Program Overview

The BS Bioinformatics program is aimed at training and prepare manpower to develop, design and interpret research questions and methodologies to solve multifaceted problems in various fields of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

These students will be able to participate in independent and collaborative research as well as in the teaching of corresponding disciplines for improvement of health, life sciences and agriculture in Pakistan and throughout the world. Our focus is to provide guidance to our students to be leaders in the fields of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology that are relevant to the 21st century. In addition, we aim to prepare them for challenging life sciences related careers in academia, research and industry.

Entry Requirements

The specific admission requirements for the BS in Bioinformatics program at COMSATS University Islamabad may vary. Generally, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Completion of intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or equivalent with a minimum specified percentage or grade.
  2. Fulfillment of any additional requirements or entrance exams specified by the university.
  3. NAT score of 50 % or above.

Career Prospects

  • Data Engineering
  • Data Scientists
  • Biotech Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Drug Discovery
  • Vaccine Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotech Research Center
  • Agricultural Research Institutes
  • Health Research centers
  • Life Sciences research
  • High Education

Scholarships available

COMSATS University Islamabad and various external organizations provide scholarships and funding opportunities for eligible students pursuing a degree in Biosciences. Here are some potential scholarship options you can explore:

  • CUI Scholarships: COMSATS University Islamabad offers several scholarships and financial assistance programs to support students in their academic pursuits. These scholarships may be merit-based, need-based, or research-specific. Merit-based and kinship scholarships are offered by CUI for eligible students. It is advisable to visit the official website of the university or contact the admissions office for information on the current scholarship opportunities available. Furthermore, short-term studentships may also be available under funded research projects being run by principal investigators.
  • HEC scholarships: For undergraduate studies, following scholarship opportunities may be explored. HEC need-based scholarship, Ehsas Scholarship program, US Aid, British Council scholarship for females, special HEC undergraduate scholarship for students of Baluchistan and erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Gilgit Baltistan.