Program Structure

Where can I find the Program curriculum?

The sample program curriculum is available here.

How long is the Program?

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

At what times will classes be offered?

Classes will be offered during the day and evening.

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

The program is offered on-campus.

Is possible to attend the Program from the second semester?

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


When is the application deadline?

For a.y. 2018/2019 the application deadline is:

  • EU and Italian applicants: July 31, 2018
  • Non-EU applicants: June 28, 2018

How do I apply?

Applicants are required to complete the on-line form and upload the required documents.

What application material is required?

Applications must be submitted through the online application form with the following documents:

1. Transcripts Students Records (in Italian or English): these should include all undergraduate exams and marks.

2. Curriculum Vitae (any format, in English)

3. Personal statement (in English): is recommended but not strictly required.

4. Reference letter from one referee (Professor or former Employer)

5. English language certificate: candidates have to present one of the following certificates not older than 3 years:

6. GRE or GMAT are recommended, but not strictly required.

For further information click here

Is English language certificate required?

YES, the English language certificate is required. 

(*) No English proficiency certificates are required from students who are citizens of countries where English is one of the official languages and/or from students who have been awarded a degree from institutions where the programme has been taught in English.

(*) Applicants who do not own an English certificate can still apply. The Admission Board will evaluate their CVs and transcripts of records and, if the evaluation is positive, applicants will be contacted for a Skype interview in order to assess their knowledge of English.

For further information click here.

Is GRE or GMAT score required?

No standardized test scores are compulsory required. 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?

A strong background in mathematics and/or statistics is required.

Italian applicants must have a three-year undergraduate degree or be near completion (according to the new University Regulation) or a postgraduate degree (vecchio ordinamento – prior to D.M. 509/99). Preferences will be given to students with a degree in Economics, Business, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Engineering, but other background will be also taken into consideration, mostly basing on the student’s motivation.

International applicants must have a three-year undergraduate degree. Preferences will be given to students with a degree in Economics, Business, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Engineering, but other background will be also taken into consideration, mostly basing on the student’s motivation.

Are prerequisite courses required?

No, there are no prerequisite courses required for this program.

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

The Statement of Purpose response should demonstrate your critical thinking skills. Your response about your future plans should clearly indicate why are you interested in attending our program and your future professional goals.

Are there requirements for who should write the reference letter?

The reference letter can be from someone who taught you at university, from a current or previous employer or someone else who knows you well in a professional/academic capacity. There is not a standard format.

Will I be notified of any missing application materials?

You are responsible for ensuring that your application is submitted with all the required components. All applicants will apply online and may access an online checklist to determine which materials have been received in support of the application.

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.

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

Yes, you can submit your application prior to the conferral of your degree. We will accept and evaluate your dossier. Please indicate in the online application form the missing exams and the expected date of graduation.

In case of admission you must obtain the Bachelor Degree within the Autumn Graduation Session. 

What weighting do you place on the various different selection criteria? 

The Admission 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.

Tuition fees

How much is the tuition for the MSc in Finance and Banking? 

Tuition fees can be based on the student’s family income and fee amounts vary depending on the ISEEU (or Scheda Raccolta Dati for international students) subimitted at any CAF Office in Italy.

For further information click here.

I am International student. How can I certifiy my family income?

To certify the family income you have to follow the procedure below:

1- Obtain your Family Income Declaration in your own Country. This should include: 

  • Real estate assets of your family 
  • Family income in 2016
  • Composition of your family

2- Bring your family income statement to the Italian Embassy in your home Country and let them approve and translate it into Italian;

3- Once in Italy, go to Agenzia delle Entrate to obtain the Italian Fiscal Code. 

4. You should go to a CAF Office to obtain the "Scheda Raccolta Dati". At the following link you can check what documents are needed for such certification: http://en.uniroma2.it/pdf/Scheda-Raccolta-Dati.pdf. Please note that a CAF Office will be available during the Welcome Weeks 2018.

For further information click here

NOTE: Also students who have applied for Laziodisu, have to submit the "Scheda Raccolta Dati" certificate because in case of exclusion or revocation of the Laziodisu scholarship the University taxes will be calculated on the basis of the family income.

NOTE: Students need to present their "Scheda Raccolta Dati" certificate even if they have deferred the enrolment because in case they will not graduate by the last graduation session (March 2019), the University fees will be calculated according to the "Scheda Raccolta Dati" certificate.

I am Italin student. How can I certify my family income?

For obtaining the ISEEU, italian students must fill in the "Dichiarazione sostitutiva unica" (DSU) that contains information about the family composition and income and wealth of each component of the family. It must be completed and submitted to any CAF Office or to the INPS (also via the INPS online portal) within December 17, 2018.

Italian Students (or students whose family has its own income in Italy) must to do the ISEEU at any CAF Office within December 17, 2018 and then authorize the Delphi system to acquire the ISEEU value within January 15, 2019.

How can I pay tuition fees?

