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General information on admission requirements
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Call for Applications 2023/24

Academic year 2023/2024

Call for applications for the degree programme in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK)

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

Information regarding the processing of personal data is available at

The University has 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).


Applications will be assessed by the Admission Board in accordance with the procedure outlined below.

Candidates that are not admitted may not apply for other intakes.




1.               Applications procedure opens

February 6th 

2.               Applications procedure closes

March 2nd 

3.               Interviews

From March 17th to March 29th 

4.               Results are made available

From April 7th 




1.               Applications procedure opens

April 3rd 

2.               Applications procedure closes

May 4th 

3.               Interviews

From May 19th to May 31st 

4.               Results are made available

From June 9th 




1.     Applications procedure opens

May 15th 

2.     Applications procedure closes

June 8th 

3.     Interviews

From June 23rd to July 5th 

4.     Results are made available

From July 14th 





1.     Applications procedure opens

August 7th 

2.     Applications procedure closes

August 31st 

3.     Interviews

From September 15th to September 27th 

4.     Results are made available

From October 6th 


In order to be admitted to the second-cycle degree programme in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK) must:

  1. hold a first-cycle ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION, i.e., a three-year University degree or diploma or other suitable qualification obtained abroad.

Candidates who have not yet obtained a first-cycle qualification, provided they have acquired 150 ECTS by the deadline of the chosen intake, may also apply. The application procedures are outlined in Section 2–HOW TO APPLY;

  1. meet the CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS outlined in section 1.1;
  2. meet the LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS and, specifically, proficiency in English equivalent to at least B2 level, to be demonstrated according to the procedures set out in section 1.1
  3. have their PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS positively assessed in accordance with the procedures set out in section 1.2

1.1 Curricular and language requirements


To be eligible for admission, candidates must:

 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):

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:

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

Within the above mentioned 54 ECTS credits, 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 proving English language skills, equivalent to level B2 (or higher) of the Common European Framework (CEFR). A list of recognised certificates is available on the web page:

1.2 Assessment of personal knowledge and skills

 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).


Applications must be submitted within the timeframe set by each intake in accordance with the following procedure.

  1. Log onto Studenti OnLine (, using your SPID username and password. The system will automatically retrieve your personal details and it will create your University credentials (
  2. Click on "APPLY FOR ADMISSION", select "SECOND-CYCLE DEGREE" and choose 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-cycle academic qualification with a list of completed exams, if obtained in Italy, or a copy of the qualification obtained abroad which enables access to second-cycle degree programmes in the country in which it was obtained. This must be submitted along with 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 completed exams or the Transcript of Records.
  • Certificate attesting to your English language competency indicated in section 1;


The Admission Board 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) for admission.


Students who are about to graduate, provided they have acquired 150 ECTS by the deadline of the chosen intake, can also apply. They will be admitted to the degree programme on the condition that they obtain their undergraduate degree by and no later than December 28th 2023. Candidates who do not meet this requirement will be excluded.


An Admission Board will check candidates' academic backgrounds and whether they meet the requirements for admission.

Candidates will be notified about admission to the degree programme via Studenti Online ( and via email on their University account (, starting from the date indicated under step 4 in the above intake calendar.

Candidates that are not admitted may not apply for other intakes.


To enrol, you should complete the following steps:

  1. Log on to Studenti OnLine ( entering the username and password obtained when submitting your application.
  2. Select "Enrolment”, then select “Second-cycle Degree”, and then the degree programme “Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge” and enter the required data.
  3. Pay the first instalment following the instructions provided on Studenti Online (

After paying the enrolment fee, check the details of your enrolment application on Studenti OnLine 

( to verify your next steps and activate your career.

For further information, please refer to the 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 2023 ISEE value with special subsidies in relation to the right to higher education. First year students with an ISEE value up to a specific threshold benefit from full exemption; the relevant ISEE threshold will be released by the end of May 2023. 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 30 October 2023, at 6:00pm (or by 15 November 2023, 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.