Candidates holding foreign degree

Admission requirements for candidates holding foreign degree

Attention: Prospective students holding an Italian degree shall refer to the requirements for candidates holding Italian degree.

We welcome applications from outstanding candidates holding Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in relevant fields. Prospective students holding a foreign degree shall have adequate knowledge of three subject fields:

  1. Law (preferably International Law and/or EU Law);
  2. History and/or Politics; and
  3. Economics

We may use some flexibility in assessing each requirement, in order to accommodate the differences among academic systems. Nevertheless, your preparation must be essentially in line with the course level.

Depending on your academic background, we may ask you to sit a written admission test to assess your knowledge of the curriculum core subjects. We will establish whether you meet the requirements or must take the admission test upon application.

Language proficiency

Students of all curricula are expected to attain level B2 proficiency in English. (TOEFL/IELTS certifications are accepted alongside the certifications listed at this link - the level must be B2 or higher in all cases).

Italian Language proficiency at level B2 or higher is required for curriculum A and B of the programme (CILS/ CELI certifications are accepted alongside the certifications listed at this link - the level must be B2 or higher in all cases).

 

 

For non-EU applicants applying for a visa, the deadline for admission applications is 30 April 2024, in consideration of the particular deadlines related to the issuance of the visa and the need to select a limited number of places, as required by current legislation.


Deadlines

Admission

Application for admission: from 22/01/2024 to 25/08/2024

Application for matriculation: from 08/04/2024 to 15/01/2025


Attachments and documents

Admission notice


Please note

Non-EU students visa applicants are required to apply for admission no later than 30 April 2024. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be evaluated and it will in no case be possible to request the refund of the admission fee.

Successful applicants have adequate knowledge of three core subject fields:

  • Law (preferably International Law and/or EU Law);
  • History and/or Politics;
  • Economics.

We may use some flexibility in assessing each requirement, in order to accommodate the differences among academic systems. Nevertheless, your preparation must be essentially in line with the course level.

 

Proficiency in English is also required at level B2 or higher for all curricula (TOEFL/IELTS certifications are accepted alongside the certifications listed at this link - the level must be B2 or higher in all cases).

Applicants for curricula A or  B shall prove Italian Language proficiency at level B2 or higher (CILS/ CELI certifications are accepted alongside the certifications listed at this link - the level must be B2 or higher in all cases).

 

Based on considerations related to each candidate’s academic background, candidates may be required to take a written test in order to ascertain their adequate knowledge of the basic subjects relevant to each curriculum.

Detailed information regarding the fulfillment of the requirements or the need to take the above-mentioned written test will be communicated to the candidates after the submission of the admission application.

The date of the admission test will be communicated on this webpage.

Overall, the test is divided into three parts which differ according to the curriculum chosen when applying.

• To candidates of curriculum A – Diplomacy and International Organizations, knowledge of the following subjects is required: international law, economics, international relations.

• To candidates of curriculum B – International trade and European integration, knowledge of the following subjects is required: international law, economics, European Union law

• To candidates of curriculum C – International Politics and Regional Dynamics, knowledge of the following subjects is required: international law, economics, international relations; the admission test will be carried out entirely in English.

• To candidates of curriculum E – International Cooperation and Human Rights, knowledge of the following subjects is required: international law, economics, comparative social systems; the admission test will be carried out entirely in English.

In light of the test result, the Admissions Committee might suggest one or more thematic tutoring courses to the admitted student, in order to bridge any knowledge gaps. The tutoring courses will take place from September 2023 to January 2024.

 

Recommended textbooks (last publication available)

• International Law (curricula A, B, C, E) - Gioia,Manuale breve di diritto internazionale, Milano, Giuffrè; or Conforti,Diritto internazionale, Napoli, Editoriale Scientifica; or Dixon,Textbook on International Law, Oxford University Press; or any similar textbook covering the subject.

• Economics (curricula A, B, C, E) - Sloman,Elementi di economia, Bologna, Il Mulino; or Frank, Bernanke, Principles of Economics, McGraw-Hill/Irwin; or any similar economics textbook covering both macroeconomics and microeconomics.

And,according to the chosen curriculum, the following textbooks: 

• International Relations (curriculum A) - Andreatta, Clementi, Colombo, Koenig-Archibugi, Parsi,Relazioni internazionali, Bologna, Il Mulino.

• European Union Law (curriculum B) - Daniele,Diritto dell'Unione Europea - Sistema istituzionale, ordinamento, tutela giurisdizionale, competenze, Giuffré, Milano; or Adam, Tizzano, Lineamenti di Diritto dell’Unione europea, Giappichelli, Torino; or Draetta,Elementi di diritto dell'Unione Europea, Parte istituzionale Ordinamento e struttura dell'Unione europea, Giuffrè, Milano.

• International Relations (curriculum C) - Jackson, Sorensen,Introduction to international relations: theories and approaches, Oxford.

• Comparative Social Systems (curriculum E) - Both textbooks: Ritzer, Introduction to sociology, Sage, London; Beck,What is globalization?, Polity, Cambridge.

The following are the topics that will be assessed during the admission test, divided by subject: 

Economia politica(curricula A, B)

Economics(curricula C ed E)

Relazioni internazionali(curriculum A)

International Relations(curriculum C)

Comparative Social Systems(curriculum E)

Diritto dell'Unione europea(curriculum B)

Diritto internazionale(curriculum A, B)

International Law(curriculum C and E)

Admission Application:
The admission application must be completed online on the dates set every year.

Before you start, you shall have:

  1. Registration credentials (for registration see here);
  2. Italian tax identification code (international students will be assigned an alternative identification code);
  3. Credit card (for payment of 30 euro admission fee);
  4. Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records with exams taken, grades and credits;
  5. Curriculum vitae;
  6. Language Certificate(s) – (i) English B2 certificate for all curricula and (ii) Italian B2 certificate only for curricula A and B

The Evaluation Committee cannot provide a final evaluation in case of incomplete applications (i.e. missing above-listed documents).
 

Student extra-EU residing abroad

Please consider that the deadlines for ‘pre-enrolment and immigration procedures may differ.

 

Application deadlines:

Applications for the academic year 2024/2025 intake will be accepted within the deadlines indicated above. Early applications are strongly encouraged from candidates who wish to be considered for Excellence scholarships.

Enrolment:

In case of a positive result of your application, you may enroll by the deadlines indicated in the receipt issued upon application. Students holding foreign qualifications must book an appointment with the International Students Office to hand in the required documents.