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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

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General information on admission requirements

Attending successfully the Second Cycle Degree Programme in Sciences and Management of Nature requires excellent knowledge of scientific and experimental methods, having acquired adequate knowledge of mathematics and statistics, physics and chemistry, bioecology and social and economic knowledge,… Read more

Application procedure A.Y. 2019/2020

To be admitted to the international Curriculum "Global Change Ecology & Sustainable Development Goals - GCE & SDG" students must apply to the Master's Degree programme “Sciences and Management of Nature” only online through the Studenti online platform, from the 18 April 2019 to the 15 November 2019 by uploading all necessary documents required.

Refer to the Step-by-step .pdf GUIDE to the online application procedure on the right of this page.

Completed applications only will be assessed on a regular basis, by the Examination Board.

Only candidates who meet all the admission requirements are admitted.

If you have a foreign qualification read the specific information before continuing.

If you are a non-EU citizen resident abroad (outside Italy or EU countries) be aware that you must pre-enrol at the Italian Embassy in your country by 24 July 2019, so contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country as soon as possible in order to apply for a VISA.

In order to be admitted in due time and receive the necessary pre-admission letter by the Master’s degree programme, non-EU citizens resident abroad are strongly recommended to upload all necessary documents online by the end of June 2019 - Please read the specific information prepared for you.

NOTE: pre-enrolment procedure at the Italian Embassy does not grant enrolment to the programme. Your official enrolment will be subject to verification of the authenticity, the accreditation, the level and the academic rights of the qualifications by the Student Administration Office of the University of Bologna, once the original documents have been received.

Attention: procedures for non-EU citizens resident abroad  and non-EU citizens with EU equivalent status are very different - Check your status here


Admission requirements

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the possession of a 1st cycle degree or other suitable qualification obtained abroad respecting the below-mentioned requirements and to the assessment of personal preparation.

IMPORTANT: Deadline to graduate in your first-cycle degree programme: 19 DECEMBER 2019

To enrol in the Master's Degree programme applicants must:  

  1. have obtained an Italian three-year First Cycle/Bachelor’s Degree in one of the below-mentioned course classes or an equivalent title obtained abroad deemed valid (granting access to a Second Cycle Degree Programme in the country of origin):

Course classes according to the ex Italian Ministerial Decree D.M. 270/04:

- Environmental Sciences / Scienze e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e la Natura (L-32)

- Biology - Scienze Biologiche (L-13)
- Earth Sciences - Scienze Geologiche (L-34)
- Agriculture and Forestry - Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie e Forestali (L-25)

Course classes according to the ex Italian Ministerial Decree D.M. 509/99:

- Environmental Sciences / Scienze e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e la Natura (Class 27)
- Biology / Scienze Biologiche (Class 12)
- Earth Sciences / Scienze della Terra (Class 16)
- Agriculture, Food Industry and forestry / Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie, Agroalimentari e Forestali (Class 20)

Course classes running under the previous 4-y/5-y Italian programme system:

- Environmental Sciences / Scienze Ambientali
- Biology / Scienze Biologiche
- Earth Sciences / Scienze Geologiche
- Natural Sciences / Scienze Naturali

- Agriculture Sciences / Scienze Agrarie

- Forestry / Scienze Forestali


  1. have completed at least 36 credits in the following scientific-disciplinary sectors as it follows:

at least 18 CFU in:

- BIO / 01-19 (i.e. General Botanics, Systematic Botanics, Environmental and Applied Botanics, Vegetal Physiology, Zoology, Comparative Anatomy and Citology, Ecology, Anthropology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Clinical Biochemistry and Biology, Applied Biology, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutic Biology, Human Anatomy, Histology, Genetics, General Microbiology)

- GEO / 01-12 (i.e. Palaeontology and Palaeoecology, Stratigraphic and Sedimentological Geology, Structural Geology, Physical Geography and Geomorphology, Applied Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology and Petrography, Geochemistry and Volcanology, Mineral Geological Resources and Mineralogic and Petrographic Applications for the Environment and Cultural Heritage, Geophysics of Solid Earth, Applied Geophysics, Oceanography and Atmospheric Physics)

at least 12 ECTS in:

- MATH / 01-09 (i.e. Mathematical Logic, Algebra, Geometry, Complementary Mathematics, Mathematical Analysis, Probability and Mathematical Statistics, Mathematical Physics, Numerical Analysis, Operational Research)

- INF / 01 (i.e. Computer Science), ING-INF / 05 (i.e. Data Processing Systems)

- SECS-S / 01-02 (i.e. Statistics, Statistics for Experimental and Technological Research)

- FIS / 01-08 (i.e. Experimental Physics, Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods Material Physics, Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics for Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Applied Physics [Cultural Heritage, Environment, Biology and Medicine], Didactics and History of Physics)

- at least 6 ECTS in:

- CHIM / 01/02/03/06/12 (i.e. Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, General and Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry and Chemistry for Cultural Heritage).


