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Master in Integrated Systems Biology

Admission requirement 

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (at least 180 ECTS) in biosciences (biology, biochemistry etc.) or in bioinformatics (documented by copies of diploma papers). Students with a Bachelor’s degree from related disciplines, such as computer sciences, chemistry, physics or mathematics may be accepted, if a sufficient knowledge in modern biosciences can be documented
  • Good knowledge of English (B2 level)

Admission procedure

Applications that passed the pre-screening will be evaluated by the study director together with 1-2 other members of the MISB teacher’s team for the following criteria:

  • Motivation letter: besides the use of good English (see above), the applicant should demonstrate that he/she understands for what type of specialized studies he/she applies (for example by mentioning that the studies will necessitate skills in mathematics and computer sciences and not only classical biology).
  • General scientific background: the applicant should have passed courses in fundamental science disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biochemistry, with an acceptable grade (12/20 or more).
  • Courses in modern biosciences: the applicant should demonstrate knowledge in modern biosciences by documenting passed courses in molecular biology, bioinformatics, (human) genetics or similar topics.
  • CV: The CV of the applicant should demonstrate a continuous focus on scientific studies, if not otherwise explained in the motivation letter.

The above mentioned criteria are balanced against each other, failure in one is not automatically leading to a rejection of the application.