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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

General information on admission requirements
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Call for application (updated version - February 2022)


                                           2022/2023 Academic Year

                          Call for Applications to the Second Cycle Degree in

                         Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (LM-43)


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The university has for some time been working to raise awareness of and to address gender stereotypes. In this context, it has been decided to give greater linguistic visibility to gender differences. Where, solely for the sake of simplicity, the masculine form is used in this document, it is understood as referring to all persons who work within the community.

The International Second Cycle Degree Programme in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK) offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum designed to foster close connections between Humanities and Computer Science. It is divided into three macro areas of learning: Computer Science; Literature, Linguistics, History, Culture and Arts in the digital context; Complementary (Management and Organization, Law and Digital Methods, Communication and Social Media). 

Applicants to the course in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge - DHDK can benefit from study grants and tuition fee waiver Unibo Action 1 and Unibo Action 2

The study grants and the tuition fee waivers are assigned on the basis of GRE, for one academic year. Applications deadline: March 31, 2022 - 12.00 CET


Admission to the second-cycle degree programme in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK) is subject to

  1. possession of a DEGREE QUALIFICATION, i.e., a three-year university degree or diploma or another suitable qualification obtained abroad.

Candidates who have not yet graduated may also apply. The application procedures are outlined in section 3

  1. satisfaction of the CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS outlined in section 2
  2. satisfaction of the LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS and, specifically, knowledge of English to at least B2 level, to be demonstrated according to the procedures set out in section 2
  3. assessment of the candidate's PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS in accordance with the procedures set out in section 3.

A committee will check the candidates' academic backgrounds and that they meet the requirements for admission.

The committee is composed of: Francesca TOMASI (Chairman)

Prof. Fabio VITALI (Member) Maria Carmela ITALIA (Secretary)

Professors of the degree programme may also sit on the committee as alternate members.



 1- Hold a first cycle degree, or an equivalent degree achieved in another educational system, in one of the following classes (only for students who obtained their degree in the Italian academic system):

- ex D.M. 270:

L-1 Cultural heritage

L-3 Visual arts, music, performing arts and fashion studies

L-5 Philosophy

L‐8 Information technology engineering

L-10 Humanities

L-11 Modern languages and civilisations

L‐15 Tourism

L-19 Education and training

L-20 Communication

L‐31 Computer Science

L-42 History

L-43 Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage

In addition to the possession of a degree as indicated, candidates must have obtained at least 54 ECTS in the following subject areas (or equivalent in case of foreign qualification):

INF/01 Computer Science

ING-INF/05 Data Processing Systems

IUS/10 Administrative Law

IUS/20 Philosophy of Law

L-ART/01 History of Mediaeval Art

L-ART/02 History of Modern Art

L-ART/03 History of Contemporary Art

L-ART/06 Cinema, Photography and Television

L-FIL-LET/10 Italian Literature

L-FIL-LET/11 Contemporary Italian Literature

L-FIL-LET/12 Italian Linguistics

L-LIN/01 Glottology and Linguistics

M-FIL/02 Logic and Philosophy of Science

M-FIL/04 Aesthetics

M-FIL/05 Philosophy and Theory of Language

M-FIL/06 History of Philosophy

M-STO/01 Mediaeval History

M-STO/02 S Modern History

M-STO/04 Contemporary History

SPS/07 General Sociology

Of which at least 18 in the following sectors:

INF/01 Computer Science

ING-INF/05 Data Processing Systems

L-FIL-LET/10 Italian Literature

L-FIL-LET/11 Contemporary Italian Literature

Students are highly recommended to hold at least 6 ECTS in INF/01 or ING-INF/05.



Admission to the programme is subject to possession of English language skills to at least Common European Framework (CEFR) level B2.

The English language requirement may be satisfied through the submission of a suitable certificate.

A list of recognised certificates is available here (Extended link


Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK) is subject to the passing of an interview to assess the candidates' personal competencies and skills in computer science and humanities.

Candidates are expected to have a knowledge of theories and methods in the digital humanities domain and they must own aptitude to computational techniques. Specific questions will evaluate previous experience in digital humanities and will assess the reading and understanding of compulsory reading and suggested readings (list in attached).

The application process is also open to students who are about to graduate provided they have acquired 150 ECTS by the deadline of the chosen intake. Candidates will be admitted to the degree programme on the condition that they obtain their undergraduate degree by and no later than the date established by the relative academic bodies. Candidates who do not meet this requirement will be excluded.

                                    NOTE FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS
Graduating students can apply on the condition that they obtain their undergraduate degree by and no later than December 30th 2022.
Graduating students are required to indicate their expected graduation date in their
After having successfully passed the interview they can enroll within the final enrollment
deadline established by the University of Bologna: October 27th 2022 (November 24th 2022 with late enrollment fee). After having obtained their undergraduate degree, they must send it to as soon as possible.


The applications will be assessed by the committee in accordance with the procedure outlined below.





Intake 1

February 7th

March 3rd

March 18th

April 1st

Intake 2

April 11th

May 5th

May 20th

June 7th

Intake 3

May 16th

June 9th

June 24th

July 8th

Intake 4

August 8th

September 8th

September 23rd

October 7th

Candidates that are not admitted may not participate in subsequent rounds.



Applications must be submitted in accordance with the following procedure:

  1. International non-EU students who do not have an ID document issued in Italy and, therefore, cannot obtain SPID credentials, may log on with their University username and password.
  2. Click on "APPLY FOR ADMISSION", select "SECOND-CYCLE DEGREE" and select the programme named "Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge"; 
  3. UPLOAD the required documents in PDF format:


  • A copy of the front and back of a valid identity document. If the identity document does not have an English translation, a copy of your passport must be attached.
  • Self-certification regarding your first-level academic qualification with a list of the exams taken, if obtained in Italy, or a copy of the qualification obtained abroad which enables access to second-level degree programmes in the country in which it was obtained, accompanied by a Transcript of Records and a Diploma Supplement, where available, translated into Italian or English. If you have not yet obtained the aforementioned qualification, upload the list of exams taken or the Transcript of Records.
  • Certification attesting your English language competency
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Application form



  • that the committee will only assess documents uploaded through the online application. Any mandatory documents that are missing or only partially uploaded by the application deadline shall result in the candidate not being considered (or selected).
  • that documents must not be sent by post or email.




If you are admitted to the degree programme you will be notified via the website as of the date indicated in the general calendar by email to your unibo account (

Remember that if you are not admitted to the degree programme then you cannot participate in subsequent rounds.

If you are admitted to the degree programme you must matriculate as of the date indicated in the general calendar. 

For further details on matriculation please see Call for Applications


Language requirements 

To be admitted to the degree programme, you must demonstrate a knowledge of the English language of at least level B2 (CEFR) according to one of the conditions established by the course.

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 €24,500 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.

If you are an international student, verify how your tuition fees will be calculated according to your country of origin and the country where your family has income and assets.

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.