M.Sc. On Campus

Bioinformatics (international)

Saarland University

24 months
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The Bioinformatics (international) programme of Saarland University links the fields of bioinformatics and environmental engineering.


Key facts

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. 

The programme

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 
  • Seminar 
  • Master's degree seminar

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

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

730 - 1100 EUR /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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