Pre-enrolment at UniME for extra EU student: deadline 18 June

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.
The decision on the issuance of a visa for study purposes is the exclusive jurisdiction of the diplomatic/consular Authorities. Documentation produced by Universities for candidates to enrol in degree courses in the process of requesting visas is to be considered only a support for the evaluation procedures of the diplomatic missions, and does not automatically imply the issuance of the visa.

Pre-enrolment at UniME: evaluation of foreign qualifications

The pre-evaluation procedure is as follows:

1. Go to 

2. Register by following the instructions.

3. Follow the procedure.

Please note that the  documents you need to attach must be in English or translated into Italian by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular representation abroad. 

Applications will be assessed by a Departmental Commission assigned to evaluate candidates’ previous qualifications considering the entry requirements of the selected course (Laurea or Laurea Magistrale). 
Students are allowed to submit only one application. 
Only if positively evaluated, students will receive an acceptance letter and may start the pre-enrolment procedures at the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority. 
Deadline for pre-enrolment applicants is 18 JUNE.
For further information
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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.


All in-presence teaching activities are suspended until 3 April. All lessons will be held electronically.

Teams Guidelines for Remote Learning for Students

Required exams of all study courses will take place exclusively electronically. The departments will have to reschedule the exam sessions in order to allow them to be completed electronically.

Teams Guidelines for Remote Exams for Students

Graduation exams will take place electronically. 

Graduation exams calendar

Administrative staff who work in public reception (i.e. student secretaries) will conduct their duties entirely electronically. Student face-to-face reception is suspended, but can be carried out remotely (email, Skype, etc.). 

All Erasmus incoming and outgoing mobilities  as well as any other incoming mobility programme are suspended until further decisions are taken.

Incoming students who want to go back home must report their decision to the UniME Welcome Office ( and are encouraged to contact  the Diplomatic and Consular Authorities of their Country of origin in Italy.  Please note that temporary restrictions to direct flight connections might have been adopted.

UniME students in international mobility (ex Erasmus mobility) who want to suspend their mobility and return to Messina should consult the web page of the Italian and consular authorities abroad – Focus Coronavirus – to gather information on flight restrictions:

COVID-19 Emergency: Information from Embassies and Consulates

All  educational trips both nationally and internationally are suspended, as well as curricular and extracurricular traineeships outside of the region.

The collective use of the study rooms and reading rooms of the libraries of all the University and Departments is suspended.  Book loan service is also suspended.

All events or initiatives of any type, either open to the public or limited to the university (cultural, scientific or instructional) are suspended. This includes conventions, events, seminars, Open Day, Erasmus Day, etc.

Competitive procedures will be conducted electronically wherever possible.

The activity carried out by training specialists in the medical/health area will continue regularly. Post-graduate courses connected with health professions, specific training courses in general medicine, activities of trainees of health professions and graduate schools are excluded from suspension.

University staff missions are suspendedexcept in special cases. 

All the premises of the University have been sanitized in order to protect the health of the whole community. This service was provided on March 6 and 7 with the disinfectants suggested by the Ministry of Health.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Rector has signed a decree that postpones the single payment and the second and third payments of the tuition fees.

The deadline for the single payment and second payment has been postponed to 15 June, and the deadline for the third payment has been postponed to 10 August.

The Research and Intervention Center (Cerip) for the University has activated a counseling service for students, their families, and all members of the community, to provide practical psychological suggestions and activities to face and overcome the worries, fears and uncertainties connected to the Coronavirus emergency. The service, operated by the psychologists associated with the Center, will be carried out via Skype, by dialing the contact Cerip Unime.     
Further information can be found at the link Come affrontare il coronavirus (“how to face the Coronavirus”) inside of the Center website area.

Considering the evolution of the epidemiological situation and the particularly widespread nature of the epidemic, the Prime Ministerial Decree of 20 March 2020 establishes further restrictive measures to movement throughout Italy.  All movement of incoming and outgoing persons is restricted with the exception of: proven work requirements or health needs or reasons of necessity, such as shopping for food and other essentials. In any case, work requirements and health needs must be proven by way of a self-declaration. At the following link the form of the self-declaration (“autocertificazione”) to be given to police officers in case of checks: self-declaration form.

In compliance with the latest Italian governmental measures (Health Ministry Ordinance of 20 March 2020, and Health Ministry, Ministry of the Interior and DPCM Ordinance of 22 March 2020) the following is now in force:

Italian citizens and resident foreigners who are temporarily abroad can only re-enter Italian territory under conditions of absolute emergency. However, the re-entry of Italian citizens and resident foreigners who are forced to leave the foreign country where they were studying indefinitely is permitted (for example, a study program is cancelled indefinitely). 