You should go to a Unicredit bank to pay cash, or pay online

Costs of living in Rome

The cost of living in Italy varies a lot geographically even the costs of living in the state capital is usually higher than in other towns. The other factors affecting the costs are the place where the apartment is (downtown or surroundings) and the facilities (close by the underground or markets or supermarkets, mall, etc.). For example, an average student’s apartment in Rome would cost around € 300-500 per room per month depending on the place, facilities, renovations, etc. plus bills. In 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. Therefore, what you should expect to spend in Rome in those sectors is:

  • Rent: € 300-500 for a room in an apartment of 3
  • Bills (like gas, electricity, heating): approx. € 30-70 per month/student
  • Food: if you cook you save by buying in 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 a shot of strong drinks 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 the apartment (especially if you choose one without any furniture) and on “newcomer expenses” because it will take you some time to find the less expensive supermarket etc.

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

Pre-enrolment and enrolment

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

Once having received the acceptance letter students are able to enrol to the program with an online procedure between September and November, connecting to Delphi. Click here for further information.

If you graduated in a non-EU University you should first follow the pre-enrolment procedure.

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

Italian Students who have not yet obtained a Bachelor Degree (Laurea Triennale) can attend classes starting in September, if the will graduate by the deadline for the enrolment. Once graduated, students must enrol to our program connecting to  Delphi.

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.

Scholarships and financial aid

Are there scholarships available for students?

Every year we offer awards to our best first year students and to our best graduates.
Furthermore we support students with application for scholarships from Lazio region, Italian government, foundations, and other sources.
For further information click here

Who can apply for DiSCo LAZIO Scholarship?

International students as well as Italian students, can apply for scholarships and accommodation at student welfare service ‐ DiSCo LAZIO. The amount of the scholarship depends on your student status, and usually the maximum amount is around 5,000 Euros for international students.
Student must respect the following income and wealth limits, exceeding any one of these values is motive for exclusion from the competition.

  • ISEE (Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator): € 23.253,00
  • ISPE (Equivalent Wealth Situation Indicator): € 50.550,00

Second year students have to satisfy also a requisite of merit. The requisites of merit are based on the total credits/examinations acquired from the date of registration to August 10th 2018. To apply for the scholarship the second-year student must have acquired 30 credits during the first year.
First year student, regularly registered for the 2018/2019 academic year, will be valuated ex post.

Which are the benefits of DiSCo LAZIO scholarship?

DiSCo LAZIO provides a study grant to the winners of the competition. The maximum amounts are established as follow:
The maximum amounts are established as follows:

  • € 1.950,44 for “local” students;
  • € 2.852,71 for “commuter” students;
  • € 5.174,66 for “non-local” students.

To reduce the inconvenience of being distant from the University, DiSCo LAZIO assigns, for a period not exceeding eleven months, lodgings in its structures. Only “non-local students” may apply for lodgings.
€ 500 will be deducted from the scholarship as the cost of the service from winners of lodging places.

When can I apply for DiSCo LAZIO scholarship?

Online applications are open from May 10th until July 25th 2018 in this website: www.laziodisco.it
The winners of the scholarship are announced during the first semester; hence, you will have to pay in advance your stay in Italy.

How can I get the Pin for DiSCo LAZIO scholarship?

Once registered, students can ask for a PIN, through the following procedure:

a) In the “personal area”, go to the “Ostium” section and authenticate your credentials as prompted. To complete the procedure, print and ask for a PIN by registered letter with advice of receipt
Submit your application for a PIN to the offices by registered letter. Remember to sign the application and to attach a copy of your ID by no later than July 25th 2018 to this address: ADISU ROMA DUE, VIA CAMBRIDGE, NUMBER 115, CAP 00133 ROMA, ITALY.

b) go to the Scholarship Office of your local Adisu agency and authenticate your credentials at the counter, showing a valid ID document and a photocopy. The procedure must be completed by 12.00 pm on August 10th 2018.

PINs cannot be collected by anyone else.

Which documents do I need to apply for DiSCo LAZIO scholarship? (only non-EU students)

In order to apply for the scholarship, you will have to prepare the following documents:

  • Certificate declaring the composition of your family unit in 2017;
  • Documents declaring the gross income earned by each member of your family unit during 2016 (the maximum income for the family necessary to get the scholarship was the equivalent to € 23 000).
  • Certificate declaring the family property on December 31st 2017, specifying the area in square meters of each house/apartment, or if they are on loan, or the place is rented.

All these documents should be presented to the competent Italian Authorities in your country to be signed and stamped.
Bring the original with you to Rome and hand it over to DiSCo LAZIO offices until 31st March 2019. This document is an ESSENTIAL part of the application for benefits as it attests your family income. Hence, it is important that you prepare this document before you arrive in Rome.

Do I have to pay back the scholarship? 

In order to receive the whole scholarship first year students must obtain 20 credits by August 10th 2019.
Those acquiring 20 credits after August 10th 2019, and before November 30th 2019, will only receive half of the overall sum of the study grant (1st instalment).
The study grants and other benefits are subject to revocation if the student fails to achieve 20 credits by November 30th 2019.  In this case, the student will have to pay back the scholarship
Second year students will have to pay back the scholarship only if they have made a false statement in order to get the scholarship.