Assessment of personal preparation

Along with the above-mentioned curricular requirements, admission to the Master's Degree programme is in any case subject to the assessment of personal preparation.

The procedure is carried out by a specific Examination Board through the evaluation of candidates’ uploaded documents.

The Examination Board may decide to carry out additional interviews, on an individual basis, by directly contacting candidates.

Assessment of English language requirements

The knowledge of the English language at B2 level is required for the admission to the international curriculum 'Global Change Ecology and Sustainable Development Goals'.

The language requirement is considered met if candidates can provide a certification stating (one of the following):

  1. a language proficiency at B2 level among the ones listed at the following link: Tabella certificazioni equipollenti  - ;
  2. a CEFR level B2 exam during their previous university career valid only if the level of proficiency is clearly stated in the course title (ex: English B2/ Idoneità linguistica di lingua inglese B2, etc.). If the level is not clearly indicated in the course title, a declaration of the level issued by the Professor in charge of the completed course is required;
  3. a first cycle degree programme entirely taught in English; the Transcript of records or other documents issued by the University must contain the formal indication that the language of instruction is English;
  4. at least 1 year of a degree programme entirely taught in English: the Transcript of records or other documents issued by the University must contain the formal indication that the language of instruction is English;
  5. a B2 level test provided by any Italian University Language Center (CLA) or any other recognized certifying bodies (valid only if the certificate states: the exact name of the relevant body/school/institute releasing the certificate, the obtained level and the exam date;
  6. their status of English native speakers.


Students lacking to certificate one of the above-mentioned conditions must:

  • Italian students/international students residing in Italy ONLY : Take a B2 pass/fail test provided by the University Language Centre of Bologna (CLA) – dates/place described below;
  • EU and Non-EU candidates residing abroad (outside Italy or EU countries) ONLY: Request a Skype or face-to-face interview to the Examination Board by writing to  by the 17 June 2019. Interviews will take place on the 26-27-28 June 2019: schedule is defined on an individual basis by the Examination Board and it is communicated by e-mail.


ENGLISH B2 TEST at CLA- Centro Linguistico di Ateneo - Bologna

IMPORTANT: The test is VALID for ADMISSION to the a.y. 2019/2020 ONLY.

The test is NOT VALID for other purposes

NO certification is issued after the test.

The results of the test will be sent DIRECTLY to the office in charge of checking the admission requirements.


  • 16 JULY 2019  - H.11.30 AM
    • Registration online opens: 26/JUNE/19 - h.10
    • Registration online closes: 12/JULY/19 - h.10
  • 6 SEPTEMBER 2019   - H.9 AM
    • Registration online opens: 26/AUGUST/19 - h.10
    • Registration online closes: 5/SEPTEMBER/19 - h.10
  • 8 OCTOBER 2019 - H.11 AM
    • Registration online opens: 23/SEPTEMBER/19 - h.10
    • Registration online closes: 4/OCTOBER/19 - h.10


All tests will be conducted in the LAB 'C' - VIA FILIPPO RE, 2, BOLOGNA


  1. Enter your Studenti online profile
  2. Click on BOOKINGS (Register for entrance exams, language test, etc...)
  3. In the 'Search filter' box select the topic: CORSI CLA
  4. Choose the date (corresponding to the green light notice 'you can book') and click on Book.
  5. You can check your bookings in the home page



Check all the information contained in the .pdf in the attachment box on the right of this page.


If you pass the Test, upload on your Studenti Online profile a self-declaration in the section dedicated to the Language Proficiency Requirements including:

  • Date and place of the test
  • Final result
  • Date and signature

The contents of the declaration will be checked by the competent offices.

Deadline to matriculate (July 25 - October, 31, 2019).

Having been admitted, you can finalize your matriculation by paying the first instalment on the Studenti Online website from the 25th July 2019 to the 31st October 2019.

You can matriculate by paying a late enrolment fee until 28th November 2019.

You will need to be matriculated in order to attend classes and be admitted in the laboratories.


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

Application procedure on the Studenti On Line platform (requirements assessment) from 2019-04-18 11:30 to 2019-11-15 11:30
Matriculation (by paying the first instalment), A.Y. 2019/20 from 2019-07-25 13:00 to 2019-10-31 13:00
Late Matriculation (by paying a late payment fee), A.Y. 2019/20 from 2019-11-01 13:00 to 2019-11-28 13:00
Deadline to graduate in your first-cycle degree programme: 19 DECEMBER 2019