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 --- Please make sure to validate on Delphi the payment of the application fee you did via PagoPa before the deadline, otherwise it will result as not paid, and the Admissions Board cannot proceed with the evaluation.


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- EU / Non-EU students with International Qualification see "2. Application - Assessment" 


- EUropean, ITAlian & non-EU students residing in Italy with a foreign title: 
there is a different procedure and other deadlines, see HERE - Check the CALL and deadlines:

Direct link to pre-assessment here
(PLEASE, be sure to read the links above before proceeding).


For any technical issues concerning the Assessment/Enrollment procedure and/or the Delphi system please ask the International Students OfficeThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Starting dateOctober 2024

Length: Two years
Coordinator: Prof. Francesco Grisolia
Language of instruction: English

General Admission Process: Selection is based on academic standing (all documents are required during the online dedicated pre-application procedure), level of knowledge of Western Art History as well as of the English language.

"How to apply" Guide and Info HERE and HERE



Deadlines Non-EU students - a.y. 2024/2025: 15 May 2024  


OPENING:   15 MARCH 2024

DEADLINE:  15 MAY 2024


Online evaluation procedure must be done before application.


Eligibility Criteria

An undergraduate degree/BA (for Italian applicants: Diploma di Laurea Triennale or equivalent Diploma) in the area of Cultural Heritage and Restauration, Arts and Humanities, Architecture and Design, History, Communication Studies, Learning and Education Sciences, Philosophy, Modern Languages and Cultures, Geography.  


Achievement of at least 54 ECTS in the following Scientific Disciplinary Sectors: L-ART/01 Medieval Art; L­-ART/02 Early Modern Art; L­-ART/03 Contemporary Art; L-ART/04 Museology, artistic literarure and restauration; L­-ART/05 Performing Arts Disciplines; L­-ART/06 Cinema; Photography and Media; L­-ART/07 Musicology and History of Music; L­-ART/08 Etnomusicology; L­-ANT/02 Ancient Greece History; L­-ANT/03 Ancient Roman History; L­-ANT/06 Etruscology and Italic Archeology; L­-ANT/07 Classical Archeology; L­-ANT/08 Early Christian and Medieval Archeology; L­-ANT/09 Ancient Topography; L­-FIL-­LET/04 Latin Language and Literature; L-­FIL­-LET/05 Classical Phylology; L­-FIL-­LET/08 Medieval and Humanistic Latin Literature; L-­FIL­-LET/09 Romance Phylology and Linguistics; L-­FIL­-LET/10 Italian Literature; L-FIL­-LET/11 Contemporary Italian Literature; L­-FIL-­LET/14 Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature; M-­STO/01 Medieval History; M­-STO/02 Early Modern History; M­-STO/03 East European History; M-­STO/04 Modern History; M­-FIL/04 Aesthetics; M-FIL/06 History of Philosophy; IUS/09 Public Law; IUS/10 Administrative Law; IUS/14 European Law; SECS­-P/08 General Management.


-IMPORTANT- This is a Master of arts in Art historyThe MA programme application process will require you to eventually attend an evaluative interview as part of your application, to further assess your academic achievements and your knowledge of Art History.

A degree in Art history is strongly recommended but it's not essential. However, you must have a  background in the subject and meet the minimum knowledge base entry requirements.


The English entry requirement level is B2 of the CEFR. 

IELTS or TOEFL English certificates are accepted, but they do not have to be older than three years. MA's language classes are in English only.

Required Documents

 Students will be evaluated by the Admission Board only when they will have uploaded in the system all the required documents listed below:

  1. Original Copy of the final academic degree and Transcripts Student Record* (translated in English) including a list of the completed exams and marks in the undergraduate degree diploma (Bachelor) as well as any other postgraduate programme. Please include a table explaining the grading system used by the home university, which indicates the minimum and maximum achievable scores.
  2. Passport.
  3. All necessary documents are required by the online system. Further documentation, such as English certificates (B2 or higher), can be provided after the pre-assessment phase. Recommendation letters are not requested. Please, avoid sending an e-mail with other documents if not required.
  4. IN CASE OF ADMISSION: Statement of Comparability of the final academic degree (Bachelor) issued by CIMEA (in which it must be expressly indicated that the qualification allows enrolling in a Master of Arts Degree in Italy): to be requested online at the following link For Universitaly and VISA applicants: the Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA must be uploaded on Universitaly by 31 July (the deadline for submitting applications on Universitaly). Without the certificate of comparability, applications for master's degree courses will not be validated. For EU and non-EU citizens already legally residing in Italy, the CIMEA Statement of Comparability must be uploaded in the enrollment phase on the Delphi website.



After the application is submitted and the deadline has passed, the Admission Board will evaluate it within a few weeks. Applicants will then be notified of the results via email**. Some applicants may be invited to attend an evaluative interview (this interview is not required for all applicants and is aimed at assessing the candidate's interest in the study program, proficiency in the English language, and both their essential understanding and foundational knowledge of art history).

- The selected international applicants will first receive the Conditional Acceptance Letter; later, after completing the pre-enrolment, they will receive the Formal Acceptance Letter.

- The Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA it is not mandatory for the evaluation process. Still, it is mandatory to be uploaded later on the Universitaly platform by 31 July, which is the deadline for submitting the VISA application. If in the evaluation notes of the certificate of comparability, it is stated that the qualification is suitable for enrollment in a master's degree in Italy, the International Students Office will proceed with the validation for the issuance of the VISA.


**Please make sure to validate on Delphi the payment of the application fee you did via PagoPa, otherwise it will result as not paid and we cannot proceed with the evaluation.

Payment Methods & Pago PA Tutorial

*Student Record:

  • Tor Vergata students, who are yet to graduate, can provide a screenshot of the Delphi page including the total list of completed exams and the GPA average (media voti).
  • Tor Vergata Graduates can either request the Segreteria Studenti to provide them with the "Certificato di Laurea per uso ufficio" or provide a self-certification (autocertificazione) including the list of exams.

Tuition Fees

Please visit the Tuition Fees Section and HERE

Financial Aid

Scholarships available: please visit the Scholarships section and HERE

Pre-preparation for the courses

The MA in Art History in Rome from Late Antiquity to the Present Programme starts from an advanced level, which requires students to have an adequate background.

In order to get such a common background all students who own a Bachelor degree in disciplinary sectors other than Cultural Heritage and Restauration, Arts and Humanities, Architecture and Design, AFTER pre-assessment evaluation, might be required to consolidate their knowledge in Medieval, Early Modern and Contemporary Art through the individual study of a selected bibliography.