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Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (joint degree UvA/VU)
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Online Open Day

Want to check if Bioinformatics and Systems Biology is the right fit for you? Find out by participating in our upcoming events and via the information available below.

Meet & Ask (live session) 10 November

In a live session, via Zoom, the program director and students will tell you everything about this master. You will receive a presentation and you can ask all your questions live or via chat.

10 November 15.00 - 16.00 

Video Science Park Campus

Do you want to see what the Amsterdam Science Park campus looks like?

Study in Amsterdam Week (25-30 October)

Want to know what it's like to be an international student in Amsterdam? From 25-30 October you can ask your questions during our online Meet & Ask sessions with staff and current international students about admissions, housing, student life in Amsterdam and the Dutch Education Style.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the study programme look like?

    In this two-year Master’s programme you can choose between two specialisations, Bioinformatics or Systems Biology, or you can choose both. In the first year in particular, much attention is paid to the basic principles of both bioinformatics and systems biology. In the second and final year you will do two research internships, one in the field of bioinformatics and one in the field of systems biology.

  • What is a joint degree?

    The University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have joined forces in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Master’s programme. As a student you will benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes. Upon completion of the programme you will receive a joint degree certificate.

  • Can I study this programme in part-time?

    The Master's programme Bioinformatics and Systems Biology is only offered as a full-time programme. Due to the nature of the study programme, it isn’t possible to study in part-time.