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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.16k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 16.9k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Provides students in the life sciences with bioinformatics skills. Majors can be done in the areas of Biotechnology, Molecular, Plant, Animal and Food Sciences; Biology and Information Technology.

    There is a world-wide lack in trained Bioinformaticians resulting in long lists of positions that remain open. Some years ago Wageningen University in the Netherlands started with one of the first fully dedicated MSc curricula in Bioinformatics. Graduates are already in high demand both in industry and in academic research including medical sciences. Bioinformatics is a new scientific discipline with roots in computer science, statistics and molecular biology. It was developed to cope with the output of genome sequencing initiatives, that result in an ever-increasing amount of data available about DNA (Public databases currently contain over 100 Gigabases of DNA), RNA and derived proteins. Bioinformaticians apply information technology to store, retrieve and manipulate these data and employ statistical methods capable of analysing large amounts of biological data to predict gene functions and to demonstrate relationship between genes and proteins.

    Types of teaching (in year 1):

    • theory: 50%
    • practice: 40%
    • self study: 10%

    Programme internationalization:

    • Studying abroad is recommended.
    • The percentage of foreign students: 20%
    • The percentage of students abroad: 20%
    • The percentage of teachers abroad: 5%

    This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.


    Program requirements

    Grade averageKnowledge minimum: Grade Point Average of at least 70%; good skills in mathematics and/or statistics; basic computer skills.Language test: Applicants must provide recent evidence of their spoken and written command of English. Previous education: BSc in chemistry, biology, plant science, animal science, food science or related fields.Additional language requirements:TOEFL computer based: 213 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) FCE score : (read more) Cambridge English: First (FCE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at an upper-intermediate level (IELTS 5.5-6.5). It is an international English language exam which provides the perfect foundation for success in study and work. Take Cambridge English: First to prove your ability to use everyday written and spoken English when applying to study abroad. 60 (Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

    Scholarships / Grants:

    Neso Indonesia:
    StuNed Scholarships for Master studies, short courses and customized training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least two years work experience in a development-related organization.
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    World Bank:
    Successful applicants for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program will be awarded funding covering all tuition and admission fees, as well as housing and subsistence allowance. Travel expenses between the awardees' home countries and Tokyo will also be provided.
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    Wagening Univerisity:
    The Wageningen University Fund aims to maintain and strengthen the unique character of Wageningen University. Since 1951, the Fund has been organising and financing activities that support excellent research and education and stimulate the academic development of students.
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    This fund exists to enable promising students from developing countries to study at Wageningen University. The long term goal is the training of talented experts who will go on to play leading roles in improving the agricultural production, rural development and environment in their own countries.
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    Accreditation

    Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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