M.Sc. On Campus


University of the Western Cape

12 months
5734 USD/year
2108 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Masters in Bioinformatics from University of the Western Cape studies normally include the opportunity to visit collaborators and attend courses or conferences relevant to the research project within South Africa or abroad. Visits to foreign laboratories and attendance of conferences are dependant on the performance of the student


Program highlights

It is expected of MSc Bioinformatics candidates to publish their work in peer-reviewed international journals and to present it at laboratory meetings and to wider audiences. All students also participate in journal club meetings, where relevant publications are prepared, presented, and discussed.

Students have to adhere to rules and regulations set out by the University of the Western Cape to obtain their degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Bioinformatics Masters Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Participants in the programme should be in possession of a good Honours (BSc) degree (average score not less than 60%) in a related scientific subject area. 
  • Exceptionally, candidates who have shown significant potential, but did not achieve the necessary score requirements, may be considered at the discretion of SANBI Faculty. The case, however, has to be well motivated. 
  • The application process requires that all candidates write a short essay on bioinformatics and their role and expectations from the programme. 
  • Also, all candidates will be interviewed by Faculty members, after which the decision on acceptance to the programme will be made.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5734 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    2108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2108 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Local: R35,310 - R44,280 South African Rands
  • International: R96,020 South African Rands

Living costs for Cape Town

9088 - 15529 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Updated over a year ago

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