International opportunities for students

Please note that a new structure of the MISS programme is currently under ministerial review and, in case of approval, will be implemented starting in the 2024/25 academic year

For the academic year 2024/25, admission to the MISS Program is restricted to 30 places. 5 places are reserved for non-EU students permanently residing abroad.

If you have a double citizenship, one from a non-EU country and one from one of the 27 countries of the European Union, the latter prevails and you should apply as an EU citizen

Minimum requirements

Following minimum requirements must be fulfilled by MISS applicants:

  • a Bachelor's or higher degree from an internationally recognized institution at university level include the equivalent of at least 60 credits from at least two of the following disciplinary areas: History and Philosophy, Economics, Law, Political Science, Sociology or Foreign Languages.
  • good knowledge of the English language (min. B2 level of the European Common Framework)
  • basic knowledge of a second foreign language (min. A2 level), other than Italian, among the following: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, German (Please note that in order to graduate MISS students must reach a B2 level for the second language. While the University can organise B2 exams for Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian, currently we do not offer courses beyond A2 in these languages)
  • a personal background with suitable professional vocational and academic experience appropriate to the interdisciplinary nature of the degree course
  • Minimum GPA: 24 out of 30 (for International students an equivalent grade, i.e. 75%)

English Language Requirements 

To participate in the selection procedure, candidates must possess one of the following international language certificates dated not earlier than March 2022:

  • IELTS: no skill lower than 5.5,
  • TOEFL Internet-based (or equivalent TOEFL paper based of TOEFL computer based): no skill lower than 21.
  • CAMBRIDGE B2 FIRST: no skill lower than 165

Exemptions: Candidates who have gained their degree (Bachelor's or Master's) from a university where the tuition takes place entirely in English are not required to submit an English Language certificate.

Application deadlines a.y. 2024/2025

Opening: January 30, 2024

Deadline: March 8, 2024 at noon (CET)

NON-EU citizens permanently residing abroad

Opening: April 2, 2024 

Deadline: July 1, 2024 at at noon (CET)         

EU students and NON EU students permanently residing in Italy

How to apply

1) read carefully the Call for Admission: Italian version and English Version

2) check the Minimum requirements

3) submit the online application within the given deadline

4) pay the application fee (15 euros) after submitting the application (information in the confirmation email)

Evaluation criteria

Academic background and reference letter (up to 45 points)

Relevance of previous studies and experience in relation to the course objectives (up to 35 points)

Statement of purpose (up to 20 points)

Final ranking and admission

On completing the evaluation process, the admission committee will publish two separate lists in order of classification for admission onto the Master's course. The list for non-EU citizens permanently residing abroad will be published by April 30, 2024. The list for Italian and EU citizens, and non-EU citizens permanently residing in Italy will be published by July 31, 2024

Short list non EU citizens permanently residing abroad 2024-25

Credit transfer pre-evaluation

Candidates who already gained credits at MA level and would like to know how many credits could be transferred in case of admission can send the request by email to miss.sis [at] including:

- a copy of their ID/passport

- the transcript of records

- the courses syllabus 

The request can be sent from February 1, 2024 until May 15, 2024. UniTrento will send you the evaluation results by June 15, 2024

Useful Information

For NON-EU citizens permanently residing abroad

Scholarships  UniTrento Scholarships opportunities (1 scholarships available for 24-25) and  Italian Government Scholarship 
Tuition fees


EU students and NON EU students permanently residing in Italy

Tuition fees