It is our concern to bring your attention the following extremely relevant issues that you must consider before taking any action.
- The master's degree program requires a solid background, high motivation, and hard working attitude. Applicants must possess a first-level Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, or Telecommunication Engineering, or equivalent qualification degrees subject to be verified by the admission jury. In addition to the academic degree, applicants must have a good knowledge of English (intermediate level, B2 Level in the European Framework for foreign languages).
- Attendance at courses is not mandatory. Part-time students, however, experience lower success rates in exams and longer time to graduate. We greatly recommend students to regularly attend lectures and to successfully complete the courses each semester.
- Our graduates are highly sought after in the job market. This is the reward for their commitment and motivation.
- The annual fee for an international student depends on the nationality. Detailed information can be read here. Anyway, for most international students the amount is not very relevant with respect to the living costs.
- The university provides neither accommodation nor individual support for finding one. Sharing an apartment with other students generally costs from 250 to 500 euros per month (depending on the kind of apartment and room), while a meal at the university canteen is between 3 and 4 euros. Some of the best foreign applicants to our programme may receive a welcome package.
- DSU, the Tuscan regional board for the right to university education, provides scholarships including free accommodation and meals. Beware the scholarships are often assigned after the beginning of the first semester and sometimes towards its end. Detailed information can be found here. Please, notice that the board is independent from the university and our offices do not provide support to prepare the application.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT DATES:
deadline for sending applications (non E.U. citizens residing abroad): 22nd April 2019 (12:00 am)
- deadline for pre-enrollment at the Embassy/Consulate: to be verified by the students
- deadline for enrollment: September 30th, 2019 (late enrollment by December 27th, 2019)
- beginning of semester: September 16th, 2019
HOW TO APPLY: E.U./E.E.A./SWISS CITIZENS OR NON E.U. CITIZENS WITH A RESIDENCY PERMIT IN ITALY
E.U./E.E.A./Swiss citizens or non E.U. citizens with a Residency Permit in Italy (permesso di soggiorno) can enroll without limitation in number, provided that they satisfy the academic requirements for admission.
To submit your application, you have to register though the portal (ATTENTION: properly indicate citizineship as Italian using the citizienship field menu entries, during the registration, otherwise you will be registered and then you will get a failure due to the non EU registration deadline elasped in April):
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT DATES for E.U./E.E.A./Swiss citizens or non E.U. citizens with a residency permit in Italy:
- deadline for enrollment: September 30th, 2019 (late enrollment by December 27th 2019)
- beginning of semester: September 16th, 2019 (to be confirmed)
HOW TO APPLY: NON E.U. CITIZENS RESIDING ABROAD
Application of non E.U. citizens is closed (deadline for application was late April 2019). Applications for next academic year will open again late autumn 2019.