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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

General information on admission requirements
In order to be admitted to the second cycle degree/two year master Programme in Precise and Sustainable Agriculture, students must have a bachelor's… 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
- Application Procedure
- Application Deadlines
- Validation of Application
- Contacts
- Outcomes
- Enrolment Deadlines
- Matriculation

General information on admission requirements

You can enrol in  the 2022/23 academic year from 18/05/2022 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

January 28, 2022

May 18, 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

Methods

Admission to the Programme is free of charge, however it is subject to specific curricula and personal preparation requirements.

The candidates must:

  • meet the curricular requirements;
  • be proficient in the English language (level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference);
  • fulfil requirements for academic preparation (personal competences and skills);
  • carefully read the attached call for applications to understand the procedures and the deadlines in order to meet curricular and personal preparation

Failure to pass the verification process precludes enrolment in the course.

 

Curricular Requirements

The minimum graduate admission requirement for the Master’s Programme is one of the following: a three-year Bachelor’s Degree, the acquisition of at least 180 ECTS credits, or another suitable qualification obtained abroad which is recognized as equivalent.

Possession of an Italian Undergraduate 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

20 Agriculture, food and forestry science

L-38 Animal science and animal production technologies

40 Animal production science and technologies

L-26 Food science

01 Biotechnology

L-2 Biotechnology

12 Biological Science

L-13 Biological Science

27 Environmental Sciences

L-32 Environmental Sciences

 

The same criteria shall also apply to those who hold a University Degree obtained abroad (and deemed appropriate by the Degree Programme Board) for which it is possible to convert the degree score into the Italian system, and to identify the scientific areas and the number of credits (ECTS/CFU) obtained in each disciplinary scientific sector (into the Italian system):

Academic discipline

Settore Scientifico DIsciplinare

ECTS / CFU

Mathematical discipline:

MAT/01 MATHEMATICAL LOGIC

MAT/02 ALGEBRA

MAT/03 GEOMETRY

MAT/04 MATHEMATICS EDUCATION AND HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS

MAT/05 MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

MAT/06 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

MAT/07 MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS

MAT/08 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

MAT/09 OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Discipline matematiche:

MAT/01 LOGICA MATEMATICA
MAT/02 ALGEBRA
MAT/03 GEOMETRIA
MAT/04 MATEMATICHE COMPLEMENTARI
MAT/05 ANALISI MATEMATICA
MAT/06 PROBABILITA' E STATISTICA MATEMATICA
MAT/07 FISICA MATEMATICA
MAT/08 ANALISI NUMERICA
MAT/09 RICERCA OPERATIVA

6 ECTS / CFU

Chemical discipline:

CHIM/03 GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CHIM/06 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Discipline chimiche:

CHIM/03 CHIMICA GENERALE E INORGANICA
CHIM/06 CHIMICA ORGANICA

6 ECTS / CFU

Biological discipline:

BIO/01 GENERAL BOTANY
BIO/02 SYSTEMATIC BOTANY
BIO/03 ENVIRONMENTAL AND APPLIED BOTANY
BIO/04 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
BIO/05 ZOOLOGY
BIO/06 COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND CYTOLOGY
BIO/07 ECOLOGY
BIO/08 ANTHROPOLOGY
BIO/09 PHYSIOLOGY
BIO/10 BIOCHEMISTRY

Discipline biologiche:

BIO/01 BOTANICA GENERALE
BIO/02 BOTANICA SISTEMATICA
BIO/03 BOTANICA AMBIENTALE E APPLICATA
BIO/04 FISIOLOGIA VEGETALE
BIO/05 ZOOLOGIA
BIO/06 ANATOMIA COMPARATA E CITOLOGIA
BIO/07 ECOLOGIA
BIO/08 ANTROPOLOGIA
BIO/09 FISIOLOGIA
BIO/10 BIOCHIMICA

6 ECTS / CFU

Agricultural science discipline:

AGR/01 AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND RURAL APPRAISAL

Discipline delle scienze agrarie:

AGR/01 ECONOMIA ED ESTIMO RURALE

6 ECTS / CFU

Agricultural science discipline:

AGR/02 AGRONOMY AND FIELD CROPS
AGR/03 ARBORICULTURE AND FRUITCULTURE
AGR/04 VEGETABLE AND ORNAMENTAL CROPS
AGR/13 AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY
AGR/17 LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS, ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS
AGR/18 ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING
AGR/19 ANIMAL SCIENCE
AGR/20 AQUACULTURE, POULTRY AND RABBIT SCIENCE

Discipline delle scienze agrarie:

