Medical Informatics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)


As a Medical Informatician, you stand apart from other information scientists because of your medical knowledge and your understanding of the specific role and significance of information in the complex world of healthcare. You are more an expert in information analysis, representation, system design, implementation and evaluation than in developing the advanced technologies which underlie information systems. The Master of Science in Medical Informatics at the University of Amsterdam Academic Medical Centre (AMC-UvA) is a unique course, the only one of its kind in the Netherlands.

With an MSc in Medical Informatics, you will be responding to the ever-growing need for a sound scientific approach to knowledge and information in the modern health services. A qualified Medical Informatician is able to identify, analyse, describe and solve medical information problems. In so doing, the selection, synthesis and evaluation of information science theories, models and methods play an important role. You also draw upon knowledge from related disciplines, such as computer science, medicine, business studies, logistical management and the social sciences.


Accredited by: Academic Medical Centre in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research methods in medicine and medical informatics
  • Fundamentals of data science in medicine
  • Advanced data analysis in medicine
  • Data driven decision making and evaluation in medicine
  • Internship I
  • Scientific analysis and reporting
  • Quality of health information systems
  • Organizational settings of healthcare
  • Healthcare logistics
  • Healthcare management
  • Internship II
  • Management communications

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    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).

  • Minimum required score:


    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

Students may join the Master’s programme either directly from BSc Medical Informatics or indirectly from a range of other first-degree courses. Indirect entrants can come from a variety of backgrounds, including

  • Medicine
  • Health Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • and relevant vocational degree courses.

Application is not the same as enrolment, and it does not oblige you to actually enrol in the course. In consultation with the master’s co-ordinator, the Examination Board first decides whether your existing qualifications entitle you to unconditional admission to the programme and, if not, what additional tuition you require and how this can be provided. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1906 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1906 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Amsterdam

  • 1000 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships / Grants:

The University of Amsterdam:The University of Amsterdam provides a limited number of full and partial scholarships for excellent students from outside the European Economic Area. The Amsterdam Merit Scholarships have specifically been designed to offer talented, ambitious and dedicated students the opportunity to pursue a MastFor additional information: Website

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