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PRE-ADMISSION and ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES (for non-visa applicants)

Please read carefully the information below on the steps to take in order to apply for IFE.

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European Union and Non-European Union citizens with equivalent rights are admitted under the same conditions as Italian students, with no limitations of quota.

If you are an Italian, a EU or a NON-EU citizen duly resident in Italy holding a foreign qualification without need of a VISA:


Applicants to the postgraduate degree program in "International Finance and Economics" - MUST hold at least a three-year (BA level) degree and a B2 level CEFR English knowledge.

Applicants who witsh to check if they meet the ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS could fill out the PRE-ADMISSION APPLICATION FORM for a preliminary evaluation. The following is a list of documents that MUST be submitted in order to process the pre-admission application:

  • Curriculum vitae (preferably a  European format one available at
  • Scanned copy of the degree certificate including final grade, date, list of courses attended and the exams passed with the corresponding grades;
  • A certificate of advanced English knowledge (this certificate is not required for those who obtained a degree from a university whose classes, not including language classes, were taught in English);
  • Copy of a currently valid official ID document (passport or identity card).

The IFE PRE-ADMISSION COMMITTEE will evaluate the applications received between March and July of every a.y.
The response of the IFE Commission will be sent to the applicants by email.


From August 1st to October 31st 2018, on the basis of the University students regulations, applicants must fill out the online application form to register at the University of Macerata and take to the University Registrar’s office  the following supporting documents:

  • 2 passport-sized photos;
  • a copy of the receipt of payment of the first installment of the tuition fees;
  • An original copy (or a true copy) of your first-level qualification awarded by a university or your post-secondary school qualification awarded by a non-academic further education institution enabling you to proceed to the subsequent level of education, along with Dichiarazione di valore in loco (DVL). You may replace Dichiarazione di valore in loco (DVL) with a certificate issued by an official foreign institution or by an ENIC-NARIC centre, specifying the same information.
  • transcript of records attesting examinations and relevant scores (including credit hours);
  • syllabus, i.e. an outline of topics covered in the courses;
  • copy of English language certificate (this certificate is not required for those who obtained a degree from a university whose classes, not including language classes, were taught in English).

Degree/diploma - as well as all related documents that are issued by a foreign authority and that result in a foreign language different from Italian - must be submitted along with a legal translation in Italian.The translation produced by the candidate must be certified by the relevant Italian diplomatic representation abroad. Translations of the transcript and "programs of the university exams" passed are not required if these are written in English.

As required by current Italian law, in order to enrol in a second cycle degree program, the applicant must have completed a total of 12 years of schooling prior to attending a college or university and hold a three-year bachelor degree granted by a foreign university. You are required to verify that you have completed the 12+3 years of schooling before pre-enrolling.

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Admission to IFE is contingent upon verification by the competent Academic Offices of validity of academic qualifications for registration and acceptance of the candidate onto the course. Should any academic gap in any relevant area for the admission is evaluated, students are required to fill in these gaps, by studying the assigned readings for each area and, upon their arrival at the University of Macerata, pass interview(s) with the referee(s). More information here: ACADEMIC GAPS

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