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Admission criteria and procedure

Admission requirements

You can enter this course only if you have earned a bachelor's degree or equivalent (pre-doctoral degree, university diploma - 3 years, direct school for special purposes - 3 years), if you meet the specific requirements, and if you pass the Verification of the Adequacy of Graduate Personal Preparation.

Did you get your degree abroad?

If you graduated abroad, you will have to take a proof of Italian language skills.

If you graduated in Italy, continue reading.

To register for the course you will need to:

  • submit your career for verification of curricular requirements
  • send an email with your college career (self-certification downloaded from the website, or scan of degree certificate with all exams taken). The department's teaching secretary will then send your career to the faculty member in charge of conducting the verification

These career evaluation requests will be accepted as early as this summer.

Curricular requirements

You can enroll in this course if you have one of the following degrees, earned no later than January 7, 2023:

  • graduate degree of class L-11 or L-12 (ex-DM 270)
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  • graduate degree of class L-3 or L-11 (ex-DM 509)
  • graduate degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures (modern - old four-year degree)
  • graduate degree in foreign languages and cultures
  • graduate degree in science of language mediation
  • university diploma for Translators and Interpreters recognized as equivalent to the degree of class L-3
  • equivalent degree obtained from foreign universities, the career of which attests the articulated study over a three-year period (for a minimum total of 18 CFUs) of two of the specialization languages active on this course: French, English, Spanish, Russian, German

If you come from a different degree program you must have in your curriculum at least 60 CFUs in total, earned in the following disciplines:

  • Economics (SECS-P/***)
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  • Jurisprudence (IUS/***)
  • History-geography (M-STO*** and M-GRR/***)
  • Language and Glottodidactic Sciences (L-LIN/01, L-LIN/02, L-FIL-LET/12, M-FIL/05, SPS/08)
  • Literatures and foreign languages (L-LIN/03 and following)
  • Italian Literature (L-FIL-LET/10 and 11)

N.B.In case you do not reach the required CFUs, you will not be admitted.

In order to take the course you must also demonstrate that you have specific knowledge in the two languages you have chosen. You can do this through:

  • an international certification
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  • a interview with faculty appointed by the Board of Studies.
    The interview will focus on the reading, analysis and commentary of a specialized text at C1 level for English, French and Spanish, B2 level for Russian and German. The times, places and names of the faculty members in charge of this procedure will be posted in the News and Events section of the course. If the outcome of the interview is negative, you will not be admitted to the Course of Study
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N.B. Normally you will be admitted to study the two languages you studied in the Bachelor's degree program. You will only be able to include a language other than the one you studied in your study plan:

  • in case of your strong personal motivation and with a B2 level certificate
  • in case you have studied during the three-year period a language not present in the proposal from the Course, as long as it is equal to level B2


2. Register and pre-register

UniGe Portal Registration

If you have never been enrolled at the University of Genoa, access the UniGe Portal and get your UniGePASS credentials (for more information you can watch the TUTORIAL).


Make apply for pre-registration using the UniGePASS credentials you received with your registration.