Requirements

The admission policy is intended to ensure an equal opportunity of access to Partner Universities for qualified European and Non-European students in the field of Clinical research, Public health, Environmental sciences, Molecular biotechnology, Applied mathematics or related fields with a number of prerequisites in Biology and/or in Computing.

  1. BioHC applicants are required having already completed a Bachelor of science (B.Sc. degree or a nationally recognized degree equivalent to 180 ECTS) and the first year of a Master of Science (MSc degree or a nationally recognized degree equivalent to 60 ECTS), with a minimum grade of “B–“ in the ECTS grading scale (at least a score of 70%). If requested, the applicant must prove the international recognition of the mentioned Degree as equivalent to a B.Sc. + first year of Ms, and provide such official recognition translated in English. An academic equivalency may be attributed based on the professional experience of the applicant (validation of acquired experience).
  2. BioHC applicants are required having a fluent level in English
    Our rules are:(2) If your mother tongue is not English, but if you have trained in English (bachelor + master): it should be mentioned in an offcial  letter of your administration.(3) In all other cases: English level must be certified by a TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS score.
    The result has to be paper based at least 580, computer based at least 237 or internet based at least 92-93. An alternative is a minimum score of 6.5 from IELTS test. Furthermore, basic computer skills are required. The Consortium Committee can admit excellent students with a somewhat lower TOEFL (550, 213 or 79-80 respectively) or IELTS score (6.0).
  3. (1) If your native language is English: no document is requested

The target group is therefore expected to show the following basic characteristics:

  • capacity for mathematical-analytical way of thinking
  • strong interest for technology
  • being excited by the relationship between science and technology
  • eager and prepared to learn autonomously
  • sense for hard working and perseverance
  • sense for entrepreneurship and creativity

Students are required having acquired, during their bachelor education (or eventually after following a preparatory program), both: (i) basic knowledge on one scientific field of the BioHC programme; and (ii) notions on complementary competencies on another scientific fields. For instance, a graduates in mathematics, physics or engineering, is required having complementary competencies in cell biology, biochemistry, organic or inorganic chemistry. Moreover, the students should have acquired sufficient analyzing, synthesizing and interpreting capabilities in their education. They should be able to understand a large variety of problems, and to translate them into an abstract academic level; to crosslink the knowledge from a variety of scientific disciplines, to form a personal and independent opinion and to transmit it to others. The students should show a strong interest in technological problems, are interested in how and why systems are functioning, have a clear sense for the societal and psychological relevance of technology.