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General information on admission requirements
Admissionto the 2nd cycle degree programme in International HorticulturalScience/Ortofrutticoltura internazionale candidates must meet the… Read more

Call for applications to the 2nd cycle Degree Programme a.y. 2022/23

- General information on admission requirements
- Curricular Requirements
- Linguistic Requirements
- Assessment of Academic Preparation
- Information on the oral evaluation
- Application Procedure
- Application Deadlines
- Contacts
- Outcomes
- Deadlines
- Matriculation

GENERAL INFORMATION ON ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

You can enrol in  the 2022/23 academic year from 21/05/2022 to 27/10/2022. Late enrolment is possible until 24/11/2022 with a surcharge.

Opening of Applications

Opening date of Enrolment

Closing date of late enrolment

Closing date of late enrolment with surchage

March 04, 2022

May 21, 2022

October 27, 2022

November 24, 2022

Check general information on enrolment on the University website  

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

To be admitted to the 2nd cycle Degree Programme in International Horticultural Science/Ortofrutticoltura Internazionale candidates must meet the curricular requirements and pass an assessment of their personal competences and skills.

 

CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of Science consisting in at least 180 ECTS in the Life Science study area (e.g. Horticulture, Agriculture, Forestry and Biology). Prospective applicants could request to have checked in advance the eligibility of their BSc sending all the relevant documentation (degree certificate and list of exams taken) to the e-mail address: cdl.imahs@unibo.it

For applicants with a European Degree

Possession of a European First-level Degree (or equivalent) in one of the following classes (D.M. 270/04):

ex D.M. 270/04

ex. D.M. 509/99

L-25 Agricultural and forestry

L-20 Agriculture, food industry and forestry

L-26 Food science

L-1 Biotechnology

L-2 Biotechnology

L-12 Biological Science

L-13 Biological Science

L-27 Environmental Sciences

L-32 Environmental Sciences

 

Alternatively, a degree from a different class from that indicated having acquired credits in the subject areas:

  • AGR/01 – Agricultural economics and rural appraisal: 5 ECTS / CFU
  • AGR/03 – Arboriculture and fruitculture: 5 ECTS / CFU
  • AGR/11 – General and applied entomology: 5 ECTS / CFU
  • AGR/12 – Plant pathology: 5 ECTS / CFU


For applicants with a non-European Degree

Bachelor of Science consisting in at least 180 ECTS in the Life Science study area (e.g. Horticulture, Agriculture, Forestry and Biology.
In the absence of the requested degree title and/or credits in some Disciplinary-scientific areas, the admission to the master degree in International Horticultural Science is subordinated to a preliminary evaluation by the admission board that will prove the knowledge and the proficiency of the candidate.

 

LINGUISTIC REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the programme is subject to possession of English language skills at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The assessment of the B2 level knowledge and skills of the English language is fulfilled if the candidate satisfies one of the following requirements:

  • provides an International Language Certification (see the complete list of recognised certifications available below);
  • is a citizen of a country whose official language is English or comes from a course of study in English;
  • has resided in a country whose official language is English for a period at least of 12 months;
  • have passed an English language exam of a B2 level in the previous Degree Programme at the University of Bologna or at another University Language Centre part of the AICLU (Italian Association of University Language Centres). Please note that this case should be certified through the transcript of records/degree certificate or by an official letter released by the University issuing the Degree.

The recognised English language certifications are the following:

Ente/Institution

Certificato/Certificate

Validità/Validity

British Council; IDP; Cambridge Assessment English

IELTS (Academic) con punteggio minimo/with a minimum score: 5,5/ 9

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

British Council; IDP; Cambridge Assessment English

IELTS (General Training) con punteggio minimo/with a minimum score: 5,5/9

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

TOEFL IBT con punteggio minimo/with a minimun score: 80

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge English Preliminary (PET) con punteggio minimo/with a minimum score: 160/pass with Distinction

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge B1 Preliminary con punteggio minimo/with a minimum score: 160/grade A

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge English First (FCE) con punteggio minimo/with a minimum score: 160/grade C

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge B2 First con punteggio minimo/with a minimum score: 160/grade C

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge C1 Advanced con punteggio minimo/with a minimum score: 180

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge C2 Proficency con punteggio minimo/with a minimum score: 200

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge B2 Business Vantage (BEC Vantage) con punteggio minimo: 160/grade C

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher) con punteggio minimo/with a minimum score: 180

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Trinity College London

ISE II, III, IV

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Cambridge Assessment International Education

IGCSE English as a Second Language* con punteggio minimo/with a minimum score: grade C

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Cambridge Assessment International Education

IGCSE First Language English* con punteggio minimo/with a minimum score: grade C

ottenuto dopo il/obtained after 01/01/2019

Centro Linguistico di Ateneo - Università di Bologna  (CLA) / University of Bologna Language Centre (CLA)

 

Centro Linguistico Della Libera Università di Bolzano

autocertificazione scaricabile da StudentiOnline comprensiva del superamento dell'esame IDONEITA' LINGUA INGLESE B - 2 (o livelli superiori) in una precedente carriera presso l'Università di Bologna/self-certification downloadable from StudentiOnline including passing the ENGLISH LANGUAGE B - 2 (or higher) test in a previous career at the University of Bologna or at the Free University of Bolzano

superato dopo il/ passed after 1/01/2019

ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL COMPETENCES AND SKILLS

Admission to the 2nd cycle Degree Programme is subject to the passing an oral interview to assess the candidates' personal competencies and skills.

