Applications for international students. Deadline: 5 OCTOBER 2020

 All international students may enrol in one of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle programmes of the Italian University System. To be eligible for enrolment in the Italian University system, students must be at least 17 years old and have completed 12 years of schooling.

At UniME students are allowed to submit applications for three different programmes. Please choose the programmes according to your previous studies and review the admission requirements before submitting your application. In the section  “Study with us” is available the overall UniME academic offer in English and in Italian.

Deadline for applications is 5 OCTOBER 2020.

 How to apply at UniME?
 
In the following sections are listed the procedures to enrol in a Degree programme taught at the University of Messina.

You need to go to the site www.universitaly.it and start the pre-enrolment procedure. You must upload these documents:

  • High school diploma obtained after 12 years of schooling. If you do not have your diploma yet, you can upload an official provisional certificate issued by your School (Course Completion Certificate).

If your High school diploma is less than 12 years, you can submit: a) an academic certificate stating that you have passed all the required exams of the first year of University studies (in the case of local school systems of ten years); b) certificates from Italian Universities regarding the successful completion of a Foundation Programme

  • Copy of a valid passport and a passport photo.

UniME will confirm your acceptance (“conditionally admitted”) on the Universitaly Portal only if the abovementioned documents are valid and correctly uploaded. This will begin the pre-enrolment at UniME and the visa application process.

On the Universitaly portal you will get the status of “conditionally admitted” and you can finalise your enrolment upon arrival in Italy.

Once you are in Messina you should immediately get in touch with the Welcome Office Unit and hand in the High School diploma issued in English or translated into Italian, legalized and accompanied by the Declaration of Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic/Consular section. Please make sure your DoV states that your High School Diploma is suitable for admittance to further studies in the country where it was issued and that it also states the number of school years prior to university enrolment.

The Italian Diplomatic Authorities of your country will inform you of visa approval no later than November 30th. Please bear in mind once you applied it is no longer necessary to contact us about the visa. You can access the Universitaly portal and check your request status.

  • Register at the Universitaly portal www.universitaly.it and follow the pre-enrolment procedure stated above (see Bachelor’s Degrees).
  • Register for the IMAT admission test. Acceptance is contingent on passing the IMAT test.
  • Deadline for applications is 23 July 2020.

The Italian Diplomatic Authorities of your country will inform you of visa approval no later than November 30th. Please bear in mind once you applied it is no longer necessary to contact us about the visa. You can access the Universitaly portal and check your request status.

Send the required documents listed below to foreignstudents@unime.it to receive a pre-evaluation of your profile. Please use always your own email address to avoid confusion. The documents you need to attach must be in English or translated into Italian by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular representation abroad. Please note that due to the great number of applications, the evaluation of your documents may be delayed.

  1. High school diploma obtained after at least 12 years of study;

  2. Bachelor’s degree diploma 

  3. Transcript of records (exams taken in the previous degree programme);

  4. Copy of a valid passport;

  5. English language certificate, if the course is in English (highly desirable). Students who have studied in an English-language based school or come from a country where English is the official language are not required to submit the above. Students with other types of English language certification may be subject to a Skype-based exam conducted by UniME

If you don’t have your Bachelor’s degree yet, you can send an official provisional certificate issued by your University.

Applications will be assessed by a Departmental Commission assigned to evaluate candidates’ previous qualifications considering the entry requirements of the selected course. 

If positively evaluated, non-EU students must start pre-enrolment procedures at the Universitaly portal. After registration, students can upload all documents (the same documents sent to us at foreignstudents@unime.it). Only one degree programme can be chosen and it must be one of those that the student was accepted for.  UniME will confirm your acceptance on the portal and that will begin the visa application process.

The Italian Diplomatic Authorities of your country will inform you of visa approval no later than November 30th. Please bear in mind once you applied it is no longer necessary to contact us about the visa. You can access the Universitaly portal and check your request status.

