M.Sc. in Life Science Informatics


This section will introduce of to the application procedure. Moreover, the section FAQs for Applicants offers some in-depth information on selected topics mentioned below. It should help you in your preparation of the required application documents.

How to apply?

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

  1. Apply through our Online-Application at
  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
    • 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 

Additional information: FAQs for Applicants 
Applications for the intake in October 2018 are welcome.

Application deadline

March 1st, 2018

Important notes: Please fill in the electronic form of the online-application completely and upload all requested documents. You will receive all further information by e-mail, therefore a valid e-mail address is crucial.


LSI Master Programme Online Application

Deadline for application is March 1st, 2018 of the graduate programme starting on October 1 of the same year. Results of the evaluation of applications will be announced soon after the deadline. Applications are therefore welcome to reach us earlier than March 1st, 2018. B-IT has become part of the DAAD International Degree Programme . Applicants of Life Science Informatics can apply for funding there (cf. also Fundingbelow). 
Once you have submitted your application, the review committee will meet after the deadline and decide on the applications that have reached us so far. If the committee requests further information about you, you will be contacted through e-mail and all further steps will also be explained through e-mail.


The following opportunities for funding are offered: 

  • DAAD stipend (application to DAAD
  • Erasmus-stipend for students from countries of the European Union participating in the Erasmus programme
  • B-IT work study programme (six stipends), currently only awarded, based on performance after the first semester 

Erasmus Programme 

Students of the Erasmus Program or students who would like to apply as future students within the Erasmus Program, please contact Dr. Alexandra Reitelmann via e-mail

B-IT Work Study Programme 

The recently introduced B-IT work study programme is aimed at excellent applicants. Applicants - who should have performed far above average- for the B-IT work study programme will be chosen from all incoming applications every year. Selected students will join the group of a professor and will be seamlessly be integrated into ongoing research from the very beginning of their studies in Life Science Informatics. The early exposure to research will complement their research-oriented studies in the Master Programme of Life Science Informatics and offer them them the opportunity to gain research experience early in their studies.

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