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How to apply

Admission to BEA is based on a selection procedure. The application must be submitted online.

Taking your time when filling in the application is extremely important. The application provides the Admission Committee with fundamental information to evaluate you and your potential for the development of your skills. It is essential to provide accurate information on your relevant academic and professional achievements along with concerns, aspirations, and motivations that could support your application.

Application process


The Call for applications 2024-25 is now open. There will be two calls:

  • I call open to all categories (Non-EU citizens living abroad, EU citizens, Non-EU citizens permanently resident in Italy): CLOSED
  • II call open to EU citizens and Non-EU citizens with permanent residence in Italy: from 15th April 2024 to 3rd July 2024 at 12.00 (noon, Italian time): OPEN

Application Fee: 15€


  • Read carefully the Call for Admission at the bottom of the page
  • Check the Minimum requirements and the Application's requirements below and the Admission criteria
  • Submit the online application and upload the required documents (Transcript of records, CV, English certificate, etc...)
  • Pay the application Fee (15€) after submitting the application (information in the confirmation email)
  • The results will be published on this webpage within one month after the application's deadline

Admission and Requirements

  • A three or four years Bachelor's Honours degree obtained/to be obtained by: 

    - end of June: if you are Non-Eu applicant living abroad; 
    - end of September: if you are European applicant or Non-European applicant currently living in Italy

  • Minimum B2 level of English (according to the European Common Framework) 

  • Minimum number of credits in the following areas*:

- at least 16 credits in the sectors SECS-P/01, SECS-P/02, SECS-P/03, SECS-P/04, SECS-P/05, SECS-P/06, SECS-P/12 - (Economics)
- at least  6 credits in the sectors SECS-P/07, SECS-P/08, SECS-P/09, SECS-P/10, SECS-P/11 - (Business and Administration)
- at least 8 credits in the sectors MAT/05, MAT/06, MAT/09, SECS-S/01, SECS-S/03, SECS-S/04, SECS-S/06 - (Statistics, mathematics and quantitative methods)

* for the applicants that award the Bachelor Degree outside Italy, the sectors are specified in brackets. The Admission Board will evaluate if the applicant's study plan meets the entry requirements.

Application's requirements

Bachelor's Diploma and Transcript of records

In the application process you must upload a scan of your updated Transcript of records in English or Italian and the Bachelor's Diploma (honours), if already obtained. 

Please express your weighted average/Grade Point Average (GPA) in percentage terms (e.g. 78%). In order to calculate the weighted average/GPA (up to 100%) consider the weighted mean of your grades as reported in your Transcript of records and turn it into % through a proportion.

Proof of English proficiency (minimum level B2)

English proficiency (min. B2 level) is a mandatory requirement for being admitted to the selection and can be certified as follow:

  • English native speaker
  • International Certificate: please refer to the art. 2 of the Call for the accepted Certificates (ex. IELTS min. 6, TOEFL, Cambridge FCE, CAE; CPE, etc..). 
  • Previous Bachelor Degree entirely in English (upload an official statement from your University that certifies that courses and exams were held in English)
  • GMAT score 580 or higher
  • Having passed the B2 English language exam or higher in another University

CV in English

A brief but complete CV in English (pdf) should highlight the most important steps of your academic and professional career. There is not a specific layout required, you can choose the layout you prefer.


You will be asked to answer to the following questions:

  • Why do you want to study Behavioural and Applied Economics?
  • How do you think you could contribute to the class? What do you think is your added value?
  • What are your expectations by studying Behavioural and Applied Economics?

Two reference letters

At least two reference letters should be written (in English or Italian) by two referees. Referees may be, for example, professors at the University, managers in your Company, internship supervisors, etc... A mixture of academic and business reference letters may be the best solution if you have significant work experience after graduating or as intern during your studies, but it is not compulsory. Just consider that the reference letter should support your application to the Program. 

It is your responsibility to contact the referee and ask for the reference letter. The reference letters can be:

  1. uploaded in the online application by the applicant
  2. be sent to bea [at] by the Referees from their institutional/professional email address (name [at], name [at] or similar accounts are not accepted) by the application’s deadline. It is applicant's responsibility to contact the referees and ask them to send the reference letter via email to mim [at] (this option is the preferred one). The University of Trento will send a confirmation email to the referee after receiving the reference letter 

!!Letters sent from personal e-mail addresses, e.g. name [at], as well as reference letters sent in any other way that doesn't respect the mentioned procedure, will not be considered.

Optional attachments

  • GMAT or GRE
  • Other relevant experiences/Specialization

Admissions criteria

Please find below the admission criteria that will be used for your application out of 100 points:

  • Grade Point Average in percentage terms (%)* of the Bachelor Degree: up to 40 points
  • International tests (English language proficiency min. B2 and GMAT/GRE): up to 10 points
  • Admissions Committee Evaluation (CV, reference letters, statement of purposes, general evaluation of the applicant): up to 50 points

*In order to calculate the GPA consider the weighted mean of your grades as reported in your Transcript of records and turn it into %.

Final ranking and admission

After the deadlines, the BEA Admission Team assesses the application information and reserves the right to deny candidate admission at any point of the application process if a discrepancy between the self-reported information and information provided through verification is noted. Once all packages are received, each application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, which will evaluate all aspects of each candidate as a whole.
The Admission Committee may require an online interview. The aim of the interview is to complete the application process by providing the Committee with exhaustive information about the applicant's competences and motivation. Should these clearly emerge from the written application, the final interview is not necessary. 

The rankings of the First call of the Call for applications 2024-25 are now available:

  • Ranking EU applicants and NON EU applicants with permanent residence in Italy
  • Ranking of NON EU applicants with residence abroad

The application of the II Call for applications 2024-25 is still open: deadline has been extended to July 3rd: free places are available.

Applicants will be notified of the Committee's decision by email too. Admitted candidates will be asked to submit an online Application and pay 100€ in order to confirm the place in the Program. The confirmation Fee is not refundable in any case. Information will be provided within the notification email.

application/pdfBando BEA 2024-2025(PDF | 184 KB)
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