How to Apply for Molecular Life Science - Students Graduated in Italy
Application and enrollment procedures for students who graduated or are about to graduate in Italy are:
A. Students holding a Bachelor’s degree in Biology (L13 DM 270/2004 or class 12 DM 509/1999) or Biotechnology (L2 DM 270/2004 or class 1 DM 509/1999) from an Italian University with a score ≥ 99/110 can enroll directly without admission test (direct enrollment) between May 16th and October 3rd, 2022. Also these students must register on the "concorso" unico, please see the step-by-step procedure.
B. Students holding a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Biotechnology from an Italian University with a score < 99/110 have to pass an admission exam.
C. Students enrolled in the third year of a Bachelor’s degree course in Biology or Biotechnology (academic year 2021/2022) that will graduate after October 3 and own at least 150 cfu (on the day of the admission test) have to pass an admission exam.
D. Students holding a Bachelor’s degree in disciplines other than Biology or Biotechnology from an Italian University have to pass an evaluation of qualification and admission exam.
E. Students enrolled in the third year of a Bachelor’s degree course who are about to graduate in disciplines other than Biology or Biotechnology have to pass an evaluation of qualification and admission exam.
The application for evaluation of qualification and admission test requires the payment of a 35 € fee.
Please note: students with European citizenship can apply following the procedure described in this. European students following this procedure are required to take the admission exam like in cases D or E.
Students with a Bachelors' Degree in disciplines different from Biological Sciences or Biotechnology must posses a total of 57 credits in Biology, Mathematics/Physics/Informatics, Chemistry and other Biology-related courses in one or more of the subjects described in the following table. The exact "Settori Scientifico Disciplinari" (SSD) of the disciplines that students must possess are indicated in the following table.
|Subjects (SSD)||Minimum number of credits|
|Biology (BIO/06, BIO/09, BIO/10, BIO/11, BIO/13, BIO/14, BIO/18, BIO/19)||18|
|Mathematics (MAT/05, MAT/08) and/or Physics (FIS/01) and/or Bioengineering/Systems Engineering (ING-INF/06)||12|
|Chemistry (CHIM/03, CHIM/06, CHIM/08)||15|
|Other Biology related courses deemed suitable for the admission by the committee||12|
Students who are required to take the admission exam must send their application before September 5.
Step 2: Application for evaluation of qualifications ("concorso unico")
All students must apply for evaluation of qualifications (called "concorso unico"). Students eligible for direct enrollment will be enabled to enroll. The documentation of students who are not eligible for direct enrollment will be evaluated by the student secretary and, eventually, by the Evaluation Committee. If their academic qualifications are suitable for the MSc Molecular Biology and Genetics, they will be automatically registered for the admission test.
After logging in into their personal area, students must enter into section Menu (right corner) > Admissions > Evaluation Test (if the Italian language is set, then it is Menu > Segreteria > Test di Valutazione), select Molecular Biology and Genetics and upload the required documents. The procedure is described on this page. All self-certifications must have been signed (physically or digitally). Self-certifications without a signature will not be accepted.
Deadline for sending the application for students who must take the admission exam: September 5.
The student secretary will evaluate the submitted documentation and will assign one of the following statuses:
- Superato/Idoneo (Eligible), the candidate is eligible for enrollment. This status is associated with students eligible for direct enrollment (case A) or who passed the admission exam (cases B-E).
- Colloquio/Test (Admission Exam), the candidate must take the admission test and will be automatically registered for the admission test for the program (cases B-E with curriculum suitable for this MSc). Students will be required to pay a 35 € fee to take the admission test.
- Respinto/Assente (Failed/Not eligible), the candidate is not eligible for enrollment or failed the admission test or did not take the admission test
- In valutazione (Under evaluation), the candidate asked for the evaluation of a previous career with the same level of the MSc Molecular Biology and Genetics. The documentation is under evaluation to verify if previous exams can be recognised. The request for evaluation requires the payment of a 35 € fee. After the evaluation, the status will change into either Superato/Idoneo or Colloquio/Test or Respinto.
Students must check statuses in their reserved area (https://web.unipv.it/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Visualizzazione-stato-concorsuale-LM-1.pdf).
Step 2b: Admission exam
Students who are not eligible for direct enrollment but possess a suitable academic curriculum will be required to take the admission exam. Admission exams will be carried out via video conference that will take place in September. The exam will take place on September 12. Applications for the admission exam must be sent before September 5. Each student will receive an email containing the schedule of the admission exam and the contact address of the Evaluation Committee. The test will be an oral exam in English on basic concepts in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology.
The exam may have one of the following outcomes:
- unconditional admission to the Master’s degree course;
- admission to the Master’s degree, with a list of the examinations to be passed in order to make up any credit deficits;
- non-admission to the Master’s degree due to insufficient knowledge of basic Biology concepts.
Step 3: Enrollment
Detailed procedure on this page. Students who are eligible for direct enrollment or that successfully passed the admission test, when required, will have to submit electronically their enrollment application between May 16 and October 3. To enroll, students eligible for direct enrollment must first register on this page, students who successfully passed the admission test already carried out the registration. Then, students eligible for direct enrollment and students who successfully passed the admission test must login in their reserved area, then click Menu (right corner) > Segreteria > Immatricolazione.
Late enrollments after October 3 will also be accepted upon the payment of an additional fee (82 €).
Students who still have to take their Bachelors' Degree will be allowed to under "under conditio". These students will have to finalize their enrollment before March 31.
For detailed information on administrative procedures (application for admission test, enrollment…) please visit this page.