IS THE INTERNATIONAL MASTER'S DEGREE RECOGNIZED BY THE BOLOGNA AGREEMENT?
Yes, all of our Master degrees are recognized by the European Framework of Education and for one academic year Rome Business School certifies the amount of learning hours equivalent to 60 ECTS credits.
HOW IS THE MARCH INTAKE DIFFERENT FROM THE OCTOBER INTAKE?
The programmes are designed to deliver exactly the same objectives and contents, meaning it’s the same programme for both intakes.
I DO NOT HAVE A DEGREE. CAN I STILL APPLY?
All students admitted to Rome Business School are required to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent. However, student profiles can be considered eligible for some of the programmes in case of relevant professional experience, but they will not be eligible to earn ECTS
IS ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIRED?
Yes. All students need to be fluent in English. If English is not their first language, they will need to prove their fluency during the selection interview unless:
their undergraduate degree (minimum two years) was conducted majorly in English, or
they have lived in an English-speaking country for at least two years.
HOW WILL MY APPLICATION BE EVALUATED?
Each application received is reviewed in depth by the Pre-Admissions Committee. When selecting students, we put an emphasis on their future potential, strong academic ability, and personal qualities and characteristics.
HOW DO I ADD NEW INFORMATION IF I HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION?
Once the application has been submitted, the Admissions Team or Committee will be unable to accept application updates other than contact information updates. If invited to the interview, applicants may inform the Admissions Team of updates at that time.
HOW LONG WILL THE ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE NEED TO REVIEW MY APPLICATION?
Once you submit your online application, you will be notified in 3 working-days. We will let you know if any documents are pending, or if we feel your profile is aligned to what we are looking for we will invite you to a Selection Interview.
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY?
International applicants who require a student visa, Type-D, should allocate enough time needed for processing their visa application and for securing the necessary funding. It is highly recommended that if you require a study visa, you should apply no later than 8-weeks prior to the start period of the programme. Applicants who do not require a study visa may apply up to 3-weeks before the programme start date.
IF I’M NOT GRANTED ADMISSION CAN I REAPPLY FOR THE FOLLOWING INTAKE? DO I GET FEEDBACK ABOUT MY DENIED APPLICATION?
If the Admissions Committee does not advance your application at any point in the selection process, you are eligible to apply again for the following intake period. Should this occur, you will only be eligible to reapply after the previous intakehas closed. Due to the large number of applications we receive, we will not give specific feedback or reasons if you are not admitted to the program.
HOW LONG IS MY ADMISSION VALID FOR? IS MY ADMISSION VALID ONLY FOR THE INTAKE I’M APPLYING TO?
Upon completing the selection process, your offer of place will be valid for 2 intakes: the intake you apply to and the following. Please take into account meeting your Enrollment Process deadline before applying. It is highly recommended that in order to ensure a seat in your preferred intake, you should apply sooner, rather than later.
WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT AN INVITATION FOR AN INTERVIEW?
If your initial application is passes the screening, you will be invited to participate in a Selection Interview. Usually, applicants can expect their CV evaluation to take 3 working days.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOR MY INTERVIEW?
Your interview will last approximately 30 minutes and will be conducted by a member of the Office Admissions. Interviews may take place in-person, via Skype, or via Phone call.
HOW CAN I BEST PREPARE?
The purpose of the interview is to better understand you as a candidate for our programme. However, we encourage candidates to thoroughly study the program web page and be ready to demonstrate understanding of the program to which they have applied. There is no set list of questions that interviewers are required to ask and each interview will be unique.
HOW LONG WILL THE ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE NEED TO REVIEW MY APPLICATION?
Once the interview is completed and all your documentation is submitted the Admissions Committee will get back to you the following week. Please bear in mind that over holiday periods this time frame could be longer.
IS THE PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP DECISION THE SAME AS THE ADMISSION DECISION?
No. You can be admitted to Rome Business School with an evaluation of your experience and motivation only. Any award, such as a grant, tuition reduction, or partial scholarship will be applied only to successful evaluations on a first come, first served basis depending entirely on course capacity and your place in line for a tuition reduction request. If admitted consideration for any awards, partial scholarships or grants are based on the merit, vigor, distinctive skills and/or academic excellence or each individual applicant.
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR AWARDING THE SCHOLARSHIP? HOW CAN I APPLY?
Rome Business School provides a limited scholarship budget for each Master’s program. The most deserving students will be awarded a partial scholarship, based on the selection process and prior experience. A motivational letter addressed to the Academic Committee is required to apply for the scholarship.
WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?
To apply for a tuition reduction using one of our scholarship, you must first qualify for Rome Business School’s minimum entry requirements and pass an admission committee evaluation. You may apply for a tuition reduction simultaneously with your admission evaluation by completing our Tuition Reduction Application form and submission of necessary requirements provided to you by our admission advisors.
ARE THERE LIMITS TO PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS?
Yes, all scholarship offers expire after 7 days from the date of approval by the admission committee. Unclaimed awards will with re-distributed to the next applicant. Applicants who are admitted and awarded a scholarship have 7 days to claim their offer of place by enrolling. An admitted applicant, whose 7 day deadline has expired, may still enroll to the master as long as there seats remaining in the course, but without any tuition reduction. Re-applications for expired awards are not permitted for 1 calendar year, or two intake periods.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF ANY SCHOLARSHIP?
The scholarships awarded are partial, covering up to 30 percent of the participation fee.
Life in Rome
WHAT ARE THE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE?
Rome Business School is home to students from over 150 countries around the world. We offer various extracurricular activities (such as language courses, company visits, social activities, cultural tour, to name a few) scheduled throughout the year.
WHAT ARE MY TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS?
The Rome Business School campus is located near the heart of Rome and is accessible via either car or public transportation. It is not necessary to own a car while living in the center of Rome area because of the convenient subway and bus systems.
DO YOU HAVE THE ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION?
No. However, Rome Business School is always ready to support students in finding the right accommodation in Rome.
HOW WILL YOU HELP STUDENTS WITH ACCOMMODATION?
We assist students on finding their accommodations based on their own preferences and economic needs by:
putting you in contact with the Rome Business School’s collaborators in charge of finding the preferred/personalized accommodation in Rome, or
Like in any other country, the cost of rent or buying your own place depends on where you want to live, size, and other details. In Rome, a double room in a shared apartment runs from 250 to 370 euros per month. A single room runs from 350 to 500 euro per month, whereas a studio flat (a room, a bathroom and a small kitchen corner) runs from 650 to 900 euro. In some case the expenses (electric light, gas, water) are included in the price.
Cost of living
HOW MUCH WILL COST ME TO LIVE IN ROME?
As a student you will have to pay for daily essentials such as food, socializing and clothing. The amount you spend will vary depending on your tastes and personal spending habits. In Rome, living costs can run from 300 euros per month(accommodation not included).
WILL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS NEED A VISA?
Yes. Unless you are a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you may require a visa to study in Rome, Italy.
HOW CAN I BEST PREPARE FOR THE VISA APPLICATION?
Before you start your Visa application we strongly recommend you read theItalian Visas and Immigration guidelines. If you meet the embassy criteria and apply with the correct supporting documents in a timely and organized manner, your application should go smoothly.
DOES THE SCHOOL PROVIDE SUPPORT ON VISA APPLICATION?
Once students have completed the enrollment process at Rome Business School, Student Services will provide all necessary supporting documents for the Student Visa application. However, applicants bear the responsibility of updating our Student Services Department throughout the visa application process.
CAN I WORK WHILE STUDY?
You are eligible to work up to 20 hours a week during your study.