Enrollment LM Neurobiology 2022-23 AbrGrad

International students must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Biotechnology or a qualification awarded abroad and deemed suitable by the Evaluation Committee. International students have to undergo a pre-evaluation of their academic qualifications. The admissions committee will assess applicants’ academic qualifications. Selected students will have to pass an admission interview. The admission interview can take place any time online.

Step-By-Step Procedure

In order to request the pre-evaluation of qualification and enroll in the admission test, students must:

  1. Register on this website (link) and click the button “Apply Now!”
  2. Fill the application form and attach the required documentation:
    • Scan of their VALID passport (preferably with at least two years until the expiration date) or ID card.
    • Scan of their transcript in English or Italian with exams taken, marks and credits. Final mark should also be included together with an explanation of the evaluation system. If applicants have more than one degree, they can send more than one transcript. Transcripts in Spanish or French are also accepted.
    • Scan of the Diploma (if available). Students who did not obtain their Bachelor degree and are expected to graduate before September 2022 must indicate the expected date of graduation in the appropriate field in the application form.
    • English language proficiency certificate at least at B2 level

The application requires the payment of an application fee (35 €). The fee can be paid online via home banking or credit card. Students will receive an email containing the link to the invoice and further instructions on how to pay. The system takes about 24 hours to process the payment. It will not be possible to submit the application until the payment has been cleared by the system. The invoice is pre-filled.


Step 2: Evaluation of qualification
An appointed Commission will evaluate the academic qualifications of the candidate (degree, marks, work experience). The candidate will receive an e-mail notifying whether his/her qualification are suitable to take the admission interview. If applicable, the date of the appointment for the interview and the instructions to connect to the Commission will also be sent.


Step 3: Admission test
The suitability of the Bachelor’s Degree for the enrollment in the MSc is evaluated by an appointed Committee. Candidates will be required to take an online interview with the Committee on the following topics: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology and Physiology.

The exam may have one of the following outcomes:

  1. unconditional admission to the Master’s degree course;
  2. admission to the Master’s degree, with a list of the examinations to be passed in order to make up any credit deficits;
  3. non-admission to the Master’s degree due to insufficient knowledge of basic Biology concepts.


Step 4: Pre-enrollment and VISA application
EU and non-EU students who passed the admission test will receive an admission letter. Non-EU students will be able to be used for VISA application. PLEASE SEE THE DISCLAIMER ABOVE

EU students can enroll in the Master Programme without further requirements.

Non-EU Students residing abroad and admitted to the Master’s Programme need to submit their pre-enrollment via Universitaly. Pre-enrollment is essential to start the application for VISA. Procedures for academic year 2022-2023 are indicated on this page. Guidelines prepared by our University can be found here. For additional information please see this page, section “Non-EU prospective students”, step “PRE-ENROLLMENT AND VISA REQUEST AT THE ITALIAN EMBASSY/CONSULATE”.

⊗ The application for VISA is carried out by the Italian Authorities (Embassy and Consulate). 

Important notice for extra-European studentsVISA application and university application are two completely independent proceduresVISA application is a procedure carried out by the Italian Authorities abroad. The University of Pavia has nothing to do with VISA application.


Step 5: Enrollment
Students will be able to enroll in the University of Pavia between May 16 and October 3. To enroll, login in your reserved area, then click Menu (right corner) -> Admissions -> Enrollment.

EU students must follow the procedure described at this page, section EU Prospective Students.

Non-EU students must follow the procedure described at this page, section “Non EU Prospective students”, steps “Enrollment” and “Finalize your Enrollment”. To ask for assistance send an e-mail to .