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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

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General information on admission requirements

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge is subject to the possession of a three-year university degree or other suitable qualification obtained abroad. Moreover, candidates must meet the curricular requirements and pass a test to assess their personal competences and skills.


The following curricular requirements must be met:

1) a degree in one of the following classes:

- ex D.M. 270:

or L-1 Cultural heritage

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

or L-5 Philosophy

L‐8 Information technology engineering

or L-10 Humanities

or L-11 Modern languages and civilisations

L‐15 Tourism

or L-19 Education and training

or L-20 Communication

L‐31 Computer Science

or L-42History

or L-43 Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage

2) In addition to the possession of a degree as indicated, candidates must have obtained at least 54 ECTS in the following subject areas:

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


Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the passing of a test to assess the candidates' personal competencies and skills, which will follow the methods laid down in the “Admission Methods”.

Candidates must also possess appropriate English language skills to level B2.

More details can be found in the Degree Programme Regulations.

                              Call for applications A.Y. 2018/19

                                                      Guidelines and application form.

Application to the International Second Cycle Degree Programme / 2-year Master (120 ECTS) 

 Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK)

Second Cycle Degree Class: LM-43 (referring to the Italian Academic System)

The Second Cycle Degree/Master Programme in “Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge” (DHDK) is a 2-year (120 ECTS credits) free access Degree Programme with assessment of personal competencies and skills.

The International Degree Programme 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).



Non EU applicants: 50 positions
EU applicants: without limitation



Candidates are expected to be familiar with the basic topics in computer science (especially with principles related to the Word Wide Web) and humanities (literary and linguistic basic skills) and to have a knowledge of the theories and the methods in the Digital Humanities domain; they must own aptitude to computational techniques; they need to have the language competences required to understand teaching materials and texts, also specialized, in the English language.


Assessment intakes

The Admission Board will evaluate applications to check expected personal competencies and skills. Evaluation will be based on:


  • results of previous studies with copy of the 1st cycle /Bachelor degree (considering grades obtained and course units attended);
  • detailed CV (curriculum vitae et studiorum) in English;
  • if held: certificate English language proficiency of at least B2 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), to be certified in one of the following ways:
  1. International certifications of at least B2 level (IELTS min. 5.5, TOEFL iBT min. 80, ISE II, First FCE or similar certifications);
  2. B2 level certified by previous academic studies;
  3. B2 language certification issued by a University Language Centre;
  4. 1st cycle degree awarded by an English-speaking University;
  5. 1st cycle degree entirely taught in English;
  6. 1st cycle degree in English Language and Literature (or equivalent);
  7. Native speaker of English.

Interview (in English):

Evaluation of the personal competencies and skill in computer science and humanities, including language proficiency. The interview has the average duration of 15-20 minutes and, if necessary, it will be conducted via Skype. 

The English Language Certificate is not compulsory: candidates not holding a suitable English language certificate will prove their language proficiency during the interview.

Admission or rejection will be based on evaluation of the applicant’s dossier and interview.

Available interview dates ("intakes"):
(It is possible to apply only for one intake!)


Online application opening


Interview invitation by

Interview date

Interview results by

Non-EU Appli-cants

EU Appli-cants


January 29th

March 5th   

March 9th

March 15th

March 23rd




March 26th

May 7th

May 11th

May 17th       

May 25th




May 21st

June 22nd        

June 26th

June 29th       

July 6th




August 20th 

September 21st

September 25th

September 28th

October 5th




*Non-EU applicants can apply for these intakes only under condition they have already submitted their pre-enrollment [1] application at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their home country within the due date (deadlines to be checked at the Italian Embassy/Consulate).


 Steps to register for one of the intakes:

  1. Connect to and create your personal User ID and Password by “Registrati”/ “Register” (if you already have an account, skip to step 4). Switch to the English language, if needed.
  2. Register by filling in the form (if you are a student resident abroad and you do not already have an Italian Tax ID (codice fiscale), you can click on “Registrazione Studenti Internazionali” / “International students registration” and follow the instructions to create your personal User ID and Password).
  3. After your first access, you will be asked to change your password. Please, remember your ID and Password, as they will always be required to access your personal profile.
  4. Connect to by using your personal User ID and Password. Click on “Prove di Ammissione o verifica requisiti” / “Entrance Exams or requirements check”.
  5. Select “Laurea Magistrale” / “Second cycle degree programme” and then “procedi” /“next”
  6. Select the programme “DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE” (all intake sessions are listed, but you can only select the intake open at the moment of your access).
  7. Upload all required documents in PDF format: 

If you wish to take the interview via Skype, please indicate your Skype ID in the application form.

Please remember 

  1. The Admission Board will evaluate your application on the basis of the uploaded documents;
  2. You should never send your application to the offices via mail or email;
  3. This is only a first step of the enrollment procedure and it is aimed at admission assessment.
    No fee due for this step;
  4. Fees are due at enrolment. For fee exemptions, study grants and benefits please check this link:

PRE-ENROLLMENT (non-EU applicants):
Non-EU applicants resident abroad – who therefore need to apply for a study VISA –
must carefully follow pre-enrollment procedures in Italian Embassies abroad

See instructions:


[1] Further information available at:


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 document to collect your student card and obtain access to the University services (such as wifi, libraries, online study plans, exam registration). If you decide to go to the Student Administration Office on the day that you pay the first instalment of your tuition fees, please bring the payment receipt with you. 

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:

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