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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

General information on admission requirements
Access requisites. Two requirements (1. Curriculum requisites and 2. Academic preparation) must be satisfied to be admitted to the Civil… Read more
  1. Selection process
  2. Eligibility Requirements
  3. Application Requirements
  4. Deadlines
  5. Outcome
  6. After the evaluation


In order to keep the quality of the educational environment, admission to the Master’s Degree Programme is regulated by a selection process that evaluates the applicants’ motivation, academic preparation and language ability. It is necessary to possess specific curricular requirements and personal competencies and skills.

Please note: no entrance exam nor Italian proficiency test are required.


The minimum graduate admission requirement for the Master’s Programme is a bachelor’s university degree of at least three years in duration, or gained through the acquisition of at least 180 ECTS credits, or other degree from accredited institutions recognized as equivalent.

Applicants holding an Italian degree are invited to read the Italian version of the course regulation for detailed indications about the applicant’s profile in terms of Italian university credits.

The evaluation of the applications is performed by the Master's Board which decides about eligibility based on the following requirements:

  • The suitability of the applicants’ degree (curriculum studiorum); background in the subjects of Civil Engineering and in particular: Hydraulics and hydraulic works; Land survey; Transportation and Road Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering; Structural Engineering.)
  • The suitability of the applicants’ personal preparation (curriculum vitae);
  • Proficiency in the English language (level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference). If the proof of proficiency (see description below) is not considered to be sufficient, the admission board might decide that an oral test will follow, either face-to-face or via telephone/VOIP.

Graduating students may send off their application as well as, provided that they have registered at least 165 ECTS credits in their career. If positively evaluated, they will be allowed to enroll under condition of receiving their bachelor degree by December 30th, 2022.


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

The following materials must accompany the online application:

  1. Front and back photocopy of your ID card/Passport or other valid identity document;
  2. Official transcript copy from every post-secondary institution attended, containing a list of the courses with grades (GPA etc.), the name of the final degree and the final grade;
  3. Resumé or Curriculum Vitae, including significant academic/work experiences in the field of the Master’s Degree; ( see form)
  4. Personal statement (see form)
  5. Proof of English proficiency, i.e.:

- Language proficiency test (Idoneità) released by the University of Bologna Linguistic Centre (CLA-UNIBO) or by other Italian Universities;

- Internationally recognized 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).

Additional documents required for non-EU students:

- Two recommendation letters.


The Admission Board will process the application forms in several intakes, according to the rules outlined above. 

Applications for NON-EU applicants shall be submitted starting from November 25, 2021. Timely applications are highly recommended also because eligible Applicants have to undergo pre-enrollment procedure at the Embassy or Consulate in charge for their Country. Early application is also important for candidates applying for scholarships offered by University of Bologna.

Students will apply and get feedback about their admission according to the following schedule:


Applications opening

Applications deadline



November 25, 2021

January 20, 2022 (1 pm CET)

February 8, 2022


January 21, 2022

March 24, 2022 (1 pm CET)

April 12, 2022


March 25,2022 to 

June 30, 2022 (1 pm CET)

July 19, 2022


July 1, 2022

September 1, 2022 (1 pm CET)

September 20, 2022


September 2, 2022

October 10, 2022 (1 pm CET)

October 26, 2022


October 11, 2022

November 3, 2022 (1 pm CET)

November 17, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: Complete applications only are to be evaluated, that is, having all the compulsory documents uploaded by the deadline.

Incomplete applications received in the 1st intake will be turned down, yet the student will be able to submit a brand new application in the following intakes. On the other hand, from the 2nd intake onwards, incomplete applications shall remain pending and will be evaluated in the subsequent intakes as long as they have been fully finalized.

All the intakes are open to Non-EU applicants.


If the Admission board deems that an applicant meets the requirements, the application light will turn green (Positive Evaluation) on the online system; otherwise, the application light will turn red (Negative Evaluation).


After you have been pre-admitted (Conditional Offer) you will have to prepare for enrolment.

- If you hold an Italian qualification: starting from the end of July through the end of December, you will have to complete the enrolment procedure at the University of Bologna through the website Studenti Online.

- If you are an international student you shall immediately get in touch with the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your home country and apply to the Pre-enrolment procedure for the given academic year. The pre-enrolment procedure is now available online, via the Universitaly portal, according to the updated information published here.

It is worth poiting out the pre-admission letter is not necessary anymore and therefore not to be sent off to admitted applicants.

You should also apply 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"). Attention should be paid at the deadline, which is strictly fixed, usually in June/July. Students are requested to check the deadline at their Italian Embassy.

Also, EU-citizens holding a degree obtained in the EU but not in Italy, should be aware that a Declaration of Value is needed to enrol in University of Bologna.

Students should set aside enough time for housing, enrolment at University and residence permit application (if needed). Considering classes start in late September 2021, they are highly recommended to reach Bologna by the first week of the month.

International students are strongly encouraged to read the following webpages:

Who are international students

How to prepare for enrolment

Enrolling with a foreign qualification

General notes that apply to all the enrolments

  • During the enrolment phase a final check is made on the eligibility of the applicants.
  • The documentation submitted is subject to the Italian Presidential Decree 445/2000. The candidates must be aware as well of the penalties laid down by the article 496 of the Italian Penal Code in case of false statements and false certifications.

Tuition Fee Amounts

Tuition fees are calculated based on the 2022 ISEE value with special subsidies in relation to the right to higher education. First year students with an ISEE of up to €23,000 benefit from full exemption. Above this limit, tuition fees are calculated progressively.

The ISEE value must be submitted, even if you have not enrolled in the Degree Programme, by 2 November 2022, at 6:00pm (or by 15 November 2022, at 6:00pm, paying a €100 penalty) accessing ER-GO Online Services, alternatively you will have to pay the full amount.

Read all information about tuition fees and exemptions.


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

  1. fill in the application for matriculation with the required information and attach a passport photo in digital format;
  2. pay the first instalment of your tuition fees;
  3. follow the instructions to complete the procedure which you will find on Studenti Online according to your profile.