 

Non-EU students have to pass a test of Italian language (B2 level) unless:

  1. they apply to a Degree course taught in English;

  2. they hold an Italian language competence certificate corresponding at least to level B2 as determined by the Council of Europe, issued within the CLIQ system (Certificazione Lingua Italiana di Qualità) by the University of Rome III, the University for Foreigners in Perugia or Siena, or the “Dante Alighieri” Society, or in agreement with Italian cultural institutions abroad or other institutions.

  3.  they have an Italian high school diploma (obtained in Italy or abroad);

  4.  they have a supplementary Middle School diploma attained in Argentina, confirming attendance in an Italian-language curriculum for at least 5 years.

The Test of Italian language for students who want to enrol in a Degree programme in Italian will be held on-line on August 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m (CET). Students can register by sending an email to foreignstudents@unime.it. Further exam sessions will be communicated.

For further information, please visit the page international.unime.it/study-with-us/admission-to-unime  

We would like to inform you that you that the current situation of the COVID-19 has improved here in Sicily.  Due to this fact, lessons at the UniME in the first semester of the academic year of 2020/21 will be held in person safeguarding individual and public health. In the event that the situation changes for the worse UniME is prepared to teach both on on-campus and on-line lessons.

However, during the visa issuance process you will be allowed to attend classes virtually from October 2020 onwards using the Microsoft Teams platform. For further details on lectures timetable and learning activities, do not hesitate to contact  the Scientific coordinator of your Degree programme

Contacts: Welcome Office Unit

International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT): Guide for students

The International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT) is held once per year and is valid for entry the UniME Medical School in the same year.

IMAT can be taken at authorised centres all over the world.  See how to register for more information.

You can find all the information about the IMAT test at UNIME on-line 

Here are most of the relevant information:

IMAT TEST DATE:  10 September 2020.  Access to the test venue is allowed from 8.00 to 11.00.  

VENUE: the Engineering Department, Polo Papardo. You can enter only from Viale Ferdinando Stagno d’Alcontres, 98158 Messina (see on the map CERISI entrance).  

IMPORTANT NOTICE

It is specified that it is not allowed to participate in the access tests for those who are successful positive for Covid-19, has been quarantined and has not experienced all the prescribed results of negativization with relative certification issued by the health bodies in charge, by that date; to likewise, it is not allowed to participate in the tests for those who have not definitively finished fiduciary home isolation, albeit as a precaution, pending the prescribed checks, in days before the date of the tests. The intentional or negligent violation of the quarantine of the person who tested positive is a crime.

WHAT TO BRING

  1. valid identification document-preferably the document you used to register for the exam
  2. receipt of payment of the IMAT participation fee;
  3. receipt of the online application (from universitaly);
  4. Covid-19 self-declaration already completed and signed pursuant to art. 46 and 47 of the D.P.R. n. 445/2000;
  5. passport with entry visa (only for non-EU resident candidates abroad).
  6. All participants must wear a surgical mask during all stages of the test.
  7.  You are allowed to bring 1 small bottle of water (500ml), a small snack, and any medicines you need. 

The active collaboration of all candidates is recommended for the correct compliance with the envisaged sanitary and distancing rules.

We advise you to read all of it carefully, and for the IMAT pay special attention to Annex C, p. 16 of the Call for application.

IMAT Format: 60 multiple choice questions (10 logical reasoning, 12 culture and general knowledge, 18 biology, 12 chemistry, 8 physics and math). 5 possible answers. Negative points for wrong answers. 100 minutes to complete exam.  For further information visit the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing web-page.

IMAT TEST RESULTS – ASSIGNED

Measures against COVID-19 (Coronavirus desease)

In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus, the Italian University System is attaching great importance to the following priorities: Health, Service, and Attention to those Most in Need.

The University of Messina has adopted specific measures to look after students and staff health and avoid further contagions. All activities are guaranteed with the precautions defined in the Prime Minister’s decree.

