Admission Requirements


A maximum of 60 students will be admitted. Citizens from Italy, other EU countries and non-EU countries are equally admitted to the selection. Non-EU candidates not residing in Italy must proceed with the pre-enrollment procedure at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their country before the opening of the online application.

For admission into the M.Sc. in Biotechnology, the prospective student must have:

  • Sufficient background in the following:

Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics; Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Animal and Plant Physiology, Microbiology, Virology, Basic economy and Bioethics

and therefore should have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Biotechnology. Admission of students possessing other university first level degrees is possible upon preliminary assessment of their previous academic career by an ad hoc Committee. In the event the official transcript of exams does not demonstrate the passing of exams related to all the subjects listed above, the applicant must contact the coordinator to evaluate the possibility to fulfill the requirements prior to enrollment. Priority will be given to the applicants who have obtained the bachelor’s degree in the last five years.

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or B+ or 75 % depending on the system (95/110 for Italian students). Students with a lower GPA may submit a request of special evaluation of their application. Official Transcripts of all post-secondary colleges or universities attended are needed.
  • A B2 Common European Framework (CEF) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT > 80; TOEFL PBT > 550) or an IELTS > 6.5 or B2 certificate of English. Alternatively, they must demonstrate that medium of administration of their previous studies was English.
  • Students interested in the Clinical Research Curriculum, must also possess an at least B2 level knowledge of the Italian language and possess documented skills in statistics

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