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“Pre-admissions”: Excerpts from the Call for applications - 2017/2018  

The PRE-ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE is mandatory for non-EU students, recommended for European (incl. Italian) students.

WHEN DO I SUBMIT THE APPLICATION?

WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVE WHEN I APPLY?

WHY DO I NEED TO PRE-APPLY?

HOW IS MY APPLICATION GOING TO BE EVALUATED?

WHAT IF AM EARNING OR HAVE EARNED A 1ST CYCLE (BACHELOR) DEGREE IN ITALY?

WILL I NEED TO SIT AN ITALIAN TEST AT ANY POINT?

WILL I NEED TO TAKE AN ENTRANCE TEST?

WHO ARE EU ASSIMILATED STUDENTS?

I NEED INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL AID AND BENEFITS…

ANY OTHER ADVICE ON HOW TO  PREPARE FOR THE APPLICATION?

CONTACTS

WHEN DO I SUBMIT THE APPLICATION?

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Intake closing

Publication of Results

Non-EU applicants

EU applicants

Jan. 27th, 2017

Feb. 14th, 2017

Feb. 23rd, 2017

YES

YES

Feb. 28th, 2017

March 14th, 2017

March 23rd, 2017

YES

YES

March 28th, 2017

April 6th, 2017

April 12th, 2017

YES

YES

April 13th, 2017

May 3rd, 2017

May 16th, 2017

YES

YES

May 18th, 2017

June 20th, 2017

June 30th, 2017

YES

YES

July 27th, 2017

Aug. 29th, 2017

Sept. 12th, 2017

If already pre-enrolled in the Italian Embassies abroad*

YES

August 2017 to December 2017: further dates to be announced (EU students only)


* Non-EU applicants can apply if they have already submitted their pre-enrolment application at the Italian Embassy within due date (deadlines to be checked at Italian Embassy in home country). 
The Application deadline is at 1 p.m. of the closing dates indicated. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVE WHEN I APPLY?

-       You will hold a 1st cycle Italian degree or equivalent bachelor achieved at legally recognised Institutions in Italy or abroad by the end of enrolment time.

-       Knowledge of the English language (level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference) is also required, which can be certified by: 

§  University of Bologna Linguistic Centre (CLA-UNIBO);

§  Internationally recognised language certifications, such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc. (minimum scores to be considered equivalent to B2 level being the following: IELTS 5,5; TOEFL PBT 507-557; TOEFL CBT 180-217; TOEFL IBT 80-99; Cambridge First Certificate (FCE); Trinity College of London ISE II),

§  Entitled English schools.

The Degree Programme may require students to recover any initial deficit, if their knowledge of the English language is below the B2 level on admission. Please note that, although formally a possibility of accepting the application even without an official English certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) is open, the admission Board will not admit students without such certification unless specific conditions occurr (e.g. an outstanding CV, specific relevant experiences after graduation, etc.). Thus students are strongly advised to submit their application ONLY when they have a suitable language certificate, or there is a very high probability that the application is rejected.
For Non-EU citizens, an annual quota of places is set each year by the University of Bologna. For the STEM Programme, in the academic year 2016/2017, a maximum of 30 non-EU students will be accepted. 
Eligibility criteria are specified in Section 4 of the Call for applications. 

WHY DO I NEED TO PRE-APPLY?

In order to keep the quality of the educational environment, admission to the Master Degree Programme is regulated by a selection process that evaluates the applicants’ motivation, academic preparation and language ability. Please, note that the application for non-EU citizens is carried out through 3 steps: (1) PRE-APPLICATION, (2) PRE-ENROLMENT, (3) ENROLMENT. EU students do not need to pre-enrol.

(1)    Pre-application 
This procedure is aimed at releasing an eligibility letter that is necessary for non-EU students as in many countries it is needed to apply for a study Visa for Italy.

For EU students, the procedure is anyhow useful to obtain a preliminary evaluation of their eligibility.

The pre-application consists in providing to the STEM Board the necessary information to check eligibility. 
The following documents are to be submitted with the pre-application:

§  front and back photocopy of your ID card/Passport or other valid identity document;

§  a transcript of records by your Bachelor’s University containing a list of the courses with grades (GPA etc.), the name of the final degree and the final grade;

§  documents/certificates stating the personal English skills.

§  Curriculum Vitae, including significant academic/work experiences in the field of the Master Degree.

