Applications for academic year 2021-2022 are open.

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EU Students


Applications for academic year 2021-2022 are open

Number of seats available: 65

Selection procedure:


  • Until 17 May 2021 by 12:00 it is possible to apply
  • Applications will be evaluated and a score will be assigned to each applicant, according to the criteria described here.
  • From 20 May 2021 a ranking of the candidates who obtained a score equal to or greater than 33 points will be published, according to the score obtained. Eligibility to enroll is given to the 65 students with the higher scores out of the rank.
  • From 21 to 27 May (by 12:00) the above 65 students can enroll

PHASE 2 – ONLY in case of remaining seats from phase 1

  • From 31 May (9:00 am.) to 2nd July (12:00) 2021 a second round of applications (in case of seats left from phase 1)
  • A score will be assigned to each applicant according to the criteria described here.
  • From 5th July 2021 a ranking of all the applicants will be published, according to the score obtained (no minimum score in this phase)
  • From 6th July 2021 enrollment will follow (following the ranking) until all 65 seats are occupied.

Please note:

  • In case of equal score, precedence is given to the student who applied first
  • Students who could not enroll in phase 1 can re-submit a new application in phase 2

TO READ THE BANDO AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION CLICK HERE (please read carefully the call for application before starting the application procedure)

See also the FAQ section for futher info.


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NON-EU Students


APPLICATION PERIOD: from 16 November 2020 until mid-June 2021 (until all seats are assigned)


Due to the high number of requests and the limited number of places available, we strongly recommend to apply as early as possible.


1.  Minimal entry requirements check:

Before applying, check you hold the minimal entry requirements  required to apply for MIBE

2.  Application submission:

The application consists in an online procedure duringh which you will be requested to upload the following documents: 

  • A scan of your Bachelor degree transcript supplied by your university reporting the individual exams taken (or to be taken if still graduating) , relative marks and numbers of credits (or study hours) for each exam. If you have more than one degree, you may upload more than one transcript, each as a separate file.
  • A copy of your passport
  • An excel file to be completed with all the exams from your transcript, divided and grouped according to the different subject areas  specified in the file. To download the Excel file, click here;
  • Your curriculum vitae;
  • A scan of your English language certificate (optional);

In order to appy an application fee of A scan of  35 euros must be paid. Payment instructions via credit/debit card are provided during the online procedure.  

In case you have problems paying via credit card, it is possible to pay via bank  transfer. Payment should be made so that the net amount received by the University is 35 euros. Please consider bank commissions. Details for bank transfer option are provided here

All applicants MUST PAY this fee in order for their application to be considered and take part to the  selection (see below on this page). 

Once you have prepared the above documents, follow these instructions:

  • Go to the University of Pavia application portal HERE
  • Register (click on “Become an Applicant”)  in order to apply for MIBE (Master Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship)

Students who hold the minimal entry requirements and  have correctly applied will then have to take part to a selection session which may lead to  an online interview  or other type of test.  

Due to the growing number of applications,  a first selection will be made on the following basis:

  • assessement of academic curriculum (exams taken, marks…)
  • diversity of applicants: countries and gender
  • cv in relation to age

Following the above assessment, candidates will be notified if they are admitted to the next selection step, the interview.

Students who pass the whole selection procedure will receive the final confirmation that they are admitted to the Master’s Programme.

All the details on the selection session will be supplied directly to candidates  throughout the application process.


Students admitted to the Master’s Programme will need to contact an Italian diplomatic authority in their home country, in order to assemble all the documents needed to enroll and submit a pre-enrollment application with the University of Pavia. The Italian Diplomatic autority has a deadline to send pre-enrollment applications, which normally is around beginning of July.

On top of the pre-enrollment application, the list of documents to assemble via an Italian Diplomatic authority is as follows:

– The ORIGINAL DOCUMENT (A COPY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED) of the University diploma (3-year university degree) suitable for enrollment in the Laurea Magistrale

– a translation of the University diploma into Italian (either by the Italian diplomatic authority in their home county or by a translator out of a list provided by the authority). The translation should therefore be certified by the Italian authorities in the country where the qualification was awarded.

– The original copy of the university diploma must be accompanied by a declaration of its value (dichiarazione di valore in loco), issued by the Italian authorities in the country where the qualification was awarded. 

– An official document issued by the foreign university containing a list of the exams translated into Italian and legalized by the Italian authority.

Further information on foreign documents validation and deadlines can be found at this link:


Students holding a foreign qualification who have been admitted and have collected all documents required for enrollment (by the Italian diplomatic authority) will have to come and bring all the documents to Pavia in September in order to enroll. At this stage, the first installment of the tuition fee must be paid. For info on fees, please see this link

For detailed info on enrollment procedure and deadlines, see, as a reference,  page 7-8 of  the English version of the current academic year  official admission document. 

