- About MAPS
- Practical Information
- Why MAPS
- Scientific Committee & Direction
- Academic Calendar 2012-13
- Placement & Careers
- Fees & Scholarships
- How to Apply
- Aims & Objectives
Applicants must be university graduates with at least 4 years of completed tertiary education in political science, sociology, economics, statistics, business administration, history, humanities, law studies and similar subjects.
In order to be eligible to MAPS, students must thus hold:
- a 4-year full-time equivalent Bachelor’s degree in one of the subjects above
- a BA (in any subject), plus a Master’s degree in one of the subjects above
Applicants will be selected on the basis of their CV, their English proficiency, two letters of reference and a motivation letter.
English proficiency is a key requirement for admission. Certifications of proficiency are required for those whose mother tongue is not English or have not obtained their university degree in an English-spoken programme. Students who cannot produce the required certifications will be admitted under conditions.
Applicants must follow the electronic application process, uploading all relevant documents, a motivation letter and full contacts of two people who will write letters of reference.
The two letters of reference must be sent directly by the referees to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, and in any case no later than one week after the application is filed. Applicants who apply for partial tuition waivers or for scholarships must make sure that their referees send their letters to email@example.com within the same deadline as the main application.
Students who have acquired (or are about to acquire) their qualifying degree (Master’s degree or 4-year Bachelor’s degree) in a country other than Italy can apply on the basis of certificates in the original language provided this is English, French, German or Spanish, or translated in Italian or English otherwise.
In the course of the selection process, applicants may be required to have an interview with the Master’s coordinator or members of the Scientific committee (by phone or skype, or at the Collegio if convenient).
Students from outside the EU should be aware that obtaining a student visa is a long process taking between two (at the least) and six or more months. Moreover, in the Summer period consular offices are overflowed with requests from students who intend to study in Italy. Thus we recommend that students who need a visa apply to MAPS well in advance, and certainly no later than the end of May 2013.
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