Robotics engineering
Master course (2 years)

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 specific requirements and if you successfully pass the Prerequisites assessment.

Did you graduate abroad?

Please, contact the Welcoming international students (SASS).

If you graduated in Italy go on reading.

CV requirements

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

  • Degree (Laurea), M.Sc. (Laurea Magistrale), referred to D.M. 509/1999 or D.M. 270/2004, or a five-year degree (ante Ministerial Decree 509/1999) in Information Engineering or Computer Science or Industrial Engineering
  • adequate knowledge in:
    • mathematical analysis, geometry, physics, mathematical physics
    • electronics
    • Informatics
    • automatic
    • mechanics
    • telecommunications
    • sensor and actuator technologies
  • English-language B2 certificate, not older than 3 years like TOEFL, Cambridge Advanced English Test, IELTS, TOEIC. This document is not required if the language of instruction of your studies is in English and this is certified by an official document or letter from the University. If you should not have any English Certificate, you can enroll in the CLAT B2 English test, which is fee-free for Robotics Engineering students or prospective ones
  • in accordance with the national legislation, students who at the moment of the admission do not have a sufficient written and oral knowledge of the Italian language, must take at least one of the two courses of Italian Language for foreign students scheduled in the current program table

Enroll in UniGe

How to apply

Applications are closed for the a.y. 2020/21 (deadline June 2020)

For all information, please visit the International enrollment page.

You can apply on UniGe online pre-enrollment platform (you can switch to English using the button at the top right of the page).

You'll have to submit following documents:

  1. ID/Passport
  2. CV with Identity photo
  3. Academic degree and transcripts of all university studies with translation into English, i.e. Bachelor, Master or equivalent. If the degree has not be obtained yet, a certificate from the institution indicating the situation of the student and the expected date of graduation must be provided
  4. Motivation letter
  5. Recognized International English test Certificate, level B2, not older than 3 years: TOEFL, Cambridge Advanced English Test, IELTS, TOEIC. No other test is recognized. This document is not required if the language of instruction of your studies is English. The fact must be certified by an official document or letter from the University. In that case, submitting an English Test Certificate is not compulsory, but can add value to your application.

If you should not have any English Certificate, you can enroll to the CLAT B2 English test, which is fee-free for Robotics Engineering students, or prospective ones. Please note that you can attend the CLAT test only after the pre-enrollment, once you have your matriculation number.

After the selection procedure, if you will be selected, you will be informed about the following steps.

Opening date for submission

Robotics Engineering is now accepting applications for the a.y. 2020/21 only for students with a BSc degree obtained within the EU.

Deadlines

  • applications by students with a non-EU degree: closed (deadline June 2020)
  • applications by students with EU-based and Italy-based degree: December 2020
  • for all students who have been accepted, the last deadline for the enrollment to UniGe is fixed on December of the first academic year

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.

Pre-enrolment

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. 2019-2020, vist MIUR.

Contacts

International Students Office (SASS)
Piazza della Nunziata 6
16124 Genova
+39 010 209 51525
sass@unige.it

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.

Pre-enrolment

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: www.cimea.it), 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:

Contacts

International Students Office (SASS)

Piazza della Nunziata 6
16124 Genova
+39 010 209 51525
sass@unige.it

Before coming to Italy

Contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country. Here you will:

  • submit your pre-enrolment at the University of Genoa
  • choose this course

The Italian Embassy or Consulate will:

  • translate and legalise your diploma and will also issue its Declaration of Value
  • transmit at the University of Genoa both your name and the course you have chosen

If your application is accepted, the Italian Embassy or Consulate will have to provide you with your visa and all the paperwork related to your diploma.

Once you arrive in Italy

Once you arrive in Italy you have to go to the University’s International Students Office (SASS), where you will hand over all the paperwork related to your diploma in order to complete your enrolment.

Documents you have to submit

In order for you to enrol in the University of Genoa you have to submit the following documents:

  • your diploma, in the original or in a certified copy, already legalised by the Embassy or by 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 of your diploma, issued by the Embassy or the Consulate
  • 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:

  • an 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 – subjects
  • 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 apply for a master’s degree course, besides your bachelor’s degree, you also have to submit:

  • 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

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:

Contacts

International Students Office (SASS)

Piazza della Nunziata 6
16124 Genova GE
+39 010 209 51525
sass@unige.it

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

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.

FAQ

Admissions – Enrollment - Course change

In order to apply for the MSc in Robotics Engineering you have to send to the program coordinator following documents:

  1. CV with Identity photo
  2. Academic degree and transcripts of all university studies with translation into English, i.e. Bachelor, Master or equivalent. If the degree has not to be obtained yet, a certificate from the institution indicating the situation of the student and the expected date of graduation must be provided
  3. Motivation letter
  4. Recognized International English test Certificate, not older than 3 years, at least a CEFR/QCER B2-level. Only TOEFL, Cambridge Advanced English Test, IELTS or TOEIC are recognized. This document is not required if the language of instruction of your studies is in English. The fact must be certified by an official document or letter from the University. In that case, submitting an English Test Certificate is not compulsory, but can add value to your application.

