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Admissions ay. 2023/24

The application procedures will be open from the 13th of February to the 27th of April 2023.

The GIOCA calls for applications 2023/2024 opens on February, 13th 2023.


Program begins 


Watch the recording of the GIOCA presentation during  Magistralmente 2023 on February 1st, 2023.

(Access with ypur email) 


WELCOME DAYS: September 2023
CRASH COURSES: from the 4th of September to the 15th of September 2023
CLASSES: starting from 18th of September 2023


2 years full-time 



Number of places

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.

Non EU 

A maximum of 15 Non-EU students will be accepted. 

NON-EU students living outside Italy, next to complying with the rules and deadlines established by the University of Bologna, must pre-enrol online through the Universitaly portal by July 2023.

For more information:

Tuition fees 

 MAX €4.080

Tuition fees vary according to family income and the country of origin, please read the following web site: fees 

Tuition fees are calculated progressively, more favourably for students who have a low income and meet merit requirements.

International students:

If you are an international student with income and assets abroad only, you cannot submit an ISEE; please read the Tuition fees for international students page for information on university fees.

If you are a student from one of the following countries, you will be granted the reduced tuition fees listed below. You may also be granted additional benefits.

It is crucial you follow instruction and check any possible link, especially about how to apply to have tuition fee calculated based on your economic situation andDocumentation regarding the economic situation of international students 


  • Application deadline: 27/04/2023 at 1 pm (CET)
  • List of admitted candidates to the interview: by 31/05/2023
  • Interviews:  06- 07-08/06/2023
  • Admission ranking: by 21/06/2023
  • Students who have not completed their first level degree (Bachelor's) may participate in the selection process, but they must graduate before October 31, 2023

Minimum requirements 

  • English at B2 level*  
  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent degree in any discipline from an Italian/foreign university that has been deemed eligible 
  • 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. 

Selection criteria 

1) An evaluation of the CV and of the other documents submitted;    + evaluation of English language certificate higher than B2 level    + evaluation of a signed reference letter (optional)
2) interview, for those who pass the part 1) to evaluate the commitment, attitude and skills of the candidates and to ascertain the English level.
Documents  - Evidence of qualifications (degree certificates and transcript of records)  - CV (Curriculum Vitae) using the Gioca CV Form - Copy of a valid identity document (ID card, or passport).  - For Non-EU students: a copy of the residence permit, if you already own it;  - Evidence of English language proficiency (equivalent to the B2 level of the Council of Europe).  - Optional: a signed Reference Letter 

English B2* 

Certificates: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Trinity College London, issued no longer than 6 years prior to the deadline for application. To check the correspondence with the B2 level, please refer to the conversion table available at

- English certification issued by University centres
-    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 carried out an exchange / internship period of at least 3 months in an English-speaking country;

- Have completed an exchange / internship period of at least 3 months in English in a non-English-speaking country.

Scholarships and financing 

This page contains information on fees and financial aids also for international students: 

ER-GO Call Scholarships, accomodation and OTHER BENEFITS 2023/24: The call will be published around July 2023 on the website:


For Admissions please contact the GIOCA administrative Programme Coordinator: 

dott.ssa Manuela Genghi -

For information on the content of the programme, please contact the GIOCA Director

Prof. Paolo Ferri -

For information on GIOCA students’ life, on living in Bologna, please contact the Program tutor 


Contacts for international students: International Desk

Tel. +39 051 2088101

Give a look at the FAQs!