MEF: Admission criteria and Application process

The Master is directed to graduate students with a solid undergraduate training in economics and/or quantitative subjects. Specifically:
  • Italian applicants must hold a four-year degree or an advanced degree (“laurea specialistica” or “laurea magistrale”).
  •  Foreign applicants must hold an equivalent degree: in their case, the grade acceptable for admission is determined by the Master’s admission committee. Both EU nationals and non-EU national who reside in Italy with a regular work or study permit can apply for admission. For non-resident non-EU nationals, admission is subject to existing visa and immigration regulations. 
The selection of applicants is effected by the admission committee and is performed based on the candidates qualifications. Students can apply also if they have not yet been awarded the degree required for admission to the Master, provided they obtain such degree by the deadline for registration.

Admission Procedure

The admission procedure requires applicants to file a preliminary application and a formal application (subject to admission at the preliminary stage).

1. Preliminary Application

Interested candidates are invited to fill  out the online preliminary application form by the deadline and attach  the following mandatory documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Signed and sealed reference letter by a professor from the applicant’s university;
  • Official transcript of his/her undergraduate degree, displaying the overall grade (if applicable), the list of exams taken and their grades;
  • Certificate of good working knowledge of written and spoken English (TOEFL, First Cambridge Certificate, Proficiency in English, IELTS or equivalent). If students have not yet obtained a language certification they can attach a personal letter stating they are able to follow a master course taught exclusively in English and they would be willing to be contacted for an interview.

Important Dates

Preliminary applications starting from  April 2024.

Preliminary Application deadline: 
  • 30 May 2024 (for non EU students)
  •  1 July 2024 (for Italian and EU students)
“Early applications are encouraged, since they have a greater chance of being successful and obtaining financial support.”

Fees and Financial Support

The registration fee for the Master amounts to €3.000,00  (plus € 140,00 for regional taxes and € 14,62 for stamp duty). 

MEF offers scholarships up to €6.000,00 funded by Compagnia di San Paolo, with priority for foreign students. Monetary prizes are awarded to the best students at the end of the master.