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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

General information on admission requirements
Admission to the second cycle degree programme in Low Carbon Technologies and Sustainable Chemistry (LoCaTe) requires possession of a first cycle… Read more

Application procedure A.Y. 2020/2021

To be admitted to the degree programme students must apply online only through the Studenti online platform  by uploading all necessary documents required.

Online application opens: 14, MAY, 2020

Deadline to apply: 12, NOV, 2020

Refer to the Step-by-step .pdf GUIDE to the online application procedure on the right of this page.

Complete applications will be assessed on a regular basis by the Examination Board.

Only candidates who meet all the admission requirements will be evaluated.

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

If you are a non-EU citizen resident abroad (outside Italy or EU countries) be aware that you must pre-enrol at the Italian Embassy in your country, so contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country as soon as possible in order to apply for a study VISA.

NOTE: DEADLINE to pre-enrol at Italian Embassies TO BE DEFINED.

In order to be evaluated in time and receive - if admitted - the necessary pre-enrolment letter required by the Italian Embassy, non-EU citizens residing abroad are strongly recommended to upload all necessary documents online at least one month before the pre-enrolment deadline stablished by the Embassies. 

Please read the specific information prepared for you.

NOTE: pre-enrolment procedure at the Italian Embassy does not grant enrolment to the programme. Your official enrolment will be subject to verification of the authenticity, the accreditation, the level and the academic rights of the qualifications by the Student Administration Office of the University of Bologna, once the original documents have been received. (NOTE: matriculation rules for the a.y. 2020/2021 still to be defined).


ATTENTION: procedures for non-EU citizens resident abroad  and non-EU citizens with EU equivalent status are very different - Check your status here


Admission requirements

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the possession of a 1st cycle degree or other suitable qualification obtained abroad (granting access to Second Cycle Degree programmes in the country of issue) and to the assessment of personal preparation. 

IMPORTANTDeadline to graduate in your first-cycle degree programme: 17 Dec 2020


Curricular Requirements

  1. Possession of a first-cycle degree in the following classes:

- pursuant to Italian Min. Decree 270/04: L-27 Chemical Sciences and Technologies; L-32 (Sciences and technologies for the environment and nature);

- pursuant to Italian Min. Decree 509/99: 21 Chemical Sciences and Technologies; 27 (Sciences and technologies for the environment and nature);



  1. Possession of a first-cycle degree belonging to a different degree programme class having obtained the following ECTS:
  • At least 10 ECTS among the following Scientific-Disciplinary Sectors:

MAT/01-09: (i.e. Mathematical Logic; Algebra; Geometry; Complementary Mathematics; Mathematical Analysis; Probability and Mathematical Statistics; Mathematical Physics; Numerical Analysis; Operational Research)

FIS/01-08: (i.e. Experimental Physics; Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods; Material Physics; Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Physics for Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Applied Physics (to Cultural Heritage, Environment, Biology and Medicine); Didactics and History of Physics)


  • At least 20 ECTS in the following sectors:

CHIM/01 to SDS CHIM/12 (i.e. Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, General and Inorganic Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Science and Technology of Polymeric Materials, Organic Chemistry, Foundations of Chemistry for Technologies, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Applied Technological Pharmaceutics, Food Chemistry, Chemistry and Biotechnology of Fermentations, Environmental Chemistry and Chemistry for Cultural Heritage)


  • At least 30 ECTS among the following sectors (BIO/01-19; GEO/01- 12; AGR/01-19) . NOTE: 2 sectors out of three must have at least 10 ECTS.

BIO/01-19 (i.e. General Botanics; Systematic Botanics; Environmental and Applied Botanics; Vegetal Physiology; Zoology; Comparative Anatomy and Citology; Ecology; Anthropology; Physiology; Biochemistry; Molecular Biology; Clinical Biochemistry and Biology; Applied Biology; Pharmacology; Pharmaceutic Biology; Human Anatomy; Histology; Genetics; General Microbiology)

GEO/01- 12 (i.e. Palaeontology and Palaeoecology; Stratigraphic and Sedimentological Geology; Structural Geology; Physical Geography and Geomorphology; Applied Geology; Mineralogy; Petrology and Petrography; Geochemistry and Volcanology; Mineral Geological Resources and Mineralogic and Petrographic Applications for the Environment and Cultural Heritage; Geophysics of Solid Earth; Applied Geophysics; Oceanography and Atmospheric Physics)

AGR/01-19 (i.e. Rural economy and evaluation; Agronomy and Herbaceous Cultivation; General Arboriculture and Tree Cultivation; Horticulture and Floriculture; Forestry and Silviculture; Wood Technology and Woodland Management; Agrarian Genetics; Agrarian Hydraulics and Hydraulic Forest Management; Agricultural Mechanics; Rural Construction and Environmental Land Management; General and Applied Entomology; Plant Pathology; Agricultural Chemistry; Pedology; Food Sciences; Agricultural Microbiology; General Techniques for Zoology and Genetic Improvement; Animal Nutrition and Feeding; Special Techniques for Zoology)


An Italian/foreign academic curriculum compliant with the contents defined in the previous section.


