M.Sc. Bioinformatics

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Exchange programs

Students are encouraged to spend a semester abroad during the second or third semester (§6 in study regulations) and take courses that can be credited for the master's program in bioinformatics. Prior to your exchange, you have to set up a study agreement between yourself and the two universities involved, in order to make sure that you will get the credits. Instead of a whole semester, you can also just do an internship or your master's thesis in another country.

Germany and the EU offer great exchange programs that supply financial support and to a certain degree help you get accustomed to the new city. For example, you can check out the EU-funded program Erasmus+ for which the Freie Universität regularly offers information events. You can also check out the German organizations DAAD and Promos, if you want to have a more individually organized stay abroad. The Freie Universität will help you to organize your stay by forming agreements with some ERASMUS+ partner universities (only in German) for the department Mathematics and Computer Science.

The list of organizations that offer scholarships or grants is long and not only awards the few top students with the best grades. If you have certain political views, a certain religion, simply are a woman in science or have any other special traits, you will probably find someone who is willing to support your stay in another country.