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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

General information on admission requirements
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Call for applications to the Degree Programme a.y. 2024/25

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

The minimum attendance required for any single learning activity is 80%. A full time engagement of the students is required, learning assessment is pursued during the development of teaching activities.

Curricular requirements

To access the degree course, possession of one of the following 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 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.

Language requirements

Evidence of English language proficiency to at least Common European Framework (CEFR) B2 level is required.

This requirement can be satisfied through:

The certification has to be issued 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.

Applicants who do not hold a valid B2 English certificate will be assessed on the required level of English during the interview.

Assessment of personal knowledge and skills

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, as defined by the Call for applications.

Mandatory bibliography: 

  • Banich, M. T. & Compton R. J. (2018) Cognitive Neuroscience, 4th Edition. Cambridge University Press. Chapter 1 (Introduction to the Nervous System) and 2 (Historical Perspectives).
  • Zelazo, P. D. (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology, Vol. 1: Body and Mind. 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, Wiley-Blackwell. Chapters 2 and 3.

The Committee will also address topics concerning methodology of psychological research and related statistics.

Application procedure

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.

In order to apply to the intake, you must upload on Studenti Online:

- copy of a valid identity document (front and back);

- for qualifications obtained outside Italy: a degree certificate issued from your University with all the exams and grades obtained, number of credits (if available) with a translation in case the document is not in English. For qualifications obtained in an EU country, candidates can upload the Diploma Supplement. For qualifications obtained in Italy: a degree certificate and a transcript of records, or a self-declaration with exams and grades;

- B2 language certification if available.

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

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

Application deadlines

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 applications (Studenti Online): April 3, 2024

Closing of online applications: May 20, 2024 at 13.00 (Italian time)

List of candidates admitted to the interview: May 29, 2024

Online interviews: June 5 and 6, 2024

Publication of recruited students: June 13, 2024

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


Second Intake is for EU candidates and non-EU candidates with equivalent status ONLY who already hold a First Cycle Degree or will be able to obtain the Degree within December 30, 2024

Opening of online applications (Studenti Online): June 10, 2024

Closing of online applications: August 23, 2024 at 13.00 (Italian time)

List of candidates admitted to the interview: August 29, 2024

Online interviews: September 3 and 4 (if necessary), 2024

Publication of recruited students: September 10, 2024

Evaluation criteria

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

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.

If you pass the interview, please check the Call for applications to know how to enrol and the deadlines.

If you are an international student you shall immediately get in touch with the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your home country and apply to the Pre-enrolment procedure via the Universitaly portal.

You should also apply to obtain the entry visa to Italy for study  purposes (“studio- immatricolazione università”) and the documents concerning value and authenticity of your foreign qualification.

Tuition Fee Amounts

Tuition fees are calculated based on the 2024 ISEE value with special subsidies in relation to the right to higher education. First year students with an ISEE of less than or equal to € 27,000. 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 30 October 2024, at 6:00pm (or by 15 November 2024, at 6:00pm, paying a 100 € penalty) accessing ER-GO Online Services, alternatively you will have to pay the full amount.

If you are an international student, verify how your tuition fees will be calculated according to your country of origin and the country where your family has income and assets.

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.