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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

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General information on admission requirements

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Admission requirements

To profitably attend the 2nd Cycle Degree Programme in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology students should possess University Level Knowledge of:

    • Mathematics and Physycs;
    • Chemistry and Biochemistry;
    • Cell and Molecular Biology;
    • Genetics;
    • Microbiology

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is subject to the possession of a three-year university degree or other suitable qualification obtained abroad.

Moreover, candidates must meet the curricular requirements and pass a test to assess their personal competences and skills.

Curricular requirements:

To access the 2nd Cycle Degree Programme in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology the following curricular requirements shall be satisfied:

  1. A first cycle degree in one of the following classes:
    1. ex Italian Ministerial Decree no. 270/04: Class L-2 Biotechnologies, Class L-13 Biology, Class L-29 Pharmacy, Class LM-13 Pharmacy and industrial pharmacy, Class L-27 Chemistry;
    2. ex. Italian Ministerial Decree no. 509/99: Class 1 Biotechnologies, Class 12 Biology, Class 24 Pharmacy, Class 14/S Pharmacy and industrial pharmacy, Class 21 Chemistry;
    3. Previous five-year degree programme system: Biotechnologies, Biology, Pharmacy and industrial pharmacy, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry;
    4. Foreign Degree which can be considered equivalent to the ones foreseen for students holding an Italian Degree

2. English Language knowledge, level B2 (or higher) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The admission to the Degree Programme is subject to the assessment of personal competences and skills, according to the modalities yearly defined in the Call for Applications.

Assessment of personal competences and skills

The assessment of personal preparation and skills will verify that the student’s knowledge are coherent with the curricular requirements, with particular reference to University Level Competencies in:

  • Mathematics and Physics;
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry;
  • Cell and Molecular Biology;
  • Genetics;
  • Microbiology;

A specific Board will verify the assessment through a written and/or oral test. The Degree Programme Board will define the specific modalities annually and these will be published on the University Website.

English Language Assessment

To access the 2nd Cycle Degree Programme students should prove their English Language knowledge at a B2 (or higher) level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This should be certified through the following certifications: 

  • FCE – First Certificate in English;
  • IELTS (Academic) with a minimum score of 5,5 out of 9;
  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 78 out of 120 (if Internet Based);
  • CAE – Certificate in Advanced English;
  • CPE – Certificate of Proficiency in English

The language requirement is considered as satisfied also if:

  • The Student holds a Degree which has been delivered and obtained in English
  • Student’s mother-tongue is English.


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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