After the selection procedure, the selected students will be informed about the following steps. Please note that the selection procedure (for international students) for the academic year 2020-2021 will start in the next months and that the approximate deadline will be May 2020.

The last deadline for enrollment is fixed in December of the first Academic Year.

Yes, you can be admitted, but in order to be in line with the Italian legislation, you should add to your study plan at least one of the two courses of Italian Language for foreign students scheduled in the current programme table.

No, it doesn’t.

Yes, upon successful evaluation by the program coordinator. The workflow is as follows:

  1. send your transcripts, passport, CV, English-level certificate, and any other relevant document to the program coordinator by email for evaluation
  2. if the response is positive, the coordinator will notify the International Student Office - SASS by email with you in copy
  3. you will have to interact with SASS from that moment on.

Robotics Engineering requires BSc students to graduate before December 31st of the first year of study. Therefore, if you graduate in January/February X, you should start attending classes in September X. However, if

  1. only the thesis is missing
  2. there are no outstanding BSc courses
  3. you really attend Robotics Engineering classes, then you can start from September X-1.

Yes, but your transcripts need to be evaluated to ascertain whether you are qualified. The workflow is as follows:

  1. send your transcripts to the program coordinator by email
  2. if the response is positive, the coordinator will notify the International Student Office - SASS by email with you in copy
  3. you will have to interact with SASS from that moment on.

Yes, but your transcripts need to be evaluated to ascertain whether you are qualified. The workflow is as follows:

  1. send your transcripts to the coordinator of the program you want to be enrolled to, by email
  2. if the response is positive, the coordinator will notify the International Student Office - SASS by email with you in copy
  3. you will have to interact with SASS from that moment on.

Most probably yes, but upon successful evaluation by the program coordinator. The workflow is as follows:

  1. send your transcripts, passport, CV, English-level certificate, and any other relevant document to the program coordinator by email for evaluation
  2. if the response is positive, the coordinator will notify the International Student Office - SASS by email with you in copy
  3. you will have to interact with SASS from that moment on.

JEMARO and EMARO

Online applications are open.

Closing dates for online application:

  • Partner country students (Extra-EU Countries) applying for Erasmus+ EMJMD and Consortium scholarships: 31/01/2020 (11:59 PM GMT +1)
  • Program country students (EU Countries) applying for Erasmus+ EMJMD and Consortium scholarships: 31/01/2020 (11:59 PM GMT +1)
  • Partner country students not applying for Erasmus Mundus and Consortium scholarships: 01/05/2020 (11:59 PM GMT +1)
  • Programme country students not applying for Erasmus Mundus and Consortium scholarships: 01/05/2020 (11:59 PM GMT +1)

Starting from the academic year 2019-20, all students can apply only for the national tracks. For students enrolled in Robotics Engineering, at the end of the first year it is possible to apply to become an EMARO student, with mandatory second year mobility to a Consortium partner.

Becoming an EMARO student, the student will have to pay the tuition fees at the M2 hosting institution, accept EMARO rules, and will get a double degree.

A limited number of positions are available (less than 5 each year) and students will be selected on the basis of performance, average grading, etc.

  • M1 students shall pay the tuition fees applicable at the M1 Hosting institution
  • M2 students shall pay the tuition fees applicable at the M2 Hosting institution

UniGe the annual tuition fees and taxes range from 136€ to 3.000€, depending on the family income. Tuition waivers are offered to students who achieved significant academic merits. The average tuition fees paid by international students enrolled at UniGe is about 350€ per year.

English certificates

Yes, a recognized International English Certificate of Level B2, not older than 3 years, is required. TOEFL, IELTS, CAE or TOEIC are accepted and no other test is recognized.

This document is not required if the language of instruction of your studies is English. The fact must be certified by an official document or letter from the University. In that case, submitting an English Test Certificate is not compulsory, but can add value to your application.

Yes. If you don’t submit the English Certification at the time of enrollment, you have time until December 31st of the first academic year.

You can register in the “internal” UniGe B2 English test, offered by the so called exCLAT office.

The test is free of charge for RobEng students or prospective RobEng students.

For further information please visit the dedicate website.

It depends on the type of certificate and the level X. If you have a Cambridge FCE certificate, B2 is equivalent to a score in-between 160 and 179 (grade B and C). If you have a Cambridge CAE, B2 is equivalent to a score in between 160 and 179.

If you have a Cambridge IELTS certificate, B2 is equivalent to a score in-between 5.5 and 6.5. If you have a TOEFL iBT certificate, B2 is equivalent to a score in-between 72 and 94.

If you have a TOEIC certificate, it is not possible to easily define an equivalent to the CEFR/QCER B2 level. In the latter case, contact the program coordinator.