The admission to the MSc programme is divided in two stages: application and enrolment.

During the first stage, a verification that the applicant fulfils the needed requirements is carried out. Depending on the previous degree (Italian or foreign) and the corresponding final grade, the applicant may be automatically admitted (and proceed to the enrolment) or need to go through a pre-evaluation process.

The application stage is permanently open throughout the year and you can submit your application whenever you wish. All the details can be found here.

Should pre-evaluation be necessary, the application will be assessed by the Selection Committee and the applicant will be notified by email of the assessment result within 15 to 45 days of the submission date. If the assessment result is favourable, the applicant is admitted to the programme and can proceed to the enrolment (details here).

Important notice for applicants holding a foreign degree

Applicants holding a degree from non-EU country (excluding Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and San Marino) need to submit, in addition to the regular application described above, a request for pre-enrolment application at an Italian diplomatic authority in their country. The deadline to submit this request is usually at the beginning of Summer time. Please check with the Italian authorities in your Country about the 2020/2021 deadlines.


University of Pavia
Faculty of Engineering
Via Ferrata 5, 27100 Pavia, Italy

IUSS Pavia Graduate Office
Piazza della Vittoria, 15, 27100 Pavia, Italy