International opportunities for students

The admission to the Master's degree in Sociology and Social Research is restricted to 6 places for non EU students permanently residing abroad for the a.y. 2024/2025

If you have double citizenship, i.e. 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.

EU and non EU citizens permanently residing in Italy must follow the procedure described here.

If you are a non European citizen living abroad follow the next steps.

Minimum requirements

  1. a bachelor's degree (at least three years) from an institution at university level, gained  by 30th June 2024 for non EU candidates.
  2. an adequate final graduation mark:
  • for Italian candidates, it must be equal to 90 out of 110 points or superior;
  • for international students, it has to be an equivalent mark (e.g. 3/4).

Documentation without mention of the GPA won't be taken into consideration

  1.  At least 1/3 of the previous study programme (e.g. 60/180 ECTS, 60/180 credit points) has to refer to at least two of following areas
  • Sociology
  • Economics and Statistics
  • Law, Political science, Social policy
  • History, Anthropology, Psychology, Social Psychology and Pedagogics
  1. certified knowledge of English language at least level B1 of the European Common Framework, through:
  • pertinent internationally recognized language certificates
  • final diploma of a Bachelor or Master course entirely held in English
  • English language exam passed during the Bachelor's/ Master's degree
  • citizenship of an English speaking country

A previous background in methodology and social research will be taken into considered.

For candidates  not fulfilling the  curricular requirements, the Evaluation Committee can take into consideration other academic and extra-academic activities and/or require further documents and/ or organize a selection interview

Application  deadlines a.y. 2024/2025

From December 18, 2023 to March 8, 2024 at 12.00 (CET): Non-EU citizens permanently residing abroad
From May 2024 to December 2024: EU-citizens and non-EU citizens permanently residing in Italy 

How to apply (non EU students)

  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)

Admission criteria

  • Academic background and reference letter (up to 45 points);
  • Relevance of previous studies and experience 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 admissions committee will place the candidates found suitable on a final list that will be published by April 30, 2024.

Short List non EU students residing abroad SRS 24-25


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 mastersrs [at] with: 

  • a copy of their ID/passport
  • the transcript of records
  • courses syllabus 

The request can be sent from December 18, 2023 until February 15, 2024. UniTrento will send you the evaluation results by March 15, 2024.

Useful Information

For NON-EU citizens permanently residing abroad