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.

 

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you meet all academic requirements.Learn about when and how to apply. Note, however, that you still need to document that you meet the language requirements of the programme.

  • 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 Machine Learning and Data Science from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Physics from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen

 

 

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.

Academic requirement

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of natural 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.

 

Bachelor’s degrees that automatically fulfill the academic requirements

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you meet all academic requirements. Learn about when and how to apply. Note, however, that you still need to document that you meet the language requirements of the programme.

  • Biology with a specialisation in Bioinformatics or Biochemistry with a specialisation in Bioinformatics from the University of Copenhagen
  • Computer Science, Machine Learning and Data Science or Physics from the University of Copenhagen.

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.

Academic requirement

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in the following may also be admitted if the programme includes basic/fundamental programming corresponding to a minimum of 5 ECTS:

  • Biology from the University of Copenhagen
  • Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen
  • Biotechnology from the University of Copenhagen
  • Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen
  • Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen
  • Natural Sciences and IT from the University of Copenhagen.


Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of natural 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 biology, molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry corresponding to a minimum of 30 ECTS and basic/fundamental programming corresponding to a minimum of 5 ECTS.

or

  • Courses in statistics, computer science, mathematics and physics corresponding to a minimum of 30 ECTS and basic/fundamental programming corresponding to a minimum of 5 ECTS.


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

 


Qualifying degree and other courses/projects

When we assess whether you meet the admission requirements for the Master's degree program, Danish legislation only allows us to assess your Bachelor's degree. Consequently, you cannot study supplementary courses between Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in order to meet the admission requirements.

If you have passed courses/projects before you complete the qualifying Bachelor's degree, these can be included in the assessment, even though they are not part of the Bachelor's degree program.

  • It applies to courses/projects you have taken as single subjects and courses/projects you have taken as part of another study program.
  • A maximum of 30 ECTS credits of these courses/projects may be included.

 

 

Unless you have reserved access to the program you are applying for, you are required to document proficiency in English; see the language requirements.

 

 

Selection criteria

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 Machine Learning and Data Science from the University of Copenhagen seeking admission by way of direct extension of their completed BSc programme.
  2. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of natural 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 natural 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.

 

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

  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Machine Learning and Data Science from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of natural science or technical science based on grades and courses taken (biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science and basic/fundamental programming) 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.

  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of natural 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, genetics, biochemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science and basic/fundamental programming.

  • Other applicants.

 

If the number of qualified applicants within a category exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised according to the following criteria (listed below in prioritised order):

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

 

Limitation on second degrees

If you have already completed a Master's degree, please check out the rules concerning a second degree.