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Admission to the master programme takes place yearly, and applicants undergo an evaluation process, set by titles; non-EU applicants are required to have an interview as well. Titles must be provided at application time, along with all the required documentation.

All EU applicants can just review the admission requirements and go ahead to the enrollment website of the University of Pisa, skipping all the information reported hereafter.

Results of assessment of all provided documentation for non-EU applicants will be published on this site, reporting the names of applicants admitted to the interview. Scheduling of interviews will be provided individually by email.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Non-EU applicants: April 15th, 2017 - 11:00am (GMT)

EU applicants, and non-EU applicants residing in Italy: please refer to the enrollment website of the University of Pisa.

ON-LINE APPLICATION
(non-EU candidates only)

Non-EU applicants: Application closed

EU applicants, and non-EU applicants residing in Italy: please refer to the enrollment website of the University of Pisa.

In case of problems with the online application, please contact the M.Sc. Administration Office (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

SELECTION SCHEDULE
(non-EU candidates only)

assessment of submitted documentation: by April 28, 2017 
!!! -  Because of the high number of applications to be evaluated, admission to interviews will be communicated on May 3rd, 2017.

interviews: May 5 to 10, 2017
final ranking list of eligible applicants: May 11, 2017

SELECTION RULES
(non-EU candidates only)

Selection of non-EU applicants will be based upon the assessment of all the submitted documents and an interview. The selection aims to evaluate the applicants’ background and education, assessing their potential skills and attitude to attend an interdisciplinary and innovative educational program.

The final assessment will be on a hundred-point scale, given in two subsequent phases:

  1. up to 60 points for the assessment of submitted titles, the CV and the courses taken (threshold: 42 points);
  2. the remaining 40 points for the interview (threshold: 28 points).

Only applicants whose score is above threshold in phase a) will be admitted to the interview. Only applicants whose score is above threshold also in phase b) will be included in the final ranking, thus resulting eligible for the admission to the M.Sc. Course.

Applicants admitted to the interview will be informed via e-mail (sent to the account indicated in the application form) about the score received, as well as time and date of the interview. Interviews will be held through videoconference using Skype. The candidate shall provide the proper settings to carry out the video interview and exhibit the ID submitted in the online application. A candidate not attending the interview within the scheduled slot will be excluded from the final ranking list.

Final ranking lists will be published on this site.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DOCUMENTATION DUE
(non-EU candidates only)

In the application form candidates will state (self declaration):

  • family name, first name, place and date of birth, nationality, gender;
  • declaration that the candidate holds an academic degree; 
  • declaration of knowledge of the English language (and other foreign languages) specifying the duration of studies and declaring the certification held; 
  • the permanent address and the mailing address (if different) where applicants wish to receive paper communications concerning the application. Applicants shall immediately contact the M.Sc. Administration Office (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), if these addresses change as far as the e-mail address, that is compulsory for the purposes of this application.
  • the specific Italian Embassy or Consulate the candidate is going to pre-enroll at. Please note that pre-enrolment is a mandatory requirement for the VISA issue and the matriculation process. Pre-enrolment terms are established by the Italian Embassies or Consulates.

Applicants shall include in the application (all materials shall be in Adobe pdf format and must use the file name shown):

  1. Cv_Lastname_Name.pdf: a copy of their complete Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum covering their education program, cultural and professional experiences and all other information that might help in the evaluation of the candidate; 
  2. Certificate_Lastname_Name.pdf: copy of Degree Certificate (if applicable); 
  3. Transcripts_Lastname_Name.pdf: the academic transcript with the full list of courses and grades (in English or Italian). This list should contain information regarding credits, units (or equivalent) received, the grades received for each class taken, and the date when the final examination (if applicable) was taken, provided by attaching the copy of the University Transcript or completing the template provided by the application form; 
  4. Passport_Lastname_Name.pdf: copy of valid passport or any other international ID including the photo;
  5. Other_Lastname_Name.pdf: a copy of any other document or information that they deem suitable (works written in languages other than Italian or English must be accompanied by a summary in one of the above languages).

Applications with missing information will not be considered valid. Requests for the completion of application documents must be fulfilled within two days of the e-mail notification sent by the Masters secretariat.

Regarding the Academic Degree, applicants must specify:

  1. the Degree title;
  2. the University or University Institute that awarded the degree, the date of graduation, and the mark achieved, when applicable;
  3. the Academic Year in which the candidate has started his/her undergraduate studies.

For degrees obtained outside Italy, applicants will provide details about the equivalence of the title; the Selection Committee will establish the equivalence only for the purposes of the current competition.

WHAT TO DO UPON ADMISSION
(non-EU candidates only)

Upon passing the selection procedure and according to the final selection ranking, applicants are admitted to cover all available posts for each competition session. In case of a candidate renounces, the next eligible candidate in the ranking list will be selected.

