General admission procedure

General admission procedure

Important ! CDSM has two curricula: Chemical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences. During the application each candidate has to select her/his curriculum of choice. This choice is definite and cannot be changed by the admission committee.

The admission procedure for the regular positions is based on three parts:

A. A written examination (max. 60 points). From a database 110 multiple-choice questions (in english) are selected by the computer subdivided in the following topics:
Analytical chemistry 10 questions
Organic chemistry 20 questions
Inorganic chemistry 20 questions
Physical chemistry 20 questions
Pharmaceutical chemistry 20 questions
Pharmaceutical technology 20 questions
A detailed description of the contents of each area can be downloaded here. A representative example of a test can be found here (answers are available separately here)

Each candidate can freely choose which questions to answer, but should respond to 60 questions in total (no penalty is given for a wrong answer). In case more questions are answered, the first 60 questions will be considered. The correction procedure is computerized and is anonymous. Only after correction the result is associated to the name of the candidate. In the last two years (2016+2017) around 75% of the candidates passed the threshold value for admission to the interview.

B. Evaluation of the ‘titoli’ (max. 20 points). Points are assigned to
MSc-thesis (or draft – 2 points): For applicants that are not yet in the possession of their degree: those that will be awarded a degree by 30 September 2018 have to submit an extended summary of the MSc-thesis (max. 4 pages) signed by the applicant and the supervisor
Curriculum (15 points): 1. A list of exams of the entire academic career (MSc and BSc)
including the scores of each exam.
2. Documentation containing the final graduation score (if available)
Pubblications (2 points): Only (already published) scientific publications indexed on ISI/Scopus or those accepted in final format (evidenced by a DOI) will be considered. Meeting abstracts will not be considered.
Other (1 point): Candidates may support their application with:
1. A maximum of 2 letters of recommendation from Italian or foreign researchers
2. Certificates useful for the assessment of the candidates' preparation (TOEFL, GRE, etc.)

C. Interview (max. 20 points). The interview will be conducted by the CDSM admission committee.