Application Procedure


Start your application from the official university page

If you are an international student, please read the "international student section" below.



INTERVIEWSSeptember 27-28, 2017. Interviews will be in person or in videoconference if requested. Interviews will be in English.


COURSES STARTOctober 2, 2017.

Download the official call: italian or english 

Candidates will have to apply online, through the university enrollment system, and provide the following required documents (via email, please follow instructions on application page):

  • Bachelor Degree (if available, see requirements below for exceptions).
  • List of courses with completed examinations, including their mark and a brief description of the program (self-certification for the program or web printouts are possible, if official documentation is not available).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Any other useful title for the evaluation (additional courses attended, relevant professional experiences, and so on). 
  • English certification (B2 or greater, if avaiable, see requirements below for exceptions).
  • Students need to have a bachelor degree at the moment of application to the selection, or being enrolled in a bachelor and having completed at least 150 ECTS. In any case, admitted students will have to complete their bachelor by December 2017, with a minimum final mark of 95/110, or equivalent. 
  • Students must have a velid english certification (level B2 or greater). If not, their english will be tested during the interview, and students will be admitted conditionally on getting an english certification no later than January 19, 2018. 


Each application will be assigned a maximum of 100 points, according to the following criteria:

  • The graduation mark of the bachelor, for a maximum of 10 points. It the student has yet to graduate, we will consider the averages of examination marks (weighted with respect to ECTS) up to a maximum of 6 points.
  • The curriculum studiorum, in particular the credits obtained and the marks of the examinations in the characterizing areas, for a maximum of 30 points.
  • Additional titles deemed congruent with the disciplinary areas of the course, for a maximum of 10 points.
  • The interview, for a maximum of 50 points. The interview can be held personally or videoconferencing (using appropriate popular software tools). During the interview, in addition to the currriculum vitae, the actual knowledge of actual mathematical, informatics and probabilistic disciplines will be evaluated. See the syllabus below for a  brief description of the required knowledge. The interview will generally be conducted in English.

Admission to the ranking requires a minimum score of 60/100. In the case of equality in ranking, the following criteria will be considered for solving the draws, in the order indicated: possession of the degree, graduation mark or weighted average of the exams (in the absence of a graduation vote), lower age.



The assessment of the possession of the requisites for the admission to selection procedure will be carried out by the selection committee. In the absence of a Bachelor Degree, the weighted average of the exams will be considered instead.

International non-EU students need a VISA to study in Italy. The full procedure is explained in detal in this page of the university website. The deadline to apply to Italian embassies was July 21, but you can still try to contact the embassies, as the university is willing to accept your application. If you need help in this respect, and to get a letter stating that the university is open to welcome and enroll you, please contact via email the international student office, writing to Please specify that you ask help for the master program in Data Science and Scientific Computing in the subject of the email. 

In order to get help for other issues related to moving to Italy or Trieste, from finding a place to stay to health insurance, please refer to the regional Welcome Office.



Information on the tuition fees can be found here



  • Computer science: knowledge of the basic programming, knowledge and minimal experience with a programming language, knowledge of basic notions of algorithms and data structures.
  • Mathematics: fundamentals of differential and integral calculus of one and more variables. Fundamentals of differential equations. Fundamentals of linear algebra (matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors).
  • Probability: basics of probabilities and elements of statistics (descriptive statistics and basic of inferential methods).