Computational Life Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


The Computational Life Science programme is offered at Jacobs University Bremen.

Program Features

Jacobs University is an excellent hub for graduate studies in all areas of computational life science. The two-year graduate program in Computational Life Science covers computational, mathematical, and theoretical approaches to biology and the life sciences in order to understand diverse biological phenomena. 

Career options

Students of the Computational Life Science program acquire a wide range of skills in bioinformatics, data analysis, systems biology and biomedical process modeling. They are prepared for a career in biotechnology, biomedicine, medical technology, laboratory diagnostics, and related areas. They usually work in pharmaceutical companies or other areas such as the healthcare or food industry. Graduates of the program are also qualified to move on to a PhD and to a career in academia and research institutions.

Programme Structure

Core components of the program and areas of specialization include:
  • Computational Systems Biology
  • Computational Physics and Biophysics
  • Bioinformatics and RNA Biology
  • Imaging and Modeling in Medicine
  • Ecological Modeling and Theoretical Biology
  • Applied Mathematics and Numerical Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Applicants who need a visa to begin their studies in Germany: June 1
    • Applicants who do not need a visa to begin their studies in Germany: July 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Letter of Motivation
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • University transcript
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent (may be handed in later)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency test certificate.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    20000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bremen

  • 738 - 1110 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Jacobs University offers a special scholarship program for graduate students. Each applicant for this program is automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship. Depending on availability, additional scholarships sponsored by external partners are offered to highly gifted students.

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