Info on the admission test

The selection for the 33rd cycle of the PhD in Neuroscience has been announced here.

Deadline for application is July 3rd, 2017 at noon. Application can be placed only online following the procedure described in the call. Applications not completed by the deadline will not be accepted.

Admission Test

Admission is based on a public selection and applicants to the program must hold a master degree equivalent to the Italian “Laurea magistrale/specialistica”. Candidates must submit with their application a proof of their degree with the final score and the assessment will be in charge of the examining Commission.

For the PhD in Neuroscience the examination will take place on September 12th, 2017 (written examination) and on September 18th, 2017 (oral examination) in the U8 building in via Cadore 48 in Monza (MB). The room will be selected on the basis of the number of candidates and will be published sito on the Phd in Neuroscience website and on the Doctorate School website. Admission test for foreign students is in English.

The selection of the candidates follows the rules dictated by the Doctoral School. In particular, for the PhD Program in Neuroscience the selection includes an assessment of qualifications and publications, a written examination and an oral examination.

For the assessment of qualification at time of application the candidates must submit together with the proof of their degree also  their publications list and a summary of the research project they propose to conduct in the PhD period. The project will be discussed during the oral examination.

The written examination evaluates the candidate’s ability to write a research protocol. The examination board provides different track, taken form published papers and related to the research areas of the Doctorate. The candidate chooses one of the tracks and write a feasible research protocol to deal with the proposed scientific issue.

The oral examination is mainly on the research project that the candidate would like to work on during the PhD course, but it covers also different topics, e.g. a discussion on the written examination, previous research experiences. Moreover, knowledge of English is tested.

For the 33rd PhD cycle two extra “PhD Executive “ position will be opened, reserved to employers from Istituto Neurologico Besta (Milan) and Rottapharm Biotech (Monza). The candidates for these positions will follow the standard admission procedure.

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