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Admission 2019/2020

How to apply to GIOCA

Admission 2019/2020

The Admission Call for a.y. 2019/20 is now open on StudentiOnline. Please read it carefully.

The Program is taught entirely in English. Please note that the attendance at the GIOCA courses is compulsory.

The GIOCA OPEN DAY ​is planned ​​for March 7, ​2019, at 11am room 22 at the School of Economics. Register here to the event.

Number of available places and deadlines

In order to guarantee the quality of the educational environment, admission to the GIOCA Program is regulated by a selection process evaluating the applicants' academic preparation, CV and language ability.

For the a.y. ​2019/20, the total number of students to be admitted is 30: 
  - 15 positions are reserved for Non-EU students
  - 15 positions are reserved for Italian and EU students.



April 30, 2019 at 1pm

List of admitted candidates to the interview

 by May 21, 2019

(possible videoconference interview)

June 3-4-5, 2019

Admission ranking

June 20, 2019

Enrollment deadline

July 18, 2019

Please check the complete table of deadlines available on the Call for Application.

Students who have not completed their first level degree (Bachelor's) may participate in the selection process, but they must graduate before October 31, 2019. 



The complete list of the required documents and the selection criteria is available on the Call for Application.
To be admitted to GIOCA it is necessary to have:

  • at least a first level degree (Bachelor’s) or an equivalent degree in any discipline from an Italian or foreign university that has been deemed eligible;
  • English language knowledge is required. Candidates must possess a minimum B2 level or equivalent in order to be admitted to the selection procedure. Proof of their English language (minimum B2 level) is demonstrated by submitting any one of the following:
     -   Certificates: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Trinity College London, issued no longer than 4 years prior to the deadline for application. To check the correspondence with the B2 level, please refer to the conversion table available at
    -    Attended a first cycle degree held in English (to indicate on the CV form).
    -    Passed a B2 level English exam in their previous academic study plan.
    -    English is the student's mother tongue (to indicate on the CV form).
  • Have a good general knowledge and notions of culture and the arts and have a strong vocation for the relevant contents and topics of the Program.

Admission Procedure

Admission to GIOCA is regulated by an evaluation of the candidate’s preparation. The selection is composed of two parts:

  1. An evaluation of the CV and of the other documents submitted;

    + evaluation of English language certificate higher than B2 level

    + evaluation of the reference letter (optional)

  1. An interview to evaluate the commitment, attitude and skills of the candidates and to ascertain the English level. 

To facilitate the participation of students living abroad, it will be possible to hold the interview through video conference methods (please read carefully the application procedure).

How to apply

The application procedure is available online at STUDENTIONLINE. No paper applications will be accepted.

To register to the application process a fee of 50,00 € is required.

By the deadline, candidates must upload (pdf format) the following required documents:

1) The Curriculum Vitae by filling the “CV Form” published on this page.

2) A copy of a valid identity document (ID card or passport);

3) For Non-EU students: a copy of the permit of stay, if you already own it;

4) A transcript of the First Cycle Degree (Bachelor’s) or of any certification mentioned in the CV;

5) English language certificate; 

6) Optional: Reference letter. 

Information for International students

If you are an international student (NON-EU), you must do the pre-enrolment at the Italian Embassy for your country in order to apply for entry Visa for reasons of study

EU and Non-EU students with a foreign degree, once admitted to GIOCA, shall contact the Italian Embassy-Consulate offices in the country in which the diploma was awarded to request the Declaration of Value.

Please note that the knowledge of the Italian language is NOT required since GIOCA is an international program completely taught in English.

  • For general information for international students see here
  • To find out who are defined as international students see here
  • To find out which documents an international students must have see here

Contacts for international students: International Desk

via Filippo Re 4 - 40126 Bologna - Italy
tel. +39 051 2088101
fax +39 051 2086113
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10.00 am – 12.00 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Tuition fees and financial aids

More information are published on the Tuition fee, Scholarships and Financial Aid page.


For technical problems on the on-line procedure:

For further information on the admission procedure: 

Give a look at the FAQs!