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Call for applications to the curriculum in Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) a.y. 2023/24 - List of admitted candidates to selection published - Interviews from June 5th to 9th 2023

Call for applications for OHP track, a.y. 2023/2024





April 28th 2023

May 22nd 2023

h. 13:00

Italian time

From June 5th to 9th 2023

 June 19th 2023


In order to be admitted to the second-cycle degree programme in WORK, ORGANIZATIONAL AND PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY (CURRICULUM: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY) the second-cycle degree programmes indicated in this Call, candidates must:

  1. hold a first-cycle ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION, i.e., a three-year University degree or diploma or other suitable qualification obtained abroad.

Candidates who have not yet obtained a first-cycle qualification may also apply. The application procedures are outlined in Section 2 – HOW TO APPLY;

  1. meet the CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS outlined in section 1.1;
  2. meet the LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS and, specifically, proficiency in English equivalent to at least B2 level, to be demonstrated according to the procedures set out in section 1.1. Any other language requirements included in section 1.1 must also be met;
  3. have their PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS positively assessed in accordance with the procedures set out in section 1.2.

An appointed committee will check the candidates' academic backgrounds and that they meet the requirements for admission.

Evidence of English language proficiency (B2 Council of Europe or equivalent) is required.

Please refer to the conversion table available below to check the correspondence with  B2 level.

Otherwise holding a B2 language certification (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Trinity College London...) issued by a university language center no longer than 2 years prior to the deadline for application.

These certificates are not necessary for those who are native English speakers, or for those who hold a Bachelor's Degree obtained in a University of an English speaking country or fully delivered in English.

To access the course, it is necessary to have knowledge of the Italian language equivalent to a level not lower than B2 of the CEFR. Foreign students who do not meet this requirement will need to include training activities aimed at achieving the required level in their study plan.

In all cases, candidates will undergo an oral test to assess their level of preparation as defined by the Call for Applications, which you can download from this page in the attachments section.

Fulfilment of curricular and personal preparation requirements

Please read carefully the Call for Applications attached to this page for the details about procedures and requisites. There are also specific requirements if:

  • If you are a prospective student with a non-Italian degree title (regardless of your citizenship): please read the specific information at this link
  • If you are a non-EU citizen resident abroad: please read the information at this link

To be admitted to the programme you need to meet specific curricular and personal preparation requirements.

If you graduated in a course (Bachelor Degree) of a Italian University in Class L-24 Scienze e tecniche psicologiche (ex D.M. 270/04) or Class L-34 Scienze e tecniche psicologiche (ex D.M. 509/1999) your Degree is suitable for registration in the selection.

If you graduated in a course at the University of Bologna in Class OTHER THAN L-24 Scienze e tecniche psicologiche (ex D.M. 270/04) or Class L-34 Scienze e tecniche psicologiche (ex D.M. 509/1999) you can check if you have the curricular requirements by accessing on Studenti Online :

  1. Select "Laurea con esami, date e voti" in the "Certificati e autocertificazioni" section and then select "autocertificazione”.
  2. Download the list of all the exams taken in the previous study path with the related credits (CFU) and corresponding scientific disciplinary sectors (SSD).
  3. Examine your career by comparing your study path with the entry requirements.

If you graduated from another Italian university in Class OTHER THAN L-24 Scienze e tecniche psicologiche (ex D.M. 270/04) or Class L-34 Scienze e tecniche psicologiche (ex D.M. 509/1999), you can check whether you have the curricular requirements by downloading the career self-certification or a certificate from the website (with the list of all the exams taken in the previous study path with all the related credits (CFU) and corresponding scientific disciplinary fields (SSD). Autonomously examine your career and compare your path with the access requirements.

If you have other qualification obtained abroad, the Examining Committee will assess if your title fits the requirements to access the master course.

In order to apply to the intake, you must upload on Studenti Online: copy of a valid ID (Passport or other official ID), self-certification of previous Degree or self-certification of enrolment indicating all the exams taken with the related credits (ECTS), grades and subject groups (SSD), B2 language certification if available.

