics
- Applicants must provide proof of advanced proficiency in English
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
Students are exempted from tuition fees. However, they have to pay the semester fee of 124 EUR
Living costs for Saarbrücken
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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