How to enrol


The selection procedure is completely online and involves the following steps:

  1. Registration on the University website [ITA] / [ENG]: enter your name and birth date, place of residence and/or domicile, if necessary.
    Former students who already have access credentials to the Reserved Area do not need to register. If you have forgotten your password or it has expired, you can renew it with immediate effect at this page [ITA].
    After registering you will be assigned a temporary Username and Password (active from the following day) allowing you to access your Personal Area for the next phase of enrolment.
  2. Access to the Reserved Area of the website; there are different options depending on the candidate’s status:

    • former students of the University and therefore with matriculation number and password can log in with these credentials;
    • candidates with Italian nationality, or currently residing in Italy, who do not have a registration number and password, must log in with their SPID. To obtain a SPID:
    • applicants of a nationality other than Italian, who are not currently in Italy and do not have a matriculation number and password, may request their access credentials via the link 

  3. Online application submission: to participate in the selection procedure you must submit your application before the deadline: (the new deadline will be available indicatively in late Spring). Go to your Personal Area: Menu > Administration > Admission tests (former students: click on: Admission and enrolment > Enrolment for admission tests - S3)  and choose the type of programme (2nd level) followed by the name of the Professional Master’s programme in which you wish to enrol.

Places available

IMEF has a limited number of attendants to the course. The maximum number of places available is 20, the minimum in order to activate the course is 10.

Admission requirements

In order to apply to IMEF Master’s Programme, you have to submit your Master’s Degree diploma (Laurea pre-riforma ante 509/99/laurea specialistica/laurea magistrale) or an equivalent foreign qualification, which will be evaluated by our International Relations Office (note: students with only a Bachelor’s Degree will be automatically rejected).

  • Non EU candidates with a foreign academic qualification must submit the following documents: a ‘Diploma Supplement’ issued by their University plus a certificate of exams taken during the Academic career. In case of admittance, non-EU citizens will have to deliver a copy of Visa and their permit of stay (to be requested within 8 days from the arrival in Italy).
  • Italian applicants are entitled to apply to IMEF before obtaining their degree. However, they must acquire their diploma within the academic year previous to the one in which the Master is activated and submit their degree certificate for enrolment  (e.g. IMEF edition 2019/2020: degree obtained within the academic year 2018-19).
  • Ca’ Foscari students graduating in the autumn session can still apply for the Master’s Course. In this case, the enrolment process will be considered official only after graduation.

Applicants are not allowed to enrol to IMEF while being enroled in other university courses at the same time.

A good knowledge of English (all applicants must provide a B2 English level according to the European Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)) and a solid background in quantitative methods (mathematical and statistical) applied to Economics are requested to access IMEF.

Admission to the programme by the Academic Board is based on a careful comparative evaluation of each candidate’s qualification, according to the curriculum vitae and academic titles submitted. The Academic Board evaluates the candidate’s abilities and reserves the right to submit the student to an entry test.


Further steps for the enrolment to IMEF will be outlined via e-mail to the admitted candidates.
For more specific information, please write an e-mail to IMEF Secretariat:

Tuition fees and financial aid

The enrolment and tuition fees are EUR 7.000 (+ EUR 16 duty stamp). The fees must be paid in two instalments.

Participants can drop off at any time without any reimboursement, except for what expressed in art. 8 of the University Rules for the Master's Programme.

Scholarships will be awarded on merit basis by IMEF sponsors to reduce the amount of the tuition fees. The fee reduction (up to € 3.500) depends on your previous academic performance.
Full- or partial-tuition scholarships are available from Generali and KPMG; financial aids are available from Intesa Sanpaolo, too.

Look also at the Agevolazioni pagamento tasse [ITA] - Short-term loans [ENG].

Last update: 24/05/2023