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General information on admission requirements

To be accepted on this degree programme one needs to have a 5-year high school leaver's certificate or foreign qualification recognised as compatible, or a 4-year high school leaver's diploma plus catch-up year or, where that is no longer being run, proof of having made up an additional learning… Read more


Corso di Laurea in Business and Economics (CLABE) is a restricted-access programme: this means that you will have to be selected to take part in it. For 2020/2021 academic year there will be 140 places available in the Bologna track and 60 places available in the Buenos Aires track

The two tracks present the same course structure, but are ruled by standing-alone calls of admission. This means that you can choose to either be a Clabe Bologna track student or a Clabe BA student.

The main difference between the two degree courses is that the Clabe BA students are going to attend their first year classes in the UniBo campus in Buenos Aires while the Clabe students  in the campus of Bologna. 

The 2019-20 Call for Application, here attached will give an idea on how to apply to the selections to the Bologna Track. The new call will be pubblished soon!

If you are interested in the Buenos Aires Track, please, click here.


ATTENTION!!! If you intend to take the SAT at the University of Bologna, the only dates available are December 7, 2019 AND/OR March 14, 2020! Click here to get further information on the deadlines to register for it.

EU, EU assimilated and Non-EU applicants are all assessed on the basis of SAT - SCHOLASTIC ASSESSMENT TEST - General test (no essay required), not taken BEFORE February 1st, 2018

An English proficiency certificate is NOT necessary given that SAT is held entirely in English.


Clabe has a limited number of available positions:
- Eu and assimilated applicants: 105
- Non-Eu applicants: 32
- Special Unibo programmes: 3 

1. INTAKES AND DEADLINES (please, check the new call for Application 2019/2020 for the exact dates)

I intake (Eu and assimilated only): from February  to March, 2020 (1 p.m cet)

- 35 available positions 
University of Bologna must receive SAT official score report within April , 2020

II intake (Non-Eu only)
: from February  to May , 2020 
- 32  available positions 
University of Bologna must receive SAT official score report within May , 2020

III intake (Eu and  assimilated only)
: from May  to June, 2020
- 65 available positions 
University of Bologna must receive SAT official score report within June, 2020


1.  SAT

SAT stands for "Scholastic Assessment Test" and it is managed by College Board

What you can do NOW is to get prepared and take the SAT test, which is necessary to apply to CLABE - Bologna Track.

 2.  Where and when to take the SAT

Look at the website of the College Board and get the news about where and when to take the SAT test;

* If you want to take the SAT test in Bologna, please carefully read this page *

 3.  How to submit your SAT score

- Before sitting the test or, once you have taken the test, send your score to the University of Bologna (University code 6993)

- read the Call for Application in order to complete all the steps required.

 Notice that scores take at least 3 weeks to be received.  

* It is mandatory to type in your registration form the SAME e-mail address you have previously inserted while registering for the SAT! *




Studenti Online

- Upload all requested documents to this page 

- pay the registration fee (20 euro).         
- All applicants shall upload a valid copy of Passport or ID

* It is mandatory to type on your registration form the SAME e-mail address you have previously inserted while registering for the SAT! *


Candidates will be able to access the final ranking of admitted applicants through the Studenti Online page.   
Depending on performance outcomes, admitted applicants may be assigned compulsory Additional Learning Activities (OFA)Candidates will have to attend the crash course in Mathematics at the beginning of the academic year, whenever they do not achieve the following results: 
< 500/800 in the math section of the SAT; 

The final exam of the Mathematics course must be passed within March 31, 2021 in order to fill the gap.



Once you know if you have been admitted, follow the instructions published in the attachment box.

For further information, please contact:
programme coordinator:
programme tutor:  


After you have checked that all the admission requirements have been met, you can enrol on Studenti online:

  1. complete the application for matriculation with the required data and attach an ID photograph in digital format;
  2. pay the first instalment of tuition fees.

Next, go to the Student Administration Office with a valid ID to activate your student career and get access to University services (such as Almawifi, online study plans, exam registration, libraries). Upon activation, you will receive an e-mail with a QR CODE that you will have to use to print your badge at one of the self-service machines at the University.

If you have a previous university qualification or have completed university course units, you can apply for a shortened degree programme.

If you are a student with disabilities (with a minimum recognised degree of disability of 66%, or if you own have certification issued pursuant to Law 104/92), you are entitled to obtain exemption from tuition fees.

If you have a foreign citizenship and/or qualification, you must also hand in the following documents to the  Student Administration Office:

  •  (only for non-EU students with residency abroad) a copy of your passport and 1 passport photo authenticated by the Italian Embassy;
  • (only for non-EU with EU equivalent status students) a copy of your residence permit providing the status of EU equivalent student;
  • (only for non-EU students with residency abroad) a copy of your entry visa for study purposes, or of the receipt confirming you have applied for a residence permitfor study purposes (studente) or a copy of your residence permit for study purposes, if already obtained;
  • your original high school diplomalegalized and translated, where applicable;
  • the declaration of value, where applicable;
  • (only if the education system in your country lasts 10 or 11 years) the certificate of your academic studies or non-university higher education qualifications, legalized and translated, where applicable;
  • (only if entrance exams are laid down for admission to university in your country) the certificate proving that you have passed any academic tests;
  • any documents required for application for a shortened study programme.

If you are matriculating by submitting only the entry visa for study purposes, also ask the Student Administration Office for an enrolment certificate that you must attach to your residence permit application.

Always check in the specific pages when the declaration of value, the translation or the legalization are not required!

List of deadlines

I intake (Eu and assimilated only) from 2019-02-18 09:00 to 2019-03-28 13:00
II intake (Non-Eu only) from 2019-02-18 09:00 to 2019-05-06 13:00
III intake (Eu and assimilated only) from 2019-05-06 09:00 to 2019-06-12 13:00