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Admission

The number of places available is limited. Up to 45 students may be admitted into this programme.

  • Candidates holding or who are about to obtain an Italian academic qualification are invited to apply, following the admission and application procedures as described on the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore website.
     
  • The following sections are applicable to candidates holding or who are about to obtain a non-Italian academic qualification.

 

The formal requirement for admission to the Master's degree in European studies in investor relations and financial communication is a Bachelor's degree, in the fields of Economics, Communication Sciences or other relevant disciplines.

   

The undergraduate degree obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS) must satisfy the requirements for access to second-level academic studies in the awarding country. The degree has to be issued by a higher education institution, which is regularly accredited or recognized in the awarding country. The undergraduate degree must be obtained before 31 December 2020.

 

Language Requirements  

English 

International students and candidates with a Swiss Bachelor’s degree or enrolled in a Swiss University must demonstrate their competency in the use of the English language through one of the following certificates, issued starting from January 1, 2018: 

 

Recognized certificates Minimum score required
Academic IELTS 6
TOEFL iBT 84
Cambridge English B2 First Grade B
Cambridge English C1 Advanced Grade C
Cambridge English C2 Proficiency  Grade C
Business English Certificate B2 Vantage and C1 Business Higher
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (B2)
Pearson PTE Academic 65

 

Exemptions based on prior study 

The following applicants are not required to undertake English language tests. 

  1. Applicants who completed their university studies from one of the following national education systems: Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America. 
  2. Applicants who completed a degree program entirely taught in the English language: they will need to upload to the online application an official statement from their University indicating that English is the language of instruction. However, some Italian Representations (e.g. in Iran, Bangladesh, Pakistan) may require a language proficiency certificate. You will need to meet the Consulate/Embassy’s requirement to obtain your student visa. 

Italian

Applicants must also demonstrate their competence in the Italian language to be considered for admission. We accept the following official certificates, issued starting from January 1, 2018:

 

Recognized certificates Minimum score required
CELI 3 B2
CILS 2 B2
PLIDA B2
ROMA 3 B2 - cert.it

Students who do not meet the Italian language requirements can take the course “Italian for foreigners” offered at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.  

Candidates may be exempt from providing further evidence of Italian language proficiency if:

  1. They have completed or about to complete a Bachelor’s degree, taught in Italian.
  2. They hold Italian citizenship.