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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

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General information on admission requirements

For admission to the second cycle degree programme in Bioinformatics, candidates must have acquired basic knowledge in: Mathematics Physics Computing Chemistry Biology/Biotechnology/Biomedicine Admission to the second cycle degree programme also is subject to the possession of a first cycle… Read more

Admission Procedure A.Y. 2019/2020

To attend the Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics it is necessary to have adequate knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, Informatics, Chemistry, or Biology/Biotechnology/Biomedicine

To be admitted to the Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics it is necessary to hold:

  •  an Italian degree in all classes ex. D.M. 270/04


  • an Italian degree in all classes ex D.M. 509/99


  • an Italian degree in the previous four-year system.

In any case, the admission to the Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics is conditional on the assessment of the qualification by an Admission Board. The assessment is made on the basis of the curriculum vitae and the criteria specified below.

Applicants can enrol in the Programme even if they have not obtained their First-Cycle Degree yet, but this must be obtained compulsorily before 19th December 2019 (otherwise their enrolment will be automatically withdrawn).

For applicants holding a foreign degree, the Admission Board will ascertain equivalence between the foreign and the Italian degree.

Italian Language Requirement: if you are a non-Italian citizen and you are admitted to Bioinformatics, no Italian Language is required since all activities are carried out in English (applicants need to hold a B2 English Language level, according to the CEFR).

Admission to the Master’s Degree Course in Bioinformatics also requires the assessment of adequate skills and competences through one’s curriculum vitae:

If applicants are considered to have satisfactory skills and competences according to the evaluation of their CV, they have immediate access to the Master’s Degree.

If applicants’ skills and competences are not satisfactory according to the evaluation of their CV, they could be asked to undergo an interview.

Assessment methods for admission

To take part in the assessment, candidates have to apply:

  • Non-EU Candidates living outside of Italy: no later than 10th June 2019;
  • Italian, EU and EU-assimilated candidates: no later than 30th September 2019

by uploading on Studenti On-Line the compulsory documents listed below:

  1. Copy of the certification of exams with related credits and marks achieved;
  2. Copy of ID or passport (in case of non-EU students living outside Italy passport is compulsory);
  3. Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum and Declaration of Intent (the applicant shall use the format downloaded from the website) including the following information:
    1. Detailed curriculum vitae et studiorum;
    2. Title of the final examination or of degree thesis, and mark achieved (if available);
    3. Declaration of intent: letter illustrating the motivation and professional and personal aspirations of the candidate with reference to the Master’s Degree.
  4. Proof of the linguistic proficiency in English (a B2 CEFR level is required) *
  5. For NON-EU citizens with EU-equivalent status: a copy of your valid permit of stay, in case you already have it, or a copy of the receipt for the renewal.

* The following can be considered as equivalent to language certificates:

- University Degree obtained in English;

- Self-Declaration stating your English native speaker status (i.e. Italian or non-Italian citizens who are fluent in English due to family history or country of raising).

Candidates are assessed in the following way:

The student’s Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum must show skills and competences:

- Mathematics

- Physics

- Informatics

- Chemistry


- Biological/Biotechnological/Biomedical oriented knowledge

If not, candidates need to undergo an interview in order to assess the necessary requirements to be admitted to the Mater’s Degree in Bioinformatics.

For further information on the application  procedure, please carefully read the file attached (2019/2020 Admission Procedure Bioinformatics).

Non-EU candidates living outside of Italy

For the A.Y. 2019/2020 there are 5 available positions for Non-EU candidates living outside of Italy.

Non-EU candidates living outside of Italy are foreign citizens from states not belonging to the European Union who are resident abroad at the time of applying for university admission and who are not legally classified as equivalent to Italian/European citizens.

Non-EU candidates may apply at the first intake on the basis of the scheduled deadline (see the schedule above). Non-EU candidates have to comply with the provisions of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs (


The evaluation of non-EU candidates living outside of Italy will be expressed in a maximum of 100 points, divided as follows:

  •  Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum: up to 50 points;
  • Declaration of Intent: up to 50 points.

Results will be published on June, 17th 2019 on Studenti Online. The Admission Board will produce a ranking of non-EU candidates living outside of Italy, ordered from the highest to the lowest score. The best 5 students in the ranking will be able to enrol in the Degree Programme (provided that they comply with the pre-enrolment procedure in the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their country).

Further useful links
International Help Desk
Enrolling in a Second Cycle Degree Programme - Italian qualification
Study in Italy


After you have checked that all the admission requirements have been met, you can enrol on Studenti online:

  1. complete the application for matriculation with the required data and attach an ID photograph in digital format;
  2. pay the first instalment of tuition fees.

Next, go to the Student Administration Office with a valid ID to activate your student career and get access to University services (such as Almawifi, online study plans, exam registration, libraries). Upon activation, you will receive an e-mail with a QR CODE that you will have to use to print your badge at one of the self-service machines at the University.

If you have a previous university qualification or have completed university course units, you can apply for a shortened degree programme.

If you are a student with disabilities (with a minimum recognised degree of disability of 66%, or if you own have certification issued pursuant to Law 104/92), you are entitled to obtain exemption from tuition fees.

If you have a foreign citizenship and/or qualification, you must also hand in the following documents to the  Student Administration Office:

If you are matriculating by submitting only the entry visa for study purposes, also ask the Student Administration Office for an enrolment certificate that you must attach to your residence permit application.

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List of deadlines

Non-EU Candidates living outside of Italy can register for the admission procedure by uploading the compulsory documents required on Studenti Online from 2019-04-18 00:00 to 2019-06-10 23:30
Italian, EU and EU-assimilated candidates can register for the admission procedure by uploading the compulsory documents required on Studenti Online from 2019-04-18 15:00 to 2019-09-30 15:00