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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

General information on admission requirements
Curricular requirements Possession of a first cycle degree in thefollowing classes: - Italian Ministerial Decree 270/04:L-24 SCIENZE E TECNICHE… Read more

Call for applications to the Degree Programme a.y. 2022/2023

Please contact Prof. Monica Rubini ( for any information on the topics of the Master’s Programme and Dr. Alice Vitali for any question you may have concerning admission, fees, organisation of teaching and learning activities.

Admission requirements

A full time engagements is required of the students, learning assessment is pursued during the development of teaching activities.

To access the degree course, possession of one of the following access requirements is mandatory:

  • First level (i.e. Bachelor) degree in one of the following classes:



  • having acquired a degree with at least 88 credits in the scientific-disciplinary sectors from M-PSI/01 to M-PSI/08: at least 6 credits for each scientific-disciplinary sector M-PSI/01 (General Psychology), M-PSI/02 (Neuropsychology), M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics), M-PSI/04 (Developmental Psychology), M-PSI/05 (Social Psychology), M-PSI/06 (Organizational Psychology), M-PSI/07 (Psychodynamics) and M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology).
  • other qualifications obtained abroad (e.g. Bachelor degree with a major in Psychology) recognized as suitable according to current legislation.

The Examining Committee will assess whether international titles (e.g. Bachelor) fit the requirements to access the master course.

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.

Due to the pandemic condition also for a.y. 2022/2023 applicants who do not hold a valid B2 English certificate will be assessed on the required level of English during the interview.

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.

Admission procedure

First Intake is for non-EU candidates with residency abroad, EU candidates and non-EU candidates with equivalent status who already hold a First Cycle Degree (e.g. Bachelor)

Opening of Online Application (Studenti Online): Beginning of April 2022

Online interviews: Beginning of June 2022 

Admission ranking publication: Mid-June 2022

Candidates who are not evaluated as eligible for the master course after the interview cannot apply for the second Intake.


Second Intake is for ONLY EU candidates who already hold a first Degree or will be able to obtain the Degree within December 30, 2022

Opening of Online Application (Studenti Online): End of May 2022

Online interviews: Beginning of September 2022

Admission ranking publication: Mid-September 2022

The Committee will interview the candidates to assess their level of  preparation in relation to a defined threshold of knowledge preparatory to address the training issues of the Master's Degree Course.

Mandatory bibliography: 

  • Banich, M. T. & Compton R. J. (2018) Cognitive Neuroscience, 4th Edition. Cambridge University Press. Chapters 1 and 2.
  • Zelazo, P. D. (Ed.). (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology, Vol. 1: Body and Mind (Vol. 1). Oxford University Press. Chapters 1 and 2. 

  • Bech, P. (2016). Measurement-based care in mental disorders. New York: Springer. Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.
  • Brown, R. (2010) Prejudice: Its Social Psychology, 2nd Edition, Wyley. Chapters 2 and 3.


Evaluation criteria

If you do not meet the curricular requirements, you will not be able to take the test to verify the adequacy of your personal preparation, nor to enrol in the Master Degree Program.

The maximum score is 30 points and the minimum score to be admitted to the study course is 21/30.

If you are not eligible, you will not be able to enrol.

The overall results of both tests will be published on Studenti Online .

This publication will represent the only means of legal advertising on the outcome of the interview. The negative result of the interview precludes enrolment in the Master Degree Program.

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.


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.