Pre-enrollment at Italian Embassies/consulates is mandatory (see step #2 at the "how to enroll" webpage), and applicants are urged to timely look after it.

 

Tuition fee depends on family income and country of provenience of the students, according to the rules of the University of Pisa; please consult:

Grants for foreign students

Special grants for students are managed by the "Azienda della Regione Toscana per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario" (DSU - Student's Support Office). DSU aids consist in scholarships (up to 1,600.00 euros per year), lodging grants, free meals at the University canteen, and tuition waiver. Details on grant applications can be found on the DSU webpage for foreign students.

Welcome Package for foreign students

To encourage applications from foreign students, the University of Pisa offers foreign students, with priority to non-EU students, a one-month free accommodation (in a shared room), possibly extended to three months, and a free forty-hour Italian language course. The University provides further benefits for students with Vietnamese, Indonesian and Latin-American nationality. Further information is available on the "students' webpage" of the University of Pisa.

Merit Awards reserved to foreign students

The University of Pisa may reserve a certain number of merit awards to foreign students with the best academic performance at the end of the first year. Further details will be available soon.

 

 

NON-EU CANDIDATES APPLICATIONS (2014)

 

Selection of applicants will be based upon the assessment of all the submitted documents and an interview. The selection aims to evaluate the applicants’ background and education, assessing their potential skills and attitude to attend an interdisciplinary and innovative educational program.

The Selection Committee will be nominated by Decree of the Director of the study program.

The final assessment will be on a hundred-point scale:

  1. up to 60 points for the assessment of submitted titles, the CV and the courses taken;
  2. the remaining 40 points for the interview. 

To be admitted to the interview, applicants must achieve a score of at least 42/100 in the above-mentioned assessment. The interview will assign the remaining 40 points; applicants shall obtain a score of at least 28/100 in order to be included in the final ranking.

A final minimum score of 70/100 is therefore necessary to successfully pass the examination and to result eligible for the admission to the M.Sc. Course.

Applicants admitted to the interview will be informed via e-mail (sent to the account indicated in the application form) about the score received, as well as time and date of the interview. Interviews will be held through videoconference using Skype. The candidate shall provide the proper settings to carry out the video interview and exhibit the ID submitted in the online application. A candidate not attending the interview within the scheduled slot will be excluded from the final ranking list.

Applicants are requested to apply online by May, 2nd 2014 at 1pm (GMT). In case of problems with the online application, please contact the M.Sc. Administration Office (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

In the application form candidates will state (self declaration):

  • family name, first name, place and date of birth, nationality, gender;
  • declaration that the candidate holds an academic degree; 
  • declaration of knowledge of the English language (and other foreign languages) specifying the duration of studies and declaring the certification held; 
  • the permanent address and the mailing address (if different) where applicants wish to receive paper communications concerning the application. Applicants shall immediately contact the M.Sc. Administration Office (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), if these addresses change as far as the e-mail address, that is compulsory for the purposes of this application.

Applicants shall include in the application (all materials shall be in Adobe pdf format and must use the file name shown):

  1. Cv_Lastname_Name.pdf: a copy of their complete Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum covering their education program, cultural and professional experiences and all other information that might help in the evaluation of the candidate; 
  2. Certificate_Lastname_Name.pdf: copy of Degree Certificate (if applicable); 
  3. Transcripts_Lastname_Name.pdf: the academic transcript with the full list of courses and grades (in English or Italian). This list should contain information regarding credits, units (or equivalent) received, the grades received for each class taken, and the date when the final examination (if applicable) was taken, provided by attaching the copy of the University Transcript or completing the template provided by the application form; 
  4. Passport_Lastname_Name.pdf: copy of valid passport or any other international ID including the photo;
  5. Other_Lastname_Name.pdf: a copy of any other document or information that they deem suitable (works written in languages other than Italian or English must be accompanied by a summary in one of the above languages).

Applications with missing information will not be considered valid. Requests for the completion of application documents must be fulfilled within two days of the e-mail notification sent by the Masters secretariat.

Candidates shall pre-enrol at the relevant Italian Embassy or Consulate in the “Master of Science in Computer Engineering (LM-32)" program offered by University of Pisa. Pre-enrolment is a mandatory requirement for the VISA issue and the matriculation process. Pre-enrolment terms are established by the Italian Embassies or Consulates. Pre-enrolment conditions and further information are available on the website http://www.study-in-italy.it.

As far as the Academic Degree applicants must specify:

  1. the Degree title; 
  2. the University or University Institute which awarded the degree, the date of graduation and the mark achieved, when applicable; 
  3. the Academic Year in which the candidate has started his/her undergraduate studies. 

