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Admissions for international students

Students living abroad, who will obtain their bachelor degree there, and students living in Italy attending bachelor degree by foreign universities, and wishing to enroll in master’s degree programs may submit their candidacy in accordance with the procedure set out below.

Degree Programs Taught in Italian   Degree Programs Taught in English    
Amministrazione, finanza e controllo  Corporate Finance
Gestione d’impresa Management
Marketing Marketing - Major:Marketing Analytics & Metrics/ Market Relationship & Customer Engagement
Global Management and Politics
Economia e finanza Economics and Finance - Major:
Governo e politiche Government and Policies - Major:
Public Policies
Relazioni internazionali International Relations - Major:
European Studies/Global Studies

Procedure and selection criteria

The selection process will be held between 21 November 2018 and mid July 2019 split into the following rounds

ROUND 1 11 December 2018 14 December 2018 18 January 2019 14 February 2019
ROUND 2 7 February 2019 28 February 2019 14 March 2019 17 May 2019
ROUND 3 28 March 2019 30 April 2019 17 May 2019 14 June 2019
ROUND 4 17 June 2019 28 June 2019 12 July 2019 25 July 2019

Documents required to complete the application (Column 1 – Deadline for Submission of Application):

  • online application;
  • an academic transcript showing the studies completed to date and associated grades (Grade Point Average);
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a cover letter;
  • a letter of reference from a teacher;
  • mandatory certification of knowledge of the Italian language (at least level B2) solely for non-EU students wishing to enroll in a degree program taught in Italian;
  • other optional certification (for example, GMAT, GRE).

Admission Process


Only applications accompanied by documentation that is complete and compliant with the applicable regulations governing qualifications granting access to university studies received by the deadline for the round in question will be considered (Column 2 – Assessment of Admissibility of Candidacy).


The eligible candidacies will be examined by a special admissions commission, which – at its absolute discretion – will draw up a ranking taking into account university record, reasons for applying, the age of the candidate and any other certification that candidates may have submitted. In this stage candidates could well be contacted for an oral interview, in person or by Skype, with the admissions commission.


Candidates will be informed of the final outcome of their application – positive or negative as the case may be – for admission to their chosen degree program by the deadline indicated in Column 3 – Communication of Outcome of Application.

Candidates will be conditionally admitted at first, and thereafter fully admitted solely upon receipt of the original documentation, the statement of equivalent value and, for non-EU citizens, certification regarding the personal identity of the student and an Italian permit of stay (permesso di soggiorno). For information:

The highest ranked candidates may also be offered a scholarship by the University.


Successful candidates will then be asked to enroll by the relevant deadline indicated in Column 4 – Enrollment Deadlines.

It should be borne in mind that pursuant to Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) regulations, qualifications awarded abroad grant access to an Italian university only if they:

  • have been awarded by official schools in that foreign country’s education system;
  • entitle the student to enroll in universities of the foreign country that awarded them;
  • have been awarded on completion of a minimum of 15 years of overall schooling (secondary education and bachelor degree).

In the case of qualifications awarded abroad as part of a mobility program, solely those obtained after a minimum period of mobility of two years will be considered and examined. 

The achievement of a legally recognized diploma or degree will be compulsory requirement to complete the registration.

Candidates can contact CIMEA for an advance assessment of their foreign qualifications.

For any information regarding one’s qualifications and how to obtain a visa/study permit, the onus is on candidates to timely read “The Rules of University Enrollment by Foreign Students” and to contact the local Italian diplomatic authorities in the foreign country whose school system awards the qualification, also in order to comply with the administrative procedures for the issuance of the required documentation.

Financial aid and scholarships