|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$5,085.00 per year
Briefly, all of our students receive a stipend. It is not expected that students “pay their own way”. There are no required duties such as becoming a teaching assistant (TA), though TA-ships may be available.
From the stipend, the student is required to pay tuition and any other university fees. Some departments or supervisors can provide partial tuition awards and entrance awards.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Biological disciplines (e.g. biology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, medicine)
Instruction at UBC and SFU is in English and there are requirements for proficiency. The program requires either a TOEFL (100 iBT) or IELTS (7.0) test, if your first language is not English, or you have not had instruction at an English speaking University. If you do not have a sufficient score, it is recommended that you do not apply. Bioinformatics courses are difficult enough already, and if you do not have the language skills to understand and process the required information, you will not be successful in the program.
If you have already studied at an English-speaking secondary institution, then the English proficiency test is not required.
*Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended *Official TOEFL score or equivalent (for students whose first language is not English) UBC : Institution code: 0965 Department code: 99 *Three letters of reference (either sent directly from the referees to: firstname.lastname@example.org with name of applicant/program applied for in the Subject Line; or enclosed in a sealed envelope with the referee’s signature across the seal) *A complete CV *Bioinformatics program application form