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F.A.Q.

Admissions

When is the starting date for applying?

The 2020/2021 admission process will start at the end of January 2020.

When is the application deadline?

Because of the difficulties experienced by applicants due to the coronavirus outbreak, the deadline for submission of applications has been extetended to 16 August 2020 for all candidates (Non-EU applicants; Italian and EU applicants; Non-EU applicants who reside in Italy; Foreign applicants holding an Italian degree and a valid residence permit).

How do I apply?

Applicants are required to complete the online form and upload the required documents.

Is there any application fee?

Yes, you will be required to pay a 30€ fee for the evaluation of your application.

Is English language certificate required? 

No. However, applicants may choose to submit the certificate to supplement their application.

Is GRE or GMAT score required? 

No standardized test scores are compulsory. However, applicants may choose to submit GRE or GMAT scores to supplement their application.

Is this Program meant for students with undergraduate studies in Economics?

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree (or be near completion of the degree, to be concluded before our enrollment deadline date) with a strong quantitative background:

  • NON-EU students: Economics, Business, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Engineering.

  • EU students: Economics, Business, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Engineering, however other backgrounds will be also taken into consideration, with a particular focus on the background in Mathematics and/or Statistics and on the student’s motivation.

What advice do you have for writing the statement of purpose? 

The Statement of Purpose or Cover Letter should demonstrate your critical thinking skills, explain your personal objectives and clearly indicate why are you interested in attending our Program.

Are there requirements for who should write the reference letter?

The reference letter can be from one of your university professors, a current or previous employer or someone else who knows you well in an academic/professional capacity.

Will I be notified of any missing application materials? 

You are responsible for ensuring that your application is submitted with all the required components. 

When and how are applicants notified about admission decisions? 

Within 30 days after submission of a complete application package applicants will be informed by e-mail of the decision regarding admission.

May I apply if I have not completed my undergraduate degree? 

Yes, you may submit your application prior to the conferral of your degree. We will accept and evaluate your dossier.

What weighting do you place on the various different selection criteria

The Admissions Board will look at your academic record, personal statement and motivation, references, your CV, GMAT/GRE test score as a whole and will make a careful, balanced judgment based on all these criteria.

Program Structure

Where can I find the Program curriculum?

The sample program curriculum is available here.

How long is the Program?

The MSc in Economics is a two-year full-time program (4 semesters).

At what times will classes be offered? 

Classes will be offered during the day and evening. See the Timetable.

Is the Program offered in an on-campus or distance format? 

The program is offered on-campus. (*)

(*) Online learning will be the official teaching method for the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic year.

Is possible to attend the Program from the second semester?

No, it is not possible. All admitted students must attend the program starting from the First Semester (September).

Costs of living in Rome

The cost of living in Italy varies according to location, and the cost of living in the Capital is usually higher than in other cities or smaller towns. Other factors affecting the costs include: neighborhood, quality of the facilities, local amenities (close to the underground, markets, supermarkets, mall, etc.). For example, an average student’s apartment in Rome would cost around € 300-500 per room per month (excluding utilities and other bills) depending on the location, facilities, recent renovations, etc. At CampusX a single room in a double room apartment costs about € 550 per month fees included.

The spending budget of a student is composed of five main elements: Rent & bills, Food, Study material/books, University fees and Nights out/travel. Therefore, what you should expect to spend in Rome in those sectors is:

  • Rent: € 300-500 for a room in an apartment for 3 people
  • Bills (like water, electricity, heating): approx. € 30-70 per month/student
  • Food: if you cook at home, you save money by purchasing groceries at the supermarket € 40-50 euro per week
  • University fees: will be dealt with separately here: about € 200-400 per month (paid in two/three installments each year)
  • Nights out: is something that varies from person to person, but Friday and Saturday are generally nights out and an alcoholic cocktail costs around € 5-10, a pint of beer costs around € 5-7, a bottle of wine in a pub/bar (to share with friends) € 15-20.

Therefore, we can conclude that your spending will be between € 600-900 per month, which is what the students actually spend here, according their lifestyle.

When you plan your stay, take into account that during the first months you will be spending X 2-3 times more because you’ll need to leave a security deposit for the apartment (which is usually 2-3 months’ rent), to buy some basic things for your apartment (which is usually 2-3 months’ rent), you might need to buy some basic things for the apartment (especially if you choose one without any furniture) and you will experience “newcomer expenses” because it will take you some time to find the less expensive supermarkets, etc.

Be sure that you have money for around 12-18 months when you come to Rome, even if you plan to work or get a scholarship, in order to have some economic security.

Double Degree Programs

Which Double Degree programs are available?

We offer a Double Degree program with the University of Gothenburg and a Double Degree program with the University of Konstanz.

How many places are available?

A maximum of two students will be selected each academic year by our program for each Double Degree program.

Who can apply for the Double Degree program?

First year students, regularly enrolled at our program.

When is the Double Degree call for applications published?

Around February.

What are the admission requirements for the Double Degree program?

Candidates must be officially enrolled in their first year of studies at MSc in Economics.

How is the selection done?

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their GPA and number of exams completed at Tor Vergata during the first semester of the first year of studies.

When will I leave for the Double Degree program?

You will spend the second year of studies at the partner university.

What are the requirements before to leave for the Double Degree program?

Before leaving, students must have completed at least 60 ECTS at Tor Vergata.

Where do I pay tuition?

No tuition fee will be charged by the host university but students will be liable for all expenses including visa, travel, housing etc. Students will still have to pay all tuition fees at Tor Vergata.

Do students receive funding?

Selected students are advised to apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship lasting 12months (i.e. apply for the Erasmus+ call for applications in February).

Which university rule will apply when I am abroad studying at the partner university?

Students will follow all the rules of the host institutions.

Where can I find more information?

Pre-enrollment and enrollment

I received the Acceptance Letter. What should I do now?

All admitted applicants, once they have received the Acceptance Letter, must send an email to the Admissions Office to communicate their decision to confirm (or forego) enrollment in our program.

I am Italian, I have been admitted but I do not have obtained yet the Bachelor degree (Laurea Triennale). What should I do now?

Admitted students who have not yet earned a Bachelor Degree (Laurea Triennale) are allowed to attend classes starting in September if they graduate by the autumn session; immediately following graduation, they must enroll in our program by the enrollment deadline (18 December 2020).

Can I defer my acceptance until next year or later?

It is not possible to defer the acceptance. If you wish to delay your studies for a year or more, you will need to resubmit the application again.