Freie Universität Berlin


M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Computer Science
English only
Winter semester:  31 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics with components in mathematics, computer science, chemistry/biochemistry, biology, and bioinformatics that correspond to the bachelor’s degree program in bioinformatics at Freie Universität Berlin, or an equivalent degree.

An equivalent degree might be a degree in a related field (e.g. biomathematics, computational biology) which contains components similar to our bachelor’s degree program. As a rule, for being eligible, one-third of your undergraduate studies need to be in mathematics and statistics (analysis, linear algebra, computational mathematics, probability/statistics), one third in computer science (programming, algorithms and data structures) and bioinformatics and one third in biology/chemistry/biochemistry (molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics).

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CERF English
min B1
min 4.5
min B1 Preliminary (PET)
min 450
min 130
min 60
min I
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English as a school subject for 5 years is equivalent to level B1.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester: April 15 (German)April 15 (EU)April 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

Please submit the following documents to uni-assist as officially certified copies via mail:

  1. Graduation certificate (if you have completed your studies) with a final grade. If you are applying for a higher subject-specific semester, this document is stringently required.
  2. Official current transcript of records with a final grade.
  3. Official transcript of records for the master’s program and a current certificate of enrollment, only when applying for the higher subject-specific semesters.
  4. If applicable, a current certificate of enrollment, in case you are currently enrolled or have been enrolled at a German university/college after completing your first degree.
  5. Official translations of all certificates if issued in any language other than German or English, issued by sworn translators only or by an institution being entitled to translations for official purposes.
  6. Proof of English language knowledge, and German if required (see language requirements).
  7. In case you file a special application, send in the completed special application sheet along with all documents supporting your special application as officially certified copies.
  8. Applicants coming from China, Mongolia or Vietnam have to submit the original certification from an Academic Evaluation Centre (Akademische Prüfstelle - APS) in addition to the required documents. If the certification presented does not yet include the degree for the application to a master's program, then so-called recertification (Nachzertifizierung), confirming the degree, has to be submitted for re-registration to the following semester.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website