ADMISSIONS 2021-22

This page contains information for students having a foreign degree who want to apply to the master program in Control Engineering for the next available academic year. Please note that there is no half-year/midterm admission.


Admission requirements and procedure

The Master of Science in Control Engineering typically admits students having a three-year (or four-year) bachelor degree, such as the B.S.E. in Computer Science and Control Engineering issued at DIAG, Sapienza (available in similar form also in other Italian or foreign universities). This Master fits also to a large variety of students having a bachelor degree with technical/scientific background in the areas of information engineering, industrial engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics. All students must have a good knowledge of spoken and written English.

Application documents will be evaluated first. Students with a curriculum that satisfies minimum requirements on basic (bachelor) education in the technical and scientific domains of Systems Theory, Automatic Control, and Automation Engineering will be interviewed for admission. This document provides information about basic concepts and methods on Linear Systems analysis and Feedback Control design that are assumed to be known by the candidate in order to be admitted to the master course. Candidates will be evaluated by technical questions on these concepts and methods during the interview.

The technical interview (of about 20 minutes, via Skype) is intended to better understand the candidate's academic and professional background, his/her technical competences and skills, and also the motivations for pursuing a master degree in Control Engineering.


Tuition fees

Tuition fees for foreign students are set to the following fixed amounts for the academic year 2022-23:

  • 500 Euro/year, for students from one of the non-EU developing countries in this list ;
  • 1,000 Euro/year, for all other foreign students.

The yearly fee can be paid in three installments (by the end of October, in December, and in March). For more details, see this Sapienza page.

Tuition fees cover courses, exams, access to laboratories, to the library, and to other department facilities. The fee does not include housing, books, or any other course material required by the Master program. Students who will be granted a Laziodisco scholarship will be exempted from payment of full tuition fees (only the part due to the local tax from Regione Lazio, about 140 Euro, will be requested).


European Residents and International Students residing in Italy

Applications for students with an EU bachelor’s degree who want to enroll to the Master in Control Engineering in academic year 2022-23 are allowed to send their applications from November 22, 2021.The last application deadline will be September 10, 2022. Candidates will be evaluated also through a (skype) interview.

Applications must be submitted online at the link Sapienza pre-selection. During the procedure you need to upload the following (all files should be in pdf, except for the photograph in jpg):

  • Copy of a valid passport (page with photo)
  • Certificate proving the student´s proficiency of the English language, e.g., TOEFL/IELTS (this does not apply to native English speakers)
  • Official transcript of academic records or Diploma supplement
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Photograph (in passport format)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation (we kindly suggest that you use our format).

Provide also a valid skype address through which you can be reached for an interview (this is mandatory for our course of study).

Decision on admission will be sent according to the following schedule:

  • "Early bird" candidatures received between November 22, 2021 and January 9, 2022.
  • Candidatures received between January 10, 2021 and February 27, 2022.
  • Candidatures received between February 28, 2022 and April 15, 2022.
  • "Extraordinary round" candidatures received between April 16, 2022 and September 10, 2022.

The evaluation of each curriculum can take from 4 to 6 weeks. Therefore we advise you to submit an application as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact admissions@diag.uniroma1.it.

Please note that the International Student Registration Office of Sapienza requires a hard copy of all these documents in order to complete your enrollment upon arrival in Rome.

Students admitted to the Master in Control Engineering must complete their enrollment by:

  • registering on line to our Infostud web portal (you can switch to English in that page to compile the form)
  • contacting the International Student Registration Office of Sapienza, immediately upon your arrival in Rome

International Residents

Applications for students with non-EU bachelor’s degree who want to enroll to the Master in Control Engineering in academic year 2022-23 are allowed to send their applications from November 22, 2021.The last application deadline will be April 15, 2022. Candidates will be evaluated also through a (skype) interview.

Applications must be submitted online at the link Sapienza pre-selection. During the procedure you need to upload the following (all files should be in pdf, except for the photograph in jpg):

  • Copy of a valid passport (page with photo)
  • Certificate proving the student´s proficiency of the English language, e.g., TOEFL/IELTS (this does not apply to native English speakers)
  • Official transcript of academic records
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Passport photograph
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation (we kindly suggest that you use our format).

Provide also a valid skype address through which you can be reached for an interview (this is mandatory for our course of study).

Decision on admission will be sent according to the following schedule:

  • "Early bird" candidatures received between November 22, 2021 and January 9, 2022.
  • Candidatures received between January 10, 2022 and February 27, 2022.
  • Candidatures received between February 28, 2022 and April 15, 2022.

The evaluation of each curriculum can take from 4 to 6 weeks. Therefore we advise you to submit an application as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact admissions@diag.uniroma1.it.

Please note that the International Student Registration Office of Sapienza requires a hard copy of all these documents in order to complete your enrollment upon arrival in Rome.

Students who have not yet completed their course of study, but expect to complete it by August 2021, can apply to the Master program by supplying an official document from their university confirming the expected graduation date. This document will only be a temporary substitute for the official copy of the final diploma.

After completing the online application, students should follow a three-step procedure:

  1. Check with the local Italian Embassy/Consulate or Italian Institute of Culture the deadline to apply for a student visa (typically, by the end of May 2021) and whether other documents, besides those listed above, are necessary. If you have been admitted, you should have already received by then an admission letter from Sapienza.

  2. Apply for a student visa by submitting your admission letter from Sapienza to the Italian Embassy/Consulate or Italian Institute of Culture in your country. You need a visa to enter in Italy.
  3. Register as a master student of Sapienza. Students admitted to the Master in Control Engineering must complete their enrollment by:
    • registering on line to our Infostud web portal (you can switch to English in that page to compile the form)
    • contacting the International Student Registration Office of Sapienza, immediately upon your arrival in Rome
    We suggest not to proceed too soon to the registration on Infostud, rather to start from the mid of July 2022 when complete administrative information on academic year 2022-23 will be available on the Sapienza web sites. The deadline for enrollment is by the end of 2022, but we strongly recommend completing it by September 2022, before the beginning of classes.