Luiss University International Programs

How to apply

The following admission procedure is valid for all Luiss Bachelor’s and Master’s programs except the RoME Master’s program, which follows a unique selection procedure that is published on the RoME website.
Applications are open from November 2018 to July 2019 to students living abroad and who will obtain their degree abroad.
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
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 201930 April 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.

Eligibility

Only applications accompanied by documentation that is complete and compliant with the applicable regulations governing qualifications granting access to university studies received by the deadline for the round in question will be considered (Column 2 – Assessment of Admissibility of Candidacy).

Selection

The eligible candidacies will be examined by a special admissions commission, which – at its absolute discretion – will draw up a ranking taking into account university record, reasons for applying, the age of the candidate and any other certification that candidates may have submitted. In this stage candidates could well be contacted for an oral interview, in person or by Skype, with the admissions commission.

Admission

Candidates will be informed of the final outcome of their application – positive or negative as the case may be – for admission to their chosen degree program by the deadline indicated in Column 3 – Communication of Outcome of Application.
Candidates will be conditionally admitted at first, and thereafter fully admitted solely upon receipt of the original documentation, the statement of equivalent value and, for non-EU citizens, certification regarding the personal identity of the student and an Italian permit of stay (permesso di soggiorno).
For information: welcomedesk@luiss.it
The highest ranked candidates may also be offered a scholarship by the University.

Enrollment

Successful candidates will then be asked to enroll by the relevant deadline indicated in Column 4 – Enrollment Deadlines.

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.
Supporting Documentation

  • 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)
  • other optional certification (for example, SAT Reasoning Test www.collegeboard.com, ACT Test www.act.org
  • certification of knowledge of the Italian language for foreign students wishing to enroll in Italian courses;

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 (see below for admission requirements).
Supporting Documentations

  • Academic transcript showing examinations and grades
  • Secondary school diploma
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Letter of reference from a lecturer
  • other optional certification (for example, GMAT www.gmac.com, GRE www.ets.org).
  • certification of knowledge of the Italian language for foreign students wishing to enroll in Italian courses;

DOUBLE DEGREES

Luiss offers students the opportunity to earn double degrees at our partner universities around the world. 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 at this 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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