For degrees obtained outside Italy, applicants will provide details about the equivalence of the title; the Selection Committee will establish the equivalence only for the purposes of the current competition.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ON LINE!! (deadline expired)

Assessment of submitted documentation will be held on May 19, 2014

The results of the assessment of submitted documentation will be published on this site, with the list of the applicants admitted to the interview and all information regarding the time and date of the interview. Final ranking lists will be published on the same site.

Admitted applicants are nominated by a Decree of the Master Director according to the selection ranking, covering all available posts for each competition session. In case of a candidate renounces, the next eligible candidate in the ranking list will be selected. Non-EU admitted candidates will be requested to send their written assent.

Admitted applicants shall matriculate at the University of Pisa according to terms and modalities which will be communicated once the ranking list will be published on the web site of the master of Science. Admitted applicants holding a non-Italian degree shall accompany the matriculation application by

  • the original academic title, 
  • the official translation of the degree into Italian, 
  • the consular legalization of the foreign title, 
  • the “Dichiarazione di Valore” (Declaration of Value) issued by the Italian diplomatic representative in the country where the educational system of the university issuing the diploma belongs to.

 

Tuition Fees and Scholarships (details to be confirmed)

Tuition fee depends on family income and country of provenience of the students, according to the rules of the University of Pisa (please consult the webpage http://www.unipi.it/studenti/segreterie/tasse  - Italian Language only).

Students may apply for the contributions provided by the the "Azienda della Regione Toscana per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario" (DSU - Student's Support Office) . The annual call for contributions is published in the month of July at http://www.dsu.toscana.it (Italian language only). DSU contributions are not cumulabile with other scholarships. DSU aids consist in scholarships (up to 1,200.00 Euros per year), lodging grants, free meals at the University canteen, tuition waivers.

Application Procedure (to be confirmed)

  • Online application, open from end July to half September 2014
  • Printout, signature and delivery by hand or by physical certified mail of the application form in hardcopy along with a family income declaration issued from a competent authority in the country of provenience and translated into Italian by the relevant Italian Diplomatic Authority to: 

Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario della Toscana
Sede Territoriale di Pisa 
Piazza dei Cavalieri, 6 
56126 Pisa 

Foreign students will be supported in the drawing up of the documentation required for the application to the contributions provided by the the "Azienda della Regione Toscana per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario" (DSU - Student's Support Office).

To encourage applications of foreign students, the University of Pisa is considering offering free welcome accommodation from September 16th until November 15th, 2014, and covering National Health System registration fees of non-EU students for the entire length of the Master Degree Program (2 academic years). More information will be available before the beginning of the Programme.

 

Admission to the Master Programme in Computer Engineering is open to all EU students: No admission quota is foreseen.

Please note that up to 30 non-EU students/year can be admitted to the Msc Programme. In this case, admission is granted on a competitive basis to the best eligible candidates. 

Admission to the Master Programme takes place yearly, and applicants undergo a public evaluation, set by titles and (only for non-EU candidates) an interview.

The evaluation committee, upon reviewing the curriculum of the applicant, may void the application because of evident lack of sufficient background (e.g., in maths, physics, computer engineering/science, other engineering disciplines), or it may ask the applicant for additional examination in some particular disciplines.

Applicants are required:

  • a three-year Bachelor of Science ("Laurea di I livello") or equivalent first-cycle degree. Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and degrees in the ICT field are preferred. The required graduation must occur 
    by July 31st 2016 for non-EU applicants  and 
    by December 31st 2016 for EU applicants.
  • fluency in written and spoken English (B1 Level in the European Framework for foreign languages). Proficiency in English for non-EU applicants will be assessed during the admission interview.

 

 

NON-EU CANDIDATES APPLICATIONS (2015)

 

Selection of applicants will be based upon the assessment of all the submitted documents and an interview. The selection aims to evaluate the applicants’ background and education, assessing their potential skills and attitude to attend an interdisciplinary and innovative educational program.

The Selection Committee will be nominated by Decree of the Director of the study program.

The final assessment will be on a hundred-point scale:

  1. up to 60 points for the assessment of submitted titles, the CV and the courses taken;
  2. the remaining 40 points for the interview. 

To be admitted to the interview, applicants must achieve a score of at least 42/100 in the above-mentioned assessment. The interview will assign the remaining 40 points; applicants shall obtain a score of at least 28/100 in order to be included in the final ranking.

A final minimum score of 70/100 is therefore necessary to successfully pass the examination and to result eligible for the admission to the M.Sc. Course.

Applicants admitted to the interview will be informed via e-mail (sent to the account indicated in the application form) about the score received, as well as time and date of the interview. Interviews will be held through videoconference using Skype. The candidate shall provide the proper settings to carry out the video interview and exhibit the ID submitted in the online application. A candidate not attending the interview within the scheduled slot will be excluded from the final ranking list.

