Admission Requirements - MSc in Bioinformatics – University of Copenhagen

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Admission Requirements

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in Bioinformatics.

Regardless of what university you are enrolled at, you can - if you meet the language requirements - apply on the basis of a Bachelor’s degree that grants direct access or another relevant Bachelor’s degree.

Admission requirements for the academic year 2017/2018

Bachelor’s degrees that grant direct access

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the Master’s programme in Bioinformatics. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Natural Sciences and IT from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • BSc in Biology from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Biology-Biotechnology from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Physics from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen

* If your Bachelor’s degree grants reserved access, you are guaranteed a place on the Master’s programme if you apply before the application deadline during the first application period after you complete your Bachelor’s degree.

Other Bachelor’s degrees

If you have a Bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of science or technical science from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish or international universities may also be admitted if the programme includes the following:

  • Courses in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry corresponding to a minimum of 30 ECTS credits

or

  • Courses in Statistics, Computer science, Mathematics and Physics corresponding to a minimum of 30 ECTS credits.

The Faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Language requirements

If you have a Nordic Bachelor’s degree, you must as a minimum be able to document English language qualifications comparable to a Danish upper secondary school English B level.

If you have a non-Nordic Bachelor’s degree you must be able to document your English language skills. Find information about language requirements here.

Prioritisation of applicants

If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised as follows:

  1. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and IT from the University of Copenhagen seeking admission by way of direct extension of their completed BSc programme (reserved access).
  2. Applicants based on grades and courses taken (biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, mathematics, physics and computer science) relevant to bioinformatics. If different grading systems make comparison impossible, applicants will be prioritised on the basis of an individual evaluation by the Admission Committee.
  3. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree within the field of science or technical science based on the interdisciplinary nature of their education, i.e. priority will be given to applicants whose Bachelor’s degree include courses in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, mathematics, physics and computer science.
  4. Other applicants

Applicants are then prioritised according to the relevance of courses taken and previous experience within bioinformatics.

Admission requirements for the academic year 2018/2019

Bachelor’s degrees that grant direct access

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the Master’s programme in Bioinformatics. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Natural Sciences and IT from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • BSc in Biology from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Biology-Biotechnology from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Physics from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen

* If your Bachelor’s degree grants reserved access, you are guaranteed a place on the Master’s programme if you apply before the application deadline during the first application period after you complete your Bachelor’s degree.

Other Bachelor’s degrees

If you have a Bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of science or technical science from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish or international universities may also be admitted if the programme includes the following:

  • Courses in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry corresponding to a minimum of 30 ECTS credits

or

  • Courses in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics corresponding to a minimum of 30 ECTS credits.

The Faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Language requirements

If you have a Nordic Bachelor’s degree, you must as a minimum be able to document English language qualifications comparable to a Danish upper secondary school English B level.

If you have a non-Nordic Bachelor’s degree you must be able to document your English language skills. Find information about language requirements here.

Prioritisation of applicants

If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised as follows:

  1. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and IT from the University of Copenhagen seeking admission by way of direct extension of their completed BSc programme (reserved access).
  2. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of science or technical science based on grades and courses taken (Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science) relevant to bioinformatics. If different grading systems make comparison impossible, applicants will be prioritised on the basis of an individual evaluation by the Admission Committee.
  3. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of science or technical science based on the interdisciplinary nature of their education, i.e. priority will be given to applicants whose Bachelor’s degree include courses in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science.
  4. Other applicants

Applicants are then prioritised according to the relevance of courses taken and previous experience within bioinformatics.

If the number of qualified applicants within a category exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised according to the following criteria (all criteria apply):

  • Number of ECTS credits taken in courses relevant for bioinformatics.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree age of more than 5 years have low priority.