FAQ

You need a Bachelor of Science degree, in which you  acquired the following number of ECTS (in case of students outside the European Union, the equivalent number of hours of study) in these areas:

  • at least 6 ECTS in  economics subjects;
  • at least 6 ECTS in  mathematics and statistics;
  • at least 3 ECTS in computer science.

Otherwise, you have a Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Industrial Engineering / Mathematics / Physics / Statistics degree.

More details can be found here.

  • For students with an Italian Bachelor the calendar for the application is here. Notice that there is a single admission test  in September. An exemption from the test is guaranteed to those students who have been awarded with a grade not lower than 95/110, or possessing at least 150 credits of exams registered in career and a weighted average of at least 25/30. More details on the admission test can be found here
  • For students with a foreign Bachelor there are different calls during the year; please, refer to the calendar in the main page for the applications.

You should provide an international certification attesting a knowledge equal to or higher than the B2 level of the Common European Framework (First Certificate in English).

Otherwise, at least 3 ECTS in the English language are required, corresponding at least to the  B2 level.

No certification is required for students who graduated from a program entirely given in English.

Italian is not necessary to start your studies in Finance, as lectures and all related activities are in English. However, it would be advantageous to have some knowledge of Italian for your daily life in Italy.

Anyway students with qualifications obtained abroad will be required to follow an Italian course (see the II year courses in the  Study Plan). Students shall be considered exempt if they are in one of the following conditions:

  1. they have obtained a high school or university degree in the Italian language in Italy;

  2. they have obtained an Italian school degree abroad;

  3.  they hold at least level B1 Italian language certificate.

Fees are defined on a yearly basis between April and June. An application and tuition fee must be paid.

For detailed info, see this link.

You can find some useful information to organize your stay in Pavia at the this link.

To complete the study program, students should prepare a final thesis (worth 24 credits).

The thesis should present an original piece of theoretical or empirical work or a complete review of the literature. The topic is normally chosen by the student, in agreement with the thesis supervisor (relatore). It is advisable that the student should contact and make agreements with the supervisor in advance (normally during the first semester of the second year).

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Pavia is a small city with a large university. The life is quiet, and everything you need is within a walking or biking distance.

Students can find residences, facilities, and services.

The cost of living is average to high, with respect to the European countries. However, it is lower than in big cities like Milan.

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