Additional documents required for non-EU students:

§  A personal statement of motivation (max 1 page);

§  Two recommendation letters.

In order to apply, students need to register to Studenti Online www.studenti.unibo.it, and select the menu “Register for an entrance exam or requirements check”. Download the step-by-step guide to the application.

(2)    Pre-enrolment application at the Italian Embassy (just for non-EU Students) 
Non-EU students, while they are applying for the master shall immediately (anyway before the deadline defined by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) get in touch with the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their home country and apply to the Pre-enrolment procedure at the University of Bologna to the STEM Master Degree programme, for the given academic year. Application should be made to obtain the “Declaration of Value” (in Italian “Dichiarazione di valore”) and the entry Visa for Study reasons (in Italian: "visto per motivi di studio"). A pre-admission letter may be required from the Embassy; this can be obtained through the pre-application described at the previous Section 3.1 (students are invited to check at the Embassy what documents are required). Attention should be paid at the deadline, which is strictly fixed, usually in June. Students are requested to check the deadline at their Italian Embassy.

EU-citizens holding a degree obtained in the EU but not in Italy, should be aware that a Declaration of Value is needed in order to enrol in University of Bologna. See http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/declaration-of-value

(3)    Enrolment at UNIBO

Starting from the end of July through the end of December, pre-accepted applicants have to complete the enrolment procedure at the University of Bologna through the website Studenti Online www.studenti.unibo.it. Read the Call for Applications for details.

HOW IS MY APPLICATION GOING TO BE EVALUATED?

The fulfilment of the curriculum requirements and the adequacy of the academic preparation are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Board of the Master Degree Programme. If a credit/grade conversion (for both course contents and hours) to the Italian system is available, the same requirements for students who earned a bachelor degree in Italy are checked.

WHAT IF AM EARNING OR HAVE EARNED A 1ST CYCLE (BACHELOR) DEGREE IN ITALY?

Students are expected to fulfil curriculum requirements and additional requirements on the adequacy of the academic preparation. If these requirements are not fulfilled, the application can be anyway submitted in order to obtain from the Board of the master degree programme the list of the single courses that are to be attended before enrolment.

WILL I NEED TO SIT AN ITALIAN TEST AT ANY POINT?

No entrance exam nor  Italian proficiency test is required for the STEM Master Degree Programme.  

WILL I NEED TO TAKE AN ENTRANCE TEST?

No entrance exam nor  Italian proficiency test is required for the STEM Master Degree Programme.  Still you will need to satisfy the requirements (be successfully pre-admitted).

WHO ARE EU ASSIMILATED STUDENTS?

Non-EU students are foreign citizens from states not belonging to the European Union who are resident abroad at the time of applying for university admission and who are not legally classified as equivalent to Italian/European citizens.
Students with an equivalent status to the EU students (EU-assimilated) are:

§  Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the Republic of San Marino;

§  non-EU citizens already holding a “residence permit” in Italy (“permesso di soggiorno”) for reasons of subordinate or autonomous work, for family reasons, for political asylum or for religious reasons;

§  non-EU citizens who have been resident in Italy for at least one year and are in possession of a degree obtained in Italy;

§  non-EU citizens who are holders of diplomas from Italian schools abroad or foreign or international schools, working in Italy or abroad, subject to bilateral agreements or special regulations for the recognition of degrees that satisfy the general conditions required for the entry for study;

§  political refugees;

§  staff of foreign diplomatic offices (Embassies/Consulates) as well as International Organizations based in Italy - accredited either at the Italian Government or at the Holy See - along with their family members (husband / wife and children);

§  candidates already holding a valid “residence permit” for study reasons and are already enrolled in a degree course as long as they have regularly been resident in Italy for one year.

All the above mentioned cases are considered equivalent to Italian and EU-citizens, and should apply accordingly.

For non-European citizens resident outside the European Union, the regulations and the deadlines for pre-enrolment will be defined by the Ministry of Education, University and Research, with a communication available at the website www.miur.it and www.study-in-italy.it. While waiting for the release of the residence permit, the candidates will be admitted conditionally.

The full procedure to be followed by non-EU citizens is described in Section 3.

I NEED INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL AID AND BENEFITS…

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CONTACTS

For further information on the admission procedure and/or immigration rules in Italy please contact: internationaldesk@unibo.it

For more details about International Students see the official web page of the University of Bologna about admission procedures for international students.

Please check our Frequently Asked Questions.

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