M.Sc. On Campus

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

24 months
988 EUR/year
988 EUR/year
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Stellenbosch University offers the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology programme.


Key facts

Independent research on an approved topic as determined by the supervisor(s) and leading to a thesis is required. The main supervisor must be a member or an associate member of the Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. This programme consists of a 100% thesis.

After completion of Stellenbosch University's Bioinformatics and Computational Biology programme research you must submit a thesis for examination to the satisfaction of the appointed examiners and do an oral examination. See also section 2.2 in this chapter for general information on the MSc degree in the Faculty of Science. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BScHons degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or Molecular Biology or;
  • An applicable BScHons degree in a biological field or;
  • A BScHons degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics or;
  • An applicable BScHons degree in a Mathematics-related field or;
  • Any other academic degree qualification and appropriate experience (assessed using the regular RPL procedures) approved by the Senate
  • Depending on your previous training and experience, the Postgraduate Committee of the Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology may prescribe additional studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    988 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 988 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    988 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 988 EUR per year during 24 months.

R17 133

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 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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