1. Can I enroll in the Master MESCI even if I do not have a degree in Economics?
Yes, you can. The Master’s Programme foresees courses in Micro and Macro Economics for people without an economic background.
2. Is the Master MESCI open to non-European students?
Yes, in the previous editions we have had students coming from Latin America, Asia and Africa.
3. When and how do I apply and what information do you have about financial assistance?
Please go to the registration web page where you can find out how to apply, the application form and the announcement.
You are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible, preferably before the summer. However, applications will be accepted until we have reached full subscription capacity.
4. How is the Programme structured?
The Master is a full-time programme. It consists of 11 Modules for a total of 60 credits. It starts in October and finishes at the end of June, including final exams. Attendance is compulsory and lessons generally take place only in the morning (not more than 5 hours a day).
5. Do I have to take exams in order to get a final diploma?
Yes, written exams take place at the end of each semester and are compulsory.
6. Are lectures entirely in English?
Yes, both classes and lectures are held in English and all reading material is in English.
7. How can I demonstrate my knowledge of English?
Students will be interviewed by an English teacher who will assess his/her ability to understand and speak fluently.
8. Is the Master MESCI recognised at an international level?
Yes. The Master is recognised at an international level (second level degree according to the Italian law).
9. Does the programme provide internships?
Yes, a two-month internship is foreseen at the end of the Master. For a sample of available internships please look at our web site. The options may change from year to year and it is the University’s responsibility to arrange all internships.
10. Will the Master MESCI help me find a job?
Most of the students from the previous editions of the Master are currently working in the field of development and cooperation (NGOs, International Organizations, consultancies, etc.)
11. What kind of medical cover do I need?
Europeans travelling in Italy are covered under the European health agreements, which means that you shouldn't need to shell out too much money if you get ill. Just make sure you go to a national health doctor (in Italy that's the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale / SSN).
You will however need your European Health Insurance Card, or EHIC. This is the replacement for the E111 form, which ceased to be valid on 31 December 2005. However, many people choose to get additional medical cover, granting them access to private medical care. You may, for example, have trouble finding a SSN dentist.
Visitors from outside Europe are not eligible for the EHIC, and will need to make sure they have adequate medical insurance. American travellers will find more advice on the US Department of State website.
12. How can I reach the University?
The university is located in Via Columbia 2, on the South – East side of Rome. The University is reachable by car or by bus. Access by bus is as follows:
Metro (subway): Line "A" stop "Anagnina" (last stop)
Buses ATAC: 20 (express line) from Metro Anagnina (for the Facoltà di Scienze MM.FF.NN., Economia, Ingegneria, Lettere and Filosofia) to via Cambellotti (Tor Bella Monaca);
506 from Metro Anagnina, stop at Facoltà di Economia, to via V. Vanvitelli
507 from Metro Anagnina to Grotte Celoni , stop at Facoltà di Economia, Ingegneria e Medicina e Chirurgia. Bus stops: Anagnina, Ciamarra / Ruffo, Ciamarra/Civ.230, Fosso Santa Maura/Rondini, Sorbona, Cambridge/Columbia, Cambridge/Economia
Be aware that bus tickets are not sold on board and need to be purchased beforehand, usually at tobacconist’s and newsstands. All tickets must be stamped before boarding
See the map of the campus area ()
13. How much does it cost to rent a room in the city?
Finding a room to rent around the university campus is quite easy. Prices range from 300 € to 500 € in a flat to share. It is advisable to choose a flat near the Metro - A Line in order to reduce time for public transports.
Until you’ll find a place to rent, in case you haven’t done that before coming to Rome, you can also see here a list of hotels that are conveniently located in order to reach the university.
14. Is it expensive to live in Rome?
The approximate prices of some items are listed below (in Euros):
Milk: 1.50 / Liter
Bread: 2.50 – 3 / Kilo
Butter: 2 / 250 gr.
Beef/pork: 5-7 / Kilo
Chicken: 3 / Kilo
Pasta: 1.60 / Kilo
Mineral water: 0.38 - 0.80 / Liter
Fast food menu: 5.50 - 6
Bus ticket: 1.00 (valid 75 minutes ), a monthly ticket: 30.00 Euros ( which allows for a month of unlimited travel on Roman trams, busses and the metro) Considering accommodation, food, telephone, local travel and leisure costs, students should consider a monthly budget of 1000 depending on location.
15. Is it hard to find a job in Italy?
Many Italian students have some form of part time employment to help support themselves while studying. If you are a citizen of a EU member state you are eligible to work in Italy without a work permit. All other students from outside the EU will require a work permit which is quite difficult to obtain.