DPCM OF 3 NOVEMBER 2020, FURTHER PROVISIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Lessons will be carried out remotely. Lessons for students in the first year will continue in blended mode. The Department Directors will define the maintenance of face-to-face lessons in consideration of the number of students in the classroom. In the case of attendance of 10 or less than 10 students, the course will be carried out only remotely.  Lessons at decentralized locations will take place online.

Teams Guidelines for Remote Learning for Students

The guides on teaching activities are available at this link: fad.unime.it

All laboratory activities will take place remotely.

The use of the libraries as study rooms is suspended. Book loan service will be maintained.

Regular exams will take place only remotely.

The guides on teaching activities are available at this link: fad.unime.it

All degree exams, specialization diploma exams and PhD exams will take place only remotely.

The guides on teaching activities are available at this link: fad.unime.it

Internships will take place remotely. For TFA internships and internships of the Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education, school principals will be asked to provide for the participation of trainees in the virtual educational activities.

Research activities of doctoral students, undergraduates and postgraduates in the non-medical area, not involved in health care activities, as long as they do not come from red areas, may be carried out in person; all activities of the medical trainees will continue to take place in person.

All international mobility programmes are suspended for teachers, students and administrative staff of Sicilian universities, except for mobility programmes already started; Sicilian universities are allowed to welcome students who can attend remotely, in case of requests received from foreign universities, in compliance with the directives of the Erasmus agency. Curricular and post-curricular internships outside the region and abroad are also suspended.

Meetings of all collegiate bodies will take place remotely, exclusively through the Teams platform.

All conference activities in person are suspended, including seminars and workshops: these activities can only be held remotely.

Following the evolution of the epidemiological situation from Covid-19, it is appropriate to adopt containment measures to limit infections within the University structures. Therefore, whosoever among the University staff and students should become aware of having been in contact with a person who has been ascertained positive for SARS-COV-2, is required to immediately place themselves in quarantine for fourteen days and promptly notify the persons in charge of the membership structure.

Work and study activities will continue to be carried out by employees, teachers and students in quarantine, in remote mode. It should be noted that carrying out the swab test in the first days after the contact does not necessarily yield an accurate result.  The quarantine must not be interrupted because a positive result can be obtained some days after exposure- at least five days after contact with a positive subject.

Being in quarantine does not exempt the person concerned from the obligation to communicate to their general practitioner, in view of the consequential obligations provided for by current legislation, and from compliance with all further measures ordered by the competent local health authorities for the area.

View all provisions relating to the Covid Emergency (in Italian)

Further information: 

Decree 3 november 2020

Concerning entry into Italy, the Decree identifies specific limitations.

Anyone who enters the island of Sicily coming from EU and / or non-EU countries is required to register to a specific website. Full information on specific rules and regulations applied in Sicily, visit the following webpage.

Course “Global Challenges for the 21st Century: The View from the South”

As the 21st century progresses it is clear that the world as a whole faces a number of major challenges ahead of it. Attempts to try to deal with these challenges, and the degree of success that comes with these attempts, will almost certainly shape the future of humankind for a long time to come, and perhaps will even determine the most basic, fundamental question of all – do we actually have a future? For most of us, the way we see and interpret these challenges, as well as the solutions that will be put forward, will be determined by the major political powers and socio-economic forces of the developed world, along with the global institutions that they control – the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation etc. But will the solutions be the right ones – not just for us but even more particularly for the less developed countries of the world located principally in the southern hemisphere, which are actually going to be the ones most affected by the coming challenges? Will the powerful states and institutions of the ‘North’ take on board the situation in the ‘South’? Will the southern hemisphere countries and their peoples be given a real voice to express themselves? How in fact do these challenges and problems look from their perspective? Do they look different? What if they have alternative solutions to put forward, what might these be? How and from where might these alternative solutions be formulated? Might any alternative solutions also have potential positive consequences for us, if they are allowed to be put forward and adopted?

It is these kinds of issues (and others) that will be at the heart of this course.

