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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

General information on admission requirements
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Applications for the a.y. 2022/2023 are NOW open!


Admission to the Master’s Degree Programme is regulated by a selection process that evaluates the applicants’ motivation, academic preparation and language ability. It is necessary to possess specific curricular requirements and personal competencies and skills.

Please note: no entrance exam nor Italian proficiency test are required.


Eligibility Requirements

Admission to the International Master Degree Programme in Science for the Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage (S.Co.Re) requires a 1st cycle Italian degree or equivalent bachelor achieved at legally recognised Institutions in Italy or abroad.

The evaluation of the applications is performed by the Admission Board, which decides about eligibility based on the following requirements:

  • The suitability of the applicants’ degree (curriculum studiorum): to profitably attend S.Co.Re degree programme it is necessary to have acquired basic knowledge in scientific disciplines (in particular: chemistry, physics, geology, biology) as well as possible further knowledge in conservation (archaeology, art history, architectural restoration, etc.) that will be considered as an asset

  • The suitability of the applicants’ personal preparation and motivation (curriculum vitae and statement of purpose)

  • Proficiency in the English language (at least level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference). If no valid English certification is held (see details below), language skills will be assessed by the Admission Board with an oral interview.

Application Procedure

In order to apply, prospective students need to register to Studenti Online, and select the menu “Register for an entrance exam or requirements check”. Download the step-by-step guide to the application from the Attachments Box.

The following materials must be uploaded in the online application:

  1. Front and back photocopy of your ID card/Passport or other valid identity document
  2. Resumé or Curriculum Vitae, including significant academic/work experiences in the fields related to the Master’s Degree
  3. Official transcript of academic records from every post-secondary institution attended, containing a list of the courses with grades (GPA etc.), the name of the final degree and the final grade;
  4. Personal statement of purpose (max 1 page)
  5. Proof of English proficiency, i.e.:
  • Language proficiency test (Idoneità) released by the University of Bologna Linguistic Centre (CLA-UNIBO) or by other Italian Universities;
  • Internationally recognized language certifications, such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc. (minimum scores to be considered equivalent to B2 level being the following: IELTS 5,5; TOEFL PBT 507-557; TOEFL CBT 180-217; TOEFL IBT 80-99; Cambridge First Certificate (FCE); Trinity College of London ISE II)
  • Graduates in a degree programme taught in English and English native speakers MAY be exempted from the assessment upon decision of the Admission Board

6.  Non-compulsory additional documents:
-  Two reference letters

No preliminary evaluation of documents submitted by email will be carried out.



The Admission Board will process applications in several intakes, according to the rules outlined above. Candidates can apply and get feedback according to the following deadline schedule:


 Application period



Non-EU Applicants

 EU applicants

   1 From 13 December 2021 to 31 January 2022 (1 p.m. CET) February 14, 2022 YES


   2 From 1 February 2022 to 31 March 2022 (1 p.m. CET) April 15, 2022 YES


   3 From 1 April 2022 to 30 June 2022 (1 p.m. CET) July 14, 2022 YES



From 1 July 2022 to 5 September 2022 (1 p.m. CET)

September 20, 2022




From 6 September 2022 to 21 October 2022 (1 p.m. CET)

October 25, 2022



Only complete applications (having all the compulsory documents uploaded by the deadline) will be evaluated by the Admission Board. Incomplete applications will not be considered and candidates will be allowed to submit a brand-new application in the following intakes (if scheduled), that will be then assessed as long as it has been fully finalized.

Timely applications are highly recommended, especially for non-EU students, because eligible Applicants have to undergo pre-enrollment procedure at the Embassy or Consulate in charge for their Country.
Early application is also important for candidates applying for scholarships offered by University of Bologna.


If the Admission Board deems that the applicant meets all the requirements, the application light will turn green (Positive Evaluation: Admitted) on the online system; otherwise, the application light will turn red (Negative Evaluation: Not Admitted).

The Admission Board CAN decide to ask a candidate to undergo an interview if some of the requirements are not satisfactorily met, in order to better assess the possession of the necessary competencies and skills (English language included).

The need to be submitted to the INTERVIEW will be communicated to the student with an e-mail at
his/her personal Unibo address ( in order to arrange an
appointment with the Admission Board (Skype call available).
If the candidate does not show up at the interview when called, without documented reasons,
he/she is excluded from admission.
Candidates asked to undergo the interview can download the study materials from the Attachments Box on the right.

Once completed the interview, the application light will turn green (Admitted)  or red (Not admitted) on the online system according to the final assessment of the Board.

After the evaluation

After you have been pre-admitted you will have to prepare for enrolment.

If you hold an Italian qualification: starting from the date indicated in the general calendar (see call for applications) through the end of November, you will have to complete the enrolment procedure at the University of Bologna through the website Studenti Online.

If you are an international student you shall also immediately get in touch with the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your home country and apply to the Pre-enrolment procedure for the given academic year. The pre-enrolment procedure is available online, via the Universitaly portal, according to the information provided here.

The pre-enrollment procedure is to be carried out according to the rules, regulations and deadlines set forth on the ministerial Circular Note (see side box on the right). Pre-admission letter is not necessary anymore and therefore no letter will be provided to admitted applicants.

If you hold a foreign degree (obtained outside Italy) you must also submit the documentation necessary  for matriculation, that must be translated and legalized, where required.

Students should set aside enough time for housing, enrolment at University and residence permit application (if needed). Considering classes start at the beginning of October 2022, they are highly recommended to reach Ravenna by the first weeks of September (if possible).


International students are strongly encouraged to read the following webpages:

Who are international students

How to prepare for enrolment

Enrolling with a foreign qualification  


General notes that apply to all the enrolments

  • During the enrolment phase a final check is made on the eligibility of the applicants.

  • The documentation submitted is subject to the Italian Presidential Decree 445/2000. The candidates must be aware as well of the penalties laid down by the article 496 of the Italian Penal Code in case of false statements and false certifications.


For further information on admission requirements and procedures, applicants can get in contact with our staff at

For further information on the immigration rules in Italy please contact:

For more details about International Students see the official web page of the University of Bologna about admission procedures for international students.

Note: This data, according to the legislative decree of June 30th, 2003, n. 196 (code for the privacy of personal information), will be used exclusively for purposes of the administrative procedure of the University of Bologna. 


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.