www.unimi.it bioscienze.bio Dipartimento Bioscienze

(Classe LM-6)


Every year a delegation of professors from Unimi joins the annual meeting of the International Master course organized by University of Grenoble (UGA) to present the French and Italian courses and research activities to first year Plant Science/Plant-International students. We get together in the stunning scenario of the French Alpes, at Col du Lautaret, where students from previous years present their internship work either as posters or with oral presentations. This year we also celebrated the graduation of a group of very talented students!



The Master's degree course in Plant Science is the result of an agreement between the University of Milan (UNIMI) and the University of Grenoble-Alpes (UGA), France. The master course is a collaborative effort planned to allow students to achieve two Master degrees, one from UNIMI and one from UGA. The agreement requires that students attend courses and take exams at either Universities.
In particular, during the first year, students will be attending the first semester courses at UGA and the second semester at UNIMI. In their second year, students may stay at UGA or at UNIMI, depending on the location of laboratory where they decide to carry out the compulsory experimental thesis work.
Students admitted to the Plant Science Master degree will receive a contribution to support higher costs arising from their stay at UGA. The level of each contribution will relate to the ISEEE declared by the relevant student. Students who wish to spend the second year or part of it at UGA can apply for a further scholarship, or for other support provided by UNIMI. More information is available here


  • Degree classification - Denomination and code: LM-6 Biology
  • Degree title: Master Degree
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Total number of credits required to complete programme: 120
  • English level to be admitted: B2 (see English language certificates recognised by the University of Milan)
  • Access procedures: Limited enrollment with admission test;
  • Available positions: 10 positions for EU citizens + 3 for extra EU students requiring Visa
  • Course code: F3B

University support information

Scholarship mobility opportunities

  1. Erasmus +: is the best known program that allows you to study at one of the 300 UNIMI Partner Universities, with subsequent recognition of the work done abroad in your academic career
  2. Erasmus Traineeship: offers the possibility of carrying out an internship abroad in companies or other organisations
  3. LERU - Stream Project: this is an exclusive project in which only universities belonging to the LERU (European League of Research Universities) network participate. Our interested students (who have a compulsory, optional or extra-curricular internship in their curriculum) can apply for one of the projects proposed cyclically by one of the LERU partner universities. Likewise, one of our Departments may submit a project open to students from other partner universities.
  4. Thesis abroad programme: is a program funded by the University that offers the opportunity for our students of Master's degree to carry out a period of research thesis (from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 6), with funding of 800 euros per month, at a European or non-European destination




OPEN DAY 2024 (Italian)

Applications closed on 12 June 2024. Available positions:

  • EU residents (10 positions)
  • Visa applicants (3 positions)

Art. 4 – Admission procedure and deadline

  • Applications from EU citizen and EU residents who do not require a VISA will be accepted from 14 March 2024 until 12 June 2024 at 12.00pm (noon). The admission interview will take place on 20 June 2024, 2:00pm at the Department of Biosciences, Via G. Celoria 26, Milan. It is advisable to check for any possible updates concerning dates and times of the examination on the following website: https://plantscience.cdl.unimi.it/en
  • Applications from non-European students requiring a VISA will be accepted from 14 March 2024 until 29 April 2024 at 12.00pm (noon). The admission interview will take place on 9 May 2024. Candidates meeting all the requirements will be invited to an online interview. Details will be supplied in the invitation email. If the 3 laces reserved for non-EU students are not filled, applications will be accepted until 30 May 2024, 12.00pm (noon). Date of the interview will comunicated vie email to the candidates.

All candidates are required to apply online, according to the procedure reported in the call, and must have a valid ID card/Passport for identification during the interview.

Undergraduate students who are going to achieve a Bachelor degree in Sciences (or equivalent) before 20 October 2023 may also apply. Completion of the application form is compulsory and must be submitted electronically to the following address: https://www.unimi.it/en/study/student-services/technology-and-online-services/online-services-former-sifa



The prerequisite to access the Plant Science Master Degree program is an adequate knowledge of the fundaments of biological disciplines. This is going to be verified through 1) evaluation of the bachelor study program and 2) direct assessment of candidate scientific background knowledge. The candidate’s background knowledge in Biology will be tested by an interview with the Commission for Admittance to the Master, composed by teaching members appointed by the Teaching Board. The interview will evaluate the expertise of the candidate in topics related to Plant Science degree, and will ascertain the knowledge of the English language. Students must be proficient in English, with a B2 level of competence.

The committee evaluates the candidate on a 100-point scale:
  • up to 25 points will be given to the graduation grade; for undergraduates the average grade of the sustained teaching activities will be evaluated;
  • up to 10 points for the curriculum (type of degree, extra-curriculum free courses, Erasmus experience, etc.)
  • up to 65 for the interview

The minimum requirement for admission is 60/100.

Head of Study Programme
Prof. Isabella Dalle Donne

Degree Course Coordinator
Prof. Luca E. A. Gianfranceschi

Tutors - Faculty
Professors: Alex Costa, Piero Morandini, Camilla Betti, Christel Carles, Florence Courtois, Gabrielle Tichtinsky

Degree Course website
at UNIMI http://www.ccdbiol.unimi.it and http://bioscienze.bio
at UGA https://master-biologie.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/majors/planta-international-plant-int-/

Matriculation and enrollment
Admissions, rankings and enrolment online services

Plant Science master degree email:

Student administrative office
Address: via Celoria, 20, 20133 Milan
Phone: (+39) 199.188.128
Opening times: Mon-Wed-Fri 9-12.; Tue-Thu. 13.30-15.30
Website: https://www.unimi.it/en/study/student-services/welcome-desk-informastudenti

Student information office

Email: cl.biol@unimi.it