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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.

                   Academic Year 2020/21


Call for Applications to the International Second Cycle Degree Programme / 2-year Master (120 ECTS) in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK)

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


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).


Available positions for the programme

Non EU applicants: 50 positions
EU applicants: without limitation


Curricular requirements

As listed above in " General Information on Admission Requirements"

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


In the case of degrees earned abroad, the assessment of curricular requirements is based on the evaluation of the exams taken (as represented in the transcript of records). The Degree Programme Board assesses only the substantial aspect of the degrees, based on the copies of the degrees and certificates provided and on the Diploma Supplement, if applicable. It does not carry out a formal verification of the degree. The formal verification is carried out by the “Student Administration Office” after original documents are provided. Final admission to enrollment will therefore be confirmed by the appointed office only after this formal verification had been carried out. 

Further information:


Assessment of personal competences and skills

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the passing of an interview to assess the candidates' personal competencies and skills.
Candidates are expected to be aware of theories and methods in the Digital Humanities domain; they must own aptitude to computational techniques; they also need to be fluent in English (they are asked to possess appropriate English language skills to level B2). Candidates will also be tested, during the interview session, by discussing specific topics on required readings (listed in attached).


Assessment intakes

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

  •  Dossier
    • 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: English language proficiencyof at least B2 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), to be certified in one of the following ways:

                         International certifications of at least B2 level (IELTS min. 5.5, TOEFL iBT min. 80, ISE II,                          First FCE or similar certifications);

                         B2 level certified by previous academic studies;

                         1st cycle degree awarded by an English-speaking University;

                         1st cycle degree entirely taught in English;

                         1st cycle degree in English Language and Literature (or equivalent);

                         Native speaker of English.


  • Interview: Evaluation of the personal competencies and skills in computer science and humanities, including English language proficiency. Specific questions will evaluate previous experience in digital humanities and will assess the reading and understanding of requested and suggested readings (list in attached). If necessary, the interview would be conducted via Skype.


Applicants need to provide a cover letter stating and underlying their interests for the course in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge, personal and professional goals.

The English Language Proficiency could be proved through an English Language Certificate: 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.



(It is possible to apply only for one intake!) 


Online application opening


Interview invitation by

Interview date

Non-EU Appl.




February 10th

April 9th   



April 24th




April 20th

May 21st

May 28th

June 5th




May 25th

June 29th        

July 3rd

July 10th




August 17th 

September 17th

September 24th

October 2nd



 *Non-EU applicants can apply for this intake only under condition they have already submitted their pre-enrollment application at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their home country within the due date. Please, contact the closest Italian Embassy or Consulate for more information.




Non-EU applicants who are resident abroad - who therefore need a Visa for study purpose in order to enroll – are required to pre-enrol at the Italian Embassy/Consulate within the due date.

More info are available here: Pre-enrollment

 Online application procedure

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 Richiesta di Ammissione - partecipa alla selezione / Admission Application - Take part in the selection.
  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:
  • Copy of your valid identity card (EU citizens) or passport (non-EU citizens)
  • Copy of your 1st cycle/bachelor degree (with Diploma Supplement or transcript of records / list of passed exams) translated into English or Italian
  • If you aren’t graduated yet, please upload your current transcript of records and specify your expected graduation date
  • Your CV (curriculum vitae et studiorum) in English
  • If you wish to take the interview via Skype, please indicate your Skype ID in your CV)
  • If held, copy of your certificate of English language proficiency



  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 the admission assessment. 
    No fees are due for this step;
  4. Fees are due at enrolment. For fee exemptions, study grants and benefits please check this link:


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:

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

Enrolment from 2019-07-25 08:00 to 2019-10-31 23:30
Late enrolment (with additional late enrolment fee) from 2019-11-01 08:00 to 2019-11-28 22:00
Enrolment sub condicione for graduating students (graduation before december 19, 2019) from 2019-07-25 13:00 to 2019-10-31 00:00
Late enrolment sub condicione for graduating students (graduation before december 19, 2019) with additional late enrolment fee from 2019-11-01 14:00 to 2019-11-28 14:00