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1) What are the admission requirements?
You should hold a 3-year university diploma or another equal undergraduate degree, providing evidence that during your degree studies you have acquired the following number of ECTS (in case of students outside the European Union, the equivalent number of hours of study) in these areas:
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (i.e. Accounting; Management; Finance; Organisational Design and Human Resources Management; Banking and Finance) - 24 ECTS
ECONOMICS (i.e. Macro and Micro Economics; Political Economy; Econometrics; Economic History and History of Economic Thought) - 12 ECTS
QUANTITATIVE METHODS – (any exam in Mathematics and Statistics) - 12 ECTS
ENGLISH LANGUAGE - 5 ECTS
The above MUST be met in order to apply for admission.
Additionally, in your 3-year university diploma (or other equal undergraduate degree) you should have achieved a final graduation score higher than or equal to 95 out of 110 (or a corresponding score for foreign qualifications). If you do not meet this minimum graduation score, you can be admitted to an admission test in order to evaluate your knowledge as to the study areas listed above. Students holding a foreign degree have to have an admission test in all cases.
2) I have a foreign degree / I am unsure as to whether my degree satisfies the minimum entry requirements. How can I be certain I am eligible for the Masters Programme?
You can have an academic evaluation of your titles by writing in English to the course coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). You should provide (in English) a detailed list of the courses taken at your university and the number of hours of study acquired for each course. You should also attach this Excel file, completed with all the exams from the transcript, divided and grouped by different subject areas (already specified in the file).
3) Should I have some knowledge of Italian?
Italian is not necessary for the course, as lectures and all related activities are in English. However, it would be advantageous to have some knowledge of Italian for your daily life in Italy.
4) What level of English is required?
5 ECTS in the English Language are required. Otherwise, you should provide an international certification attesting a knowledge equal or higher than the B2 level of the Common European Framework (First Certificate in English). For example, a TOEFL certificate with an iBT total score of B2 level (87-109) or higher is considered equal to the level B2 of the Common European Framework. If you do not hold an international certification you will have your English level tested with an interview.
5) Is there an interview?
Students holding an Italian qualification failing to reach the minimum entry requirements must pass an admission test with the Admission Committe, which nomrally takes place in September. A second possibility to take an admission test and then join the course takes place in February. Students holding a foreign degree have to follow a different procedure: they have to apply on-line and then pass an interview via skype.
For further infromation please check the following link:
6) When is the deadline to enroll?
The enrollment process takes place in October. You should check the following links for updates on the precise dates:
7) Are there any specific deadlines and documents to provide for students holding a foreign degree?
Yes. The process to enroll for students who hold a foreign qualification is longer since they need an official recognition (by an official Italian authority in their home country) of the equality of their qualification to the Italian one.
There are four steps they have to go through:
1st step: Students holding a foreign qualification need to make sure they satisfy some minimum entry requirements to apply for the course (PRELIMINARY APPLICATION)
2nd step: Students holding a foreign qualification have to submit an on-line application (APPLICATION SUBMISSION)
3rd step: Students holding a foreign qualification have to pass an interview via skype (SKYPE INTERVIEW)
4th step: Students holding a foreign qualification who have been admitted to the Master's Programme need to contact an Italian diplomatic authority in their home country and assemble all the documents needed to enroll.
For more detailed information please see this link ("Foreign degree" section)
8) What are the fees to be paid?
Fees are defined on a yearly basis between April and June. A tuition fee and a registration fee must be paid.
Tuition fees are variable, depending on the student’s financial status. For details on tuition fees range, how they are calculated, and the documents to submit to apply for reductions, please check this link: http://economia.unipv.it/sitonuovo/mibe/?pagina=p&id=5
An additional fixed fee covering registration, regional tax and fixed stamp duties has to be paid, which is in the region of 440 euros. Please regularly check this link for updates on the precise fees: http://economia.unipv.it/sitonuovo/mibe/?pagina=p&id=5
9) Can I have some useful information about coming and living in Pavia (visa, accommodation…)?
You can find some useful information to organize your stay in Pavia at the following link:http://economia.unipv.it/sitonuovo/mibe/?pagina=p&id=6