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Application guide for entry in 2017/18 

Read through this Application Guide to entry in 2017/18 to make sure you provide all the right supporting documents and information.

A few fundamental features of the master’s programme: 

- Eligibility criteria and deadlines are defined by the Call for applications. 
- The admission process is completely online and follows several temporal intake windows. 
- Simultaneously to the admission process at the University of Bologna, NON-EU students must comply with the study visa process and validation of qualifications at the Italian Embassies abroad. 
- The master’s programme lasts 2 years, each year is divided into 2 semesters, starting from the third week of September 2017.


Find out the admission requirements on the Call for applications.
Applicants must have at least a bachelor degree (or its equivalent) before the end of December 2017 and an adequate academic preparation in the subject of Civil Engineering. There are also requirements concerning English language skills.


The fulfilment of the academic preparation, applicants’ motivation, and language ability are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Board of the Master Degree Programme.
In order to pre-apply, you should register on SOL - Studenti Online website and apply during the intake windows

A complete application consists of:

  • Your curriculum vitae (including the academic curriculum from the University where you earned the Bachelor degree).  
  • A transcript of records from the university that granted the bachelor's degree.
  • Documents/certificates stating the knowledge of technical English.
  • A personal statement explaining your motivation.
  • Two recommendation letters. 
  • The documents can be written in English or Italian.


Applications are allowed only during one of the following intake windows on SOL.

For each intake, the results of the verification will be published on SOL not before the day indicated in the column “Publication of results”.

Non-EU students may apply at the latter intake window only if they have already pre-enrolled in the Italian Embassies abroad within due date (this process usually closes in June - deadlines must be checked at Italian Embassy in home country). 

Non-EU students can apply  ONLY if the  positions available for ​them in the Master's Degree were not fully covered and on condition that they have already submitted their pre-enrolment application to the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their country  within due date.

** The December intake is reserved  to GRADUATING STUDENTS who will hold the Bachelor Degree by December 21st, 2017.

Download the step-by-step guide to the application.


This procedure aims at the release of an eligibility letter (which is not an admission letter) that usually is necessary for non-EU students in order to obtain the Declaration of Value and the Visa for Study reasons. It states that - according to the document presented which need to be verified and legalized by a diplomatic representation - your curriculum satisfies the academic requirements of the course and that you are eligible, but not admitted yet.


The to obtain the Declaration of Value and the Visa for Study reasons at the Italian Embassies are regulated by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. The deadline is strictly fixed, usually in June and generally it takes several months from collecting the required documents to receiving the visa. Please read carefully info and deadlines published here by the Italian Ministry (pre-enrollment's deadline are not available yet). 

Nevertheless, the Italian diplomatic representations decide their own procedures to legalize and translate qualification and transcript of records, and for the emission of the study visa. Check the pre-enrollment application at the Italian Embassy in your country. Note that some students each year miss the enrolment because they do not pre-enroll in due time.

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While waiting for the release of the study visa, the validation of qualifications and the residence permit, the candidates will be admitted conditionally.


After completing pre-enrolment procedure at the Embassy, accepted students are invited to enrol in the master’s programme, complying with the following procedure: 
- Enter Studenti OnLine website
- pay the first instalment of the registration fee or the full annual fee (single instalment). You may pay by credit card, having completed the application for registration, or in person, at a branch of Unicredit using the payment code provided by Studenti Online; 

- get a Health insurance policy;

- get in contact with the Programme Coordinator or the International Relations Office to schedule an appointment and start the residence permit procedure;

- present the required documents detailed in the Call for Applications to the Student Administration Office in charge of your degree programme.

Typically, enrollment is done in the period August-October. Late enrollment is possible until the end of December by paying an additional fee.

No entrance exam and Italian proficiency test is required for the Master Degree programme in Civil Engineering.


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Residence permit
Health insurance policy 
Fees structure
Financial aid and benefits
Cost of living 



For further information on the admission procedure and/or immigration rules in Italy please contact the International Desk

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