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Admission 2020/2021

LLM LEGS Academic Year 2020-2021 – Online Lessons.

Please note that, whether the current international pandemic remains along with the next future, all the 2020/2021 LLM LEGS COURSES [https://corsi.unibo.it/2cycle/legal-studies/course-structure-diagram/piano?code=9062&year=2019&manifest=en_2019_9062_000_000_2019] will be taught online.
Moreover, as soon as the pandemic situation is overcome, our courses will be taught in blend form, both in presence (as traditional lessons) and via streaming.

Even in these difficult times, 100% of our teaching activities, exams, and graduations have been switched online and are regularly running.

On top of that, the University of Bologna has been providing more than 3,250 learning activities online to over 70,000 students/week, successfully participating.

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Please remind: the selection process of the 1st intake will be held on Skype from April 20th from April 22nd (dsg.tutorlegs@outlook.it). Remember to end up your application no later than April 13th; otherwise, you will not be admitted to the selection process.

The Admission Call for a.y. 2020/2021 is now open on StudentiOnline. Please read it carefully.

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

Number of available places and deadlines

In order to guarantee the quality of the educational environment, a selection process evaluating the applicants’ academic preparation, CV and language ability regulates admission to the LEGS Program.

For the a.y. 2020/21, the total number of students to be admitted is 100, as:
- n. 90 positions are reserved for Italian, EU students and equivalent non-EU students (A)
- n. 10 positions are reserved for Non-EU students living abroad (B)

 

Intakes

Italian, EU and equivalent non-EU citizens (A)

Non-EU citizens living abroad (B)

First

50

5

Second

30 + any remaning from the first intake

5 + any remaning from the first intake for a maximum of 10 positions

Third

10 + any remaining from the first intake for a maximum of 90 positions

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First intake: reserved for Italian, EU students, equivalent non-EU students and Non-EU students living abroad.

Application opening and deadline

February, 12th, 2020 – April, 13th, 2020 (h. 1 pm CET)

List of admitted candidates to the interview

April, 16th, 2020

Interviews:

-          by Skype or in presence

April, 20th-21st-22nd, 2020

Admission ranking

April, 27th, 2020

Opening of enrollments for selected applicants

April,29th, 2020

Enrollment deadline

May, 4th, 2020

Publication of any residual position and opening of enrollments for any potential recovered student

May, 6th, 2020

Enrollment deadline (for recovered positions only)

May, 11th, 2020

List of admitted candidates from the recovery and enrollment start

May, 14th, 2020

Enrollment deadline.

Deadline for transfers and transitions (if necessary)

May, 21th, 2020

Second intake: reserved for Italian, EU students, equivalent non-EU students and Non-EU students living abroad.

Application opening and deadline

May, 5th ,2020 – June 4th, 2020

List of admitted candidates to the interview

June, 8th, 2020 (h. 1 pm CET)

Interviews:

by Skype or in presence

June, 10th-11th-12th, 2020

Admission ranking

June, 17th, 2020

Opening of enrollments for selected applicants

June, 19th, 2020

Enrollment deadline

June, 25th, 2020

Publication of any residual position and opening of enrollments for any potential recovered student

June, 29th, 2020

Enrollment deadline (for recovered positions only)

July, 2nd, 2020

List of admitted candidates from the recovery and enrollment start

July, 8th, 2020

Enrollment deadline.

Deadline for transfers and transitions (if necessary)

July, 15th, 2020

Third intake: reserved for Italian, EU students and equivalent non-EU students.

Application opening and deadline

July 1st, 2020 – August 31st, 2020

List of admitted candidates to the interview

September 7th, 2020 (h. 1 pm CET)

Interviews:

by Skype or in presence

September 8th – 9th- 10th, 2020

Admission ranking

September, 14th, 2020

Opening of enrollments for selected applicants

September 16 th, 2020

Enrollment deadline

September, 22th, 2020

Publication of any residual position and opening of enrollments for any potential recovered student

September, 24th, 2020

Enrollment deadline (for recovered positions only)

September, 28th, 2020

List of admitted candidates from the recovery and enrollment start

October, 1st, 2020

Enrollment deadline.

