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Master's Degrees

They are aimed at providing students with an advanced level of education for the exercise of a highly qualified activity in specific areas.

Access is usually by a Bachelor Degrees or comparable foreign degrees. Admission is subject to specific course requirements determined by individual universities.

Master Degree courses last 2 years, and the degree is awarded to students who have earned 120 credits. The defence of a thesis is required.

A limited number of programmes (Dentistry, Human medicine, Pharmacy, Medicine, Architecture and Law), are defined "One Cycle Degree Courses". Access is by the school leaving diploma or a comparable foreign qualification; admission is subject to selective entrance exams and each degree course is organised in just one-block of 5 or 6 years. In order to know how to enrol you should check the procedure explained in the Bachelor Degrees section.

For second-cycle (Master) degree programmes the University must also assess if the degree/diploma/certificate owned by the applicant can qualify for the application.

The University of Catania offers 8 Masters' Degree courses taught in English:

The call for non EU students living abroad to enrol in English taught Masters' Degree courses for Academic Year 2023-2024 is published here. You can present your application from 13 February 2023 12.00 (GMT +1) until 16 March 2023, 23.59 (GMT +1).

EU and equated students that wants to enrol in one of the English taught courses above should request a pre-evaluation of their previous studies before applying:  The pre-evaluation form for EU students for English taught courses will be online from 4th April 2023 till 30 June 2023.

Remember that non EU students willing to enrol in courses taught in Italian should own a B2 certificate in Italian language or pass a language test.

For pre-evaluation and in order to obtain the eligibility letter you've to attach to the pre-evaluation request a copy of the ENIC/NARIC Statement of comparability for your Bachelor Degree and High School Diploma or the Declaration of value and an Italian Language Certificate, if you don't attach it to the request you admission will be under condition.

The pre evaluation form for Italian taught courses will be online from 4th April 2023 till 30 June 2023.

International students residing outside the EU who intend to pre-enroll must submit an online pre-enrollment request from  by 30.07.2023 by connecting to the website Universitaly

Once registered, follow the procedure for international students. When you'll receive the validation of your pre enrolment request you can proceed by asking to the italian embassy in your country a Study Visa.


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14/07/2023 - 10:16