Applicants are requested to apply online by May, 11th 2015 at 1pm (GMT). In case of problems with the online application, please contact the M.Sc. Administration Office (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

In the application form candidates will state (self declaration):

  • family name, first name, place and date of birth, nationality, gender;
  • declaration that the candidate holds an academic degree; 
  • declaration of knowledge of the English language (and other foreign languages) specifying the duration of studies and declaring the certification held; 
  • the permanent address and the mailing address (if different) where applicants wish to receive paper communications concerning the application. Applicants shall immediately contact the M.Sc. Administration Office (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), if these addresses change as far as the e-mail address, that is compulsory for the purposes of this application.

Applicants shall include in the application (all materials shall be in Adobe pdf format and must use the file name shown):

  1. Cv_Lastname_Name.pdf: a copy of their complete Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum covering their education program, cultural and professional experiences and all other information that might help in the evaluation of the candidate; 
  2. Certificate_Lastname_Name.pdf: copy of Degree Certificate (if applicable); 
  3. Transcripts_Lastname_Name.pdf: the academic transcript with the full list of courses and grades (in English or Italian). This list should contain information regarding credits, units (or equivalent) received, the grades received for each class taken, and the date when the final examination (if applicable) was taken, provided by attaching the copy of the University Transcript or completing the template provided by the application form; 
  4. Passport_Lastname_Name.pdf: copy of valid passport or any other international ID including the photo;
  5. Other_Lastname_Name.pdf: a copy of any other document or information that they deem suitable (works written in languages other than Italian or English must be accompanied by a summary in one of the above languages).

Applications with missing information will not be considered valid. Requests for the completion of application documents must be fulfilled within two days of the e-mail notification sent by the Masters secretariat.

Candidates shall pre-enrol at the relevant Italian Embassy or Consulate in the “Master of Science in Computer Engineering (LM-32)" program offered by University of Pisa. Pre-enrolment is a mandatory requirement for the VISA issue and the matriculation process. Pre-enrolment terms are established by the Italian Embassies or Consulates. Pre-enrolment conditions and further information are available on the website http://www.study-in-italy.it.

As far as the Academic Degree applicants must specify:

  1. the Degree title; 
  2. the University or University Institute which awarded the degree, the date of graduation and the mark achieved, when applicable; 
  3. the Academic Year in which the candidate has started his/her undergraduate studies. 

For degrees obtained outside Italy, applicants will provide details about the equivalence of the title; the Selection Committee will establish the equivalence only for the purposes of the current competition.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ON LINE!!! (Application closed)

Assessment of submitted documentation will be held on May 25th, 2015

The results of the assessment of submitted documentation will be published on this site, with the list of the applicants admitted to the interview and all information regarding the time and date of the interview. Final ranking lists will be published on the same site.

Admitted applicants are nominated by a Decree of the Master Director according to the selection ranking, covering all available posts for each competition session. In case of a candidate renounces, the next eligible candidate in the ranking list will be selected. Non-EU admitted candidates will be requested to send their written assent.

Admitted applicants shall matriculate at the University of Pisa according to terms and modalities which will be communicated once the ranking list will be published on the web site of the master of Science. Admitted applicants holding a non-Italian degree shall accompany the matriculation application by

  • the original academic title, 
  • the official translation of the degree into Italian, 
  • the consular legalization of the foreign title, 
  • the “Dichiarazione di Valore” (Declaration of Value) issued by the Italian diplomatic representative in the country where the educational system of the university issuing the diploma belongs to.

Tuition Fees and Scholarships (details to be confirmed)

Tuition fee depends on family income and country of provenience of the students, according to the rules of the University of Pisa (please consult the webpage http://www.unipi.it/studenti/segreterie/tasse  - Italian Language only).

Students may apply for the contributions provided by the the "Azienda della Regione Toscana per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario" (DSU - Student's Support Office) . The annual call for contributions is published in the month of July at http://www.dsu.toscana.it (Italian language only). DSU contributions are not cumulabile with other scholarships. DSU aids consist in scholarships (up to 1,200.00 Euros per year), lodging grants, free meals at the University canteen, tuition waivers.

Application Procedure (to be confirmed)

  • Online application, open from end July to half September 2015
  • Printout, signature and delivery by hand or by physical certified mail of the application form in hardcopy along with a family income declaration issued from a competent authority in the country of provenience and translated into Italian by the relevant Italian Diplomatic Authority to: 

Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario della Toscana
Sede Territoriale di Pisa 
Piazza dei Cavalieri, 6 
56126 Pisa 

Foreign students will be supported in the drawing up of the documentation required for the application to the contributions provided by the the "Azienda della Regione Toscana per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario" (DSU - Student's Support Office).

To encourage applications of foreign students, the University of Pisa is considering offering free welcome accommodation from September 16th until November 15th, 2015, and covering National Health System registration fees of non-EU students for the entire length of the Master Degree Program (2 academic years). More information will be available before the beginning of the Programme.

 

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