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Admission and Enrolment Procedures for Foreign Students
Academic Year 2024/2025

Master’s Degree in International Relations

Art. 1. Applicants


This procedure applies to EU as well as non-EU students who have already completed or are about to complete their first-cycle degree (also referred to as Bachelor’s degree).


All admitted foreign students will have to provide proof of the legal validity of their Bachelor’s degree, which has to be officially stated by the Italian Authorities in the country where it was released. Non-EU students are also required to be in possession of a Student Visa.


Art. 2. Preliminary assessment


All students interested in the Master's degree in International Relations should send to Mrs. Cinzia Della Monica,  the following documents:


  • Passport;

  • Bachelor’s degree certification or university enrollment certificate, if the Bachelor’s degree is not yet completed. These certificates are accepted in any of these languages: Italian, English, French or Spanish;

  • Transcript of Records with the final marks and credits for each examination included in their curriculum (either in Italian, or in English, or French or Spanish);

  • CV/Resume in English;

  • A statement of purpose in English (the word limit is 750 words);

  • Evidence of English proficiency. The English language certificates must be at a B2 level or above according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above (i.e., independent user of English). They must be issued by any of the following bodies:

- Cambridge Assessment English, 1, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EU, UK

- City and Guilds (Pitman) 1, Giltspur Street, London, EC1A 9DD, UK;

- Edexcel /Pearson Ltd 190, High Holborn, London, WC1V 78H, UK;

- Educational Testing Service (ETS)

- English Speaking Board (ESB) 9, Hattersley Court, Burscough Road, Ormskirk L39 2AY, UK;

- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 1 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EU, UK;

- Pearson - LCCI;

- Pearson - EDI;

- Trinity College London The Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 OTA, UK;

- Department of English, Faculty of Arts - University of Malta Tal-Qroqq, Msida MSD 2080, Malta;

- National Qualifications Authority of Ireland - Accreditation and Coordination of English Language Services (NQAI – ACELS) 5th Floor Jervis House, Jervis Street, Dublin 1, Ireland;

- Ascentis;

- AIM Awards;

- Learning Resource Network (LRN)

- British Institutes;

- Gatehouse Awards Ltd


- LanguageCert, 192 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9QX, UK

- ESaT Malta, Calm Waters Block A - Dun Anton Debono Street, St Julian's STJ1470, Malta

- Michigan State University (MSU), -


- Duolingo (with verification code) -


Language certifications must have been issued no longer than two years prior to the student's application.


Applicants must send an English language certificate even if the medium of instruction in the first-degree programme was English.


Applications will be evaluated by a preliminary academic review board, in order to check whether applicants have the necessary academic knowledge, skills and motivation to successfully complete the Master’s programme in International Relations.


EU students can apply until December 31st 2024.

Applications for Non-EU students will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Results will be available within eight weeks of receipt. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION BEFORE EIGHT WEEKS HAVE ELAPSED FROM SUBMISSION. 

You can send your application from Monday, December 4th 2023.

The deadline for 2024/25 intake is Friday May 17th 2024.

Art. 3. Pre-enrolment of non-EU students


Non-EU students interested in the Master’s degree in International Relations are required to fill the “pre-enrolment application” on the UNIVERSITALY website (

Documents to upload in the Universitaly application are:

  • Passport;

  • Bachelor’s degree certificate or university enrollment certificate, if the Bachelor’s degree is not yet completed;

  • Transcript of Records (ToR) including the list of the exams and their grades;

  • Additional documents (description of the degree programme, language certificates, motivation letter, letter(s) of recommendation…)

  • Pre-acceptance letter if the candidate has already obtained it from the Coordinator of the Course.


In case of a positive outcome of their preliminary assessment, candidates will have to get in touch with the competent Italian Consulate/Embassy in their Country for the administrative process required to obtain the entry visa and to validate their degree in Italy.

The pre-enrolment procedure does not guarantee any right to obtain a visa for study purposes, which the Italian Embassy/Consulate will only issue after the necessary checks have been carried out, and it does
not imply any right to the subsequent enrolment, which will only be finalised once the relevant administrative steps have been completed.


Art. 4. Admission and enrolment documents


Those who have successfully passed the preliminary assessment will have to submit personally to the Master’s degree Registration Office the following documents:


  • Bachelor’s degree (original), issued by a competent office, translated into Italian (only if not issued by the University in English, French or Spanish);

  • Bachelor’s degree Transcript of Records (original), issued by a competent office, including the list of the exams and their grades. If the degree certificate is not written in English, French or Spanish, applicants must attach to the submitted documentation an official translation of the degree certificate in Italian;

  • Declaration of Value (DoV) or CIMEA Statements of Comparability and Verification. The Declaration of Value is issued by the Italian Consulate or Embassy in the country where the degree was obtained. The CIMEA Statements of Comparability and Verification are released by the Italian ENIC-NARIC centre (CIMEA - EU applicants can provide their Diploma Supplement in English;

  • Admission form and Enrolment form, provided by the Registration Office;

  • one passport photo;

  • one two-sided copy of a valid identity document (ID), together with the original to be shown;

  • student visa copy (only for non-EU students);

  • fiscal code (to obtain it, please contact ISU – INTERNATIONAL WELCOME DESK,;

  • stamp of € 16,00;

  • receipt of payment of the tuition fees and the regional tax.


Art. 5. Scholarships and grants


Students interested in applying for scholarships and grants must know they will have to undertake an additional selection procedure.

For further information and deadlines, please refer to:

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