Study Programme Details
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions:Summer Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


36 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey in bioinformatics, where students delve into the realm of molecular and cell biology at the School of Molecular and Cell Biology. This program empowers you to not only grasp the fundamentals but to explore the cutting-edge tools and techniques shaping the field. Through hands-on experience and a comprehensive curriculum, you will learn to navigate and interpret the complex world of computational biology.


Join the forefront of scientific exploration with our Bioinformatics program. Hosted by the School of Molecular and Cell Biology, this program is not just about learning; it’s about understanding how bioinformatics revolutionizes scientific inquiry. Gain proficiency in selecting, describing, and utilizing basic bioinformatics tools, all while deciphering computational results.

Uncover the history and application of bioinformatics, delve into algorithm and pipeline development, and analyze software. Navigate the transfer and storage of genomics data, exploring gene expression analysis, protein structure, functional genomics, and genome analysis. Bioinformatics isn’t just a tool; it’s the key to unlocking the mysteries hidden within the vast landscape of genomic data.

Explore the Biological Sciences Programme at Wits here.

Admission Requirements

Shape a well-rounded student profile and open doors to your bioinformatics journey:

  • Academic Performance Score (APS) of 43 or higher.
  • Proficiency in English Home Language or First Additional Language (Level 5).
  • Mastery of Mathematics (Level 5).

Applicants with 41-42 points may be wait-listed, demonstrating our commitment to offering opportunities to a diverse range of students. As part of our inclusive approach, all Faculty of Science applicants must write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT), including the Academic and Quantitative Literacy Test and the Mathematics Test.

  • Life Science
  • Chemistry
  • Auxiliary Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Any other Level

THE Fee For This Programme Is 45430ZAR

Future Career Outcomes

Witness the impact of your education through real-world success stories of alumni who have become trailblazers in bioinformatics. This program aligns with industry demands, ensuring graduates possess the skills relevant to the ever-evolving job market. Embrace skill development that goes beyond theory, preparing you for the challenges of a dynamic industry.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit South Africa page for student visa and student life.