International Programmes 2022/2023

Medical Informatics (MSc) Medical Informatics (MSc)

University of Tübingen • Tübingen

Degree
Master of Science
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

Courses are held in English. Knowledge of German is optional, but additional elective classes are offered in German. Participants can choose to write the Master's thesis in either language.

German courses specially designed for international Master's and PhD students are available at the university’s House of Languages. The full German course programme is available at: www.uni-tuebingen.de/en/1056.

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
4 semesters
Beginning
Winter and summer semester
Application deadline

Non-EU applicants: 15 July for the following winter semester, 15 January for the following summer semester

EU applicants: 15 September for the following the winter semester, 15 March for the following summer semester

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
1,500
Additional information on tuition fees

Approx. 1,500 EUR per semester for students from non-EU countries

Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
No
Description/content

Medical informatics is the interdisciplinary science of the systematic exploitation, management, storage, processing, and provision of data, information, and knowledge in medicine and healthcare. Apart from the basic principles, concepts, and methods of computer science, the Master's degree course in medical informatics teaches principles, concepts, and methods of human medicine and natural sciences. Graduates will be trained to work closely with healthcare professionals to develop, apply, and manage computational tools that address a wide range of medical questions.
Students can complete the entire course of study in English by appropriately selecting English-taught modules from the various areas of study.

Course organisation

The Master's programme includes the following courses: Biomedical Informatics, Medicine-Medical Technology, Computer Science, Advanced Medical Informatics, Research Practice in Medical Informatics, and Advanced Bioinformatics.

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A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Specialist literature in other languages
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
No
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
1,500
Additional information on tuition fees

Approx. 1,500 EUR per semester for students from non-EU countries

Semester contribution

Enrolment fees at the University of Tübingen are currently about 160 EUR per semester. This includes use of local public transport free of charge from Monday to Friday (in the evenings), at weekends and on public holidays. In addition, students may purchase a semester ticket for unlimited use of public transport in the city of Tübingen and the surrounding area (currently about 110 EUR).

Costs of living

Estimated basic student expenses are about 950 EUR per month according to the Tübingen Student Services organisation (“Studierendenwerk”), including rent for student accommodation. Rent for private accommodation will be more expensive.

Funding opportunities within the university
No
Academic admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in Medical Informatics, Computer Science, Life Sciences, or equivalent

Language requirements

English language proficiency: native speaker, English-language Bachelor's degree, or English level B2 (also possibly English as first language at German "Abitur" level)

Application deadline

Non-EU applicants: 15 July for the following winter semester, 15 January for the following summer semester

EU applicants: 15 September for the following the winter semester, 15 March for the following summer semester

Submit application to

Online application: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/international/study-in-tuebingen/application-for-non-german-students/application-and-admission-of-international-students/

For questions regarding the application process, please contact the International Students Admissions Office, e-mail: study@uni-tuebingen.de

Possibility of finding part-time employment

Students may find jobs as graduate research assistants for projects of the Department of Computer Science.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available through the Student Services organisation (“Studierendenwerk“) or on the private market. Rooms in student accommodation cost approx. 200–400 EUR per month. As Tübingen is a very attractive place to live, private accommodation is more expensive and can take some effort to find. To make sure you find a suitable place to live, you should start looking as early as possible.

We recommend you apply for student accommodation through the “Studierendenwerk” at the same time that you apply for admission to the Master's programme (https://www.my-stuwe.de/en/housing/halls-of-residence-tuebingen/ and https://www.my-stuwe.de/en/housing/faqs/) and send in a copy of your notification of admission as soon as you receive it. (Your application won’t be processed until the “Studierendenwerk” has received proof of your admission.) For further information, check out the “Studierendenwerk” website on housing in Tübingen (https://www.my-stuwe.de/en/housing/housing-infos/).

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Accompanying programme
Support programmes for international students

The university offers a number of "on-boarding" services for newly arriving international students, including:

  • a help desk
  • a buddy programme
  • an advisory programme called How to Study at the University of Tübingen
  • a wide range of social activities offered by student groups

For more information, please see: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/182071.

A student initiative offers a buddy programme and a wide range of social activities during the orientation week and throughout the semester (www.studit-tuebingen.de/en/).

Furthermore, there is an Office for Advising and Admission of International Students (http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/en/90787).

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