Application

Calls and deadlines

The application procedure is open from 12 March to 30 May 2021 for non-EU applicants and 30 June 2021 for all other applicants

  • Applications must be submitted online via the dedicated platform accessible on the UNIMI Portal. 
  • Before starting the application process, check carefully if you satisfy the academic and language requirements for admission, as set out below. 
  • Non-EU applicants must apply by 30 May 2021 but are strongly advised to apply by 30 April 2021 (see the notice below)
  • International students applying for admission by 30 May 2021 may be awarded the merits-based Excellence Scholarship

The enrolment procedure will be open for admitted applicants from 1 April to 30 September 2021

The requirements for admission (i.e. Bachelor degree and/or credits in law and economics, as detailed below) must be obtained before 30 October 2021 (not 31 December, as provided for other Masters' Degree Programmes at UNIMI)  

Important notice for non-EU applicants

Applicants that are not EU Member States’ nationals and are resident abroad are strongly advised to submit their admission application by 30 of April at the latest.

If admitted, this will allow them to timely comply with the special enrolment procedure linked to the required visa application.

Before enrolling at the University of Milan, international non-EU candidates will have to pre-enrol through the portal universitaly.it to obtain the required study visa. Please note that the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate is the only authority responsible for accepting their pre-applications and checking if they meet the requirements for the Study Visa. The visa procedure opens yearly from April to July.

All candidates must upload on the application platform a copy of the following documents (in English and/or translated into English), in pdf format:

  • a detailed curriculum vitae et studiorum (resumé) in English, indicating the candidate’s educational background, relevant volunteering and work experience, and other useful information, such as the obtainment of awards or scholarships or the knowledge of foreign languages.
    NB: the CV must indicate clearly all previous academic degrees obtained and, for each of them
    • the name of degree obtained (possibly with a link to the website)
    • the year in which it was obtained
    • the average grade obtained (GPA), and
    • the final grade or rank.
  • a copy of the required English proficiency certificate or, when applicable, a statement indicating how they otherwise fulfil the English language proficiency requirements (see below under “Pre-requisites for admission for further details).
    NB: applicants who are in the process of obtaining the certificate must indicate the steps taken in this respect and when they are expected to pass the examination and obtain the certificate. 
  • a copy, with a translation into English, of each and every university degree obtained, with the related transcript of records and diploma supplement (or equivalent documentation) from which the following information must be clearly evident:
    • the type of degree obtained and duration of the programme
    • the list of all the exams taken and other educational activities carried out with the relative grade
    • the average grade obtained (GPA), and
    • the final grade or rank.
  • a short letter (maximum 500 words) written in English, in which the candidate must highlight the elements of coherence of the choice of the Master's Degree Course in Law and Sustainable Development, as well as of the curriculum he/she intends to choose, with his/her previous studies, with the professional and socially relevant experiences he/she has gained, as well as with his/her future professional career plans.
  • Passport or other ID (page with personal data).

Candidates applying for the LL.M. in Law and Sustainable Development must

  • hold a first-cycle (three years/bachelor = 180 ECTS) degree,
  • be proficient in English, and
  • have adequate personal knowledge and background.

Academic Requirements

Candidates must hold or obtain before 30 October 2021 either:

  • A first cycle degree obtained in Italy or abroad, in Law, Economics, Political Science, or International Relations.
    or
  • A first cycle degree (three years/bachelor = 180 ECTS), obtained in Italy or abroad, in other disciplines, provided that the candidate has obtained at least 18 ECTS in Law and 12 ECTS in Economics.

