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Master Programme of Life Science Informatics

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For further information see General Information, Specific Information and Requirements.

Final Degree Awarded

Master of Science in Life Science Informatics (M.Sc.), University of Bonn

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Programme Duration

Two years

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The course programme aims at educating talented and highly motivated women and men for leadership in the post-genomic era. The master's degree in Life Science Informatics provides the qualifications needed for managing large projects in all fields of Life Sciences ranging from molecular biology to pharmaceutical drug design to computational neurobiology.Students who excel during their master's programme will also have the necessary qualifications to pursue a doctoral degree.

Who should apply?

The applicant should have a substantial background in the life sciences, computer science and mathematics. Typically this would include previous courses in the following areas: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Statistics, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Theoretical Biology, Fundamentals of Computer Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, Fundamentals of Theoretical Computer Science. Additional information can be found at FAQ for Applicants .

How to apply?

The application process involves several steps. In order to apply please proceed as follows:

1. Apply through our Online-Application
2. Please submit the following documents as PDF or JPG to the e-mail address msc-lsi at b-it-center dot de:

  • 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

    More information about the requirements for the CV, the Letter of Recommendation and the Statement of purpose can be found at FAQ for Applicants .

    Minimum requirements for the English tests:

    TOEFL Test

    TOEFL paper-based: 550
    TOEFL computer-based: 213
    iBT TOEFL:: 80

    IELTS Test
    6.0 in the overall band, and no single result below 6.0

    All incoming applications will be reviewed. All applicants who pass this review will then be invited to an interview. This interview may be held at B-IT in Bonn or by Skype.The interview will focus on your motivation to study Life Science Informatics. More information about the interview can be found at FAQ for Applicants . All those who pass the interview will be successfully admitted to the programme.

    Applications for the intake in October 2017 are welcome!

    Application Deadline

    March 1, 2017

    Last update: 27 April 2016
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