International Studies and European Institutions (SIE)
The three year undergraduate programme in International Science and European Institutions provides first-level interdisciplinary knowledge of economics, law, politics, sociology and history from both a European and international perspective. The course aims to provide students with specific competencies in both the trans-national and international aspects of contemporary society.
The overall aim of the degree is to develop the student's understanding of contemporary economic, political and social phenomena within both a European and international community framework.
Graduates may hold professional roles in a variety of different organisations, such as:
- public and private organisations involved in international commercial or financial activities and in the internationalisation of both EU and non-European markets;
- public administration organisations responsible for international relations such as the diplomatic and consular services;
- European and international organisations (both governmental and NGOs) in the sectors of services and cultural heritage, tourism and communication.
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Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.
Access is subject to passing a test (TOLC-E, CISIA OnLine Test, www.cisiaonline.it ) which will give rise to a merit ranking.
Additional learning obligations (OFA)
Students who do not pass the entrance examination on basic general knowledge, comprehension, maths and logic, are assigned additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) that they must fulfil in accordance with the provisions of the Programme Structure.
OFA: English language
Students must have level B2 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B2 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.
Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
In keeping with its natural international vocation, the Degree Programme in International Studies and European Institutions offers its students a wide range of Erasmus opportunities, allowing them to spend a period of study and take exams abroad, possibly with financial support from an Erasmus+ scholarship.
The Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies, overseeing this degree programme, has partnership agreements with leading universities in France, Spain, Eastern Europe (in particular the Czech Republic, Poland and Lithuania), Germany, Denmark, Belgium and Norway.
We have recently signed exchange agreements with Brazilian and South Korean universities, and are closing cooperation agreements with US East Coast and Mexican universities (Universidad autonoma do Mexico).
At partner universities students can follow courses in international relations, international and comparative law, public and private law, and the history of international relations and politics.
The activities carried out abroad are recognised through a two-step procedure: (i) before departure, the subjects to be studied abroad are identified based on the student's preferences and in agreement with the teacher ("Learning Agreement"); (ii) after coming back, exams taken abroad are recognized upon presentation of the "Transcript of Records" of the partner University and grade conversion.
Highly recommended, not mandatory
For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
Scholarships and benefits
The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including:
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