Application

Admission and first steps towards enrollment

Applications for Academic Year 2024-2025

The Admissions for the Academic Year 2024-2025 are now open. 
The Deadline for non-EU VISA Applicants is April 30th, 2024.
The Deadline for all other students is September 30th, 2024.
Entry Requirements are detailed below and remain the same as for the previous Academic Year 2023-2024.
The Programme Description from the previous year 2023-2024 is available HERE and will be soon updated  for the following Academic Year.
Applicants who satisfy the entry requirements will be invited for an Interview. Dates are as follows:

13 March 2024, 2pm
10 April 2024, 2pm
21 May 2024, 1.30pm
11 September 2024, 2pm
09 October 2024, 2pm

Candidates will receive a personal invitation with a link to access the virtual interview room remotely.

Contacts

Email address of the admission committee

ammissioni.hcai@unimi.it

Academic year 2024-25

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence requires a bachelor's degree or a three-year university degree, or a degree obtained abroad and recognized as suitable.
Basic knowledge in logical-epistemological, or mathematical-computer science or cognitive, philosophical or legal sciences is required to enter the Degree. Knowledge of the English language is also required.
Curricular requirements consist of the possession of at least 30 CFUs in the fields INF/01, ING-INF/05, MAT/01, 02, MAT/05, 07, 09, M-FIL/02, 03, 05, M-PSI/01, 02, BIO/09, IUS/01, IUS/08, 09, 20, of which:
- at least 12 in the fields INF/01, ING-INF/05, MAT/01, 02, MAT/05, 07, 09
- at least 12 in the fields M-FIL/02, 03, 05, M-PSI/01, 02, BIO/09, IUS/01, IUS/08, 09, 20.

Proficiency in English at a B2 level or higher per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is required for admission.

The B2-level requirement will be ascertained by the University Language Centre (SLAM) upon admission, by satisfaction of one of the following:
- Language certificate of B2 or higher level issued no more than three years before the date of admission application. You will find the list of language certificates recognized by the University at: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39322. The certificate must be uploaded when submitting the online application;
- Having obtained the open badge Bbetween English B2 from the University of Milan-Bicocca, or has passed the Placement test in English B2 from the University of Milan, or has obtained the English B2 certificate from the Language Center of the University of Pavia;
- Holding a degree delivered entirely or predominantly in English;
- English level achieved during a University of Milan degree programme and certified by the University Language Centre (SLAM) no more than four years before the date of admission application, including levels based on language certificates submitted by the applicant during their Bachelor's degree at the University of Milan. In this case the process is automatic, the applicant does not have to attach any certificates to the application;
- Placement test administrated by the University Language Centre (SLAM) according to the calendar published on the website: (https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39267/)
All those who fail to submit a valid certificate or do not meet the required proficiency level will be instructed during the admission procedure to take the placement test.
Applicants who do not take or pass the placement test will be required to obtain a language proficiency certificate recognized by the University (see https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39322) and deliver it to the SLAM via the InformaStudenti service by December 31, 2024 (https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39267/).
Applicants who do not meet the requirement by said deadline will not be admitted to the Master's degree programme and may not sit any further tests.

Admission assessment
The Degree is open access. Admission is subject to verification of the possession of curricular requirements and evaluation of the candidate's personal preparation. For candidates with foreign degrees, verification of the requirements will be carried out by comparing the contents of the candidates' previous courses of studies.

Having verified the curricular requirements, the assessment of personal preparation will be done through individual interview on the knowledge required for admission. Specifically, basic knowledge in the area of algorithms and programming will be required for the computer science area; basic knowledge in the area of logic, probability and algebra will be required for the mathematics area.
In addition, basic knowledge in at least one of these three areas is required:
- philosophical: logic, epistemology and applied ethics;
- cognitive sciences: neuroscience, cognitive science and general psychology;
- legal: sources of law, fundamental rights and legal informatics.

The timing and procedures for submitting the application for the evaluation of qualifications, as well as the dates of the interviews will be published on the University website www.unimi.it on the page dedicated to the course of study.

Applicants with degrees from abroad will be attracted through widespread dissemination of open calls in all relevant fields through the academic networks of relevant faculty members. In their case, in order to appropriately assess the congruence of the educational background on the basis of the above curricular requirements, the admissions committee will decide on the appropriateness of admitting the candidate by evaluating the computer, mathematical, philosophical, psychological, biological and legal knowledge and skills acquired in his or her previous course of study, on the basis of an interview, including telematics.

Students must select a curriculum within the Master's degree programme upon submitting their application.
Call and deadlines

Admission

Application for admission: from 22/01/2024 to 30/09/2024

Application for matriculation: from 08/04/2024 to 15/01/2025


Attachments and documents

Admission notice


Please note

Non-EU students visa applicants are required to apply for admission no later than 30 April 2024. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be evaluated and it will in no case be possible to request the refund of the admission fee.

Further information
Fees

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.

The University provides:

  • no tax area for students on track with exams and not on track with exams for one year with ISEE certification until 30.000 €.
  • Fees exemption on account of merit, income or disability, or if they meet other specific requirements;
  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements;
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad;
Scholarships and benefits

The University also provides:

  • Part-time study 
  • Financial aid, refectory service, accommodation,
  • Awards and scholarships
Recognition of ECTS credits - Master’s Degree in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

The Teaching Board of the Master's Degree in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence decides on the recognition of ECTS credits from past careers, in accordance with the times and procedures outlined by the University of Milan. The criteria used to recognise credits are laid down in an ad hoc regulation approved by the Teaching Board itself.

Regulation for the recognition of ECTS credits Master’s Degree LM-55 in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence