Admission requirements

The programme is intended for top level international students. About 40 students are expected to enrol each year, which will guarantee an optimal ratio between instructors and students.
Admission is based on academic excellence. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree or equivalent; a strong interest and/or previous studies in economics, political science or related subjects; undergraduate or graduate training in mathematics and quantitative methods or a strong motivation to quickly fill their gaps in these fields; a sound knowledge of spoken and written English. The evaluation process will take into consideration the applicants'prior academic record and performance at the interview (see below).
More specifically, applicants who obtained their bachelor's degrees from Italian Universities are eligible for admission if they hold a "laurea" degree belonging to any one of the "classi di laurea" (degree classes) listed below under the heading "Note 1".
Applicants who completed their undergraduate studies in foreign Universities are eligible for admission if they hold a bachelor's degree in economics, political science, or other broadly related subjects (from history to industrial engineering, from management to mathematics, from philosophy to sociology, and so on), provided that their bachelor's degree may be regarded as equivalent to one of the Italian "laurea" degrees listed below.
Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:

a) They must have earned at least 60 ECTS credits or equivalent in the following fields: business administration, computer science, economics, law, management, mathematics, philosophy, political science, sociology or statistics. The ECTS credit value of foreign applicants? undergraduate studies will be assessed by the EPS admissions committee. Applicants holding an Italian bachelor's degree must have earned the required credits within the set of admissible "settori scientifico-disciplinari" (disciplinary scientific sectors) listed below under the heading "Note 2".

Among these, at least 6 credits should have been earned within the following "settori-scientifico disciplinari" (disciplinary scientific sectors): MAT/01 - Logica matematica; MAT/02 - Algebra; MAT/03 - Geometria; MAT/05 - Analisi matematica; MAT/06 - Probabilità e statistica matematica; MAT/08 - Analisi numerica; MAT/09 - Ricerca operativa; SECS-S/06 - Metodi matematici dell'economia e delle scienze attuariali e finanziarie.
Applicants who completed their undergraduate studies in foreign Universities should exhibit a comparable academic record or competence in logics, statistics and mathematics.

Candidates will have the possibility to participate to crash-courses of Microeconomics, Mathematics and Statistics organized by the Department. The crash-courses are meant to boost the skills in these three fields.

In the absence of the above requirements, applicants can also prove that they have adequate quantitative skills through satisfactory results in the GRE or GMAT tests.

b) Proficiency in English at a B2 level or higher, under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), is required for admission.
The B2-level requirement will be ascertained by the University Language Centre (SLAM) upon admission as follows:
- Language certificate at or above B2, obtained no more than three years earlier. For the list of language certificates recognized by the University please review: The certificate must be uploaded when submitting the online application;
- English level achieved during a Bachelor's degree programme through SLAM courses and tests. The test must have been passed within the last four years. It will be assessed administratively, without the applicant having to attach any certificates;
- Placement Test delivered by the University Language Centre (SLAM), which will take place according to the schedule posted to the website:
All those who fail to submit a valid certificate or do not meet the required proficiency level will be invited to take the test through the admission procedure.
Candidates who do not sit or pass the placement test will have until 30 June 2022 (Extra EU) or by 31 July 2022 (EU) to obtain and submit a recognized certificate to SLAM.
Students who do not meet the requirement by 30 June 2022 (Extra EU) or by 31 July 2022 (EU) will not be admitted to the Master's degree programme and may not sit further tests.

c) GRE or GMAT results, if provided by applicants, will be taken into account.


Application for admission: from 15/03/2022 to 30/06/2022

Application for matriculation: from 01/04/2022 to 16/01/2023

Attachments and documents

Admission notice

Please note

Non-EU visa applicants are required to apply for admission no later than 31 May 2022. 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.

How to apply

The admission process consists of:

  • Online application
  • Interview (online or in presence)

The application must be submitted online, through the proper service “admission” . Before that, you have to register into the system, by following the instructions provided at this page

You will be asked to:

  1. fill out the online application form
  2. upload the following documents:
    • transcript of records: graduation certificate(s) issued by the competent University and transcript(s) recording exams taken, grades and credits in English or Italian
    • Passport/ID card
    • Europass curriculum vitae in English
    • IELTS/TOEFL (optional)
    • GRE/GMAT (optional)
  3. Pay the application fee (not refundable). The payment form is available at the end of the application procedure. Online payments via credit cards are allowed.

There is no Italian test to pass.

After having received your application, the EPS admissions committee will evaluate your academic background and inform you if you have been selected for an interview.

From March to July eligible applicants will be interviewed either online or in person.

The interview aims at ascertaining the applicants' personal knowledge, competences, and skills in the core areas of the EPS programme.

For an idea of the appropriate level of knowledge, competences, and skills, candidates may consider the topics listed in the PDF file.

The EPS admission committee will communicate the result of the evaluation by e‐mail about one week after the interview.

Further information

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

  • lowering for students who meet high merit requirements 
  • fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
  • support for students who have political refugee status.

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including: