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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. 2018/2019
Admission to the International Bologna Master in Bioinformatics is allowed to students with a good background either in Bio-logies or in Computational Sciences. The student’s Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum must show skills and competences in:

- Mathematics, Physics, Informatics, Chemistry
- Biological/Biotechnological/Biomedical oriented knowledge.

A good knowledge of written and spoken English must be documented. Students need to be in possession of a B2 level English certificate (download the equivalence table )

To be admitted to the Master's Degree Course, it is necessary to have a bachelor’s degree or obtain

one before December 20th 2018. Admission to the Master’s Degree Course in Bioinformatics also

requires the assessment of adequate skills and competences through one’s curriculum vitae:

If students are considered to have satisfactory skills and competences according to the evaluation of

their CV:

– They have immediate access to the Master’s Degree Course

If students’ skills and competences are not satisfactory according to the evaluation of their CV:

– They will be asked to undergo an interview.

Assessment methods for admission:

To take part in the assessment, candidates have to apply no later than 1st October 2018, by uploading on Studenti On-Line site the compulsory documents listed below. Please also send them at the e-mail address

• Copy of the certification of exams and related credits achieved.

• Copy of your passport.

• Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum (the applicant must use the format downloaded from the website,

otherwise his/her application will not be taken into account) including the following information:

            • Detailed curriculum vitae et studiorum;

            • Title of the final examination or of degree thesis;

            • Declaration of intent: letter illustrating the motivation and professional and personal

              aspirations of the candidate in relation to the Master’s Degree Course.

• Assessment of the linguistic proficiency in English (a B2 CEFR level is required)

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, the candidates need to undergo an interview in order to assess the necessary requirements to

be admitted to the Mater’s Degree in Bioinformatics. Further information on the admission procedure here

Non-EU students: Once you have been evaluated as eligible by the Admission Board, you may proceed with your registration and confirm your enrollment to the programme. In order to do so, candidates must follow the pre-enrolment/VISA procedures indicated at: Pre-enrollment in the Italian Diplomatic Representations abroad  and at: Enrolling in a Second Cycle Degree Programme - Foreign qualification


The University of Bologna requires a B2 type certificate or equivalent for enrolling. It is therefore highly recommended to the students to take advantage of the services that the Bologna University has for improving their competence in English.
A free test is available at Alma English for the students who need to evaluate their skills in spoken and written English.
The test is compulsory for students that have problems in writing and/or understanding (please consider that all the exams are in English, and that during the master at least three written reports are due. Furthermore the final thesis is also written and debated in English).

If student's skills and competences are not satisfactory according to the evaluation of their CV, they will be asked to undergo an interview.
A customized curriculum is also available for part-time students.

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 document to collect your student card and obtain access to the University services (such as wifi, libraries, online study plans, exam registration). If you decide to go to the Student Administration Office on the day that you pay the first instalment of your tuition fees, please bring the payment receipt with you. 

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:

 Always check in the specific pages when the declaration of value, the translation or the legalization are not required!

List of deadlines

Candidates can register in the admission procedure by uploading the compulsory documents required on studenti Online from 2018-04-18 12:30 to 2018-10-01 12:30