FAQ

Questions about the Call for admission to MIBE academic year 18/19

I have a mark of 27,5: if my mark is over 27, why have I been assessed as not eligible for admission without being called for an interview?

The assessment for students who are placed in the middle group – having obtained a mark between 27 and 37 – does not necessary lead to an interview. The Admission Committee evaluate the student’s curriculum looking at the documents presented, and, based on that, they decide whether they are eligible, or not. The Committee may choose to organize for an interview only in case they feel they need more elements to make their decision. The “Bando” reports:

ELIGIBILITY TO BE VERIFIED through possible further evaluation: the Selection Committee will carefully evaluate student curriculums and – if they decide it is appropriate to do so – arrange an interview, which the committee can decide to do through Skype, in order to acquire additional elements for evaluation in deciding on eligibility.

I had a mark of 35,5 but I have been assigned eligibility with a mark of 37,1. Why?

Following the Admission Committee’s evaluation of the student’s titles, they have decided that the student is eligible for admission. The mark is therefore raised to 37,1 in order for the student to have the “eligible” status ,  and to be registered with such status in the online system set for enrollment

In a few weeks I will be in a position to submit a better application (as I am going to take more exams, get a language certificate, etc…) , is it better to wait?

Unfortunately it is a question of trade-off: if waiting too long, the risk is not to find any more places available. On the other hand, waiting may mean achieving a better mark.

The choice is yours. The only thing we can advise is to keep an eye on the number of admissions and, when the seats available are becoming fewer and fewer, immediately submit your application.

Keep therefore an eye on the list of enrolled students, which is constantly going to be updated at this link :http://www.unipv.eu/site/home/articolo13110.html

After taking the interview, what are the criteria to decide if I am eligible for admission?

Once taken the interview, the final score will be calculated starting from the student’s curriculum evaluation score (for example: 30) and then other points will be added (with a maximum of 10 points, which may also contemplate a “laudem”) which will consider:

  • The quality of the answers provided during the interview
  • Participation and contribution in the group activities
  • The level of English

Example: if you have been admitted to the interview with a starting score of 32,5 and you perform a good interview, you may gain 6 points, and therefore your final score will lead you to the “eligible” status, being the final score over 37.

Other Questions

What are the admission requirements?

For the admission requirements, see this link

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 (mibe@eco.unipv.it). 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).

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.

When should I apply?

EU students should wait for the official admission notice (Bando) publication, normally around spring time.

Non-EU students can start applying from the month of January until the month of June, preceding the academic year they would like to enroll into.

For detailed info, see the application section.

What are the fees to be paid?

Fees are defined on a yearly basis between April and June. An application and tuition fee must be paid.

For detailed info, see the FEES SECTION.

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://mibe.unipv.it/organize-your-stay/

Where do I find information on how to apply for my thesis defense?

Students eligible for the thesis defense examination should consult the Master’s Degree thesis guidelines. Information regarding  the graduation sessions timetable can be found here.

Can I have some information on Italian language courses held in Pavia?

For some information on Italian language courses please see ITALIAN COURSES FOR for foreigners in Pavia 2018/19