Admission

Below is a brief overview of the procedures with details specific to our programme.

The Call for Applications in this academic year 2022/23 can be found here (Italian) or here (English). All students are requested to read it carefully.

Note that the procedures and deadlines differ if you are:
- an Italian Student, 
- a European Union (EU) Student
- a non-EU Student.

As for the latter, note that the procedure differs if you already have an Italian Visa / Residence Permit or not.

If you are unsure whether or not you need a visa to enter Italy, please visit: https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en

Please, read this page carefully in order to follow the proper procedure within the exact deadlines.

You may find your answer on the FAQ page if you have further questions.

For any other concerns, you can write to the Educational Affairs Office at cybersecurity_info@uniroma1.it

 

 ADMISSIONS OF NON-EU STUDENTS WITHOUT AN ITALIAN VISA.

For a complete and detailed description of the application/admission/enrollment procedures, please visit the University Webpage: International Admissions

Non-EU students who need to obtain their Visa from the Italian Embassy must follow the procedures on the Pre-selection international Platform. The application time window usually opens in November of the preceding year to April of the same year you will enrol. Please refer to the International Admissions platform for the specific calendar.

If you pass the international pre-selection, please follow Step 1 and Step 2 described below:

Step1 Infostud registration,

and

Step2 Google Form Applications

 

 ADMISSIONS OF ITALIAN, EU, AND OTHER STUDENTS WITH Italian VISA

Italian, EU, and non-EU students already in possession of an Italian Visa / Residence Permit (and also non-EU students who have successfully passed the pre-enrolment phase) can apply by following the steps below as soon as the official Call for Applications is published by Sapienza University of Rome, usually in mid-July. 

Italian, EU, and non-EU students already possessing an Italian Visa/Residence Permit should follow the procedure described on the page Requirements and personal knowledge assessment (Master's Degrees).

For such students, the time window for admission goes from about the middle of July until the middle of December. There is an additional deadline in the middle of January dedicated to the Sapienza undergraduate students who wish to enrol after obtaining a Bachelor's Degree during the December session.

Please also note that the deadline month for EU students is September.

It is also recommended to visit the following pages from Sapienza's official website:

·         Orientation page for students.

·         Infostud, interactive services for students.

·         CIAO (Centro Informazioni, Assistenza e Orientamento).

Once the Official Call for Applications is published, follow these steps:

Step 1. Infostud registration

Please register on the Infostud system by clicking this link

Step 2. Google Form Applications

Italian, EU and non-EU students already in possession of an Italian Visa or a Residence Permit are requested to fill in the following Google Form:

Requirements Assessment Form for the Master's Degree in Cybersecurity - valid for all students

 

Please, read the guidelines carefully and thoroughly before filling in the Google Form.

See the deadlines stated in the Call for Applications to fill correctly in the Google Form.

The templates of the Self-Declarations requested in the Form can be downloaded at the following link: Self-declaration of Bachelors Degree and Exams and the Self-declaration of English Language.

For any other questions or further information, you can email the Cybersecurity Educational Affairs Office at cybersecurity_info@uniroma1.it

The CV of each prospective student will be evaluated by a Committee appointed by the Didactics Board (Consiglio del Corso di Studi - CdS). Students will be evaluated and selected by the requirements outlined below in the section "General Requirements" and based on the following elements (students should clearly outline in their CV):

  • Relevance of the previous student career, including the Bachelor's Degree;
  • Extracurricular activities, including professional experience and additional training activities;
  • Knowledge of English - B2 level (provide a copy of the official English certification; alternatively, provide a self-certification listing the evidence of previous training in English);
  • Interview. In special cases, the Committee reserves the right to call the student for an individual interview to assess the personal preparation for admission to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program. 

All the students will receive the result of their evaluation, either positive or negative, to their email address specified on Infostud during Step1.

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 

In order to be admitted to the Master's Programme in Cybersecurity, candidates must meet both these requirements:

  • Possess a Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent Diploma granted by a foreign institution) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Telecommunication Engineering, or a related field.
  • Having acquired at least 44 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) within the fields listed below (according to the Italian list of academic disciplines): 
    • ING-INF/05 - Sistemi di elaborazione delle informazioni (Information processing systems);
    • ING-INF/01 Elettronica (Electronics);
    • ING-INF/02 - Campi elettromagnetici (Electromagnetic fields);
    • ING-INF/03 Telecomunicazioni (Telecommunications);
    • ING-INF/04 Automatica (Systems and control engineering);
    • ING-IND/31 Elettrotecnica (Electrical engineering);
    • ING-IND/35 - Ingegneria Gestionale (Business and management engineering);
    • INF/01 Informatica (Computer science);
    • FIS/01 - Fisica sperimentale (Experimental physics);
    • MAT/02 Algebra (Algebra);
    • MAT/03 Geometria (Geometry);
    • MAT/05 - Analisi Matematica (Mathematical Analysis);
    • MAT/06 - Probabilità e statistica matematica (Probability and statistics);
    • MAT/08 - Analisi Numerica (Numerical analysis);
    • MAT/09 - Ricerca Operativa (Operational research);
    • SECS-S/01 - Statistica (Statistics);
    • SECS-P/06 Economia Applicata (Applied economics);
    • SECS-P/07 - Economia aziendale (Business administration and Management);
    • SECS-P/08 Economia e gestione delle imprese (Management);
    • SECS-P/10 Organizzazione aziendale (Organization studies);
    • IUS/01 Diritto privato (Private law);
    • IUS/20 Filosofia del diritto (Philosophy of law).

 

Procedure for attending the Single Courses to reach the 44 ECTS required.

Sapienza uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), and each course has a certain ECTS value.

Our MSc takes for granted the subjects and contents covered in the Italian Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Our MSc offers an in-depth technical study aimed at training experts in Cybersecurity. Therefore, an high technological core is essential, regardless of the orientation chosen within your Study Plan.

Hence, taking for granted all the above-mentioned administrative procedures, if you do not possess the 44-required ECTS, and you are still interested in our Master's degree, you are invited to follow the undermentioned steps:

1) Follow Step 1 Infostud registration and officially apply to Infostud. The Committee will evaluate your application and will send you an official reply that will list the Single Courses you can attend in order to enrol as soon as you have taken all the exams;

2) Send an email to cybersecurity_info@uniroma1.it asking for the specific Code of each Single Course you have to attend.

3) Write to the Administrative Office to inform them that you have been authorized to take these Single Courses to achieve curricular requisites in order to enrol in the Cybersecurity degree. This way, you will be granted a discount on your tuition fee (the Administrative Office will provide more details).

Click here for general information concerning our Single Courses and their admission procedures,

IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE SEARCH YOUR ANSWERS ON THE  FAQ page.

If you do not find the needed answers you were looking for on the FAQ Page, or you have any further concerns, you can send an email to the Educational Affairs Office at cybersecurity_info@uniroma1.it.