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LANGARA COLLEGE, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - PROGRAMS

Vancouver, British ColumbiaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1965Established Year
  22000Enrollment

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Bioinformatics)

 4 years
 129 Credits
 full time
  English
 co op & on campus

$ 14,270 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics at Langara college gives a 4- year Full-time program. 
  • Students need to complete 129 credits in this program.
  • The 8-month co-op is mandatory to complete the course.
  • Langara college Co-operative education options offer students to integrate academic studies with related, practical work experience while completing their studies.
  • The Langara co-op program has been running for over 35 years.
  • The Employment rate of Langara College is 95%.
  • Bioinformatics is a versatile science that applies computational and statistical methods to biological information in order to make new discoveries and to solve complex biological problems.
    • Bioinformatics main topics including:
      • Molecular biology
      • Personalized and preventative medicine
      • Biotechnology
      • Food technology
      • Agriculture, and environmental science
    • After completing this course students can pursue a career as:
      • Bioinformatician
      • Biostatistician
      • Data Scientist

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type Offered Bachelor
    Duration4 years
    Total Credits129
    Fees$ 67,904 for 4 years or 129 Credits Program
    Delivery TypeFull Time
    Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 31)
    Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL
    Program Urlhttps://langara.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/bioinformatics/index.html

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students minimum GPA of 2.33 in courses required for admission.
    • Students required high school transcripts or must be 19 years old by the first day of the first semester of attendance.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    • Indian Students required Certificates and Marksheets of class 10th and 12th with a minimum of 50% in all compulsory and elective courses.


    Required Document List

    Following are the required documents:

    • Official Transcripts: Students have to submit Official post-secondary transcripts that show completion of at least one full academic year or a minimum of 24 university-level credits, from a recognized university or college.
    • ELP Scores: Students need to submit proof of English language proficiency (official test scores or transcripts) from the testing authority or school.
    • Student Visa:It is important for students to give the International Education Department a copy of their valid Student Visa, a copy of their passport, and proof of medical insurance.


    Application Deadline

    Fall
    Mar 31

    Spring
    Jul 31

    Summer
    Nov 30


    Scores Required

    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in

    IELTS

    80 / 120

    Avg. Score in

    TOEFL


    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
    Tuition fees$14270$14270$14270$14270
    Books and supplies$1125$1125$1125$1125
    Others fees$1581$1581$1581$1581
    Total fees$16976$16976$16976$16976

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing expenses$ 9,960

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    (ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
    Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
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    VISA & Work Study

    VISA

    • Students will need to apply for a valid Student Visa before entering Canada.
    • Before applying for a Student Visa at a Canadian visa office, they must have a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
    • A Student Visa is needed only if the program is of more than 6 months for international students.
    • A Student Visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
    • The cost of the Student Visa is 112 USD.
    • Student Visas are issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and application forms are available online or by paper.
    • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
      • Valid Passport
      • Two passport-size photos with name and date of birth written on the back
      • Letter of Acceptance(LOA)
      • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

    Work Study

    • Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the regular academic year and full-time during scheduled breaks.
    • If their program does not have scheduled breaks, they will be limited to working 20 hours per week. 
    • An immigration officer may apply conditions on the type of work students may perform.
    • For example, they must pass an immigration medical examination before they begin work in health care, child care, or primary or secondary education.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Students have job opportunities in :

    • Life sciences research
    • Pharmaceutical sciences,
    • Health care,
    • Biotechnology.


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