Graduates (Bachelor or five-year degree) in scientific disciplines (or similar) who have a good working knowledge of written and spoken English.
The three-year course is based on the idea of “on the job training”, meaning that there will be no specific didactic activities but rather a very intense interaction between their academic experience and the practical experience that candidates will gain at the Institute.
Each student will be placed in a research group, monitored by a supervisor, and will be actively involved in ongoing projects, enabling them to participate in the planning, execution and evaluation of the experiments. In addition, students will attend the frequent courses and seminars.
The professional profile of the course falls within the Regional framework of professional standards of the Lombardy Region.
Mario Negri Institute owns ISO 9001: 2015 certification for the "Design and delivery of specialized training courses in Biology and Medicine also in Continuing Education in Medicine".
Admission to the course is through an exam and is regulated by the call for applications. Each candidate must undergo a written examination as well as an interview at the Institute in Milan. Course admission is highly selective as there are always far more candidates than positions available.
Applications for admission must be submitted to the Milan Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline and according to the instructions in the call for applications.
At the end of the course there is a final exam conducted by an internal commission. Admission to the exam is contingent on the instructor's recommendation. The final exam consists of the presentation of the student’s thesis to two senior researchers from the Mario Negri Institute.