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Admission 2018/19

The new Admission Call for a.y. 2018/19 will be published by February 2018

The GIOCA OPEN DAY ​is planned ​​for March 2, ​2018, at 11am room 22 at the School of Economics. 

Number of available places
In order to guarantee the quality of the educational environment, admission to the GIOCA Program is regulated by a selection process evaluating the applicants' motivation, academic preparation, CV and language ability.

For the a.y. 2017/18, the total number of students to be admitted is 30: 
  - 15 positions are reserved for Non-EU students
  - 15 positions are reserved for Italian and EU students.



May 3, 2018 at 1pm

List of admitted candidates to the interview

 by May 25, 2018

(possible videoconference interview)

June 5-6-7, 2018

Admission ranking

June 20, 2018

Enrollment deadline

July 18, 2018









Students who have not completed their first level degree (Bachelor's) may participate in the selection process, but they must graduate before October 31, 2018. 
Please check the complete table of deadlines that will be available on the Call for Application 2018/19.


The complete list of the required documents and the selection criteria is available on the Call for Application 2017/18.
To be admitted to GIOCA it is necessary to have:

  1. At least a bachelor's degree (first cycle degree) or an equivalent degree from an Italian or foreign university

  2. English language knowledge: a minimum B2 level certificate is required. 
    Proof of English language (minimum B2 level) demonstrated by submitting any one of the following:
    - certificates: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Trinity College London, issued not longer than 4 years prior to the deadline for application. To check the equivalence with the B2 level. Please also refer to the conversion table available here 
    - Attended a first cycle degree (bachelor) held in English (to indicate on the CV)
    - Passed a B2 level English exam in the previous study plan
    - English is the student's mother tongue (to indicate on the CV)

  3. A good general knowledge of culture and the arts and a strong vocation for the relevant contents of the Program.

Admission Procedure

Admission to GIOCA is regulated by an evaluation of the candidate’s preparation. The selection is composed of two parts:

  1. An evaluation of the CV and of the other documents submitted 
  2. An interview to evaluate the commitment, attitude and skills of the candidates and to ascertain the English level 
To facilitate the participation of students living abroad, it will be possible to hold the interview through video conference methods (please read carefully the application procedure).

The application procedure is available online at STUDENTIONLINE. No paper applications will be accepted.

Information for International students

If you are an international student (NON-EU), you must do the pre-enrolment at the Italian Embassy for your country in order to apply for entry Visa for reasons of study

EU and Non-EU students with a foreign degree, once admitted to GIOCA, shall contact the Italian Embassy-Consulate offices in the country in which the diploma was awarded to request the Declaration of Value.

Find out all the necessary information for INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS here!

Contacts for international students 

Please note that the knowledge of the Italian language is NOT required since GIOCA is an international program completely taught in English.

Tuition fees and financial aid

More information are published on the Tuition fee, Scholarships and Financial Aid page.
For scholarships for international students info see also:
International Students: Admissions and Study Grants for A.Y. 2017/18 


For further information on the admission procedure: 
For technical problems on the on-line procedure:

Give a look at the FAQs!

Please note that GIOCA OPEN DAY is planned for March 11, 2016 at 11am in room/aula 3, School of Economics, P.zza Scaravilli 2.

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