LUISS University international programs

How to apply

The following admission procedure is valid for all LUISS Master’s programs except the RoME Master’s program, which follows a unique selection procedure that will soon be published on the RoME website.
Applications are open from October 2017 to May 2018 to students living abroad and who will obtain their degree aboard and to non-Italian students who will obtain a foreign degree in Italy.
Early applications have a greater chance of successfully meeting financial aid opportunities/scholarships and respecting student visa deadlines (applicable to non-EU applicants).
Admission Process

Bachelor’s Programs

LUISS Bachelor’s degree programs are open to undergraduate students of all nationalities with no professional experience, hold at least 12 years of primary and higher education.
For more information about admission requirements, please check the dedicated page on the LUISS web site.
Italian language proficiency is not an admission criterion.
Supporting Documentations

  • a certificate showing the studies completed to date (penultimate year of secondary school) and associated
    grades (Grade Point Average)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Letter of reference from a teacher (written in English)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge/SAT (optional)

Master’s Programs

LUISS Master’s degree programs are open to graduate students of all nationalities with little or no professional experience, hold at least a three-year Bachelor’s degree, and have obtained 180 ECTS in accordance with the admission requirements (see below).
For more information about admission requirements, please check the dedicated page on the LUISS web site.
Italian language proficiency is not an admission criterion.
Supporting Documentations

  • Current university registration certificate + transcript of records
  • Secondary school diploma
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Letter of reference from a lecturer
  • TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge/GMAT/GRE (optional)

Applications are admitted on a rolling basis from November 2018 to July 2019 with an enrollment period open for at least four weeks after the results are released.
To apply, applicants must fill out the online application by the deadline indicated in column 1. At the end of this first step, applicants will receive an email with a link to upload the required documents.
Applications will be examined by the LUISS Students Office first, and then by a commission of LUISS professors who will evaluate the documentation sent by each applicant and draw up a ranking accordingly. At this stage, applicants could be contacted for an in-person or Skype interview with the commission.
Based on the rankings, students will be informed of the final outcome to their application – positive or negative as the case may be – by the deadline indicated in column 2. The highest ranked students may also be offered a scholarship – see the dedicated page.
Successful applicants will then be asked to accept the admission offer (which will be sent through an official email by the deadline for the relevant round, together with enrollment instructions) and to enroll by the deadline indicated in column 3**.

1. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION2. ASSESSMENT OF ADMISSIBILITY OF CANDIDACY3. COMMUNICATION OF OUTCOME OF APPLICATION4. ENROLLMENT DEADLINES
ROUND 1*11 December 201814 December 201818 January 201914 February 2019
ROUND 2*7 February 201928 February 201914 March 201917 May 2019
ROUND 3*28 March 201928 March 201917 May 201914 June 2019
ROUND 4*17 June 201928 June 201912 July 201925 July 2019

* Students applying to Master’s degree programs by March 30, 2019 can also apply to a double degree program and QTEM – see the dedicated section below.
** Applicants will be conditionally admitted at first, and thereafter fully admitted solely upon receipt by the LUISS Student Office of the original documentation, the statement of equivalent value and, for non-EU citizens, certification regarding the personal identity of the student and a copy of the Italian permit of stay (permesso di soggiorno), to be sought from the competent authorities within eight working days after arriving in Italy.

Students wishing to apply must complete the application form and upload all the required documentation here.
For more information about admission requirements, please check the dedicated page on the LUISS web site.
For any question, please contact us at internationalprograms@luiss.it.

DOUBLE DEGREES

22 Double Degree programs are available to students enrolled in a select number of Master’s programs.
Selections for Double Degree programs are held either prior to beginning or during the first year of the Master’s program.
Selections for Double Degree programs are conducted separately from the Master’s program admissions, even though the latter is a prerequisite to be admitted to the Double Degree program.
Calls for applications to Double Degree programs open to students not yet enrolled in the Master’s program will be published in early March 2019. The final selection will be announced in the second half of May, right after the communication of the application outcome of round 5 of the Master’s program application process.
All interested students are requested to submit a GMAT/GRE certificate and an English language certificate, the required level of which depends on the program.

Visa Requirements

One of the goals of our University is to support international students before and during their entire stay in LUISS, by helping them out with organizational aspects of their arrival and stay in Rome.
Once you will be admitted at LUISS university you will receive an official invitation letter to start your application for the visa and the permit of stay for study reasons.
You can find on the following link of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs all the information on the visa request procedure.
You can apply for your Visa contacting the closer Italian Consulate/Embassy in your country to complete your application.

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