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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 1.69k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 1.69k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English, English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1634pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    The Master program in Bioinformatics is taught at the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences of the School of Science at the University of Bologna. The university is located in Emilia-Romagna region, in the city of Bologna, Italy. The official code of the program assigned by the Ministry of Education of Italy — LM-6. English is the main language of instruction for this program as well as for the majority of other programs of the University of Bologna. Students applying for their studies should provide a higher education diploma translated into English as well as an English language certificate. Application deadlines for international and domestic applicants can be found on the official website of the university.
    Partner Universities

    UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA , UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

    Curriculum

    First Year

    Compulsory academic activities

    • Applied Genomics
    • Biomedical Data Bases
    • Molecular Anthropology and Human Biodiversity
    • Programming for Bioinformatics
    • Algorithms and Data Structures for Computational Biology
    • Bioanalytical Proteomics and Interactomics
    • Dna/Rna Dynamics
    • Molecular Phylogenetics
    • Laboratory of Bioinformatics 1

    Second Year

    Compulsory academic activities

    • Bioinformatics Laboratory 2
    • Final examination
    • Prerequisites of the Thesis Work
    • Systems and In Silico Biology

    Free-choice academic activities (8 CFU)

    • Bioinformatics for system and synthetic biology
    • Elements of Bioinformatics
    • Elements of Biophysics
    • Neurosciences

    University requirements

    Requirements for non-EU students

    Non-EU students with residency abroad, pre-enrolment at Italian Embassies and entry visa. Every year, a quota of reserved places for non-EU students with residency abroad is set for each degree programme.

    Find out how many reserved places there are by consulting the online database on the MIUR website. For restricted access degree programmes, the quota is also indicated in the calls for applications. For enrollment, first submit your application for pre-enrolment (Form A) at an Italian Embassy (or Consulate) in the country you live in (only under exceptional circumstances can you contact an Italian Embassy in a third-party country, and in such cases the Embassy may refuse your application).

    You will be able to pre-enrol for a.y. at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country in April/May. This page will be updated with more detailed information as soon as the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR) will set pre-enrolment deadlines for a.y.

    Important: pre-enrolment at the Italian Embassy alone does not grant admission to degree programmes. In order to matriculate you also need to complete the admission procedures required by the University of Bologna for the degree programme you have chosen.

    Required documents

    You must take the following documents to the Italian Embassy:

    • the application for pre-enrolment (Form A) duly completed;
    • any language competence certificates (for more details please refer to the information provided concerning the possibility for exemption from the Italian language test and exemption from the Italian language test and the quota);
    • two passport photos; 
    • the documents required for the visa application, including a health insurance policy where applicable;
    • the required documents if you hold a foreign qualification.

    You must obtain the following documents from the Italian Embassy:

    • an authenticated passport photo; 
    • an entry visa to Italy for study  purposes (“studio- immatricolazione università”);
    • a stamped health insurance policy, where applicable;
    • the required documents if you hold a foreign qualification:
      find out how to enrol in a First cycle or Single cycle degree programme and the required documents if you hold a foreign qualification
      find out how to enrol in a Second cycle degree programme and the required documents if you hold a foreign qualification 

    Itailan Language test

    Italian language test and exemptions from the reserved quota for non-EU students with residency abroad

    If you are a non-EU students with residency abroad and you want to enrol in a degree programme taught in the Italian language, you must successfully pass an Italian language test. After passing the Italian language test, you also need to complete the admission procedures set for the degree programme you have chosen. The University of Bologna offers Italian language courses to international students.


    Program requirements

    For admission to the second cycle degree programme in Bioinformatics, candidates must have acquired basic knowledge in:MathematicsPhysics Computing ChemistryBiology/Biotechnology/Biomedicine Admission to the second cycle degree programme also is subject to the possession of a first cycle degree or other suitable qualification obtained abroad:ex Italian Ministerial Decree no. 270: Any first cycle degreeex. Italian Ministerial Decree no. 509/99: Any first cycle degreePrevious four-year degree programme system: Any degree.Admission to the Second Cycle Degree Programme is subject to the demonstration of the required skills and knowledge, assessed by a Board based on the analysis of the candidate's CV and an interview, the methods, criteria and procedures of which will be set by the Degree Programme Board and published on the University portal.Admission to the Second Cycle Degree Programme is in any case subject to the assessment of personal competencies and skills, based on the assessment of the candidates' curriculum, which may be followed by an interview, the methods, criteria and procedures of which will be set by the Degree Programme Board and published on the University portal.A special Admissions session may be held for international students, with a Board appointed to assess the candidates' personal competencies and skills; this session will be compatible with the schedule established in the call for applications for study grants (which indicatively expires in May).International students who pass the above-mentioned entrance exam are exonerated from the following assessment of their personal competencies and skills required for other students. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80
    The grants are available to attend academic course Bioinformatics in Italy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants in favor of foreign citizens not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE) for this academic year in order to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world (According to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).
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