The Admission Board will evaluate the documentation uploaded and, in case of a positive response about the evaluation of curricular requirements, students will be asked to undertake an interview with the Admission Board in one of the following dates.

The interview will be performed by Microsoft Teams.

The interview will aim to verify the minimal scientific, technical and language knowledge required to fruitfully attend the Master Degree.

The Degree Programme will offer 3 admission interview sessions in the following dates:

  • Early May 2022
  • Mid of June 2022
  • Early September 2022

 

After taking the interview, successful candidates will receive a communication to their email address (@studio.unibo.it). In order to validate the admission, they are requested to proceed with the official enrolment as soon as possible. The matriculation process will be available from May 21, 2022.

The application process is also open to students who are about to graduate. Candidates will be admitted to the degree programme on the condition that they obtain their undergraduate degree by and no later than the date established by the relative academic bodies, of which students are informed upon matriculation. Candidates who do not meet this requirement will be excluded.

INFORMATION ON THE ORAL EVALUATION

Since the test is carried out at a minimum university knowledge level, any of the aforementioned undergraduate subjects can be taken as study reference from any Bachelor’s degree program.

Disciplines

  • Agricultural economics and rural appraisal
  • Arboriculture and fruitculture
  • General and applied entomology
  • Plant pathology

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

In order to apply, prospective students need to:

  1. register via Studenti Online,
  2. select “Admission application",
  3. select “Second cycle degree programme”,
  4. select “International Horticultural Science”,
  5. fill in the online form with your data,
  6. close the procedure,
  7. when the "application summary" is generated, upload your Self-certification of admission requirements (containing exams, CFU and SSD).

PLEASE NOTE:

The self-certification form can only be uploaded after having closed the application procedure.

For assistance or guidance in completing the online application form, contact the Students Online Help Desk at (051) 209-9882 or send an e-mail to: help.studentionline@unibo.it.

 

Students must attach the following documents to their application:

  1. front and back photocopy of a valid ID card/Passport or other valid document of identification;
  2. transcript of academic records: Bachelor’s Degree certificate reporting the full list of exams and grades achieved, including final graduation mark (Italian students can attach a self-certification of their 1st cycle Degree Programme, while EU applicants their Diploma Supplement);
  3. English proficiency certificate;
  4. Curriculum Vitae in English/résumé;
  5. Application Form filled with all the necessary information and signed by the student;

Applicants should be aware that – throughout the online application – they will be required to identify their graduation mark or CGPA, as well as the maximum score achievable (for instance 14 out of 20, 65 out of 100, 2.5 out of 4).

In order to enrich their application, applicants can also upload additional documents such as:
- reference letters,
- personal statement of motivation.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

The applications will be assessed by the committee in accordance with the procedure outlined below.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

LIST OF CANDIDATES ADMITTED TO THE INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEWS

RESULTS

Intake 1

April 20, 2022 (1:00 p.m. CET)

By May 4, 2022

From May 10, 2022

By May 20, 2022

Intake 2

May 30, 2022 (1:00 p.m. CET)

By June 10, 2022

From June 15, 2022

By June 27, 2022

Intake 3*

August 25, 2022 (1:00 p.m. CET)

By September 1, 2022

From September 6, 2022

By September 9, 2022

*Intake 3 for EU students only

IMPORTANT: Due to technical problems, results for Intake 1 will follow the terms and deadlines of Intake 2. 

Candidates that are not admitted may not participate in subsequent rounds.

Validation of Application


If applicants possess both the curricular requirements and the adequacy of personal preparation, once the application has been validated by the Coordinator on Studenti Online , the candidate can enrol.
Notifications regarding your application and interview results will be visible directly on applicants Studenti Online.

 

CONTACTS

For further information contact the Course Programme Coordinator at cdl.imahs@unibo.it

International students are strongly encouraged to read the following webpages:

 

OUTCOME

In order to validate your admission, you are requested to proceed with the official enrolment as soon as possible following next steps.

Results will be posted on Studenti Online. If the Admission Board deems the applicant meets all the requirements and issues a Positive Evaluation, the application light will turn green, otherwise, for a Negative Evaluation the application light will turn red.

Notification from the Coordinator, regarding your application, will be visible directly in your Students Online profile.

Any further notices may be sent to your university e-mail address (name.surname@studio.unibo.it).

So we recommend that you:

- check your Students Online profile

- check your e-mail inbox @ studio.unibo.it

In order to validate your admission, you are requested to proceed with the official enrolment as soon as possible following next step.

If you are a non-EU citizen residing abroad read the specific information prepared for you.

DEADLINES

ENROLMENT

from May 21, 2022

to October 27, 2022

LATE ENROLLMENT WITH PAYMENT OF AN ADDITIONAL FEE

from October 28, 2022

to November 24,  2022

Last Date for the Possession of an Italian First-level degree (or equivalent)

 

December 30, 2022

Once enrolled, you will be able to sign up for the "Workplace Safety and Health" course which is mandatory for all students.

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.

Matriculation

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.