Engineering for natural risk management
Master degree

Admission criteria and procedure

Our two-years Master of Science programme (or laurea magistrale) can be attained by earning 120 CFU/ECTS.

Admission criteria

You can apply for admission if you have either:

You can access this course only if you have obtained a degree or an equivalent qualification (bachelor's degree, a direct school for special purposes - 3 years), if you meet the curricular requirements and if you successfully pass the Prerequisites assessment.

CV requirements

In order to attend this course the student needs the following admission criteria, without any exclusion:

  • Degree (Laurea), M.Sc. (Laurea Magistrale), referred to D.M. 509/1999 or D.M. 270/2004, awarded by an Italian university or a five-year degree (ante Ministerial Decree 509/1999), awarded by an Italian university or equivalent qualifications for non-Italian degrees
  • at least 36 credits, acquired at any university (undergraduate, graduate, M.Sc., master's degree, five-year degree) in the scientific areas related to the classes L-7 Civil and Environmental Engineering, L-8 Information Engineering, L-9 Industrial Engineering in the group's MAT *, FIS *, CHIM *, ING-INF / 05, INF / 01 and SECS-S / 02 of which no less than 30 CFU in the basic didactic activities of the group MAT *, FIS *, CHIM* (Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics), as a whole
  • at least 45 credits, acquired at any university program (undergraduate, graduate, M.Sc., Master's degree, five-year degree) in scientific areas related to the following classes:
    • L-7 Civil and Environmental Engineering:
      SSD BIO/07, CHIM/12, GEO/02, GEO/05, GEO/11, ICAR/01, ICAR/02, ICAR/03, ICAR/05, ICAR/06, ICAR/07, ICAR/08, ICAR/09, ICAR/11, ICAR/20, ING-IND/11, ING-IND/24, ING-IND/25, ING-IND/27, ING-IND/28, ING-IND/29, ING-IND/30, ING-IND/31
    • L-8 Information Engineering:
      SSD ING-INF/01, ING-INF/02, ING-INF/03, ING-INF/04, ING-INF/05, ING-INF/07 e ING-IND/31
    • L-9 Industrial Engineering:
      SSD ICAR/08, ING-IND/10, ING-IND/14, ING-IND/16, ING-IND/17, ING-IND/19, ING-IND/22, ING-IND/25, ING-IND/28, ING-IND/31, ING-IND/33, ING-IND/35, ING-INF/04
  • an English certificate of B2 level

How it works

The evaluation of the admission criteria includes the evaluation of the student's whole career (grades of single exams, final grade, consistency of the career with the topics of the M.Sc. program) by the Admission Committee of the M.Sc. Program Board. In some cases, the Committee may invite the student to take an interview to ascertain his/her general knowledge and background. This interview may be taken remotely (e.g., Skype call) upon request.

In order to apply for admission, a student who has obtained a B.Sc. degree from a non-Italian university is invited to send by e-mail to the following documents in PDF format:

  • A copy of the B.Sc. diploma
  • A copy of the B.Sc. Transcript of Record, including the grades obtained in all exams, the credits associated with all exams, and the final grade in percent of the top grade
  • A full CV

The deadline to submit these requests is MAY 31st, every year. Late submissions will not be considered.

If you have graduated abroad, the assessment will be done by considering appropriate equivalences between the lessons successfully completed and those attributable to the SSDs indicated above.


For students who have a non-Italian degree, possible exemption depends on the outcome of the evaluation conducted by the Admission Committee and will be communicated to the student along with the result of the assessment of his/her prerequisites.


If you graduated in UniGe with a recent degree (ex DM 509) and your degree meets the admission criteria, you must directly access the UniGe Online Services.

If you are a UniGe graduate but your degree does not automatically meet the admission criteria or you are a graduate of another university, you have to:

  1. Access the UniGe Online Service
  2. Upload your study career (only for students coming from other Universities), including the prospectus of examinations with the indication, for each subject, of the scientific disciplinary areas and the relevant CFU. At this time, you will have to choose the date for your Admission test.
    N.B. The documentation must be uploaded within 10 days from the date you intend to join.

You will be informed of the outcome of the verification of the admission criteria before the date scheduled for the admission test.

If you don't succeed in the admission criteria verification, you will not be able to take part in the admission test. In this case, you will be suggested a bridge career (carriera ponte) to fill the curricular deficiencies identified.

If instead, you do not pass the admission test, you will be able to take the test for a different Master's Degree or submit to the next test.

N.B. If your Bachelor's degree grade is at least 9/10 of the maximum or has obtained a final grade corresponding to the "A" or "B" classification of the ECTS system, you will not have to take the Admission Test.

