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Second cycle degree / Master in History and Oriental Studies (code 8845) – Class of second cycle degree LM-84

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The second cycle degree / Master program in History and Oriental Studies is a 2-year (120 ECTS credits) free access degree program with assessment of personal competencies and skills. It offers three curricula: History (in Italian), Oriental Studies (in Italian) and Global Cultures (in English). The International Curriculum in Global Cultures (GLOC) is entirely taught in English and offers specific courses and services of welcoming and support to students enrolled. Non-EU applicants shall also comply with terms and procedures to enroll in Italian universities by contacting Italian embassies/consulates in their country. 


Applications will be assessed by the Admission Board in accordance with the procedure outlined below. Candidates who are not admitted may apply for other intakes.






Intake 1

November 30, 2022

January 9, 2023

January 16, 2023

From January 23 to February 3, 2023

EU and non-EU graduate students

Intake 2

February 1, 2023

March 13, 2023

March 20, 2023

From March 27 to April 7, 2023

EU and non-EU graduate students

Intake 3

April 24, 2023

June 5, 2023

June 12, 2023

From June 19 to 30, 2023

EU and non-EU graduate students and students who will graduate by November 21, 2023

Intakes 1 and 2 are open ONLY to graduate students.

Intake 3 is open ALSO to students who will graduate within November 21, 2023


To be eligible for admission, applicants must:

  1. hold a first cycle/bachelor’s degree with at least a score of 90/110 according to the Italian National Qualification Framework (see or a degree achieved in another educational system; applicants not yet graduated can apply only to the third intake. See application procedures in section 1.2;
  2. meet the CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS outlined in section 1.1;
  3. 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;
  4. 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


Prospective students are expected to be familiar with tools, languages, and research methodologies in the humanities. They must also possess a critical view and insight into the past and required to be aware of the dynamic nature of historiography and academic discourse under the larger frameworks of time and culture. Students familiar with comparative methods, spatial, chronological, and thematic approaches toward historiographical research are encouraged to apply. Students must also be able to fluently interact both in oral and written English.

Applicants who hold an Italian bachelor’s degree must have achieved at least 30 ECTS in one or more of the following subject areas:

L-ANT/02 – Greek History; L-ANT/03 – Roman History; L-OR/01 – History of the Ancient Near East; L-OR/02 – Egyptology and Coptic Civilisations; L-OR/03 – Assyriology; L-OR/04 – Anatolian Studies; L-OR/05 – Archaeology and History of Near Eastern Art; L-OR/06 – Phoenician and Punic Archaeology; L-OR/07 – Semitistics / Ethiopian Languages and Literature; L-OR/08 – Hebrew; L-OR/09 – African Languages and Literature; L-OR/10 – History of Islamic Countries; L-OR/11 – Archaeology and History of Muslim Art; L-OR/12 – Arabic Language and Literature; L-OR/13 – Armenistics, Caucasology, Mongolistics and Turkology; L-OR/14 – Iranian Philology, Religions and History; L-OR/15 – Persian Language and Literature; L-OR/16 – Archaeology and History of Indian and Central Asian Art; L-OR/17 – Indian and Central Asian Philosophy, Religions and History; L-OR/18 – Indology and Tibetology; L-OR/19 – Modern Languages and Literature of the Indian Subcontinent; L-OR/20 – Archaeology, Philosophy and History of East Asian Art; L-OR/21 – Chinese and South-East Asian Languages and Literature; L-OR/22 – Japanese and Korean Languages and Literature; L- OR/23 – East and South-East Asian History; M-STO/01 – Medieval History; M-STO/02 – Modern History; M-STO/04 – Contemporary History; M-STO/06 – History of Religions; M-STO/07 – History of Christianity and Churches; SPS/02 – History of Political Doctrine; SPS/03 – History of Political Institutions; SPS/06 – History of International Relations; SPS/13 – African History and Institutions; SPS/14 – Asian History and Institutions.

The Admission Committee might nevertheless take into consideration applicants with an Italian bachelor’s degree who do not meet or partially meet the above-mentioned requirements or applicants who hold a foreign bachelor’s degree and invite them to the interview.


The admission committee will ONLY consider applicants who hold a certificate of English language proficiency at the B2 level (CEFR or equivalent). A list of recognized certificates is available on the web page:

The English language requirement may be also fulfilled by:

  • submitting a self-certification stating that you are a native English speaker;
  • submitting a bachelor's degree with English as medium of instruction.

1.2 – Assessment of personal knowledge and skills

Applicants who hold an Italian degree meet personal knowledge and skills if they obtained a bachelor’s degree with at least a score of 90/110 (or equivalent).

Applicants who hold a foreign bachelor’s degree will be invited if the admission committee considers the courses in the transcript of records compatible with the subject areas listed in section 1.1.

Only applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree can apply to the first and second intake (as well as the third).

Applicants who are not yet graduated can apply ONLY to the third intake.


Applications must be submitted 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 ( International students who do not have an ID document issued in Italy and, therefore, cannot obtain SPID credentials, may log in with their university username and password which can be obtained on by clicking on Register and then International students registration;
  2. Click on "APPLY FOR ADMISSION", select "SECOND-CYCLE DEGREE" and select the programme named " GLOBAL CULTURES (GLOC) – International Curriculum, Admission process” (all intake sessions are listed, but you can only select the intake open at the moment of your access);
  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, you must attach a copy of your passport.
  • Self-certification of 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, 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, apply only for the third intake and provide only the list of exams taken or the Transcript of Records.
  • Certificate of English language proficiency at the B2 level (CEFR or equivalent): see or a self-certification stating that you are a native English speaker or a bachelor's degree with English as medium of instruction.


  • Your CV
  • A statement of purpose (stating your interests and personal and professional goals – max 500 words)
  • A copy of a valid residence permit, if held.
  • Specific needs for disabilities (further information at Italian)


  • The admission committee will only assess documents uploaded through the online application. Any mandatory documents missing or only partially uploaded by the application deadline shall result in the candidate not being considered (or selected).
  • Documents must not be mailed or emailed.


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

The Admission Board is composed of: Prof. Davide Domenici (Chairman), Prof. Karin Pallaver, (Member), Prof. Marica Tolomelli (Secretary).

Other faculty members at GLOC may also sit on the committee as alternative members.

Candidates will be notified about admission to the degree programme via Studenti Online ( and vie email on their institutional email address Candidates who are not admitted may apply to other intakes.


Communications will be emailed only to your Unibo address:

Studenti Online Help Desk


If you need any help to submit the on-line application

International Desk


General information for international students on how to enroll, immigration procedures, guidance on arrival in Italy

Course curriculum in Global Cultures (GLOC)


For more information about the degree program or further help

Student Administration Office in Humanities


International student administration office


See for more contact information

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.

List of deadlines

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FIRST INTAKE from 2022-11-30 00:30 to 2023-01-09 23:30
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SECOND INTAKE from 2023-02-01 00:30 to 2023-03-13 23:30
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: THIRD INTAKE from 2023-04-24 00:30 to 2023-06-05 23:30