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 OverviewA 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.
- Principles of Bioinformatics
- Research Questions in Bioinformatics
- Linear Algebra
- Evolutionary Genetics
- 12 months
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DisciplinesBiology Bioinformatics & Biostatistics Biochemistry View 31 other programmes in Biochemistry in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International1105 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1105 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA1105 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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