Admission requirements

To attend the Master programme in Environmental and Food Economics it is necessary to possess an adequate knowledge of mathematics, economics and statistics at the undergraduate level. The Master programme can be attended by students with an Italian three-year undergraduate degree (ex. DM 270/04 or equivalent ex. DM 509/99) in any one of the following classes:

Geografia (L-6),
Ingegneria civile e ambientale (L-7), Ingegneria dell'informazione (L-8), Ingegneria industriale (L-9), Scienze biologiche (L-13),
Scienze del turismo (L.15),
Scienze dell'amministrazione e dell'organizzazione (L-16), Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale (L-18),
Scienze della pianificazione territoriale, urbanistica paesaggistica e ambientale (L-21), Scienze e tecnologie agrarie e forestali (L-25),
Scienze e tecnologie alimentari (L-26), Scienze e tecnologie chimiche (L-27), Scienze e tecnologie fisiche (L-30), Scienze e tecnologie informatiche (L-31),
Scienze e tecnologie per l'ambiente e la natura (L-32), Scienze economiche (L-33),
Scienze geologiche (L-34), Scienze matematiche (L-35),
Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali (L-36),
Scienze sociali per la cooperazione, lo sviluppo e la pace (L-37), Sociologia (L-40),
Statistica (L-41), Storia (L-42),
Tecnologie per la conservazione e il restauro dei beni culturali (L-43).

Students having obtained an undergraduate degree in classes other than those listed above and students with foreign degrees are admitted to the programme subject to a favorable decision by the Didactic Committee or by an ad hoc committee named by it.

To attend the degree course, graduates from the three-year and master's degree classes listed above, must have acquired at least 90 ECTS in the scientific-disciplinary sectors in previous studies:
a. FIS/01-FIS/07, MAT/01-MAT/09, SECS-S/01-SECS-S/05, SECS-S/06 (mathematics, physics, and statistics)
b. AGR/01, ING-IND/35, SECS-P/01-SECS-P/06, SECS-P/07-SECS-P/11, SECS-P/12 (business administration, economics, and management)
c. AGR/02-AGR/20, BIO/01-BIO/19, CHIM/01-CHIM/12, GEO/01-GEO/12 (agricultural, biological, chemical, and geological sciences)
d. ICAR/01-ICAR/22, ING-IND/09, ING-IND/22-ING-IND/30, ING-IND-34 (architecture and engineering)
e. INF/01, ING-INF/05, ING-INF/06 (computer science)
f. IUS/01-IUS/10, IUS/12-IUS/14, IUS/21 (law)
g. SPS/01-SPS/14 (social sciences)

There are minimum requirements in order to be admitted to the programme:
- at least 6 ECTS credits in the area of mathematics and statistics (MAT/01 - MAT/09, SECS-S/06);
- at least 6 ECTS credits in the area of economics and agricultural economics (AGR/01, SECS-P/01 - SECS-P/06, ING-IND/35);
- at least 6 ECTS credits in the area of management (AGR/01, SECS-P/07 - SECS-P/11, ING-IND/35);

Students who do not comply with the above prerequisites can fulfill them by attending crash courses in the above areas to be held starting at the end of August (see official course's website (Note, crash courses are only for admitted students).

Students with foreign qualifications are expected to meet requirements equivalent to the minimum ones required from students with an Italian degree. The existence pre-requisites will be verified by a special committee appointed by the Didactic Committee.

In addition, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: 1. be English mother tongue; 2. have obtained a high-school diploma in English; 3. have obtained a Bachelor's or other first-level university degree in English. Students who do not meet any of the requirements listed in points 1, 2 and 3 must have a B2 level or higher in English, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For an overview of CEFR levels, please see:… . The certification must be uploaded when submitting the online application.
Students meeting the above requirements are invited to an interview for admission (in English). The interview, done remotely via electronic devices if necessary, is aimed at verifying the motivations of the candidates, and the above mentioned skills.

- Practical instructions
Applicants must apply for admission to the EFE program from January 22nd to August 25th, 2024.
Non EU candidates applying for a visa must apply from 22nd January to 30th April 2024
Applicants, both foreign and Italian holding a bachelor's degree or expecting to obtain it by December 31st, 2024

Applicants will be selected on the basis of an interview, whose aim is to ascertain the applicants' motivations as well as their personal knowledge, competencies, and skills in the core areas of the EFE program. For an idea of the required level of preparation, applicants may consult the following textbooks:

- Varian H., Intermediate Microeconomics. A Modern Approach, 9th edition, Norton, 2019. Chapters: 1-6, 14-16, 19-25.

Quantitative methods:
- Haeusserl E. F., R. S. Paul, R. J. Wood, Introductory Mathematical Analysis for Business, Economics, and the Life and Social Sciences, 13th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, 2010. Chapters: 0-6, 10-14.

Applicants will be contacted for an online interview.

Further detailed information concerning the EFE program are available at For any other information, please contact InformaStudenti…

Please consult the degree course web site for further information and updates:


Application for admission: from 22/01/2024 to 25/08/2024

Application for matriculation: from 08/04/2024 to 15/01/2025

Attachments and documents

Admission notice

Please note

Non-EU students visa applicants are required to apply for admission no later than 30 April 2024. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be evaluated and it will in no case be possible to request the refund of the admission fee.

The interview aims at ascertaining the applicants’ motivations as well as their personal knowledge, competences, and skills in the core areas of the Environmental and Food Economics programme.
If the applicant did not submit an English proficiency certification, the interview will also aim at assessing the English skills.

To get an idea of the appropriate level of knowledge, competences and skills, candidates may consult the following textbooks:

  • Economics
    Topics: Principles of Microeconomics
    Suggested reference: Varian H., Intermediate Microeconomics. A Modern Approach, 8th edition, Norton, New York, N.Y., 2009. Chapters: 1-6, 14-16, 18-24.
  • Quantitative methods
    Topics: Principles of Calculus and Linear Algebra
    Suggested references: Haeusserl E. F., R. S. Paul, R. J. Wood, Introductory Mathematical Analysis for Business, Economics, and the Life and Social Sciences, 13th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, 2010. Chapters: 0-6, 10-14.

On-site interviews
The date, time and location of on-site interviews will be announced by email to all applicants, and will be posted in the Notice section.

Telematic interviews
As an alternative to the on-site interview, students can apply for a Telematic interview (Skype) that will take place each year from March to July.
In order to apply for a telematic interview, fill out and sign the Telematic interview form, then send it to with subject “Telematic Interview LastName FirstName“.

The EFE Admission Committee will communicate the result of the evaluation by e‐mail within 10 days from the interview.

Further Information

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come: