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Ideally, applicants should have a bachelor's degree in bioinformatics but a similar degree is also possible. Comparable degrees could be e.g. in biomathematics or computational biology. In any case, you need to have substantial previous knowledge of mathematics and computer science, as well as certain aspects of biology. This includes:
- analysis, linear algebra, computational mathematics, probability/statistics
- programming, algorithms and data structures (in bioinformatics)
- molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology
Have a look at the bioinformatics bachelor study regulations. The module descriptions in the appendix give you a good overview of the knowledge you should already have.
In the Apply section, you can find more legal details and you can take a self-assessment test, if you are unsure if you are qualified. The first semester is already very demanding; topics such as those presented in the section Exemplary Tasks will be dealt with.