Application

Admission requirements

Applications and admissions: free.

The Master in Economics and Political Science is intended for top level international 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.

Eligibility requirements

  1. Undergraduate degree
    • in economics, political science, related subjects or subjects with an important quantitative content (e.g. mathematics, statistics, etc.)
    • the bachelor degree has to be obtained by December 31st, 2019.
  2. English language proficiency
    The knowledge of English will be assessed during the admission interview. A good score in the IELTS or TOEFL certification will be considered as an added value to the application.
  3. Crash Courses attendance
    Depending on their academic background, admitted students may be asked to attend crash courses in Mathematics, Microeconomics and Statistics, to be held at the end of August for three weeks. However, the attendance is recommended to all students (n.b: crash courses are only for admitted students).
  4. GRE or GMAT certification
    A GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) is considered as an added value to the application.

The evaluation process will take into consideration the applicants’ prior academic records and their motivation. Detailed eligibility requirements can be found in the Manifesto degli Studi/Program description

Applicants meeting all these academic requirements must apply on line.

If considered eligible, they will be invited to an interview.
Interviews may be held on-site or by videoconference.

Please note that these are to be considered as minimum entry requirements, whose satisfaction is not a sufficient condition for admission to EPS.

Deadlines

Application period: from 03-01-2019 to 07-31-2019
Enrolment period: from 04-05-2019 to 02-28-2020

How to apply

The admission process consists of:

  • Online application
  • Interview (skype 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
    • Letter of motivation in English
    • Europass curriculum vitae in English
    • at least one recommendation letter* from faculty (in English) - The recommendation letter has to be sent directly from the Referee to eps@unimi.it. Online, to go on with the procedure, applicants can upload a blank page.
    • 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 via skype or in person.

The interview aims at ascertaining the applicants’ motivations as well as their 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 consult the following textbooks:

Economics:

  • Blanchard O., Macroeconomics, 5th edition, Pearson Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 2010 or previous.
  • Varian H., Intermediate Microeconomics. A Modern Approach, 8th edition, Norton, New York, N.Y., 2009 or previous.

Political science:

  • Clark W.R., Golder M. and Golder S.N., 2nd edition, Principles of Comparative politics, Washington DC, CQ Press 2012 or previous

Quantitative methods (introductory calculus and linear algebra):

  • Haeusserl E. F., R. S. Paul, R. J. Wood, Introductory Mathematical Analysis for Business, Economics, and the Life and Social Sciences, 13th edition or previous, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, 2010 or previous. Chapters: 0-6, 9-19.
  • Simon C. P., L. Blume, Mathematics for Economists, W.W. Norton and Co., New York and London, 1994. Chapters 1-11.

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:

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: