Admission Criteria

For the purposes of admission to the programme EU candidates are:

  • Citizens of any of the 28  EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, UK, Sweden, Bulgaria, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania;
  • Citizens of one of the EEA-EFTA states, i.e. Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway;
  • Individuals who have resided or carried out their main activities (studies, work, et) for more than 12 months over the past five years (counted backward starting from the official deadline for application to the master) in any of the abovementioned countries.

All other candidates are considered as Non-European students. This includes candidates from: Switzerland, Turkey and the Western Balkan region (i.e. Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, FYRoM, Montenegro and Serbia).

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for entry onto the EMJMD-MARBLE programme prospective candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Hold a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences/Biomedical Sciences or equivalent from a recognised higher education institute attracting a minimum of 180 ECTS points.

Candidates who have qualifications equivalent to the above and which are recognised as the minimum qualification to practice in the country in which they obtained their primary qualification will also be eligible to apply. It will be the candidate’s responsibility to provide evidence that their qualification meets the minimum entry requirements.

  1. Provide certified evidence of proficiency in English, which will be the common language of the programme. The minimal proficiency for consideration is:
    1. C1 English level IELTS (minimum score of 6.0 with at least 5.0 point in each section);
    2. TOEFL (paper based) at least 550 points with 4.0 in the writing section;
    3. TOEFL (IBT) 79 points with at least 17 points in every section

Candidates who are native English speakers or who have completed their primary qualification granting them eligibility to compete for places on the programme must supply an official written statement from the higher education institute from which they graduated.

Note that as the language of instruction of the programme is English all of the documentation should be provided in English.

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Activity Date
Admssion & Enrol September Application procedure information: September
December 31 Application submission
February 27 Selection process
March 15 Decision made public
April 30 Deadline for registration
May 31 Second deadline for reserve list registration
June 15 Start of enrolment
July 15 End of enrolment
NOTE: Admission process will start the previous year to the commencement of studies. Selection process and decision will be made the same year to the commencement of studies.


EU Students

€2250 / Semester

Non EU Students

€4500 / Semester

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Application Procedures

A complete application consists of the following:


Personal information about the applicant – family name, name, date of birth, place of birth, nationality1, address, sex, recent identity photo;


Scanned copy of current passport, as proof of nationality (upload);


Scanned copies of academic diploma and transcripts (diploma supplement or list of the subjects taken during the study and correspondent marks) of their previous studies. The diploma and transcripts must be original, certified documents, scanned and attached to the online application form. If the original language is other than English, applicants must supply a translation of these documents. The translation must be certified;


Syllabus and description of the modules, including ECTS attained, taken in the cognate fields of BLS i.e. Clinical Biochemistry, Cytopathology, Histopathology, Clinical Microbiology, Transfusion Science and Transplantation, Clinical Immunology, Molecular Pathology and Haematology (note that this is not an exhaustive list);


Certified evidence of proficiency in the English lan guage;


Personal Statement in audiovisual format. Candidates should highlight their rationale for applying to the EMJDM-MARBLE programme and detail the preferred speciality, the competencies and skills they would like to achieve during the programme, their motivations to become a students on the programme and their career aspiration(s) following completion of the programme. This will be limited to five minutes and candidates will supply a link to where the personal statement may be viewed;


Curriculum Vitae Use of the Europass format will be mandatory (see The CV should include information about all relevant professional experience and training completed by the candidate *.The CV must specify positions held, main responsibilities, duration of each position and reason for leaving. Documentation of relevant courses, workshops, seminars etc can also be included as supplemental information. Maximum two pages will be accepted. Uploaded on JMD-MARBLE website.


Letters of reference. The candidate should supply a minimum of two letters, preferably one letter from an academic referee and one from a current of previous employer. Reference letters must be written in English and must be signed/stamped as appropriate. *Candidates with multiple nationalities must decide at the application stage under which single nationality they apply

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