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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

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General information on admission requirements

Admittance to the second cycle degreecourse depends on the candidate's having the default curricular requirements,including a knowledge of English of at least level B2 and evaluation that thesame has adequate personal qualifications. To attend the International Cooperation onHuman Rights and… Read more

I-CONTACT Call for Applications 2019/2020 - OPEN  

The Second Cycle/Master Degree International Cooperation On humaN righTAnd interCultural heriTage (I-CONTACT) is a 2-years master degree entirely taught in English. It is an open access degree with minimum entry requirements: English B2 level, assessment of Academic background and personal competencies.

The Master Degree Programme offers 2 curricula:

A)    Protection of Human Rights and International Cooperation

B)    International Cooperation on Intercultural Heritage

Applicants are required to select Curriculum A or Curriculum B and apply online accordingly.

In case an applicant wishes to apply to both curricula (A and B), he/she will have to submit 2 (two) different online applications, one for each curriculum.

There is no limited number of students, except for non-EU citizens (maximum available places for NON-EU students for the Academic Year 2019/2020: 30).

All applicants will be assessed equally in relation to the requirements and criteria specified in this Call for Applications.

Please note: NO official communication will be sent to your personal e-mail address, please make sure to check your inbox and use it for any enquiry. 

All enquiries shall be sent to

How to apply:

Please download the following documents before applying (see Attachments):



Applicants shall register Online and upload all necessary documents by the deadlines on Studenti Online. (Please note: there is no "send" or "submit" button, once you have uploaded all mandatory documents the application is complete).


  • Holding a relevant Bachelor/First Cycle degree (graduating students can apply provided they graduate before enrolling);
  • Having obtained 36 ECTS in programme subject areas (applicants having obtained their previous qualification in an Italian University or in an Institution where ECTS apply); NON-EU students shall have adequate previous academic background;
  • Certified B2 level proficiency in English language;
  • Having appropriate and satisfactory academic and personal skills

*Please use English Proficiency Statement form (see Attachments)


Assessment results:

PLEASE NOTE that the ​assessment results of each intake session as well as any official communications to applicants will be notified to the email address assigned to the candidate during the application procedures ( Make sure to check your UNIBO inbox regularly.


You can be admitted to a Second Cycle Degree Programme if you hold a suitable foreign university or post-secondary qualification which allows study continuation in the subsequent cycle at a university in one’s country of reference.

HERE you will find all relevant information.

Enrol by: November the 28th, 2019

Welcoming and Italian Language courses:

Lessons starting date:

  • 2019/2020 academic year will start next October 2019.

IMPORTANT: Pre-enrol if you are a Non-EU citizen:

If you are a non-EU citizen living outside Italy, next to complying with the rules and deadlines established by the University of Bologna, you must pre-enrol at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country asap.


TUITION FEES: The University of Bologna calculates tuition fees based on your economic situation and on presentation of your ISEE (indicator of equivalent economic situation).

Full exemption is granted up to a certain threshold. Above this level, the amount increases in proportion, with special subsidies for the lowest incomes. Assistance is also envisaged for deserving students.

Read the available information about enrolment feesexemptions and study grants and assistance.

STUDY GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES: Every year, the University of Bologna offers to all its students scholarships, fellowships, and a wide range of aids and benefits.

If you are interested in applying to Er.Go. financial aid, (study grants, housing and tuition fee waivers), you must obtain a certification attesting your family’s income and assets from the Italian Embassy, which has to be translated and legalized. Er.Go. calls for applications will be published in summer 2019, but in the meantime you can read about the documents required last year (for A.Y. 2019/20, documents will need to certify your family’s income in 2018).

Last update: April, 12th 2019 



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

1ST INTAKE - Deadline for online applications and submission of all necessary documents. Open to EU and NON-EU applicants from 2019-03-26 09:00 to 2019-05-15 00:00
2ND INTAKE - Deadline for online applications and submission of all necessary documents. Open to EU and NON-EU applicants from 2019-05-16 09:00 to 2019-07-02 00:00
3RD INTAKE - Deadline for online applications and submission of all necessary documents. Open to EU applicants from 2019-08-20 09:00 to 2019-09-10 00:00