MESCI-Development Economics and International Cooperation

Master in
Development Economics and
International Cooperation


A.Y. 2018/2019

FIRST SEMESTER: October 1 - December 21

  • Basic Italian Course for International students: October 1 - October 12

FIRST SEMESTER EXAMS: December - January

  • Christmas break: December 22 – January 6

SECOND SEMESTER: February - end of May

  • Easter break: April 20 – April 28


FINAL THESIS: December 31 2019

Classes take place in the mornings, usually from 9am to 1pm, sometimes to 2pm.

Assessment is based upon the results of written examinations of each module. The Masters grading system complies with the Italian university system. Each exam is graded on a scale from 1 to 30, with 18 and 30 as minimum and maximum grade respectively. The final grade is based on a system using 0-110 points (with 66 as minimum passing grade). A cum laude notation (e lode in Italian) is used to display outstanding performance in case a student has been awarded highest grades.


  • Passing grades for all modules;
  • At least 70% attendance at each course;
  • Submission of a thesis on a topic related to themes covered by the programme.

According to university's rules, the administration of the School of Economics can issue only certificate of attendance, signed by the Director.

All other certificates will be issued by the University Central Administrative Office :

Ufficio Master e Corsi di Perfezionamento
Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Via Orazio Raimondo, 18
00173 Roma
Phone: +39 06 72592003-04
Fax: +39 06 72592223