International Relations (REL)
Admission requirements and entrance exam for candidates who earned their Bachelor’s degree in Italy
Attention: Prospective students holding a degree from a foreign institution should refer to the requirements for foreign applicants (note: Italian citizenship or residency is not relevant for purposes of vetting admission requirements).
Access to the Master’s Degree programme in International Relations is contingent on the following requirements, all of which must be met:
- meeting the admission criteria (which include academic-career and curricular requirements)
- passing an entrance exam intended to assess the applicant’s basic knowledge.
Degrees eligible for enrolment into the programme:
- Bachelor’s degree programmes in: Philosophy (L-5), Geography (L-6), Literature (L-10), Modern language and culture (L-11), Linguistic mediation (L-12), Legal services studies (L-14), Tourism studies (L-15), Administrative and organisational studies (L- 16), Business administration (L-18), Communication (L-20), Economics (L-33), Political science and international relations (L-36), Social studies in cooperation, development, and peace (L-37), Social work (L-39), History (L-42) and in the corresponding classes contemplated under Ministerial Decree no. 509/99, degrees in other classes, four-year degree programmes, Master’s or two-year programmes earned abroad and recognised by the University, pursuant to a resolution by the academic board, provided that the candidate has earned a certain number of credits in certain academic fields as specified in the Study Programme .
- Student aptitude will be assessed through an entrance exam.
English-language proficiency at or above B2 Level as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CFER).
Such proficiency may be assessed at enrolment upon submitting a valid certificate, recognised by the University , or through a Placement test administered by SLAM - University Language Centre, which is given in September.
The Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies (DILHPS) - which is responsible for the Master's degree -collaborates with several partner Universities in France, Spain, Eastern Europe (mainly the Czech Republic, Poland and Lithuania), as well as in Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Norway and the United Kingdom. Moreover, thanks to specific arrangements with some Turkish Universities, students will have the chance to experience life and study in a stimulating cross-cultural environment.
While staying in a partner University, students will be able to pursue their studies, in particular in the fields of International Relations, International and Comparative Law, Public and Private Law, History of International Relations and Politics.
The procedure for the recognition of exams taken abroad consists of two phases: a) before the student leaves, a 'Learning Agreement' will identify the courses that he is authorized to take abroad on the basis of the student's preferences and subject to the agreement of each Professor; b) upon the student's return, the University of Milan will recognize the exams included in the 'Transcript of Records' provided by the partner University and convert the grades received by the student.
Highly recommended, not mandatory
- Degree Course Email
Martedì/Tuesday h. 16.30-18.00, stanza/room 27 (III piano/floor), Dipartimento di Studi internazionali, giuridici e storico-politici, via Conservatorio 7, 20122 Milano.
- Tutors of Study Programme:
Dott.ssa Francesca Cerutti, Dott. Edoardo Benvenuti
- Tutor of Study Programme for International Students:
Dott.ssa Lenka Válková
- Professor responsible for Internship:
Prof. Andrea Carati
- Professor responsible for Post-graduate guidance:
Prof. Simone Dossi
The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
The University also offers:
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
Scholarships and benefits
The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
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