Information and Online Application

Eligibility

 

The program is aimed at Greek and non-Greek graduate students from Universities, Technological Educational Institutes and Polytechnics of the Health Sciences discipline (eg Medicine, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Biotechnology, (Bio)informatics, Nursing and other relevant disciplines of Life Sciences). Candidates wishing to apply coming from a non-Biological graduate program, should have proven basic Molecular Biology knowledge, or will be expected to prove it if selected for an interview.

For non-Greek graduate students, please visit the International Student Support Unit page of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (in English) before preparing your Application. 

Application Materials

Applications must be completed and submitted ONLINE only through the button provided at the bottom of this page.
All the following application materials* are generally required for the online submission:

  • Two Reference Letters which will be sent directly by the referees to the following email address molecularbiomedicine@med.uoa.gr before the deadline for submission of the applications.
     

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae which will include all information about the candidate's education, research of professional activity and interests (in English).
     

  • Letter of Intent - Personal Statement (1 page) which will describe the applicant's reasons and motives to apply to the specific Postgraduate Program in relation to his interests (in English).
     

  • Copy of Degree: if the Degree is not available during the application period, applications that are accompanied by a Statement According to Law 1599/86 will be also accepted. Candidates must state in that document that the successful completion of the undergraduate studies is still expected, and must report in detail the pending courses remaining for the examination period of September. In this case, and if the candidate is accepted in the MSc Program, she/he will have to imperatively present the Certified copy of the Diploma & the Certificate of completion of Studies on the registration day (last week of September). Any delay might result in the cancellation of the application.
     

  • If Foreign Degree: Certified Translation in the Greek language + Certificate of Equivalence & Correspondence of the Academic Degree from NARIC (ΔΟΑΤΑΠ) (further information at: https://www.doatap.gr/home_english/). If the NARIC Certificate is not available during the application period, applications will still be accepted without it. However, if the candidate is successfully accepted in the MSc Program, she/he will have to present, on the registration's day (last week of September), the NARIC Certificate itself or at least a Statement According to Law 1599/86 that the candidate is aware that, in order to take the oath, her/his degree must be recognized by NARIC-ΔΟΑΤΑΠ.
     

  • Official/Analytical Transcript: Detailed record of the grades received during all the undergraduate studies, signed & stamped by the University, stating the date of award.
     

  • Certificate of Proficiency in English language (if available) documented by a Diploma from an Educational Body of an English-speaking country, or by a Certificate of Proficiency in English level B2-C2 (Toefl, IELTS, University of Michigan, University of Cambridge, or a National Certificate of Language Proficiency, Learning Resource Network/LRN...etc.). Candidates will be expected to prove their thorough knowledge of the English language if selected for an interview.
     

  • Short Video (optional): 1.5 min and less than <200MB, in which the candidate will state the reasons for choosing this specific Postgraduate Program (in English). 

 

All materials must be received by the applicable deadline to be considered.
Successful candidates will be required to deposit
imperatively on the day of their registration (last week of September), hard copies of all the supporting materials submitted electronically, as well as a copy of their electronic application form. Any delay might result in the cancellation of the application. 

 

*All these material are only indicative and may be subject to revision according to the next Call for Expression of Interest 2022.  

 

Selection Criteria


Applications for the MSc program will be evaluated based on:

 

  • The grades acquired during the undergraduate studies, especially in the subjects related to the MSc courses

  • The performance during the undergraduate final year dissertation thesis

  • Any recent laboratory or other research related experience

  • Background knowledge on basic Molecular & Cellular Biology (proven either through related undergraduate studies, or during the interview)

  • The thorough knowledge of the English language

  • Other related scientific activities

  • Reference letters (can be written in Greek or in English) 

  • Personal panel interview (in English) during which potential candidates will be invited to deploy their interests and knowledge in the field of Molecular Biomedicine

Deadlines

As an indication, the previous Application period (for Academic Year 2022-2023) was taking place between 25 May and 30 June 2022.

Call for Expression of Interest 

You can download the Call for Expression of Interest - Academic Year 2022-2023 here:

(available in Greek)

(available in English)

Apply here:

Applications are currently CLOSED

Applications should be completed ONLINE only by clicking the button below:
(Please use capital letters / latin characters to fill in the form)

Online Application Form