School of Biomedical Sciences
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學

The MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics Programme has been migrated from the CUHK-BGI Innovation Institute of Trans-omics to the School of Biomedical Sciences since the academic year 2018-19 (starting from August 2018).

Admission Requirements

  • Graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Science, or Engineering; OR
  • Completed a course of study in a tertiary education institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honor degree.
  • All applicants must fulfill the general qualifications for admission and the English Language Proficiency Requirement prescribed by the Graduate School of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

How to apply

Please click here for online application. You may wish to find more information from the Graduate School Admission Site.

Because of limited admission quotas, early applications are strongly recommended. Application normally starts in mid-September. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all places are filled (approximately in Feburary or March). In general, there are around 20-30 newly-admitted students annually.

Period of Study

1 year full-time / 2 years part-time for Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics (MSc_GBI)

Teaching Mode

Lectures, Interactive Tutorials, Seminars, Projects, and Workshops


Code Title
GNBF5010 Introduction to Programming
GNBF5020 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics
GNBF5030 Bio-computing
GNBF5040 Genomics: Basic Concepts and Applications
GNBF5050 Theories and Algorithms in Bioinformatics
GNBF5060 Systems Biology
GNBF5070 Genome Informatics
GNBF6010 Research Project

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us or visit our website.

Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics

School of Biomedical Sciences

G03, G/F, Lo Kwee Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

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Tel: (852) 3943 0328

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