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 --- Please make sure to validate on Delphi the payment of the application fee you did via PagoPa before the same deadline, otherwise it will result as unpaid, 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 (1st period is 1st-15th June)

Check the call and deadlines HERE and HERE.

Procedures: on the same Call and Segreteria studenti website .


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


- For technical issues concerning the Assessment/Pre-Enrollment and Enrollment procedures 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. 

- For information on the eligibility of degrees/qualifications/etc.:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

- For assistance on payment and validation methods, please contact the Welcome Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Starting dateOctober 2024

Length: Two years

Coordinator: Prof. Francesco Grisolia

Tutoring, Applications, Didactic support, Info:

Prof. Adele Milozzi: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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   (For EU and Ita students deadlines see at the top of this page)


OPENING:   15 MARCH 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, etc., in which the applicant must demonstrate experience, knowledge, or have completed coursework in the field of Art History.

-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 assess further your academic and personal achievements and your commitment to the MA in Art History.

A degree in Art history or related is strongly recommended, but it's not essential. Our Master of Arts in Art History program is designed for students with a strong background in art historical studies, including knowledge of Medieval, Early Modern, and Contemporary Art. This advanced program is academically rigorous and has limited enrollment capacity. 

Please consider your previous academic and professional experiences in Art History before applying, as our selection process is highly competitive and aims to admit students who have demonstrably engaged with the field at an advanced level.

The decisions made by the Evaluation Committee are final. Given the high volume of applications, preference will be given to candidates who have a background in Art History.


The English entry requirement level is B2 of the CEFR. 

IELTS or TOEFL English certificates are accepted. 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 and after receiving the LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE: 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 (active again from 18 March 2024).


Admission of candidates with a foreign degree is provisional upon submission to the International Students Office of all the requested documents for enrolment as listed below:

- Bachelor's Degree in original; 

- Transcript of exams or Diploma Supplement;

- CIMEA Statement of Verification (to be obtained from the link: );


- CIMEA Statement of Comparability (to be obtained from the link: ), for candidates holding qualifications issued by countries not signatories to the Lisbon Convention*;

- Statement of Correspondence, downloadable from the ARDI platform ( ) for candidates holding qualifications issued by countries not signatories to the Lisbon Convention*;

Note: For information on the specific documentation to be provided according to the foreign qualification you hold, please refer to the following link: under the section 'Riconoscimento dei titoli esteri: documentazione accademica e procedure di verifica’)



* Countries having signed or ratified the Lisbon Convention

Members of Council of Europe: Albania, Germany, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Czechia, Romania, United Kingdom, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

Non-Members of Council of Europe: Australia, Belarus, Canada, Holy See (Vatican City State), Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, Tajikistan, United States of America.


The International Students Office will check the authenticity of the documents provided. In the event that the documents requested are not provided or are deemed incomplete, students will not be admitted for enrollment.     

For non-EU citizens with residency abroad applying for a study visa: the admission letter does not substitute the official pre-enrolment procedures, which must be completed via Universitaly ( by 31 July. When submitting the pre-enrolment request, candidates must upload the complete required documentation. After pre-enrolment, each candidate is required to contact the Italian Diplomatic Representatives to present the requested documentation by the deadline indicated by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR) available at the following link

Furthermore, the admission letter does not guarantee the automatic study visa issuance, which is the exclusive responsibility of the Italian Diplomatic Representatives and does not assure enrolment in the chosen study program. Official enrolment may be completed only after the study visa issuance, the verification of the authenticity of the documents submitted and the existence of all elements necessary for enrolment.

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 (please wait for the result). 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 is not mandatory for the application/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, etc. 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.