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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

General information on admission requirements
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Application procedure A.Y. 2020/2021

To be admitted to the degree programme students must apply only online through the Studenti online platform from the by uploading all necessary documents required - APPLICATION DEADLINE TO BE DEFINED.

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

Completed applications only will be assessed on a regular basis, by the Examination Board.

Only candidates who meet all the admission requirements are admitted.

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 VISA - DEADLINE FOR PRE-ENROLMENT TO BE DEFINED.

In order to be admitted in due time and receive the necessary pre-admission letter by the Master’s degree programme, non-EU citizens resident abroad are strongly recommended to upload all necessary documents online by JUNE - 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.


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: TO BE DEFINED.


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 class to those indicated and have 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, with a final grade of 95/110 or more.

Candidates possessing an Italian first cycle degree with a grade lower than 95/110  and or a foreign title will be assessed on an individual basis as it follows:

  • Italian candidates are invited by the Board to undertake an interview (or a test).
  • Candidates holding a foreign title are assessed on the basis of titles and curriculum. 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 knowledge of the English language at B2 level is required for the admission to the Degree Programme.

The language requirement is considered met if candidates can provide a certification stating (one of the following):

  1. a language proficiency at B2 level among the ones listed at the following link: Tabella certificazioni equipollenti  - ;
  2. a CEFR level B2 exam during their previous university career 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;
  3. a first cycle 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;
  4. 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;
  5. a B2 level test provided by any Italian University Language Center (CLA) or any other recognized certifying bodies (valid only if the certificate states: the exact name of the relevant body/school/institute releasing the certificate, the obtained level and the exam date;
  6. their status of English native speakers.


Students residing in Italy lacking to certificate one of the above-mentioned conditions must:

  • Take a B2 pass/fail test at the University Language Centre of Bologna (CLA) according to the schedule/modalities described in the relevant section below;

OR – only if admitted after the last test is delivered:

  • Request a Skype or face-to-face interview with the Examination Board:

    write to the Programme Director: Prof. Francesco Basile: (dates to be defined and communicated by the Director)

EU and Non-EU students residing abroad (outside Italy or EU countries) lacking to certificate one of the above-mentioned conditions must:

  • Request a Skype or face-to-face interview with the Examination Board:

    write to the Programme Director: Prof. Francesco Basile: (dates to be defined and communicated by the Director)

ENGLISH B2 TEST at CLA- Centro Linguistico di Ateneo - Bologna

IMPORTANT: The test is VALID for ADMISSION to the a.y. 2020/2021 ONLY.

The test is NOT VALID for other purposes.

NO certification is issued after the test.

The results of the test will be sent DIRECTLY to the office in charge of checking the admission requirements.



All tests will be conducted in the LAB 'C' - VIA FILIPPO RE, 2, BOLOGNA


  1. Enter your Studenti online profile
  2. Click on BOOKINGS (Register for entrance exams, language test, etc...)
  3. In the 'Search filter' box select the topic: CORSI CLA
  4. Choose the date (corresponding to the green light notice 'you can book') and click on Book.
  5. You can check your bookings in the home page


Check all the information contained in the .pdf in the attachment box on the right of this page.


If you pass the Test, upload on your Studenti Online profile a self-declaration in the section dedicated to the Language Proficiency Requirements including:

  • Date and place of the test
  • Final result
  • Date and signature

The contents of the declaration will be checked by the competent offices.

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




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



A specific info sessions will be held Thursday 24th October  at 14:00  (class room 2.7B -  Ingegneria  - V. le Risorgimento 2 - 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.

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

Application procedure on the Studenti On Line platform for A.Y. 2020/21: TO BE DEFINED
Matriculation (by paying the first instalment) for A.Y. 2020/21: TO BE DEFINED
Late Matriculation (a late payment fee will be charged) for A.Y. 2020/21: TO BE DEFINED
Deadline to graduate in your first-cycle degree programme: TO BE DEFINED