Pre-Master On Campus

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

12 months
1105 EUR/year
1105 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This pre-Master’s programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam introduces you to Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, on the basis of examples from scientific research.


In the Bioinformatics and System Biology programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you will have the opportunity to learn essential skills, depending on your background. For example, if you have a Bachelor’s in Biology, you will learn programming. If your background is in Computer Science, you will learn Biology and Mathematics. Mathematics students will follow biology and programming courses.

Programme Overview

A course package of up to 30 ECTS will be compiled for you. You must obtain these points within one academic year.  successful completion of the pre-Master’s, you will be able to enrol in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Master’s programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Bioinformatics
  • Research Questions in Bioinformatics
  • Calculus
  • Biochemistry
  • Linear Algebra
  • Evolutionary Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • HBO studentes - 210 EC
  • University students - 150 EC note that, apart from the rules above, other admission criteria / requirements that are not EC related are still applicable and must be met to be considered for admission into the Premaster programme.
  • To enter the pre-master's Programme, an English Language Test is required. VU Amsterdam requires international students and students with a HBO degree to pass an English language proficiency test. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1105 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1105 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

For a premaster programme that encompasses no more than 30 EC, you will have to pay a premaster fee of €1.105 (for both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students).

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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