At a Glance


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.


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.

(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.).

(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

(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.

(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.

(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.


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