You can attend the admission test even if you are not graduated yet, as long as you have already succeeded all the exams and your career meets the admission requirements.

In this case, after pre-enrollment, you have to access Unige's Online Services and choose the admission test date on which you would like to join in.

N.B. As you are not graduated yet, remember that you will not be able to take advantage of the possible exemption for the degree grade.

Enroll in UniGe

The enrollment procedure depends on your nationality, country of residence and academic curriculum.

Which kind of student are you?

If you want to enroll in a degree course of the University of Genoa, you have to complete your pre-enrolment online by filling in all the data related to your diploma.

Please note that non-EU students who have their residence abroad will have to pre-enrol at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their Country even though they hold an Italian high school diploma.


Italian Degree

Students who obtain an Italian degree can ask for the accreditation status of their academic qualification at CIMEA (Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence).

Useful information

For further information about entry visas, stay permits and the enrolment for foreign students in a degree course of higher education for the a.y. 2021-2022, vist MIUR.


International Students Office (SASS)
Piazza della Nunziata 6
16124 Genova
+39 010 209 51525

If you want to enroll at the University of Genoa you have to register at SASS office, where you also have to submit your diploma –translated into Italian and legalised – accompanied by its Declaration of Value, and then complete the pre-enrolment on line.


Document you have to submit

If you want to enrol at the University of Genoa, you have to submit the following documents:

  • your diploma, in the original or in a certified copy, duly legalised by the Embassy or the Consulate;
  • the Italian translation of your diploma issued by the Embassy or the Consulate OR translated by an official translator and then certified by the Embassy or the Consulate or approved by the Italian Court
  • the Declaration of Value issued by the Embassy or the Consulate, OR any document issued by an ENIC-NARIC centre (visit the Italian ENIC-NARIC centre:, OR the documents issued by the Embassy or the Consulate located in Italy and representing the foreign country where you have obtained your diploma
  • any certificate attesting your successful completion of the admission test – if any – required by the university of your country.

If you have obtained a diploma after less than 12 years of school, you also have to submit one of the following documents:

  • the academic certificate attesting the successful completion of the exams scheduled for the 1st year or for the first two years of your degree study programme
  • an official Italian or foreign post-secondary diploma obtained in a higher education institution – universities excluded – in subjects related to the degree course you have applied for, having a duration of one or two years
  • any certificate issued by an Italian University attesting the successful completion of foundation courses

These documents should attest the attendance to courses during at least one or two years, according to whether your country has a 10-year or an 11-year education system.

If you want to enrol in a master’s degree course, besides your bachelor’s degree, you also have to submit the following documents:

  • the original certificate attesting all the teaching units you have attended and all the exams you have passed approved by the Embassy or the Consulate
  • the course contents and the study programmes of the teaching units included in your degree course duly certified by the University
  • an Italian official translation of the certificate as well as of the single units’ study programmes, unless they are issued in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese

You must hand over all your documents related to your diploma to SASS (the International Students Office) to complete your enrolment.

If you are a non-EU student, you must hand over at SASS your residence permit as well.

Please note: if you hold a student residence permit and you decide to withdraw from studies you will not be able to enrol again in the same course or in any other course.

Italian Degree

Students who obtain an Italian degree can ask for the accreditation status of their academic qualification at CIMEA (Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence).

Useful information

If you need help to find accommodation, to obtain the residence permit as well as the Italian fiscal code, or if you need information about healthcare, bus passes or university canteens, or about how to open a new bank account, please contact SASS.

For further information:


International Students Office (SASS)

Piazza della Nunziata 6
16124 Genova
+39 010 209 51525

How to apply

To apply, please visit the DreamApply UniGe website and follow the instructions therein.

Get in touch with UniGe and contact your Embassy

  • submit your pre-enrollment on the Universitaly website, 2021, choosing the University of Genoa and the course you want to apply for
  • refer to the Italian Embassy or Consulate for Italian translation and legalization of your diploma and for the issue of Declaration of Value
  • ff the University of Genoa accepts your application, contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate that you indicated in the pre-enrollment for the issue of study visa

For further information please check the MIUR website.

Take the prerequisites assessment

To complete your enrollment you must take the Prerequisites assessment, in order to verifies your previous knowledge.

Follow the instructions to understand the ways and times.

Complete the enrollment

Enroll in the course

To complete your enrollment:

  • confirm the course of study
  • upload a valid identity document and a passport size photo, if you have not already uploaded it during pre-enrollment
  • in case of change of course of study or renounce, you have to pay an additional 16 € for stamp duty
  • pay the first installment of the taxes