- Candidates who have obtained a bachelor degree in Italy (or are enrolled in such a programme) must check in the Programme description (Manifesto degli studi) the list of  the “classi di laurea” allowing access or the “settori scientifico disciplinari” to which the credits earned in law and economics must belong

- Candidates who do not possess the academic requirements at the time of the admission procedure may be admitted, upon assessment of their knowledge and competencies, on condition that they obtain them by 30 October 2021

Language proficiency requirement

By the deadline for application, candidates must show proficiency in the English language by either:

  • Proving that they have previously completed an academic programme fully taught in English
    or
  • Providing, before the deadline for admission, an accepted English language certificate demonstrating the possession of level C1 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
    The required level must be attained for each component of the certificate provided (provided that the required level C1 is reached for each of the components tested (reading, writing, listening, and speaking)

Successful candidates must have strong knowledge and competencies in the fields of law and economics that are adequate for the Degree’s programme attendance. The adequacy of the candidates' competencies is assessed by the Admissions' Board.

The assessment is based on the academic performance of the candidate and consistency of the programme with her/his previous studies, professional or other relevant experiences, and career plans. The Admission Board may call applicants to a personal interview (to be held exclusively from remote) when it deems necessary to do so (see below for details).

The Admission Board, in admitting candidates, may recommend that they bridge their gaps by carrying out preliminary readings indicated by the teachers of compulsory courses of the first year and attending the crash courses in law and economics.

Assessment criteria

Academic performance (up to 65/100 points)

For applicants holding an Italian bachelor degree (or enrolled in an Italian bachelor degree programme)

  • Bachelor graduation mark (voto di laurea triennale) or GPA (media ponderata dei voti): applicants having obtained less than 95/110 (or with a GPA less  than 25/30 if not yet graduated) will not be in principle considered as meeting the requirement; applicants having obtained at least 105/110 (or with a GPA more than 27,5/30 if not yet graduated) will be considered in principle as meeting the requirement;
  • Credits earned and grades in exams in law and economics (the relevant disciplinary sector being those indicated in the alternative academic requirement for students not holding a bachelor giving automatic access)
  • Obtainment of academic degrees other than those required for admission

For applicants holding a foreign bachelor degree (or enrolled in a non-Italian bachelor degree programme)

  • Bachelor graduation mark/class/rank or GPA: in principle, applicants not falling within the top 20% of their respective bachelor programmes will not be considered as meeting the requirement; applicants falling within the top 5% of their respective bachelor programmes will in principle be considered as meeting the requirement
  • Credits earned and grades in exams in law and economics
  • Obtainment of academic degrees other than those required for admission

CV and coherence of the choice (up to 35/100 points)

In addition to the coherence with previous studies, the Admissions’ Board, taking into account the age of the applicant, will consider any relevant experience indicated, including relevant internships, volunteering and work experience, the obtainment of awards or scholarships, and the knowledge of foreign languages.

Online interviews

Upon assessment of the above-mentioned criteria, and before making a final decision, the Admissions’ Board may call applicants for an online interview.

Content of the interview

During the interview the applicant will be asked questions on basic legal and economic concepts, may be required to give an opinion on selected issues or summarise and explain short texts in the relevant fields.

Scheduled dates for interviews

  • 3-4-5 May
  • 8-9-10 June
  • 5-12-19 July

Applicants called for the interviews will receive instructions as to its content, its precise schedule and the platform to be used.

General criteria for recognition

Exams and internships that have been taken in the context of other Master’s degree programmes (corsi di laurea magistrale) in Italy or abroad, whether completed or not, may be recognised to students enrolled in the LL.M. in Law and Sustainable development.

A request to this effect must be always made by the student at the time of enrolment at the latest, in accordance with the procedures explained below.

These activities can be recognised only if they match the learning objectives of the corresponding courses of the LL.M (for compulsory and curriculum courses) or the programme in general (for optional credits and internship).  Recognition will be awarded taking into account the coherence in the disciplinary approach of the course/activity, its contents and the credits obtained. 

Applicants already holding a Master’s degree

Applicants who already hold a Master’s degree obtained in Italy or abroad can request, at the time of enrolment in the LL.M. in Law and Sustainable Development, the recognition of the exams and internship already passed and completed in the course of their previous graduate studies.

Applicants willing to have some previous activities recognised are strongly advised to send an email to llmsd@unimi.it, before the deadline for applications, attaching the syllabi of the courses for which they seek recognition.

