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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. More information is available at

Applicants to the curriculum in Global Cultures can benefit from Unibo Action 1 (tuition fee waivers) and Unibo Action 2 (€11,000 gross study grant). Study grants and tuition fee waivers are assigned according to the GRE score, for one academic year

Call for applications opens on December 3, 2021

Applications deadline: March 31, 2022

Publication of the results: May 2022

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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 3;
  2. fulfil CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS outlined in section 2;
  3. fulfil LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: English language proficiency at least B2 level (CEFR or equivalent: See section 2;
  4. assess PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS according to the procedures outlined in section 3

The admission committee will evaluate applicant’s academic background and fulfilment of the requirements. Members of the admission committee are Chairman: Davide DOMENICI, Secretary: Karin PALLAVER, Member: Marica TOLOMELLI; Adjunct member to assess language proficiency: Rachelle HANGSLEBEN. Other faculty of the degree programme may also be part of the committee as alternate members.



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 test English language proficiency at the B2 level (CEFR or equivalent) during the interview. Applicants who hold a certificate of English language proficiency are encouraged to upload it in the application.


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). Nevertheless, all applicants must take the interview to prove their language proficiency at the B2 level (CEFR 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 2.

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

Students who are not yet graduated can only apply to the third intake.


The admission committee will assess applications according to the procedure outlined below. 






Intake 1

January 24, 2022

February 28, 2022

March 7, 2022

March 14-18, 2022

April 1, 2022

Intake 2

February 14, 2022

March 21, 2022

March 28, 2022

April 4-8, 2022

April 22, 2022

Intake 3

March 28, 2022

May 16, 2022

May 23, 2022

May 30 – June 3 2022

June 20, 2022

Intakes 1 and 2 are open ONLY to graduate students.

Intake 3 is open ALSO to students who will graduate within November 21, 2022


Applications must be submitted in accordance with the following procedure: 

  1. International non-EU students who do not have an ID document issued in Italy and, therefore, cannot obtain SPID credentials, may log on with their University username and password.
  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, a copy of your passport must be attached.
  • Self-certification regarding 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 (if held)


  • 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.

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 2022 ISEE value with special subsidies in relation to the right to higher education. First year students with an ISEE of up to €24,500 benefit from full exemption. 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 2 November 2022, at 6:00pm (or by 15 November 2022, 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.