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Admission to master's degree programmes



Non-EU candidates living abroad must apply for study visa for 2020/2021 a.y. using UNIVERSITALY portal: please check the page with detailed instructions

Provisions issued for 2020/2021 a.y. by Italian Ministry of University and Research are available in http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/



The University of Brescia admits non-EU candidates living abroad to master's degrees if places are reserved for them: it is possible to check on the Ministry of University and Research website if places are available for the chosen programme: http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/



1.Admission to a master's degree programme requires possession of a bachelor's degree or three-year university diploma, or another equivalent qualification obtained abroad and recognised as suitable for accessing the chosen master's programme. The foreign qualification must have been issued by official universities or post-secondary upper education institutions and must allow pursuit of university studies at the next level, within the education system that issued the qualification.

2.Admission to master's degrees is subject to the meeting of specific curricular and personal preparation requirements. These criteria are established annually for each study programme and are indicated

  • in the admission notices 
  • or, if an admission notice is not provided for the programme of interest, in the Teaching Regulations that can be viewed in the web page dedicated to the study programme, which can be selected from the web page Academic offer 

For some Master's degrees verification of personal preparation can also include knowledge of the English language to at least level B1 CEFR (Common european framework of reference for languages).

3. Knowledge of the Italian language is necessary for Master's degrees taught in Italian: a certificate of level B2 or higher issued as part of the CLIQ quality system is required. In the event that this certificate has not been obtained, the student must successfully undertake an Italian language test, which is held every year at the University in August or September: admission to the chosen programme is subject to passing the test.

Admission to the university is only permitted if the documentation certifying possession of the requirements is valid, as required by current regulations and the specific provisions of the Ministry of University and Research.



For the enrollment on master's degrees in the Economics and Engineering areas the pre-evaluation by the relevant Commission is compulsory in order to verify if candidates meet the specific curricular and personal preparation requirements. ExtraEU candidates living abroad have to submit their application for pre-assessment via PICA online procedure: information and deadlines.

Some Master's degrees at the University of Brescia require an admission test: please check the file Master's degrees: requirements and deadlines for admission and enrollment 2020/2021 (file .pdf) and the admission notice.


  1. The original diploma (or replacement certificate) in a foreign language, referring to the bachelor's degree or post-secondary education must be accompanied by the official translation in Italian or English: those concerned can contact local translators and must request certification of the translation's compliance from the territory's official Italian Representation. 
    The original diploma (or the replacement certificate) must also be legalised or carry the Apostille stamp and must be accompanied by a declaration of value by the official Italian Representation. 
    Instead of Legalization and Declaration of value our university accepts respectively the Statement of verification and the Statement of comparability issued by CIMEA.
  2. The original certificate with a list of the exams taken (transcript of records) issued by the university or the non-university upper institution is also required. If the University or the institution issues the original certificate in English language candidates are exempted from translating it into Italian; if not the certificate must be translated into Italian and the translation must be confirmed by the official Italian Representation.
  3. The detailed programmes of the exams taken (Syllabus) are considered a preferential requirement. They must bear the foreign University stamp and they have to be translated in Italian or English, too. Some master's degrees accept the Syllabus in other languages: in the admission notices and/or Teaching regulations it is indicated if and for which foreign languages the student is exempt from translation.
  4. At the time when candidates will complete their enrollment they must possess one of the following documents (alternatively):
    - passport with Entry study visa for "university enrolment" issued by the official Italian Representation in the territor
    - residence permit for study (university) issued by the relevant Italian Police Headquarters
    - receipt given by the Italian Post Office referring to the appointment made with local Poilice Headquarter for issuance of the residence permit.