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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

General information on admission requirements
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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

or

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

or

  • 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. Candidates must use the format downloaded from the website, available in the Downloads box in this page, otherwise they will excluded from the selection.

Applicants can enrol in the Programme even if they have not obtained their First-Cycle Degree yet, but this must be obtained compulsorily before 26th November 2020 (otherwise their enrolment will be automatically withdrawn).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 15th June 2020
  • Italian, EU and EU-assimilated candidates: no later than 10th July 2020 or 11th September 2020

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

  • Copy of the certification of exams with related credits and marks achieved;
  • Copy of ID or passport (in case of non-EU students living outside Italy, passport is compulsory);
  • Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum (the applicant must use the format downloaded from the website, available in the Downloads box in this page) including the following information:
    • Detailed curriculum vitae et studiorum;
    • Title of the final examination or of degree thesis, and mark achieved (if available);
    • List of the exams taken and registered in the previous Degree Programme, with their marks;
    • Other qualifications, such as a declaration of intent: letter illustrating the motivation and professional and personal aspirations of the candidate with reference to the Master’s Degree.
    • Proof of the linguistic proficiency in English (a B2 CEFR level is required).

* 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).

In case candidates do not hold a B2 English Certificate, the Board will evaluate their competences in English through an interview.

  • 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.

Candidates’ CVs are evaluated up to 100 points in the following way:

 

1) Bachelor’s Degree or weighted average: max 40 points;

2) Marks obtained in core subjects, according to one’s personal curriculum: max 30 points;

3) Other qualifications: max 30 points.

  • Candidates who obtain a score ≥ 90 and have submitted their B2 English Language are admitted to the Degree Programme and can enroll. Candidates who got a score ≥ 90 but do not have a B2 English Language Certificate must undergo an interview according to what establish in point b)
  • Candidates who obtain a score ≥ 60 must undergo an interview on the topics listed in the file 2020/2021 Admission Procedure Bioinformatics.
  • Candidates who score less than 60 points cannot enroll in the Degree Programme.

At the end of the interviews the Board will publish the list of admitted candidates. Those candidates can enroll in the Degree Programme.

For further information on the application  procedure, please carefully read the file attached (2020/2021 Admission Procedure Bioinformatics).

Non-EU candidates living outside of Italy

For the A.Y. 2020/2021 there are 15 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 (http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/index.html).

 

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 15 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

Matriculation

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.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the procedure and receive your badge

Remember that to complete matriculation

a) if you are a non-EU citizen with EU equivalent status, you need to send a copy of the valid residence permit giving you EU equivalent status to the responsible Student Administration Office;

b) if you are a non-EU citizen residing abroad, see the detailed information. You will need to send to the responsible Student Administration Office a copy of your valid residence permit or, if your residence permit has not yet been issued, a copy of your study entry visa and subsequently a copy of the receipt confirming submission of your application, with which your matriculation will be accepted subject to verification;

c) if you have a degree obtained abroad, see the detailed information. You will need to send the degree documentation to the responsible Student Administration Office.

If you have a disability with an assessed level of invalidity of at least 66%, or you hold disability certification in accordance with Italian law 104/92, you can request exemption by sending the certificate proving the condition to the email address of the responsible Student Administration Office

If you want to request recognition of previous studies, check how. 

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 (1ST INTAKE) from 2020-05-18 00:00 to 2020-06-15 23:30
Italian, EU and EU-assimilated candidates can register for the admission procedure by uploading the compulsory documents required on Studenti Online (2ND INTAKE) from 2020-06-16 15:00 to 2020-07-10 15:00
Italian, EU and EU-assimilated candidates can register for the admission procedure by uploading the compulsory documents required on Studenti Online (3RD INTAKE) from 2020-07-13 15:30 to 2020-09-11 15:30