Virgilio Program Call 2020
Virgilio Program aims to select highly motivated students interested in an innovative and integrated theoretical and practical biomedical research training program.


The admission is open to internal students enrolled in the 3rd year of the single cycle degree course in Medicine and Surgery Degree at University of Milano-Bicocca, University of Milan and Humanitas, with the following requisites:
  • An outstanding record of academic accomplishment:
    - to be enrolled for the first time in the 3rd year of the Medicine and Surgery Degree Course;
    - to have acquired all the course credits (CFU) planned for the first two years, according to the Course Regulation;
    - to have passed all exams as per the Course Regulation, with a passing rate of min. 27/30
  • Strong interest in basic and translational research
  • English language proficiency.


Through an internal Call for application, Virgilio Program aims to select 30 motivated applicants each year from each of the 3 partner Universities (10 places reserved per partner university) who will undergo supplementary course work and lab experience spread over fourth, fifth and sixth year of their single cycle degree course in Medicine & Surgery and in the end will receive 60 additional CFU recorded in their diploma supplement.
The Call for Application is out every year in April at the Virgilio Program website as well as the respective Department of Medicine websites of the 3 Partner Universities.
The candidates are required to submit the application by completing the appropriate form along with a motivation letter (max. 2000 words) expressing their interest in the program. The application along with the motivation letter must be signed, scanned and sent strictly within the deadline indicated at:
Please note that incomplete applications, without signatures or submitted late shall not be accepted.


Virgilio Program Coordination Committee nominates the joint selection committee responsible for the selection of candidates.
Joint Selection Committee screens all applications and invites well-qualified applicants to interview in-person. Candidates are evaluated based on academic credentials required, English language proficiency, and strong interest and motivation expressed during the interview.
The students are admitted according to the order of ranking published on their respective University websites and is limited to 10 seats available for each Partner University. The selection results are also communicated via email to the students.