Application Procedure

In order to apply, the candidates of the FIRST CALL (in the period between October 18th, 2018 and November 15th, 2018) , the candidates of the SECOND CALL (in the period between January 15th, 2019 and March 1st, 2019) and the candidates of the THIRD CALL (in the period between April 1st, 2019 and May 15th, 2019) must fill in the online form on the website of the Course of Study “Global Governance” and upload the following documents:

  • Scanned pdf copy of the Passport (or Carta d’Identità for Italian students if available);
  • Personal statement (so called “Declaration of knowledge and aptitude for Global Governance disciplines”) in English (pdf format): in no more than 1000 words the candidate (also referring to what specified in his/her curriculum vitae) shall illustrate how the knowledge acquired in his/her personal and educational growth path is consistent with the disciplines of the Global Governance training project, as well as shall show his/her personal aptitude (also referring to his/her school activities) for the disciplines envisaged by the training project and for the challenges posed by global phenomena;
  • Documents in support of the Personal statement:
  1. High School Diploma and transcript of grades obtained in the last academic year attended (or only transcript of grades obtained in the last solar year (2017) attended, for students currently enrolled in the last year of Italian High Schools, or in the last year of non-Italian High Schools issuing an equivalent foreign qualification obtained abroad and valid for the admission to any Italian University);

  2. Copy of the Curriculum Vitae (pdf format) written in English.

The candidate must provide a valid e-mail address in order to receive communications regarding the application procedure, as well as a skype contact necessary for the interview.

All admitted students with a non-Italian High School Diploma, are required to provide, at the moment of enrolling, the Declaration of Value of the final title (obtained after at least 12 years of education, translated and legalized) issued by the Italian competent authorities or the declaration released by the ENIC-NARIC centre.

Students with disabilities may send an email to the Technical Secretariat of the University Committee regarding the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities and DSA (CARIS) in Via del Politecnico, 1 (new buildings of the Faculty of Engineering, ground floor) at segreteria@caris.uniroma2.it concerning the type of disability (attaching a scanned copy of the available medical documentation), in order to provide them with suitable means for the selection process.

Candidates suffering for dyslexia are required to give notice of disability to CARIS with the same modality. For these students, a 30% extra-time will be granted for the oral interview.

Evaluation Criteria and Results Communication

For all the calls, the selection of candidates aims at verifying, on the basis of the evaluation of the documents submitted (evaluation of the Personal statement and supporting documents) and on the basis of an interview, the adequate preparation of the candidate. In particular, to be admitted to the Course of Study in Global Governance, the candidate shall prove the required knowledge and aptitude for the Course disciplines, i.e.:

  • The knowledge and the ability to argue with clarity and comprehensiveness about the main challenges posed by global phenomena;
  • The knowledge and the ability to argue with clarity and comprehensiveness about the Global Governance training project, also in relation to the candidate’s personal development project.

Following the same procedure, English language knowledge and skills will be verified according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (entry level B2).

The evaluation is carried out on a scale of 0 to 100 total points, divided as follows:

  • Up to 50 points: evaluation of the Personal statement and supporting documents. Students that have achieved a minimum score of 20/50 in the evaluation of the submitted documents shall be declared eligible for the interview; students that have not achieved 20/50 might receive a rejection notification before the end of the selection period.
  • Up to 50 points: oral interview. During the interview, held in English, the Committee shall evaluate the candidate's ability to understand and speak English and the knowledge required by the Course, i.e. the knowledge and the ability to argue with clarity and comprehensiveness on the main challenges of global phenomena, as well as on the Global Governance project, also in relation to the candidate’s personal development project.

The results of the evaluation of the documentation, along with the notification of the date, time and place of the interview, will be announced via email, at the email address provided in the application form, by:

  1. First call: within December 15th 2018

  2. Second call: within March 30th 2019

  3. Third call: within June 15th 2019

The interviews will be held at the Tor Vergata University School of Economics (Via Columbia, 2).
For students who live outside Lazio or for students residing in Lazio which so request, the interview will be conducted via video conference using Skype software. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure the availability of the required hardware (PC, webcam), software and reliable internet connection.

Candidates who do not show up by the deadlines set in the interview calendar will be excluded from the final ranking list.

The oral interview cannot be repeated; therefore, the students who, in the first or second call, have sustained the oral interview, but who have not been winners, can only improve the score related to the evaluation of the documentation, presenting a new application for selection in the second or third call, with additional experience gained in the period spent and any grades obtained in the last high school year attended (for students enrolled in the last year of Italian secondary school or in the last year of a non-Italian secondary school that issues a qualification valid for admission at Italian universities).


The ranking is drawn up in order of merit according to score, in accordance with art. 3.

Candidates with a score of 70/100 or above will be deemed suitable for the Global Governance program.

The ranking list will be published on the website of the Course of Study (www.globalgovernance.it) by: January 30th, 2019 (first call); April 16th, 2019 (second call); June 30th, 2019 (third call).

The publication of the ranking must be considered as an official communication of the results, no other forms of communication of the results are foreseen.

Please note:

  • Admitted candidates must carry out the pre-enrollment under the terms and procedures as per art. 6 below, otherwise they will be deemed to have withdrawn and they will be replaced by the eligible candidates ranked immediately below.
  • There is no ranking list sliding for first and second call selection.
  • Candidates who did not pass at the end of the first call or the second call of selection may participate in the third call by resubmitting the application following the procedure and the indications referred to in the article 2 and 3.
  • The ranking list only slides for the third selection round if, once the deadline for the pre-enrollment of the admitted students has expired, there are still vacant places. The spots will be assigned to the suitable candidates immediately following the ranking.