Outline of course

There will be 8 meetings (with each meeting lasting 3 academic hours). Each meeting will take the form of a short lecture followed by a seminar discussion. It is very much hoped that there will be lots of discussion and debate between all of us as equal participants in the seminar. There will also be some audio and video material for each seminar (in either English or Italian) and reading material will be provided for each seminar (which will principally relate to material in Italian). The key topics for discussion are designed to generate and provoke critical thought and reflection and it is therefore very much hoped that all students will be motivated to participate actively.

Timetable

Session 1 – Tuesday 7 May – 15.00-17.15 – Introduction to the course.
Session 2 – Wednesday 8 May – 15.00-17.15 – The challenge of global poverty
Session 3 – Thursday 9 May – 15.00-17.15 – The challenge of population growth and feeding the world Session 4 – Friday 10 May – 15.00-17.15 – The challenge of sustainable life in the Age of the Anthropocene Session 5 – Tuesday 14 May – 15.00-17.15 – The challenge of urban slums
Session 6 – Wednesday 15 May – 15.00-17.15 – The challenge of mass migration [1] – Historical factors Session 7 – Thursday 16 May – 15.00-17.15 – The challenge of mass migration [2] – Contemporary factors Session 8 – Friday 17 May – 15.00-17.15 – What future lies ahead? 

Global Challenges for the 21st century – The view from the South – Messina May 2019

Brochure

III Edition International Summer School

Cancer biology and therapeutic strategies towards personalized medicine
Lipari, Italy June 3-7, 2019

Attendees
The International Summer School of Cancer biology is intended for attendees from all countries interested in the most appealing topics in Cancer Research. The School is focused on “Cancer biology and therapeutic strategies towards personalized medicine”. During the School, 15 lectures of 80 min (including discussion) will be given by some of the best experts in the field of basic and clinical cancer research. The school is addressed to students, PhD students, Post-Doctoral fellows and researchers interested in Cancer Research, personalized medicine, CRISPR/Cas9 based therapeutic approches and computational biology.

Topics
With the presence of some of the most renowned world experts in the field, the Summer School will cover the basic aspects of cancer biology, therapeutic strategies and metastasis development. Gene editing with CRISPR/Cas9, telomeres and cancer, pharmacogenetics and precision medicine, immunotherapy, are only some of the topics that will be also covered. The School includes both basic science and clinical lectures, highlighting the need of translational approaches in Cancer Research.

Oral Presentations
A dedicated session with no extra fee or restrictions on acceptance will be available for scholars that want to discuss their own original work with the lecturers and the other attendees. For info and abstract submission contact the coordinator at abitto@unime.it

Deadlines
Registration March 15, 2019; Fee payment April 20, 2019 (special conditions may apply)

Coordinator
Alessandra Bitto – (abitto@unime.it) Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Italy

Scientific Committee
Andrea Ventura – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – USA; Carmelo Gabriele Pizzino – Translational Cancer Medicine, IRCCS Candiolo, Torino, Italy
Travels and accomodation: Lisciotto Turismo srl, Messina, Italy (liparisummerschool@gmail.com)

Confirmed speakers
Alessandra Bitto, MD, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Messina
Andrea Ventura, MD, PhD, Full member Cancer Biology and Genetics Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – USA
Joseph Kissil, PhD, Professor Department of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute – USA
Eros Lazzerini Denchi, PhD, Head Laboratory of Genome Integrity, NIH – USA
Leila Akkari, PhD, Cancer Genomics Center Consortium, Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI)– The Netherlands
Alain Charest, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School – USA
Christina Leslie, PhD -Associate Member Computational Biology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – USA
Goffredo Arena, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Pathology, McGill University – Canada
Sophie Vasseur, PhD, Cellular Stress Unit, Campus of Luminy – Marseille – France
Francesco D’amico, MD, University-Hospital of Padova, Italy

Registration form Summer School 2019

Toptal Scholarships for Women program

Toptal awards five scholarships to aspiring female leaders in five global regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Each winner will receive (US)$10,000 and a year of weekly one-on-one mentoring by a Toptal expert.

For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.toptal.com/scholarships-for-women
Application deadlines depend on which region the applicant lives in. Application timelines are available on the scholarship website.
Application deadline for Europe is January 31, 2019.

