Life Science Informatics

University of Bonn

24 months
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The Life Science Informatics programme of University of Bonn started in the fall of 2002 at the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT).


The Life Science Informatics programme of University of Bonn is offered jointly by the University of Bonn and RWTH Aachen in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institutes at Sankt Augustin near Bonn. This interdisciplinary programme will educate the participant to successfully master the novel technical and economic challenges at the crossroads of biotechnology, medicine, pharmaceutics and computer science. The programme is distinguished by its international orientation, its focus on both natural science and IT competence, and its high level of integration of research and teaching.

The master's programme in Life Science Informatics consists of three main blocks:

  • Computer science and mathematics for natural scientists,
  • Basic principles of Life Science Informatics,
  • Chemoinformatics and computer-aided drug design
  • Biology of the cell and systems biology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adjustment of Knowledge in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science
  • Introduction to Life Science Informatics
  • Molecular Modelling an Drug Design
  • Bioinformatics
  • Knowledge Discovery
  • Programming Lab

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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.

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

  • Transcripts, also intermediate and preliminary transcripts
  • Diploma
  • Secondary school leaving certificate (with grades)
  • TOEFL or IELTS test result (mandatory document)
  • Entrance exam to university (only if applicable)
  • Statement of purpose
  • GRE test (not mandatory but helpful for the application)
  • Copy of your passport
  • At least one Letter of Recommendation by a University Professor

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