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Master of Science in Finance and Banking (LM-16) Academic Year 2019/2020 Call for Applications

The Master of Science (Laurea Magistrale) in Finance and Banking is a two-year program of quantitative methods for finance, entirely taught in English and designed for highly talented students who wish to study mathematical and statistical techniques applied to financial markets. 

To attend the Master degree in Finance and Banking it is necessary to have adequate knowledge of mathematics, economics, and statistics tools at undergraduate level.

General Info

Program starting date: September 2, 2019

Enrollment Deadline: November 6, 2019

2019/2020 applications starting date: December 14, 2018

The admission process consists of:

1. Online application

Online Application Deadline: Non-EU students June 14, 2019; EU students July 21, 2019. 

2. Skype interview or Admission test, if candidates are eligible:

Skype Interview for students resident abroad on a rolling basis. The Admission Board will contact students to schedule the interview within one month after the application submission.

Admission Test dates for students resident in Italy:

  • April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm in classroom T2 (students must complete and submit the online application by Wednesday April 10, 2019)
  • or July 30, 2019 at 11:00 am in classroom Aula Magna (students must complete and submit the online application by July 21, 2019)

Admission Requirements

For admission to the MSc in Finance and Banking, candidates must have acquired knowledge of mathematics, economics and statistics at the first-cycle graduate level.

Attendance to the Master Program is subject to the possession of an undergraduate degree in: Economics, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or Physics, or similar subjects.

Other backgrounds may also be acceptable, according to the student preparation in quantitative subjects and on motivation to attend to the course.

Candidates need not to be graduated before the application deadline, however:

  • non-EU candidates must graduate before the beginning of the program, allowing enough time for the visa procedures;
  • EU candidates may graduate by the month October but, in any case, they must be able to attend to the courses since the starting date of the program.

The Suitable candidates will be invited to an interview and/or to an admission test to assess their preparation.

Application procedure

The student is asked to submit a complete online application package providing the Admission Board with fundamental information and allowing it to evaluate candidates basing on their proficiency, as well as on the potential for the further development of their skills. Then, the suitable candidates will be invited to an interview (if resident abroad) or an admission test (if resident in Italy) to assess their preparation.

It is essential to provide accurate information on your relevant academic achievements along with aspirations and motivations that could support your application. 

We recommend that you take your time when filling it in. It is extremely important that you manage the timing of your application carefully and submit a complete online application. The application form must be submitted in English. No paper applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Since admission is selective, prospective candidates must apply online as soon as possible.

The Admission Board will examine only complete and eligible candidacies. The admission decision is based on undergraduate grades (especially in relevant subject), CV, reference letter written by a professor who have followed the applicant’s studies closely, personal statement and any other additional information supplied by the candidate, and the result of the interview/admission test.

The Admission Board will communicate the result (Admitted/Rejected) by e-mail two weeks after the interview/admission test.

No admission fees are required for the selection procedure.

Online application & Required documents

In order to apply please register here and follow the instructions. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email so you will be able to fill in the online form and upload the required documents. With your password, you may enter the system more than once to complete the uploading of your documents. Students are requested to use just one email address to apply that will be used for all the official communications.

Application link: https://economia.uniroma2.it/master-science/financeandbanking/application/login/

Documents required to complete the application:

Transcript of records (in Italian or English) including a list of the completed exams and marks achieved during the undergraduate degree, as well as any postgraduate program. If you are not graduated yet, please indicate in the online application form the missing exams and the expected date of graduation. (*) 

Curriculum vitae (in .pdf format, in English). A brief but complete CV should highlight the most important steps of your academic and professional career. The Admission Board will evaluate the information included in the CV and verify the applicant's overall profile, experience and knowledge.

Cover Letter (in .pdf format, in English), strongly recommended but not mandatory. Please provide information on your motivation for the Master’s program, your extracurricular activities and your work experience. You should explain: why would you like to study in this Master program? How do you see your professional future? How will the program assist you in obtaining these goals?