Toptal Scholarships for Women Flyer

2nd waiting list scrolling of NON-EU CANDIDATES residing abroad REASSIGNED to the Master’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery 2018/2019

Enrollments are underway for the non-EU candidates living abroad reassigned to the Master’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery in English for the academic year 2018/2019.

The reassigned candidates must enrol through the on-line procedure, starting from today, November 7, 2018 , until 12.30 CET on November 9th, 2018.  They  can connect  to the University of Messina website at https: //unime.esse3.cineca.it  from any computer that can be connected to the Internet,

After that time the enrolment procedure will be deactivated.

 

You will need to use the credentials obtained during registration (in case they were lost you can proceed with the password recovery).  You click on “matriculation” and choose the course.

The application for enrolment must be completed online in all its parts.  The documents required include scans of each attachment required by the procedure (enrollment application dated and signed, a photocopy of passport, and a copy of the payment) before November 9, 2018 at 12.30 CET.

After this deadline, those who have not completed the insertion of the required documentation will be considered withdrawn and the other candidates will be listed.

NO PAPER-BASED ENROLMENT DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE SECRETARY’S OFFICE

2nd Waiting list scrolling of NON-EU CANDIDATES REASSIGNED to the Master’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery 2018/2019

 

Reassignment to the Master degree in Medicine and Surgery in English for non-EU students residing abroad for the a.y. 2018/19

ANNOUNCEMENT 1: Waiting list scrolling of non-EU CANDIDATES residing abroad
REASSIGNED to the Master’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery 2018/2019

Enrollments are underway for the non-EU candidates living abroad reassigned to the Master’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery in English for the academic year 2018/2019.

The reassigned candidates must matriculate, through the on-line procedure, starting from 31st October 2018, and until 12.30 on November 5th 2018, connecting to the University of Messina website, at 
https://unime.esse3.cineca.it from any computer that can be connected to the Internet.

After that time the enrolment procedure will be deactivated.

You will need to use the credentials obtained during registration (in case they were lost you can proceed with the password recovery). You click on “matriculation” and choose the course.
The application for enrolment must be completed online in all its parts. The documents required include scans of each attachment required by the procedure (enrollment application dated and signed, a photocopy of passport, and a copy of the payment) before November 5, 2018 at 12.30 CET.

After this deadline, those who have not completed the insertion of the required documentation will be considered withdrawn and the other candidates will be listed.

NO PAPER-BASED ENROLMENT DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE SECRETERY’S OFFICE

The ranking is available at the following link:
https://www.unime.it/sites/default/files/Riassegnazione%20Medicina%20e%20chirurgia%20in%20inglese%20aggiornato%201°%20scorrimento.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2eZN7RVrby6KxleM8TlyCS1bBfgNhLii_KbiRa7161H850GNMwfEO_ee4

Medicine and Surgery: ranking and on line registration candidates residing abroad assigned and reassigned 

Enrolment is underway for the candidates assigned and reassigned to the 6 Year Master’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery for the academic year 2018/2019 for non-EU students residing abroad.

The ranking is available at the following link:

https://www.unime.it/it/node/105803

If you are on the waiting list, you will be notified by email when a place becomes available, according to ranking.

Candidates assigned or reassigned must enrol through the on-line procedure.
The procedure starts on 25 October 2018 and ends at 12.30 p.m. CET on 30 October 2018.
The procedure must be carried out by connecting to the University of Messina website at: https: //unime.esse3.cineca.it
You must complete enrolment before 30 October, 2018, 12.30 p.m. CET.
After this time the procedure for registration will be deactivated.

You will need to have the credentials obtained during registration (in case you have lost them you can proceed with password recovery); Username is your Italian Identification Number automatically produced by the system when you registered. Once you log in, click on Registrar’s Office, then click on “Enrolment” or “Immatricolazioni” and choose the course.