For queries: 


In order to apply an application fee must be paid. The fees already paid will not be refunded. For academic year 2020-2021 it was 35 Euros

Info for payment

You can use our online payment system PagoPA to pay by credit, debit card or Paypal. Enter your Student Portal and find the payment to be made in Segreteria – Pagamenti section. Open the payment page by clicking the invoice number and then choose the online payment method in red ‘Pago con PagoPA’.

If you are unable to pay online, we accept a number of offline payment methods. In this case, you have to print out the bill from Student Portal by clicking the button in blue ‘Stampa Avviso per PagoPA’ and bring it to your bank (if equipped with PagoPA system)/any branch of Banca Popolare di Sondrio/a tabacco shop (if equipped with PagoPA system).
Click here to see the tutorial.

BANK TRANSFER (acceptable only from students abroad)

Foreign student who – for a valid reason – are unable to pay online, may pay via bank transfer. Payment should be made so that the net amount received by the University of Pavia is 35 Euros. Bank commissions should be covered by the applicants.

In the bank transfer description, please specify: MIBE application fee payment


In academic year 2020/2021 the tuition fee is divided in 4 installments to be paid within different deadlines:

  • First instalment

The first instalment of € 156.00 is equal for everybody . Fixed tax of 156 euros for first year students, fixed tax of 156 euros plus 20% of the total variable part paid year before for student enrolled in subsequent years. The deadline to pay coincides with the enrolment deadline.

Deadline: 25th September 2020 for students enrolled in subsequent years. First year students please make the payment within relevant deadline in the call for applicants.

  • Second instalment 

The second instalment is equal to 40% of variable part calculated this year (of the total amount due), based on the students’s family financial status or on the maximum contribution level for students who do not ask for reductions.

Deadline: 4th December 2020

  • Third instalment

The third instalment is equal to 30% of variable part calculated this year (of the total amount due), based on the students’s family financial status or on the maximum contribution level for students who do not ask for reductions.

Deadline: 12th February 2021

  • Fourth instalment

The fourth instalment is equal to the difference between the yearly full fee and the amounts paid in the first, second and third instalments.

Deadline: 16th April 2021.

Submission of documents for tuition determination by 23rd October 2020;


Tuition fees are calculated based on the financial status of the student’s family (ISEE indicator)

  •  maximum contribution level corresponds to 80.000,00 € of ISEE 
  • students with a family financial status lower than 23.000 euros are entitled to the total exemption from contribution . This will allow many students to access or complete their studies for free, except for the 156 euros (first fixed instalment)

Detailed info on fees and their amount according to  ISEE range are provided at THIS LINK 

NOTE THAT the contribution area (Fee area) of the Faculty of Economics is Area 2


An annual “FLAT RATE” for tuition fees has been introduced for international students, set according to the country of origin (citizenship) of the student and the type of course.

Check your flat rate  according to your country at  this link

IMPORTANT: in case of double citizenship , one of which is EU, the latter will prevail and the contribution fees’ calculations will follow the same rules as for EU students

It is still possible to apply for reductions from the flat rate, if your family financial status is below 23,000 euros and you don’t want to stick to the flat rate (see above info).

The ecomomic situation  of the student’s family is estimated with the ISEE indicator (Indicator of Equivalent Economic Status) and calculated for each student by the university tax Office (Ufficio Tasse). At this link a simulator.

In order to have the ISEE indicator (and the resulting fee) calculated, students with income produced abroad should provide  SOME DOCUMENTS WHICH MUST BE TRANSLATED INTO ITALIAN AND LEGALIZED BY THE ITALIAN DIPLOMATIC AUTHORITY

For detailed info on the documents required see THIS LINK.


Invest your Talent in Italy

It is a scholarship offered by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, open to students coming from

Azerbaijan · Brazil · Colombia · Egypt · Ethiopia · India · Indonesia · Iran · Ghana · Kazakhstan · Mexico · People’s Republic of China · Tunisia · Turkey · Vietnam

who would like to access Master Programmes and postgraduate courses held in English in Engineering, Advanced Technologies, Architecture, Design, Economics and Management at prestigious Italian Universities. Once selected by the university of choice, students from the above countries can access the opportunities offered by the Programme: scholarships, reductions/exemptions in tuition fees, orientation and student support services.

For further info, please see:


EDiSU, an external organization collaborating with the University of Pavia, gives students the possibility to apply for financial benefits and/or gain access to one of the eleven Colleges (Collegi) of the University of Pavia. Please see the links below for detailed info:

Info for Italian students:

Info for foreign students: ; General info; Guide for Foreign Applicants


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