The CCS in Molecular Biology encourages students to partake in the ERASMUS exchange program during the first level (third year) as well as the second level (first and second year of the Master's Degree Course), either to take exams and/or to perform a Research Project. In order to promote such exchanges and foster the recognition of CFU/ECTS in the student's career, the CCS envisages the following possibilities:
a) Interested students should apply with priority to the exchanges activated for the biology area of the School of Sciences.
b) Taking courses during one of the semesters of the third year of the Bachelor's Degree; students who are assigned an ERASMUS bursary should identify, at the hosting European University, courses which are congruent with the goals and the contents of the educational program for our degree, consequently the authorization to proceed with the exchange is contingent upon approval of the learning agreement, on the part of the educational committee of the Degree Course.
c) Taking courses during the second semester of the third year of the Bachelor's Degree and/or performing a Research Project (and preparation of a written report), in a laboratory at the hosting European University.
d) Taking courses during one of the semesters of the first year or during the first semester of the second year of the Master's Degree. Students who are assigned an ERASMUS bursary should identify, at the hosting European University, courses which are congruent with the goals and the contents of the educational program for the Master's Degrees, consequently the authorization to proceed with the exchange is contingent upon approval of the learning agreement, on the part of the educational committee of the Degree Course.
e) Perform a Master's Degree Research Project abroad during the time officially designated by the Degree Course (students participating in the Double Diploma program will be performing their activities beginning in September and consequently must have completed all the first year exams by the end of July). In order to accomplish this activity the CCS asks all students which have been assigned an ERASMUS bursary to:
- identify a Tutor belonging to the CCS or to the Department of Biology, as soon as they have received official notification from the International Office of the bursary assignment;
- reach a common agreement with the Tutor on the choice of the hosting laboratory in which the Graduation Research Project will be conducted. The preceding assumes that the Tutor has direct contact with the hosting laboratory, or is willing to entertain the necessary relations between our CCS and said laboratory;
- hand in to the Student's Office, together with the learning agreement a work project agreed upon and signed by the Tutor;
- hand in the paper work required complete the application to the competent offices, within the established deadlines.
At the end of the exchange period, the student will acquire the CFU/ECTS which are intended for the final exam.
Students may write their report in English language, and the hosting laboratory's tutor may participate to the candidate's viva defense of his thesis.
IMPORTANT: before returning to Italy students are invited to make sure that the hosting laboratory's tutor has filled in and emailed the student evaluation form.
Double Diploma Since academic year 2010-2011 an agreement is in place for the assignment of a double degree between the Master's Degree Course in Molecular Biology of the University of Padova and the Master de Sciences Santé et Application of the Paris Diderot-Paris 7 and Paris Descartes French Universities. At the end of the agreed-upon educational period, it will thus be possible to obtain a double diploma, recognized by each university and also at the national level. The courses and the relative examstaken by students particpating to the program in the three Universities will be legally recognized by the partner Universities.
The approval, on the part of the CCS, to the participation of students to the ERASMUS exchange program is conditional on the good standing of the student's career.
The person in charge of internation exchanges for the Department of Biology is: Prof. Mauro Agostino Zordan.
The person in charge for ERASMUS exchanges for the CCS is Dr. Luigi Leanza.
Either can be contacted for information pertaining to the planning of an ERASMUS experience within the Degree Courses in Molecular Biology.
For general information on the announcements and deadlines check the University web page, or the School of Sciences Office.