Jacobs University Bremen

MSc Computational Life Science


Campus Ring 1

Bremen, Thuringen 28759



+49 421 200 4200

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Computational Life Science

In recent years, biological research has become increasingly interdisciplinary, focusing heavily on mathematical modeling and on the analysis of system-wide quantitative information. Sophisticated high-throughput techniques pose new challenges for data integration and data interpretation. The Computational Life Science (CompLife) MSc program at Jacobs University meets these challenges by covering computational, theoretical and mathematical approaches in biology and the life sciences. It is geared towards students of bioinformatics, computer science, physics, mathematics and related areas.

Program Features

The CompLife program is located at Jacobs University, a private and international English-language academic institution in Bremen, Germany. CompLife students at Jacobs University take a tailor-made curriculum comprising lectures, seminars and laboratory trainings. Courses cover foundational as well as advanced topics and methods. Core components of the program and areas of specialization include:

  • Computational Systems Biology
  • Computational Physics and Biophysics
  • Bioinformatics
  • RNA Biology
  • Imaging and Modeling in Medicine
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Theoretical Biology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical Methods

Career Options

Graduates of the CompLife program are prepared for a career in biotechnology and biomedicine. Likewise, graduates of the program are qualified to move on to a PhD.

Application and Admission

The CompLife program starts in the first week of September every year. Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.

Scholarships and Funding Options

All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 12,000 per year. Depending on availability, additional scholarships sponsored by external partners are offered to highly gifted students. Moreover, each admitted candidate may request an individual financial package offer with attractive funding options.

Campus Life and Accommodation

Jacobs University’s green and tree-shaded campus provides much more than buildings for teaching and research. It is home to an intercultural community which is unprecedented in Europe. A Student Activities Center, various sports facilities, a music studio, a student-run café/bar, concert venues and our Interfaith House ensure that you will always have something interesting to do. In addition, Jacobs University offers attractive student accommodation on or off campus.


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Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: Each admitted candidate may request an individual financial package offer which includes a tuition deferral option.

Classification: Non-U.S. Higher Ed. Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Large City

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