Technical University of Munich

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The master’s program in Bioinformatics is offered by the Technical University of Munich in partnership with Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich (LMU). The program offers great freedom in terms of individual specialization within the discipline.


Bioinformatics at Technical University of Munich is an up-and-coming academic subject and research area that combines modern information sciences (informatics, mathematics, and statistics) with the life sciences (biology, chemistry, pharmacy, medicine, biotechnology, and food technology). Bioinformatics deals with questions of informatics that arise with the application of new technologies and a rapidly growing quantity of data in the life sciences. The discipline is also of continuously increasing significance in medicine and drug discovery.

The exponential growth in biological data generated by national and international research projects provides a highly inviting field of application for modern bioinformatics. The use of informatics methods first made mathematical modeling possible in the biosciences, as well as the analysis of new kinds and large quantities of data. Yet the potential for applying informatics to the biosciences still exceeds its current application.

Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?

  • The successful completion of the Master of Science opens up many career options. You may enter, via a doctoral degree, into research. Or you work in a corporation. There, you develop bioinformatic applications and implement them. 
  • Thus, for example, you develop new medicines in pharmaceutical companies. Beyond which, corporate consultancy offers good career prospects. 

Programme Structure

Modules are offered in the following subjects:

  • Algorithms in bioinformatics
  • Sequence analysis
  • Systems biology
  • Structural bioinformatics 
  • Chemical informatics
  • Genome analysis
  • Databases and data mining
  • Project management
  • Software engineering
  • Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
157 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit one (1) copy of Official or Provisional Bachelor Degree Certificate
  • Submit one (1) copy of Official or Provisional Academic Transcript
  • Submit a total of two (2) Recommendation Letters 
  • Submit one (1) Letter of Motivation that indicates the reason(s) you are interested in the programme you applied for
  • Submit one (1) Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Submit one (1) Passport-sized photograph
  • Submit one (1) Passport Biodata Page photocopy 
  • Akademische Prufstelle (APS) Certificate (Required for all applicants who hold a degree from China, Vietnam, or Mongolia)
  • Proof of English Proficiency – TOEFL or IELTS

Tuition Fee

  • International

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    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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