NB: Graduates who have undertaken the procedure for the recognition of their foreign Master’s degree, have obtained only partial recognition towards the LL.M. in Law and Sustainable Development, and wish to complete the programme, must follow the ordinary application and enrolment procedure.

Applicants currently enrolled in a Master’s degree programme in Italy and wishing to transfer to the LL.M. in Law and Sustainable Development

Applicants wishing to transfer to the LL.M. in Law and Sustainable Development must

  • Follow the ordinary admission procedure, and
  • Follow the specific transfer procedure for transfers from another Italian university (here) or another programme of the University of Milan (here), as applicable

Transferring applicants who wish to have some previous activities recognised are strongly advised to send an email to llmsd@unimi.it, before the deadline for applications, attaching the syllabi of the courses for which they seek recognition.

Admission requirements

Candidates applying for the LL.M. in Law and Sustainable Development must hold a first cycle (three years/bachelor = 180 ECTS) degree, be proficient in English, and have adequate personal knowledge and background.

In particular, candidates must :

1. Hold, or obtain before the 30 October 2021, either:
a) A first cycle degree obtained in Italy or abroad, in Law, Economics, Political Science, or International Relations. In accordance with national classification, italian first cycle degree must belong to one of the following classes of degrees: L-14 (Scienze dei servizi giuridici), L-33 (Scienze economiche), L-36 (Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali), L-37 (Scienze sociali per la cooperazione, lo sviluppo e la pace), L-16 (Scienze dell'amministrazione e dell'organizzazione), L-18 (Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale),
or
b) A first cycle degree (three years/bachelor = 180 ECTS), obtained in Italy or abroad, in other disciplines, provided that the candidate has obtained at least 18 ECTS in Law and 12 ECTS in Economics. In accordance with national classification, for student holding an Italian first cycle degree, the above-mentioned ECTS must have been obtained in one or more of the following scientific sectors (s.s.d.):
- for LAW: IUS/01 diritto privato, IUS/02 diritto privato comparato, IUS/04 diritto commerciale, IUS/05 diritto dell'economia, IUS/07 diritto del lavoro, IUS/08 diritto costituzionale, IUS/09 istituzioni di diritto pubblico, IUS/10 diritto amministrativo, IUS/10 diritto tributario, IUS/13 diritto internazionale, IUS/14 diritto dell'unione europea, IUS/17 diritto penale, IUS/20 filosofia del diritto, IUS/21 diritto pubblico comparato;
- for ECONOMICS: SECS-P/01 economia politica, SECS-P/02 politica economica, SECS-P/03 scienza delle finanze, SECS-P/04 storia del pensiero economico, SECS-P/07 economia aziendale, SECS-P/08 economia e gestione delle imprese, SECS-P/10 organizzazione aziendale, SECS-P/12 storia economica, SECS-S/04 demografia.

2. Show proficiency in English language by either
a) Proving that they have previously completed an academic programme fully taught in English,
or
b) Providing, before the deadline for admission, an accepted English language certificate attesting the possession of the level C1 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
- the required level must be attained for each component of the certificate provided (provided that the required level C1 is reached for each of the components tested (reading, writing, listening, and speaking)
- the list of language certificates accepted by the University of Milan is available on the UNIMI portal (Home > Study > Language proficiency > Accepted language certificates)

3. Have strong personal competencies in the fields of law and economics that are adequate for the Degree's programme attendance. The adequacy of the candidates' competencies is assessed by the Admissions' Board
- based on the academic performance of the candidate and consistency of the programme with her/his previous studies, professional or other relevant experiences, and career plans
- through a personal interview to be hold exclusively from remote, when the Admission Board deems necessary to do so
The Admissions' Board may, however, recommend that admitted students take preliminary readings indicated by the teachers of first-year courses and attend crash courses.

More info on admission criteria and procedures on the Degree course website: home>application - https://llmsd.cdl.unimi.it/en/enrolment
Call and deadlines

Admission

Application for admission: from 12/03/2021 to 30/06/2021

Application for matriculation: from 01/04/2021 to 15/01/2022

Further information

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

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