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Università degli Studi di Pavia - Department of Economics and Management


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 Previous qualification

Students should hold a 3-year university diploma (Bachelor of Science degree)


 Background of studies and number of ECTs (hours of study)

Students should provide evidence that in their 3-year diploma they have acquired the following number of ECTS (in case of students outside the European Union, the equivalent number of hours of study) in these areas:

Economics (i.e. Macro and Micro Economics; Political Economy; Econometrics; Economic History) - 24 ECTS

Quantitative Methods – (exams in Mathematics and Statistics) - 15 ECTS

Business Administration (i.e. Accounting; Management; Finance - 6 ECTS

Law - (i.e. Business Law, Constitutional Law) - 6 ECTS

English language - 6 ECTS (see note below)

Computer science - 3 ECTS

A margin of flexibility is admitted, with respect to the fulfilment of the above minimum curricular requirements, up to a maximum of 10%, or 6 ECTS. This margin may be applied indifferently to only one of the groups of the scientific areas listed above or to more groups, except for the point referring to the English language requirement, which must be always fulfilled.

 Previous qualification final score 

Students with a 3-year university diploma or another undergraduate degree obtained in Italy should have a final graduation score higher than or equal to 95/110 (see “Italian degree students” section).

Students with any other foreign qualification considered equivalent to the above-specified Italian degree should provide evidence of a final graduation score equivalent to the Italian requirement (95 out of 110)

All students (with an Italian bachelor or foreign bachelor) satisfying the above minimal entry requirements (study background and number of study hours) but with a final Bachelor mark lower than 95/110 must pass an admission test (details in  “Bachelor degree " and "Foreign degree" sections below ).


 Language Requirements

Italian is not necessary for the course, as lectures and all related activities are in English. However, it would be advantageous to have some knowledge of Italian for your daily life in Italy.

6 ECTS in the English Language are required. Otherwise, it is enough to provide an international certification attesting a knowledge equal or higher than the B2 level of the Common European Framework (First Certificate in English). For example, a TOEFL certificate with an iBT total score of B2 level (87-109) or higher is considered equal to the level B2 of the Common European Framework.



 Students can have an academic evaluation of their titles in order to check if they meet the minimal entry requirements by writing in English to mefi@unipv.it. They should provide (in English) a detailed list of the courses taken at their university and the number of study hours acquired for each course.

They should also attach this Excel file, completed with all the exams from the transcript, divided and grouped by different subject areas (already specified in the file).

For further information on admission to  MEFI, plese see the sections below (Italian Bachelor/Foreign Bachelor)


In order to apply, there are TWO DIFFERENT PROCEDURES for students holding an Italian Bachelor degree and for students holding a foreign Bachelor degreePlease see tabs below.


In order to enroll in the Master's Programme in Economics, Finance and International Integration (MEFI) students holding an Italian qualification must refer to the official bando:


II semester (academic year 2016/2017) intake:

The admission test for students who have to take the test (see official bando) is going to take place  on 16th February 2017, at 9:00 a.m., room E2, Palazzo San Tommaso, Piazza del Lino,  Pavia.

For info on registration to the test, see this document.

 Basic Reference Textbooks for the Admission Test

Frank R.H., Microeconomics and Behavior, McGraw-Hill, 2010.
Blanchard O., Giavazzi F., Amighini A., Macroeconomics: a European Perspective, Pearson, 2013.
Blanchard O., Johnson D.R., Macroeconomics Global Edition, Pearson, 2012.
Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance
Simon C.P., Blume L., Mathematics for Economists, Norton, 1994.
A speciman exam paper is provided here.


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