University of Potsdam

Bioinformatics

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Computer Science, Biology
M.Sc.
Degree
English
English only
Language
Winter semester:  15 Aug
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Application:
Uni-Assist
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a subject/course that is essential for the master's program, such as life sciences or in a comparable subject (e.g. biology or life sciences). At least 6 CP in programming knowledge must be proven.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

Competencies that correspond to those described in the four bridge modules. Evidence is usually provided by successful participation in services totaling 24 CP as part of the bachelor's degrees. For applicants who do not meet these requirements, the examination board can stipulate in the admission letter that a maximum of two bridge modules must be completed as compulsory modules of 6 CP each (maximum 12 CP). If requirements in the amount of more than 12 CP or more than two bridge modules were required to align the level of knowledge, the access requirements are not met.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min B2
Cambridge
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: At least B.
IELTS
min 6
Specification: At least 5 in each field.
TOEFL iBT
min 75
UNIcert
min II
languageGerman
CERF German
min A2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
The English language knowledge can also be proven by a certificate of a German general higher education entrance qualification with documentation of English as a foreign language during the qualifying phase, or a certificate of a higher education entrance qualification with the confirmation of the B2 level, or a certificate of a degree from an English-language degree program at an accredited institution of higher education Certificate of a general higher education entrance qualification from an English-taught course of education and acquired in a country with English as the official language. Applicants whose mother tongue is not German must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of German of level A2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



Applications are open from:
Winter semester: April 01 (German)April 01 (EU)April 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
Uni-Assist
Application Fee:
free of charge

Application Documents


  1. Completed and signed admissions application. The admission application is the document that is compiled as a result of your online application on uni-assist.
  2. Simple copy (i.e. uncertified) of the German- or English-language graduation certificate from your first degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Diplom, Magister).
    If your graduation or preliminary certificate is in a language other than German or English, then you must submit a German or English translation certified by a sworn translator, along with a simple copy of this document.
    If documentation of your first professional qualification is not yet available by the admission application deadline, you can still apply for admission. You must have (with a transcript of records, uncertified will suffice):
    1. At least 140 CP in a bachelor's degree with a total requirement of 180 CP.
    2. At least 170 CP in a bachelor's degree with a total requirement of 210 CP.
    3. At least 200 CP in a bachelor's degree with a total requirement of 240 CP.
  3. Diploma Supplement: a simple copy (i.e. uncertified) of the diploma supplement or other relevant documentation from your university regarding all coursework completed for your first professional degree.  You may also submit the module manual or the study and examination regulations of your degree program to evidence your qualification. If this coursework was completed at an institution of higher education other than the University of Potsdam, then this proof must include information regarding the credit points, form, content, and the examination modalities.
  4. If applicable, a placement notification for the first semester.
  5. English and German (if applicable) language knowledge (see language requirements).

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website