Do you wish to know the Admission Requirement to Study Bioinformatics? Or do you want to know the proper WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Bioinformatics?

On this page, you will find the above-mentioned in addition to special consideration (Waiver), a list of all the accredited Universities where you can study the course, career, and places you can work with a degree in Bioinformatics.

All we require from you is your keen attention to getting all the prerequisites that will help you seamlessly apply to study Bioinformatics at any Nigerian University without mistakes. Before you continue, please note that this course is only for science students. This means that Bioinformatics as a course is not suitable for commercial or arts students.

O’Level Subjects and Requirements for Bioinformatics

Below we will be listing the NECO, GCE, and WAEC subjects that are required if you wish to study Bioinformatics in any higher institution in Nigeria. You are expected to have a minimum of five (5) SSC credit passes in the required O’Level subjects which have been listed below.


GCE, NECO, and WAEC Subject Combination for Bioinformatics:

1). Biology.

2). Physics.

3). Chemistry.


4). Mathematics

5). English Language.

JAMB Subject Combination for Bioinformatics

There are three (3) compulsory subjects that you are going to face in your JAMB UTME examination in which you must aim for 180 and above to stand the chance of being admitted to study the course in any of the accredited Nigeria universities listed below.

JAMB Subjects for Bioinformatics:

1). Mathematics.

2). Biology.

3). And any other Science or Social Science subjects.

Direct Entry Admission Requirements for Bioinformatics

You are required to meet the following Bioinformatics Direct Entry Admission requirements listed below if you don’t intend to apply for admission to study Bioinformatics using UTME.

  • Two (2) A Level passes in Chemistry, Biology, or Physics.

Accredited Universities in Nigeria Offering Bioinformatics:


Career and Places you can work with a Degree in Bioinformatics

Below are the few sections and places where you can work with a degree in Bioinformatics:

  • Biostatistician.
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist.
  • Bioinformatics Technician.
  • Bioinformatics Analyst.

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