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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

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Selection process

In order to keep the quality of the educational environment, admission to the Master’s Degree Programme is regulated by a selection process that evaluates the applicants’ motivation, academic preparation and language ability. It is necessary to possess specific curricular requirements and personal competencies and skills.

For Non-EU citizens, an annual quota of places is set each year by the University of Bologna. For the Programme, in the academic year 2020/2021, a maximum of 34 non-EU students will be accepted.

Please note: no entrance exam nor Italian proficiency test are required.

Eligibility Requirements

The minimum graduate admission requirement for the Master’s Programme is a bachelor’s university degree of at least three years in duration, or gained through the acquisition of at least 180 ECTS credits, or other degree from accredited institutions recognized as equivalent.

Applicants holding an Italian degree are invited to read the Italian version of the course regulation for detailed indications about the applicant’s profile in terms of Italian university credits.

The evaluation of the applications is performed by the Master's Board which decides about eligibility based on the following requirements:

  • The suitability of the applicants’ degree (curriculum studiorum); with regards to background in the subjects of Historic Buildings Rehabilitation and in particular: Construction Engineering; Conservation of Historic Buildings; Architecture and Urban Planning; Structural Mechanics.

  • The suitability of the applicants’ personal preparation (curriculum vitae);

  • Proficiency in the English language (level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference). If the proof of proficiency (see description below) is not considered to be sufficient, the admission board might decide that an oral test will follow, either face-to-face or via telephone/VOIP.

Application Requirements


The following materials must accompany the online application:

  1. Front and back photocopy of your ID card/Passport or other valid identity document;
  2. Resumé or Curriculum Vitae, including significant academic/work experiences in the field of the Master’s Degree;
  3. Official transcript copy from every post-secondary institution attended, containing a list of the courses with grades (GPA etc.), the name of the final degree and the final grade;
  4. Personal statement of motivation;
  5. Proof of English proficiency, i.e.:
  • Language proficiency test (Idoneità) released by the University of Bologna Linguistic Centre (CLA-UNIBO) or by other Italian Universities;
  • Internationally recognized language certifications, such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc. (minimum scores to be considered equivalent to B2 level being the following: IELTS 5,5; TOEFL PBT 507-557; TOEFL CBT 180-217; TOEFL IBT 80-99; Cambridge First Certificate (FCE); Trinity College of London ISE II);
  • Entitled English schools.

Graduates in a degree programme taught in English, English native speakers and graduates in English language and literature or equivalent are exempted from this assessment. The Degree Programme may require students to recover any initial deficit, if their knowledge of the English language is below the B2 level on admission.

In view of the COVID-19's epidemic, those who applied up to the 4th intake and were not able to enclose a proper English language certificate (for instance, because the exam session has been put off), will have time to send it by July 20th.
The certificate must be sent by email to, specifying the full name+surname of the candidate and the account used to submit the application.

In order to apply, prospective students need to register to Studenti Online, and select the menu “Register for an entrance exam or requirements check”. Download the step-by-step guide to the application from the Attachments Box.


Students may apply during various intakes as specified below. Applicants should be aware that just 50 positions are available for non-EU Students. As this admission quota cannot be overcame, it is highly recommended to apply during the first or second intake.

Timely applications are highly recommended also because eligible Applicants have to undergo pre-enrollment procedure at the Embassy or Consulate in charge for their Country.

Please note that the 4th, 5th and 6th intake are mainly for EU students: non-EU students can apply as long as the number of positions available has not been fulfilled in previous intakes . The 7th intake is for EU students only.

Students will apply and get feedback about their admission according to the following schedule:


Application deadline

Results within

Eligible Applicants


February 27, 2020

March 12, 2020

Non-EU Applicants and EU Applicants


March 26, 2020

April 09, 2020

Non-EU Applicants and EU Applicants


June 11, 2020

1.00 p.m. CET

June 25, 2020

Non-EU Applicants and EU Applicants


July 9, 2020

July 23, 2020

Non-EU Applicants (if the number of positions available has not been fulfilled) and EU Applicants


August 27, 2020

September 10, 2020

Non-EU Applicants (if the number of positions available has not been fulfilled) and EU Applicants


October 13, 2020

October 26, 2020

Non-EU Applicants (if the number of positions available has not been fulfilled) and EU Applicants


November 5, 2020

1.00 p.m. CET

November 19, 2020

EU applicants

The Application deadline is at 1 p.m. (Central European Time) of the closing dates indicated.

We suggest that applicants, especially non-EU students, apply as early as possible. Early application is also important for candidates applying for scholarships offered by University of Bologna.


If the Admission board deems that an applicant meets the requirements, the application light will turn green on the online system, and an Eligibility letter (Conditional Offer) will be released.

After the evaluation

After you have been pre-admitted (Conditional Offer) you will have to prepare for enrolment.

If you hold an Italian qualification: starting from the end of July through the end of November, you will have to complete the enrolment procedure at the University of Bologna through the website Studenti Online.

If you are an international student you shall immediately get in touch with the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your home country and apply to the Pre-enrolment procedure for the given academic year. The pre-enrolment procedure is now available online, via the Universitaly portal, according to the updated information published here.

You should also apply to obtain the “Declaration of Value” (in Italian “Dichiarazione di valore”) and the entry Visa for Study reasons (in Italian: "visto per motivi di studio"). Attention should be paid at the deadline, which is strictly fixed, usually in June/July. Students are requested to check the deadline at their Italian Embassy.

Also, EU-citizens holding a degree obtained in the EU but not in Italy, should be aware that a Declaration of Value is needed to enrol in University of Bologna.

Students should set aside enough time for housing, enrolment at University and residence permit application (if needed). Considering classes start in late September 2020, they are highly recommended to reach Ravenna by the first week of the month (if possible).


International students are strongly encouraged to read the following webpages:

Who are international students

How to prepare for enrolment

Enrolling with a foreign qualification  


General notes that apply to all the enrolments

  • During the enrolment phase a final check is made on the eligibility of the applicants.

  • The documentation submitted is subject to the Italian Presidential Decree 445/2000. The candidates must be aware as well of the penalties laid down by the article 496 of the Italian Penal Code in case of false statements and false certifications.


For individual advice on the application and personal requests, applicants can get in contact with our staff at: 

For further information on the immigration rules in Italy please contact:

For more details about International Students see the official web page of the University of Bologna about admission procedures for international students.

Note: This data, according to the legislative decree of June 30th, 2003, n. 196 (code for the privacy of personal information), will be used exclusively for purposes of the administrative procedure of the University of Bologna. 


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.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the procedure and receive your badge

Remember that to complete matriculation

a) if you are a non-EU citizen with EU equivalent status, you need to send a copy of the valid residence permit giving you EU equivalent status to the responsible Student Administration Office;

b) if you are a non-EU citizen residing abroad, see the detailed information. You will need to send to the responsible Student Administration Office a copy of your valid residence permit or, if your residence permit has not yet been issued, a copy of your study entry visa and subsequently a copy of the receipt confirming submission of your application, with which your matriculation will be accepted subject to verification;

c) if you have a degree obtained abroad, see the detailed information. You will need to send the degree documentation to the responsible Student Administration Office.

If you have a disability with an assessed level of invalidity of at least 66%, or you hold disability certification in accordance with Italian law 104/92, you can request exemption by sending the certificate proving the condition to the email address of the responsible Student Administration Office

If you want to request recognition of previous studies, check how.