Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • English proficiency
    TOEFL/iBT, Academic IELTS, First Certificate or having completed a degree program taught in English are considered a preferential requirement for applicants whose first language is not English. Nevertheless possessing a linguistic certification is not compulsory. Your fluency will be veryfied through the documents you will send and the selection interview.
  • Strong motivation
  • Professional or semi-professional experience in Cultural and Diplomatic Institutions

Required documents to be submitted

Before applying make sure you have the following documents ready:

  • Copy of Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree*, licence, baccalaureate 
  • Transcripts of Bachelor’s or Master's Degree 
  • Certified translation of diplomas (accepted in English, Italian, French, Spanish and German)
  • Updated CV
  • Motivation Letter
  • At least one academic or professional letter of reference 
  • Copy of passport/ID card
  • Passport picture
* If you have not graduated, yet, provide only the trascripts of grades.

Application procedure

Before applying, please read through the whole procedure. A video tutorial is also available at the bottom of the page. 

Step 1: online application

Apply here
You will be asked to provide some personal and career-related data and to upload the documents needed to assess your profile. 


  • The online application portal opens up by default in Italian, but it is available also in English.
    Choose the "ENG" button to proceed, if you are not familiar with the Italian language.
  • When you are asked to select your Master, please choose "MILAN" in the filter menu. 
    Why? The Master program will be held in Rome, but the administrative offices are Milan-based. 

Step 2: profile assessment

Your profile will be evaluated by the Master's staff. Only complete applications (i.e. all documents are provided) will be considered for Step 3.

Step 3: selection interview

Candidates will be invited to a selection interview (in person or online). The candidate's assessment will be based on:

  • CV
  • Application essay
  • English language proficiency

Step 4: Admission

If your selection interview is successful, you will be admitted to the Master programme. You will be notified via email.

Step 5: confirmation payment

Once admitted, confirm your place in the Master program by paying the first installment of the tuition fee (3.000 €). Payment modalities will be notified via mail.
As a general rule, confirmation payments must be wired within 5 working days from the admission. 

Step 6: enrollment (immatricolazione)

Complete your enrollment process following the instructions that will be sent via email by the Master Office. 


International students: important notes

  • VISA SUPPORT: International students that have been enrolled in the Master and need a Visa will receive an admission letter that can be used for the visa application process, along with the instructions on how to proceed. 
  • DECLARATION OF VALUE: Bachelor and Master degrees obtained at any non-Italian University must be accompanied by
    • the Dichiarazione di Valore (Certificate of Value), only for degrees obtained in a non-EU country
    • the Diploma supplement (only for applicants who graduated at an EU university)

For further information on these documents, we invite you to read the relevant FAQs and to watch the video at the bottom of this page. 

Application Deadlines

  • June 30, 2023 for applicants with non Italian Bachelor's Degree that need a visa to enter Italy.  
  • September 302023
    • for students with Italian Bachelor's Degree
    • for appplicants with non Italian Bachelor's degree that do not need a visa to enter Italy. 


The maximum number of students admitted is 25, in order to ensure a high quality of teaching and a good level of interaction.
Applications will be evaluated in an ongoing process. Since the Master has a limited number of places, early applications have a greater chance of being successful.

The Master’s Directorate reserves the right to increase the number of participants or conversely cancel the program in the event of the number of participants recruited being insufficient to guarantee the successful delivery of the Master’s program.


Some info for international applicants


Some info for international applicants

Are you an international masters' applicant? Get more info here on how to apply to the Master, and what to do once you have been admitted. 

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