Reference letter by your professor at the university or an employer in your company. You must insert in the online application the institutional email address of your referee who will receive a request for uploading the letter following the instructions in the automated reply. Tor Vergata University of Rome may contact the referee after receiving the reference letter for further information. Letters sent from personal e-mail addresses, e.g. name@yahoo.it, as well as reference letters sent in any other way that does not respect the mentioned procedure and requirements, will not be considered.

English language certificate, minimum level B2. If your first language is not English or if the language of instruction of your previous degree is not English, we ask you to provide evidence of your command of English.
Accepted International Certifications not older than 3 years: IELTS (min. score: 6), TOEFL, Cambridge tests. Other certifications may be considered (e.g. CLA certificate, Erasmus certificate).
You have not to submit the English certificate if:
• English is your mother tongue
• You can provide proof of an excellent command of English (e.g. if you have spent at least 2 years in an English speaking university)
• The language of your previous degree is English
Applicants who do not own an English certificate can still apply. The Admission Board will evaluate their CVs and transcript of records and, if the evaluation is positive, applicants will be contacted for an interview in order to assess their knowledge of English.

GRE or GMAT score is recommended but it is not compulsory required; you can submit GRE or GMAT scores to supplement your application.

(*) Tor Vergata students, who are not graduated, can upload a screenshot of the Delphi page including the list of completed exams and the GPA average (media voti) or a self-certification (autocertificazione) including the list of exams and marks obtained
(*) Tor Vergata Graduates can either request to the Students Administrative Office the "Certificato di Laurea per uso ufficio" or upload a self-certification (autocertificazione) including the list of exams and marks obtained.

 

Skype interview/Admission test & Knowledge requirements

The Admission Board will verify whether the student holds the skills and competencies needed on the basis of the documents uploaded. If the Admission Board recognizes such skills and competencies to be sufficient, it may allow the student to proceed with the interview (if resident abroad) or an admission test (if resident in Italy).

The Admission Board will contact students resident abroad to schedule a Skype interview within one month after the application submission on a rolling basis. Students must complete and submit the online application by June 14, 2019.

All other applicants will be invited to the Admission test. The Admission test will be held at Tor Vergata University in April and July. 

Admission Test 2019 dates: 

  • April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm in classroom T2 (students must complete and submit the online application by Wednesday April 10, 2019)
  • July 30, 2019 at 11:00 am in classroom Aula Magna (students must complete and submit the online application by July 21, 2019)

Address: School of Economics, Building A, via Columbia 2 - 00133

The aim of the interview/admission test is to complete the application process by providing information about the applicant’s competences and skills in the core areas of the Master Program. For an idea of the level of basic knowledge required, candidates may consult the following documents:

Admission

Successful candidates, once received the Acceptance Letter, must send an email to the Admissions Office for confirming if they intend to take part to the Master program.

Admitted Italian applicants who have studied in a non-Italian University, once received the Acceptance Letter, must acquire the original Dichiarazione di Valore (Declaration of Value), which is the official document our Administration requires for the official enrollment. Read more.

Non-EU students, once received the Acceptance Letter, have to complete a pre-enrollment procedure at the Italian Embassy/Consulate and then apply for a visa. Such procedure may take long; we encourage you to speed up with all the application and admission procedure. Read more about pre-enrollment procedure

All students have to be in Rome for the beginning of the program (September 2, 2019). The Admissions Office around July will provide detailed information (such as arrival, enrollment period, welcome meeting, courses schedule) to all students.

Admitted students are allowed to proceed with the enrollment only if they obtained the Bachelor Degree (Laurea Triennale).

Italian admitted students who complete their bachelor degree (Laurea Triennale) between September and November must attend lectures from September 2 and are allowed to enroll after their graduation date, but not later than the enrollment deadline.

Information about the opening dates and deadlines for enrollment will be provided once available. Usually the registration period (immatricolazione) opens in early September and the deadline is in early November.


The enrollment deadline is valid only for students who have applied within application deadlines and who have been admitted. Read more about enrollment procedure.

For further information consult the FAQs or contact the Admissions Office