Candidates holding a non-Italian Degree: you must attach a copy of your Degree Certificate/Enrolment issued by your University with all the examinations taken, grades, number of credits (if available), subject groups, title of your Thesis.

If you meet the curricular requirements, you will undergo and pass an online interview which will assess  your  preparation.

The Committee will assess the adequacy of your preparation. If you are eligible, you can proceed with the Matriculation.


Registration for the admission test must be made within the following deadlines:

from APRIL 28th to MAY 22nd at 13:00 Italian - test dates 05-09 June 2023

The list of admitted candidates to attend the personal preparation test will be published on the Degree Program website on this page by: May 29th, 2023


Admission to the second cycle degree/two-year master programme requires candidates to pass an assessment of personal knowledge and skills through an interview (in English) that will be held by the selection Committee and will be focused on the following topics:

  • Basic Knowledge of Psychology;
  • Work, Organisations and Human Resources Psychology;
  • Research Methodology
  • English language skills

The maximum achievable score is 30 points; the minimum score to be eligible for admission is 18 points.

Recommended bibliography

  1. Work and Organizational Psychology Looks at the Fourth Industrial Revolution: How to Support Workers and Organizations?
  2. Culture and overseas work:
  3. A handbook of Methodology for psycho-social research (free choice).
  4. Employee Well-Being in the Face of a Pandemic: Organizational and Managerial Responses to COVID-19:

Curriculum Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology. 

Deadlines for student applications [without grants] (2023-2024)

Applications are received through the website

The results of the selection process will be published approximately one month after the interview at the latest.

Selection procedures for the University of Bologna will last until June 15th 2023.

What are the requirements?

  • University Undergraduate Degree in Psychology (i.e. bachelor of 3, 4 or 5 years)
  • Commitment and full-time dedication to the 2 years of the programme 
  • Mobility abroad to another University of the Consortium (Valencia, Barcelona or Coimbra) is mandatory

What is the admission procedure?

The admission examination consists of an interview (commonly via Skype).  The interview is focused on:

  • Basic Knowledge of Psychology; Social Psychology; Psychology of Work, Organisations and Human Resources; Research Methodology
  • English language skills

Applicants need to provide other documents: application form, CV, and cover letters. The final ranking will be communicated by the University of Valencia (and not by the University of Bologna).

What are the contents of the Programme?

Courses are organised in the following blocks: work, organisation and personnel psychology; methodology course; an intensive “winter school”; master’s thesis; professional stage; professional report. The same blocks are taught at each university of the WOP-P Consortium. 

What is language policy?

English is the only language that is compulsory to be a candidate for the WOP-P Master. Teaching activities are delivered in English at the Universities of Valencia and Bologna. A combination of English and Spanish is delivered at the University of Barcelona.  A combination of English and Portuguese is delivered at the University of Coimbra.

How is the mobility scheme?

The student applicant should indicate the preference for Home (mobility 1) and Host (mobility 2) European universities.  As a general rule, the Erasmus Mundus compulsory requirement regarding mobility is that the student must study at least two periods of 30 ECTS credits in two universities from two different European countries. 

Apart from the compulsory mobility period, additional voluntary mobility is possible during the second year, and a call will be open each year to visit a non-European University. This additional mobility must be first agreed upon by the Coordinating Committee. The Winter School is a special two-week period where all students of the Consortium are in the same place for an internship.

The WOP-P Coordinating Committee decides on the mobility scheme considering the student’s preferences, language fluency, and balance between the groups of students that start in parallel. 

What is the tuition fee?

Residents of Italy should pay 3500 euros per academic year. Fees and participation costs include insurance costs, administration costs required by the universities to register students, university I.D. cards, the student’s record management and delivery of diplomas according to the procedure established in the Consortium. Transportation, lodging, meals and incidentals are not included.

Where can I find information about the application?

The official website of the EMJMD WOP-P is

List of deadlines

Application deadline (no scholarship) Unibo internal: June 15th 2023 WOP-P Track