Once these individuals have entered Italian territory, they must immediately go home and communicate their return to the Department of Prevention of the National Health System of the Sicilian Region and register themselves on the Sicilian Region webpage at this link: Then they are required to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of arrival.

Air transport to and from Sicily is ensured due to the urgent territorial connection needs with the peninsula. This is available only at the airports of Palermo and Catania. There will be two return flights Rome-Catania and two return flights Rome-Palermo, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  For daytime rail connections, essential minimum connections will be maintained through an intercity day train Rome/Palermo and vice versa.

Further information on the restrictive measures adopted by the Italian Government is available at the following link:

FAQs on the Italian Government’s #ImStayingHome Decree

Rector’s message to the students:

New Coronavirus – guidelines

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.


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



The University of Messina offers grants to support incoming mobility of Visiting scholars to carry out teaching and/or reserch activities within the framework of the UniME academic offer.
The duration of the visit shall range from 1 to 3 months. The first month of stay must be continuous. Visiting professors and researchers carrying out their activity in the area of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine may stay for a minimum period of 10 days (continuously).

Grants shall be assigned taking into account the Curriculum vitae of the Visiting as well as number of applications submitted for each scientific Macro-area. Selection criteria are laid down in the Call.
Scholars that already received a grant from previous UniME calls for application (Visiting Professor/Researcher) or any other UniME financing programme or who are currently employed by another Italian University/Research Centre are not eligible for a grant.

Visiting professors/researchers shall be allowed all rights and responsibilities in accordance with the relevant UniMe regulations.

Deadline for applications: 3 May, 2019 at 12:30 CET

Call for Visiting Professors 2019

Application form Visiting Professors 2019

Call for Visiting Researchers 2019

Application form Visiting Researchers 2019

“STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD” (SAW) Call for Scholarships for UniME students for study at the Extra-European Universities in the context of International Cooperation Agreements

WHO: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at UniME

WHEN: A.Y. 2019/20

DURATION: minimum 3 months, maximum 6 months, with the possibility to extend up to 12 months

WHERE: Partner universities outside Europe

HOW to apply:
1 .Students who are interested in participating should send their application from their UniME email account ( to this address: . The subject title should be : “Candidatura Bando SAW C.A. Unità Operativa Cooperazione Internazionale”. It must be sent by 3 May, 2019 at 13.00 CET.

2.The application must include the following documents:
-application form (Attachment 2);
-Learning Agreement for Studies (Attachment 3) or Learning Agreement for Traineeships (Attachment 4), correctly filled out and signed by the student, Referent for International Mobility from student’s Degree Course /Commission for international mobility from student’s Department and the Referent for international Mobility for the hosting University;
-document attesting linguistic competence (art. 8 of the Call);
-ISEEU certificate of income, which can be asked to an authorised C.A.F. office. In order to obtain it, you need to bring the Family or Personal Income Statement that you received from the Italian Embassy to the C.A.F. office. This document is not mandatory but will determine the amount of your scholarship. In absence, your scholarship will be set at the minimum level.

Applications with missing documents will be excluded.

Application: 3 May, 2019 at 13:00 CET
Ranking list will be published: 20 May, 2019
Acceptance confirmation: 25 May, 2019 at 13:00 CET

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: Min. €350/month, max. €600/month plus contribution for the flight ticket

For further information contact the International Education and Cooperation Unit,, or consult the Italian version of the Call available at the following link:à-allestero/opportunità-allestero, where all the annexes are available (in English).

On the CLAM website is available the calendar of the linguistic assessment tests valid for the participation to this Call:

Application to UniME degree courses and pre-enrolment procedure

The deadline for application to UniME degree courses is June 18, 2019. For the procedure and further information, please check the Admission to UniME webpage:

The deadline for the pre-enrolment procedure at the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority is July 24, 2019. For further information,  please contact the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority of your country of residence. Procedure is available at the following webpage (in Italian):

For pre-enrolment at the Single Cycle Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery students must carry out the following procedures:

  1. register at the Universitaly portal:  for the admission test IMAT. Further information about the procedure for the registration (date, requirements, deadline, ecc.) will be available in the Call for admission to the Single Cycle Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery (to be published no later than the 1st week of July, 2019).
  2. Start the pre-enrolment procedure at the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority in their country of residence.


III Edition International Summer School

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

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.

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

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

Alessandra Bitto – ( 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 (

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:
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