Candidates will be able to enrol online only after these requirements have been met.  They must complete the enrollment within the deadline and by following the instructions indicated.
It should also be noted that the application for online matriculation must be completed online in all its parts including the scan of each attachment required by the procedure (enrollment application dated and signed, a photocopy of recognition document, and a copy of the first payment of €156) before 12.30 p.m. CET on 30 October 2018.
After this deadline, those who have not completed the insertion of the required documentation will be considered to be withdrawn and other candidates will be listed.
After the enrolment, please send an email to foreignstudents@unime.it to receive an information package about your arrival in Messina.

The candidate reassigned to the University of Messina must request authorization (nulla osta) from the University of first choice for permission to enrol at the University of Messina.  This must be sent to: areamedical1@unime.it
For any problems with the enrolment procedure please contact areamedical1@unime.it

NO PAPER-BASED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE SECRETARY’S OFFICE.

Information about the Course can be found on the Master’s Degree course webpage: https://www.unime.it/it/cds/medicine-and-surgery

Upon your arrival in Messina, please hand in the following documents to the International Cooperation Unit (ICU), located in Via Consolato del Mare 41, 2nd floor (foreignstudents@unime.it):
1. Declaration of value issued by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority where you started the pre-enrolment and visa application procedure;
2. Transcripts of records of your previous studies. The transcripts must be written in English or translated into Italian by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority;
3. Family income certified by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority (for the payment of service facilities);
4. Italian tax code , provided by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority;
5. Visa for study issued by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority;
6. Copy of Passport;
7. A photo in jpeg format;
8. Scanned version of the documents listed at points: 1,2,4,5,6.

We also remind you that, as stated in the Call for Admission to the single cycle Master’s Degree course in Medicine and Surgery of the University of Messina:
“The winning student, will declare his / her commitment to undergo, within 60 days of enrollment, the tuberculin test to be carried out with the Mantoux technique, according to the guidelines for the control of the tuberculosis disease (Agreement March 15, 2013 of the State-Regions Conference) and by Presidential Decree November 7, 2001, n. 465, which regulates tuberculosis  vaccinations; this test must be performed at a National Health Service Office  where you live (ASP). Furthermore,  pursuant to Law no. 165 of 27 of  May 1991, a vaccination against viral hepatitis B is suggested. It is offered to people who work, study and volunteer in the health sector at the Provincial Health Authority of their municipality of residence.
Within 31 January 2019 students must send the relevant certifications to: protocollo@unime.it. Failure to comply with this deadline implies the administrative termination of enrolment in the chosen degree program.”

Reassignment to the Master degree in Medicine and Surgery in English for non-EU students residing abroad for the a.y. 2018/19

UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS FROM RESIDUAL QUOTAS TO THE MASTER DEGREE IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY IN ENGLISH – A.A. 2018/2019
With reference to the MIUR notes prot.26772 of 26 September 2018 and prot. 23408 of 06 August 2018 concerning the Residual quota for extra EU candidates for the academic year 2018/19:

Residual places reserved for non-EU students residing abroad are open for re-assignment to the MASTER DEGREE IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY IN ENGLISH for the academic year 2018/19.

Students who have been considered eligible for admission but have not been assigned to their first choice university can apply for the reassignment to the University of Messina.
The application process opens on 15/10/2018 and closes at 12.30 (CET) on 18/10/2018.
In order to be reassigned to the University of Messina, follow the procedure below:
– register online at the following link: https://unime.esse3.cineca.it
– send the application form, along with the “Information for enrolment” document and the other documents mentioned in the form, to the Rector of the University of Messina using these addresses foreignstudents@unime.it, areamedica1@unime.it, protocollo@unime.it, as well as to the Rector of the University where IMAT was held.
EACH SUITABLE CANDIDATE CAN PRESENT ONE APPLICATION ONLY, using the appropriate form attached. Please note that if there are more applicants than available spaces, the Department of competence will evaluate the candidate on the basis of the documentation submitted.

Application form reassignment Medicine and Surgery.doc

Information for enrolment.doc