AGR/02 AGRONOMIA E COLTIVAZIONI ERBACEE
AGR/03 ARBORICOLTURA GENERALE E COLTIVAZIONI ARBOREE
AGR/04 ORTICOLTURA E FLORICOLTURA
AGR/13 CHIMICA AGRARIA
AGR/17 ZOOTECNICA GENERALE E MIGLIORAMENTO GENETICO
AGR/18 NUTRIZIONE E ALIMENTAZIONE ANIMALE
AGR/19 ZOOTECNICA SPECIALE
AGR/20 ZOOCOLTURE

18 ECTS / CFU

Agricultural science discipline:

AGR/08 AGRICULTURAL HYDRAULICS AND WATERSHED PROTECTION
AGR/09 AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION
AGR/10 RURAL BUILDINGS AND AGRO-FOREST LAND PLANNING

Discipline delle scienze agrarie:

AGR/08 IDRAULICA AGRARIA E SISTEMAZIONI IDRAULICO-FORESTALI
AGR/09 MECCANICA AGRARIA
AGR/10 COSTRUZIONI RURALI E TERRITORIO AGROFORESTALE

6 ECTS / CFU

Agricultural science discipline:

AGR/07 AGRICULTURAL GENETICS
AGR/11 GENERAL AND APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY
AGR/12 PLANT PATHOLOGY
AGR/16 AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGY

Discipline delle scienze agrarie:

AGR/07 GENETICA AGRARIA
AGR/11 ENTOMOLOGIA GENERALE E APPLICATA
AGR/12 PATOLOGIA VEGETALE
AGR/16 MICROBIOLOGIA AGRARIA

6 ECTS / CFU

 

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).

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;
  • having 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.
  • provides an International Language Certification.

The list of recognised Language Certifications is 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)

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

superato dopo il/ passed after 1/01/2019

 

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.

Assessment of Academic Preparation

Admission to the 2nd cycle Degree Programme is subject to the verification of the candidate’s personal preparation. A specific Committee assesses the academic knowledge of Economics and Rural Appraisal, Agronomy and Herbaceous Cultivations, Agricultural Mechanics, Rural Constructions and Agro-Forestry Territory, General Zootechnics, Animal Breeding or Special Zootechnics.

Personal preparation is met if the candidate graduated in classes L-25 and L-38 (Ministerial Decree 270/04) or L-20 and L-40 (Ministerial Decree 509/99) and shows a GPA graduation mark equal to or greater than 90/110 (or foreign equivalent).

Alternatively, the candidate is required to take an oral examination which will focus on the academic knowledge mentioned below. The oral examination can be performed by Microsoft Teams or Skype.

Information on the oral evaluation

Preparation

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

Disciplines

  • Economics and Rural Appraisal,
  • Agronomy and Herbaceous Cultivations,
  • Agricultural Mechanics,
  • Rural Constructions and Agro-Forestry Territory,
  • General Zootechnics,
  • Animal Breeding or Special Zootechnics.

Application Procedure

In order to apply, prospective students need to:

  1. register via Studenti Online (studenti.unibo.it),
  2. select “Admission application",
  3. select “Second cycle degree programme”,
  4. select “Precise and Sustainable Agriculture”,
  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/ECTS 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, while EU applicants must attach copy of their Diploma Supplement),
  3. English proficiency certificate,
  4. Curriculum Vitae in English/résumé,
  5. syllabus: outline/description of main exams given during Bachelor’s studies and relevant to the Master’s Programme (4-5 pages max.) - NON-EU only.

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 Admission Board will process the application forms according to submissions.

Students may apply and get feedback regarding their application according to the following schedule:

Deadline For Applications

List of Candidates Admitted to the Interviews (if needed)

Interviews

Results

Intake 1

April 15, 2022 (1:00 p.m. CET)

By April 29, 2022

From May 6, 2022

By May 17, 2022

Intake 2

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

By June 3, 2022

From June 13, 2022

By June 24, 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

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 and        the Student Administration Office has received the names of the admitted students, the candidate can enrol.

 

In absence of the required Degree title and/or credits in one or more Disciplinary-scientific areas, admission to the Master’s Degree in Precise and Sustainable Agriculture is subject to an oral evaluation. The Admission Board (composed of professors related to a specific disciplinary- scientific area) will verify the knowledge and the proficiency of the candidate.

Oral Evaluation - For international students, the interview can be held with Microsoft Teams or Skype. For italian students, the Admission Board may allow the Teams interview under specific and justified circumstances.

See “Information on the oral evaluation

 

Contacts

For further information contact the Course Programme Coordinator at: distal.pasa@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 step.

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

Enrolment deadlines

ENROLMENT

from May 18, 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 €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 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.

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.