Deadline for transfers and transitions (if necessary)

October, 8th, 2020

Requirements  

The complete list of the required documents and the selection criteria is available on the Call for Application.
To be admitted to LEGS 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 http://www.cla.unibo.it/idoneita-linguistica/equipollenza-dei-titoli-1.
    - 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).
    - Attendance, within the academic career, of at least 2 English courses.

Students who have not completed their first level degree (Bachelor's) may participate in the selection process, but they must graduate before December 17, 2020.

Request of adaptation for the admission test

Disabled students and students with specific learning disabilities who want to require adaptations for the admission test can consult the following website https://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/guidance-and-tutoring/disabled-and-dyslexic-students-service.

Admission Procedure

Admission to LEGS 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 corresponding to or higher than B2 level
    + evaluation of the reference letter (optional)
  1. An interview, for those who pass the part 1), to evaluate the commitment, attitude and skills of the candidates and to ascertain the English level. Just the candidates who approved the first part (evaluation of the CV) will be admitted to the interview.

The detailed selection criteria and the related scoring system is available on the Call for Application.

How to apply

The application procedure is available online at STUDENTIONLINE (no paper applications will be accepted), according to the following steps:

  1. Connect to Studenti Online through studenti.unibo.it and sign up accessing to the section “Registration”;
  2. register by completing all the mandatory fields (foreign students without social security number/fiscal code must access to the section “International Students Registration” and follow the instructions for the creation of the credentials); after the first access the website requires a personal password.

Please note that you must remember and storage personal credentials for the entire duration of the career, since they will be required at each access to in www.studenti.unibo.it;

  1. Click on “Entrance Exams”, choose “Second Cycle Degree Programme” and then “Legal Studies - LEGS”.

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), of any certification mentioned in the CV or of the exam list (provided of marks and ISCED field of study);

5) English language certificate;

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 LEGS, should 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 LEGS is an international program completely taught in English.

  • For general information for international students see here
  • To find out who fall within the category of “international students” see here
  • To find out which documents 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
e-mail: internationaldesk@unibo.it 
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

Specific allowance are reserved to the ones who want to transfer from another course of studies of this university or from another university.

The amount of the annual registration fees is published at www.unibo.it/Tasse.

Contacts

For technical problems on the on-line procedure: help.studentionline@unibo.it.

For administrative doubts: Law's students Administrative Office

Email: seggiuri@unibo.it

For doubts regarding the course (logistic or organizational matters):
       Programme coordinator, Martina Morabito: legs@unibo.it
       Programme tutor, Matteo Giovanardi: dsg.tutorlegs@unibo.it

Matriculation

After you have checked that all the admission requirements have been met, you can enrol on Studenti online:

  1. complete the application for matriculation with the required data and attach an ID photograph in digital format;
  2. pay the first instalment of tuition fees.

Next, go to the Student Administration Office with a valid ID to activate your student career and get access to University services (such as Almawifi, online study plans, exam registration, libraries). Upon activation, you will receive an e-mail with a QR CODE that you will have to use to print your badge at one of the self-service machines at the University.

If you have a previous university qualification or have completed university course units, you can apply for a shortened degree programme.

If you are a student with disabilities (with a minimum recognised degree of disability of 66%, or if you own have certification issued pursuant to Law 104/92), you are entitled to obtain exemption from tuition fees.

If you have a foreign citizenship and/or qualification, you must also hand in the following documents to the  Student Administration Office:

If you are matriculating by submitting only the entry visa for study purposes, also ask the Student Administration Office for an enrolment certificate that you must attach to your residence permit application.

 Always check in the specific pages when the declaration of value, the translation or the legalization are not required!

List of deadlines

I Intake - Application to the Admission Procedure from 2020-02-12 16:00 to 2020-04-13 16:00
II Intake - Application to the Admission Procedure from 2020-05-05 16:00 to 2020-06-04 16:00
III Intake - Application to the Admission Procedure from 2020-07-01 16:00 to 2020-08-31 16:00