Assessment of personal preparation

Along with curricular requirements, admission to the Master's Degree programme is in any case subject to the assessment of personal preparation.

The procedure is carried out by a specific Examination Board through the evaluation of candidates’ uploaded documents.

Personal preparation requirements are considered met only if candidates possess an Italian title meeting the curricular requirements indicated at point 1 or 2.

Candidates possessing an Italian first cycle degree with a grade lower than 95/110  and/or a foreign title will be invited to an interview to further assess personal preparation and curricular experiences. Candidates holding a foreign title are assessed on the basis of titles and curricula. The Examination Board may decide to carry out additional interview on an individual basis at its discretion.

Candidates will be invited to the interview by the Board.


Assessment of English language requirements

The English language proficiency requirements at CEFR B2 level is required for the admission to the Degree Programme.

Candidates meet the requirements by providing one of the following certifications:

  1. an international certificate at B2 level among the ones listed in the document published at this page (file name: Tabella certificazioni equipollenti prova idoneità linguistica);
  2. a first/second cycle degree title in programmes entirely taught in English: the Transcript of records or other documents issued by the University must contain the formal indication that the language of instruction is English;
  3. Transcript of records demonstrating a CEFR English B2 exam passed during the first/second cycle programme: valid only if the level of proficiency is clearly stated in the course title (ex: English B2/ Idoneità linguistica di lingua inglese B2, etc.). If the level is not clearly indicated in the course title, a declaration of the level issued by the Professor in charge of the completed course is required;
  4. status of English native speakers.
  5. Transcript of records demonstrating at least 1 year of a degree programme entirely taught in English: the Transcript of records or other documents issued by the University must contain the formal indication that the language of instruction is English;
  6. CEFR English B2 certification provided by any Italian University Language Center (CLA) or any other recognized certifying body (valid only if the certificate states the exact name of the body/school/institute issuing the certificate, level obtained and exam date)

NOTE: For the a.y. 2020/2021, further substantial non-curricular learning activities and/or international working/studying experiences are accepted to prove the language proficiency at B2 level, but ONLY if properly documented.

The Board may decide whether they are sufficient to demonstrate the B2 proficiency.

If they are not considered valid nor sufficiently detailed, candidates will be asked by the Board to attend an interview.

Students lacking to certificate one of the above-mentioned conditions can:

  • attend an online interview with the Board: the Examination Board will contact candidates directly.
  • (NOTE: candidates are requested to upload a declaration stating their intention to attend the interview in the section dedicated to language proficiency assessment on StudentiOnline.)


  • Take a B2 ONLINE test provided by the University Language Centre of Bologna (CLA)  (SEE DETAILS AND DATES BELOW)

ONLINE ENGLISH B2 TEST - ONLY for students lacking to certificate one of the B2 requirements (1-6) : DATES AND MODALITIES 



- 7 JULY 2020: H. 11 AM (Italian local time)

- 8 JULY 2020: H. 2 PM (Italian local time)


READ CAREFULLY the GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS and Basic requirements to take the English test attached on the top right of this page.

For further info on the TEST, please contact:


1) Online test booking is compulsory.

2) This ONLINE B2 ENGLISH TEST test can be taken EXCLUSIVELY to be admitted to the selection procedure (A.Y. 2020/2021) 

3) Indicate the course of your interest in the booking form



You can book the test ONLY from the 19th JUNE (h. 10) TO the 2ND JULY 2020 (H. 2 PM, Italian local time):

  • Enter your StudentiOnline profile
  • Click on the BOOKINGS tab
  • In the Search filter section/Topics , select CORSI CLA from the dropdown list.
  • Select the test “English Proficiency B2 test VALID ONLY for admission to a.y. 2020/2021 to the master’s degree programmes in: Geologia e Territorio - curr. A, B and C 'Raw Materials Exploration and Sustainability' (RAMES) / Global Change Ecology and Sustainable Development Goals (GCE&SDGs) / Low Carbon Technologies and Sustainable Chemistry (LOCATE) / Photochemistry and Molecular Materials (PMM)”
  • Click on Book

If you pass the test, please upload on your Studenti Online application profile a self-declaration in the section dedicated to the Language Proficiency Requirements.


The self-declaration must include:

  • Your name, surname, date and the course of your interest;
  • Final result
  • Date and signature

Students interested in the Climate-KIC curriculum have to apply on-line at:




Find all the information (selection criteria, qualifications, cost) at:


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. 

List of deadlines

Online application on Studenti Online from 2020-05-14 12:00 to 2020-11-12 12:00
Deadline to graduate in your first-cycle degree programme: 17 DEC 2020
First phase of matriculation to the a.y. 2020/21 (by paying the first instalment on Studenti Online) from 2020-07-23 12:30 to 2020-10-29 12:30
Late matriculation to the a.y. 2020/21 (by paying the first instalment + a late payment fee) from 2020-10-30 12:30 to 2020-11-26 12:30
Deadline to complete the second phase of matriculation to the a.y. 2020/2021 (i.e. by submitting to the Student Administration Office of Science all original documents required): 26 FEB 2021