The Licentiate degree is a unique experience in advanced research for recent Bachelor graduates.

Many underrepresented students approach university graduation, are not quite ready to start graduate training. Some students discover research late in their careers and need more research experience to compete for top Doctorate programs.

Our institution aims to provide intensive, high impact international research experience and collaboration opportunities worldwide. Licentiate students work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in environments devoted exclusively to advanced research. The focus of the Licentiate of Advanced Study Program is to help meet the critical need for diverse investigators in Advance research. This objective is achieved by providing:

– An intense mentored research experience in top labs of the institutions involved.
– Special seminars and selected graduate level courses to expand student’s knowledge base so they can begin to apply Advanced science knowledge to their field of research.
– Mentoring and guidance to assist with successful possible continuation into a Doctorate program to succeed in a research career.

Who should apply?
– Underrepresented students who have attained a Bachelor degree within the past three years or seniors about to graduate in a science discipline who are planning to pursue a Doctorate degree.
– Students who are willing to make a full-time commitment and personal commitment to the program similar to that of a first-year graduate student.

The duration of the Licentiate of Advanced study program is normally 3 semesters but it can be extended for up to another three semesters, provided the performance of the student / trainee is satisfactory and continued support by our institution is available so that a possible Doctorate will be awarded in a total duration of up to 6 semesters of study.

Level of the Licentiate of Advanced study qualification (for the one year program): UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) / European Qualifications Framework (EQF) – Level 7.

Duration: 3 semesters

Tuition fees:
 typically 19.250 euros per semester (special conditions apply depending on the needs of resources of each separate candidate).

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