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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. 2021/22

- 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 2021/22 academic year from 22/07/2021 to 28/10/2021. Late enrolment is possible until 25/11/2021 with a surcharge.

Opening date of Applications on Students Online

Opening date of Enrolment

Opening date of lessons

Closing date of late enrolment with surchage

February 1, 2021

July 22, 2021

October 28, 2021

November 25, 2021

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 a test to assess their personal competences and skills.

For European students, the 2nd cycle Degree in International Horticultural Science has not a fixed number of positions available, since it’s a free-access Degree Programme with assessment of personal academic preparation (corso a libero accesso con verifica dell’adeguatezza della preparazione personale).

 

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

In any other case, the Admission Board will evaluate the applicant’s academic background and will ask the student to take an examination to fulfill the missing requirements.

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.

The admission board is composed by professors, each one related to a specific disciplinary-scientific area:

Students who do not have a 1st cycle Degree in one of the classes mentioned in the call for admissions and who are not planning to enroll to each missing course will have to take a qualifying examination for each missing disciplinary-scientific area. Students are invited to check in advance the teaching Programme for each learning activity and to contact in advance the responsible professor.

N.B. In order to be able to participate in one of the sessions mentioned, it is mandatory for students to:
1) have sent the pre-enrollment application through Studenti Online;
2) have received the official convocation message from the admission board through the private institutional e-mail @studio.unibo.it;
3) have sent back the inscription confirmation for the interview.

All the details and communications will be sent by e-mail to the student institutional @studio.unibo.it.


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.
The admission board is composed by professors, each one related to a specific disciplinary-scientific area:


Students who do not have a 1st cycle Degree in one of the classes mentioned in the call for admissions and who are not planning to enroll to each missing course will have to take a qualifying examination for each missing disciplinary-scientific area. Students are invited to check in advance the teaching Programme for each learning activity and to contact in advance the responsible professor.
N.B. In order to be able to participate in one of the sessions mentioned, it is mandatory for students to:

1) have sent the pre-enrollment application through Studenti Online;
2) have received the official convocation message from the admission board through the private institutional e-mail @studio.unibo.it;
3) have sent back the inscription confirmation for the interview.
All the details and communications will be sent by e-mail to the student institutional @studio.unibo.it.

 

LINGUISTIC REQUIREMENTS

English language skills will be assessed. All Applicants must demonstrate an English Language Proficiency no lower than a B2 level (according to CEFR – Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) by providing an International Language Certification.
The assessment of the B2 level knowledge and skills of the English language is fulfilled if the candidate:
- 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.
Students that have achieved a Master or Bachelor Degree entirely taught in English or having passed an English taught exam will be examined by an online interview with the Admission Board that will evaluate the language proficiency.
Linguistic requirements can be modified due to the health emergency.

ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL COMPETENCES AND SKILLS

Admission to the 2 nd 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,
students will be asked to undertake an interview with the Admission Board in one of the following dates.
The interview can be performed by Microsoft Teams or Skype.
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 4 admission interview sessions in the following dates:
• early May 2021
• mid of June 2021
• early September 2021
• middle of November 2021

After taking the interview successful candidates will receive a communication to their email address (@studio.unibo.it). In order to validate their admission they are requested to proceed with the official enrollment as soon as possible.

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

Students may apply and if they meet the requirements they will be invited by email to sit an oral interview admission according to the following schedule:

 

Submission

Application deadline

Oral examination

1st Intake

May 03, 2021

May 20, 2021

2nd Intake

June 07, 2021

June 14, 2021

3rd Intake (*)

August 31, 2021

September 07, 2021

4 th Intake (*) (#)

November 05, 2021

November 11, 2021

(*) Please note that for Extra Eu students visa is necessary to complete the enrollment.

(#) Only for LATE ENROLMENT WITH SURCHARGE. See the web for the Last Date for the Possession of an Italian First-level degree (or equivalent).

Application deadline times are at 1.00 PM (Central European Time) for each date.

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

Deadlines can be changed due to the health emergency.

 

ENROLMENT

from July 22, 2021

to October 28, 2021

LATE ENROLLMENT WITH PAYMENT OF AN ADDITIONAL FEE

from October 29, 2021

to November 25,  2021

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

 

December 16, 2021

 

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 2021 ISEE value with special subsidies in relation to the right to higher education. First year students with an ISEE of up to €23,000 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 2021, at 18:00 (or by 15 November 2021, at 18:00, paying a €100 penalty) accessing ER-GO Online Services, alternatively you will have to pay the full amount.

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.