Admission

Candidates, wishing to apply to LMAST, are required to have a Bachelor degree and curriculum background with the following requirements:

  • Italian candidates should exhibit a Laurea in Physics (L-30) or a Laurea with at least 24 credits in MAT and 24 credits in FIS as well as (preferably) 6 credits in INF and 6 credits in CHIM.
  • Foreign candidates from EU and non-EU countries should hold a BSc in Physics or a degree in a technical-scientific subject with a list of exams showing a strong background in mathematics (calculus, algebra, analysis, numerics) and physics (classical and modern) as well as in chemistry and computer programming.
  • All students must have a good knowledge of the English language preferably certified at level B2 (within Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) proficiency certification are welcome.

The submission of the following documents is strongly recommended and will constitute a positive element in the LMAST evaluation:
• Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative-weighted Grade Point Average (CGPA) larger than 75% of its maximum.
• GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) General test, or Subject Tests in Math/Physics larger than 75% of its maximum.
• Admission test grades either general or specific for physics and engineering, as for instance GATP (Graduate Aptitude Test in Physics) or GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) larger than 75% of its maximum.

The LMAST Admission Committee may request an interview with the prospective students via Skype or other services. The number of students per year of LMAST MSc program is not limited.

LMAST APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

All students applying for admission to LMAST MSc degree program, that accept pre-selection applications, should complete the pre-selection process which foresees:

1. The student prepares all his/her documentation (including passport, Transcript of records of his/her university BSc career, English proficiency certification, letter of motivation and at least 2 letters of recommendation from 2 different university professors).
2. The student submits his/her application following the steps indicated here and in particular:
i) registering and submitting the requested documents at this LMAST online pre-selection platform within the Sapienza website.
ii) if you need a visa, registering and filling the visa application using this Universitaly visa-request platform, , being aware that you need to select: “Laurea Magistrale, Atmospheric Science and Technology, Università degli studi de L’Aquila, English language”.
3. The Admission Committee evaluate the pre-selection application form and send, within the deadlines foreseen by the 3 pre-selection stages (see later on), an official letter of pre-acceptance, an official message of delay to next stage or an official letter of refusal.
4. If the accepted student is non-EU citizen, the student presents his/her application to the local Italian embassy/consulate since the pre-application process does NOT replace or substitute the embassy-based pre-enrolment process for non-EU students.
5. If the accepted student is an EU citizen, the student is automatically pre-enrolled.
6. All accepted students can proceed to the final enrolment via procedures and tuition fees described here.

LMAST DEADLINES

The pre-selection process follows the following schedule:

NON-EU STUDENTS
November 1: online LMAST pre-selection platform and Universitaly visa-request platform open for non-EU students. Letters of pre-acceptance (needed also for visa request) are sent to the best non-EU candidates within 60 days from the application (see Univaq international student website as well).
August 31: pre-enrolment at LMAST and Universitaly platforms for non-EU students closes (due to embassy-related visa procedures which may take up to 3 months).
June-August: call for scholarships opens at ADSUaq
September 21: lectures start in Rome and L’Aquila. lectures start in Rome and L’Aquila. Request of institutional e-mails (name.surname@student.univaq.it & surname.number@studenti.uniroma1.it)
October 31: Registration, enrolment and fee payment (first instalment: 156 EUR) without penalties through following international webpage instructions.
December 20: last day to officially enrol at LMAST Univaq website with a penalty of 52 EUR (besides first installment of 156 EUR).

EU STUDENTS
November 1: pre-enrolment opens for EU students using online LMAST pre-selection platform. Letters of pre-acceptance are sent to the best EU candidates within 60 days from the application.
June-August: call for scholarships opens at ADSUaq.
September 15: pre-enrolment for EU students closes (official enrolment can be anyway accomplished till December).
September 21: lectures start in Rome and L’Aquila. Request of institutional e-mails (name.surname@student.univaq.it & surname.number@studenti.uniroma1.it)
October 31: Registration, enrolment and fee payment (first instalment: 156 EUR) without penalties through following international webpage instructions.
December 20: last day to officially enrol at LMAST Univaq website with a penalty of 52 EUR (besides first installment of 156 EUR).

NOTE: enrolment of GRADUATES and STUDY PLAN CURTAILMENT
If you have already obtained a degree you may enrol in a new university degree programme and request a study plan curtailment (if applicable). The following steps arre foreseen:
1. The approval of the previous career and possibile study plan curtailment must be sent to the LMAST chair and be approved by the LMAST council.
2. Enrolment applications must be received by 31st October, if this deadline is not met applications will be accepted until 20th December, but you will have to pay a €52.00 late-enrolment fee.
For information and istructions, see this Univaq web page.

LMAST FEES

Italian students can enroll or renew their enrollment by paying an amount equal to € 156,00 (regional tax + virtual stamp duty). Furthermore, students must pay an annual fee, named Contributo Onnicomprensivo Annuale (COA), the amount of which varies depending on: 
– the financial situation and income bracket of the student’s household (the “ISEE Università” form economic equivalency indicator can be provided by any Tax Assistance Centre, CAF or Italian Social Security Office, INPS);
– whether or not the student is eligible for any reductions.

Foreign students, not residing in Italy and without EU citizenship, are placed automatically in the lowest income bracket, corresponding to ISEE University ≤15000, given that the ISEE University estimate cannot be applied. This includes:
– students coming from countries included in the Italian Ministerial Decree which identifies developing countries for the current AY;
– students coming from countries with special conditions and/or benefits.
These students are, however, subject to payment of amount equal to € 156,00 (regional tax + virtual stamp duty) , and to the revision of the COA based on personal academic achievement.

Current yearly fees may go then from € 156,00 up to € 1350,00.
In summary, upon enrollment / enrollment, which will be possible from 1 August 2020 to 31 October 2020 paying a total amount of € 156.00 (Tax Regional + Stamp Duty), the COA (Annual All-inclusive Contribution) fee foresees the following installments to be made in terms below:
• for amounts of the COA less than or equal to € 300.00, payment must be made in a single solution by 1 March 2021;
• for COA amounts exceeding € 300.00, payment is made in two installments, the first half of the amount due by 1 March 2021 and the second half of the amount due by 31 May 2021.
Note thay payments made late are subject to a late fee of € 52.00.

More information can be found on the Univaq website here.