Applications for the 2021 intake

Our Joint MSc programe begins every September. If you are interested in joining the forthcoming intake, all you have to do is read the information below and submit your application via our online tool (note that applications submitted via email or post won't be taken into account).

Your application has to be accompanied by some required documents, which are listed below for your convenience.

Funding opportunities and reduction on administrative/tuition fees are also available, as you can read in the dedicated sections that follow.

Please make sure you've read all the pages below as well as the FAQs before filling in the application form.

Click here to get the official call for applications

Please also view the Privacy notice on personal data processing by the University of L’Aquila for the admission to our programme.


Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Application is open to students from all around the world.

degreeAcademic Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or other similar field with a very strong mathematical background (BS, BSc, SB, etc. or a degree at the same level of an academic Bachelor's Degree, e.g. its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of high standing, or 180 ECTS credits in the European system).

Students in the final year of their undergraduate study can be admitted on condition that their Bachelor's degree is awarded before the enrolment in the MathMods MSc, namely before 15 August 2021.

EnglishEnglish Language Requirements

All applicants are required to prove an advanced level of English (CEFR B2/C1 level), certified by any of the following tests:

  • IELTS Academic: overall band score of 6.0 or above;
  • TOEFL iBT: overall score of 80 or above;
  • PTE Academic: 56 or above overall;
  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge Advanced English): overall score of 169 or above;
  • or equivalent to the above.

Certificates cannot be older than 4 years.

Applicants who have conducted their undergraduate degree or secondary school studies in an English-speaking institution may just provide evidence that English is the medium of instrucion in such institutions (even via a self-declaration form).

checklist-iconChecklist of mandatory documents to be submitted with application

All applicants will have to submit the following mandatory documents through the online application form before the deadlines:

  1. Electronic copy (.pdf) of your passport (or ID card for European applicants). No valid passport yet? You are allowed to temporarily submit an old one or an equivalent ID document (valid in your country to prove your identity) as long as you enclose to it a receipt of a request for passport.
  2. Electronic copy (.pdf) of your CV (Only use the Europass template available here:;
  3. Electronic copy (.pdf) of your full academic transcript with records for each single attended course and with the list of courses still to be attended to gain your bachelor's degree;
  4. Electronic copy (.pdf) of a file containing a description of the attended courses you consider relevant for your application, especially the courses related to Mathematics and Physics. Only use this template. As this is not a document usually issued by universities, applicants have to fill in that file by themselves as self-certification;
  5. Electronic copy (.pdf) of an English certificate (click here for more info).
  6. Two academic reference letters, to be submitted by two different referees only via our online Reference system (the link and the instructions can be found in the application form);
  7. For all the above documents, in case they are not written in English, please upload an official English translation, or a translation provided and signed by the Institution awarding the Bachelor's Degree and (if possible) by a native English speaker academic full Professor or by an academic full Professor in English language (with full contacts included);
  8. Electronic copy (.pdf) of a letter of intent (also known as motivation letter), describing your interest in the subjects related to the proposed fields of study. The letter can be addressed to the MathMods Evaluation Committee. There is no particular template to follow, but you must not exceed one page - extra pages will not be evaluated.

Additional documents might be submitted only if closely related to the proposed field of study.



All applicants are required to prove an advanced level of English (CEFRB2/C1 level), certified by any of the following tests:

  • IELTS Academic: overall band score of 6.0 or above;
  • TOEFL iBT: overall score of 80 or above;
  • PTE Academic: 56 or above overall;
  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge Advanced English): overall score of 169 or above;
  • or equivalent to the above.

Certificates cannot be older than 4 years.
Applicants who have conducted their undergraduate degree or secondary school studies in an English-speaking institution may just provide evidence that English is the medium of instrucion in such institutions (even via a self-declaration form).




For the 2021 intake students may benefit from several funding opportunies available in our partner universities. Detailed information about how to apply and what such funding may cover, will be emailed to applicants when the selection is complete.

To give an idea, you may find below details about the funding opportunities available to students of the 2019 cohort.

  • In their Year1 they have all been receiving:
    • an average of 2,000 EUR as yearly allowance
    • up to 1,500 EUR as rent reimbursement
    • free access to UAQ canteens (corresponding to 1,500 EUR/year)
  • To support their Year2 they are applying for these funding opportunities:
    • Erasmus+ KA103
    • Special fund by the Italian Ministry of Education known as Fondo Giovani
    • Local grant by the Abruzzo Region
    which are expected to award them a contribution worth a minimum of 5,000 EUR all through Year2, as it was the case for all our 2018-cohort students.




Participation costs

EUR 2,250 per semester (i.e. 4 installments for a total of EUR 9,000), which include the tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to student participation in the programme. Participation costs do not include accommodation costs, living costs, travelling costs, the cost of equipment or books or the sports centres.

Partial fee waiver

For the 2021 intake the MathMods Consortium will grant the students partial waiver of the participations costs. Based on that, the student will only have to pay the MathMods Consortium:

- a total of 1,400 EUR, to be paid in four installments (350 EUR/semester) at the beginning of each term.

With regard to the first semester, a 200-EUR non-refundable deposit will be required within 30 days after notification of selection, whereas the remainder is to be cleared before Semester 1 begins.


Important Dates

Important dates

Online application form opens 8 December 2020


Deadline for applications 30 April 2021 by 1 pm Italy time


Deadline for referees 10 May 2021 by 1 pm Italy time


Candidates receive notification of results 31 May 2021





Please note that you won't be charged any fee to take part in the whole application and selection process.

The Evaluation Committee will meet twice:

  1. In the period 9 March – April 15 2021 the Evaluation Committee will evaluate all the applications successfully submitted by 1 pm 8 March 2021 and will draw up an Absolute Ranking List (ARL-A).
  2. In the period 2 – 31 May 2021 the Evaluation Committee will evaluate all the applications submitted from 1 pm 8 March 2021 to 1 pm 30 April 2021, and will draw up another Absolute Ranking List (ARL-B). The evaluation committee will merge the two ranking lists (ARL-A and ARL-B) to draw up the final absolute ranking list, which will be used to apply for funding opportunities.

The Evaluation Committee will then meet again in mid-August in order to finalize the pre-enrollments and to remove from the list the students who will not have certified the accomplishment of their bachelor's degree (or equivalent).


Selection criteria

  • CV (CV, academic records and recognition of the institution awarding the bachelor's degree): 60 points
  • English: 10 points
  • Motivation: 10 points
  • References: 10 points
  • Professional experience (pofessional experience, awards of honour with regard to age): 10 points


The minimum pass score for eligibility is 66.

In case of equal score reached by two candidates, the Committee agrees to try and maintain gender balance firstly, geographical balance secondly.

Selection list for the 2021 intake of the InterMaths programme will be available in this page (see the deadlines above).


Application form

Application form

Click on the button below to access our online application form.

Before filing the form, make sure you have read all the pages in the apply section and the FAQs, as well.

Note that the application and the submission of all the required documents can be made exclusively on-line. No hard copies are required for the evaluation procedures. 

Use the links below to submit your application.

MathMods Application Form

  1. Step 1: Registration
    Register at to get your username and password

  2. Step 2: Fill in your application
    Go to and log in using the username and password previously created. Then fill in your application form and upload the required documents.

  3. Step 3: Review your data
    When you're 100% sure you've completed your application, review your data by clicking on the Verify button.

  4. Step 4: Sign and Submit
    Click on the Sign and submit button to get a receipt of your submitted data. Note, you won't be enabled to make any more changes at this stage! Once signed, you'll have to upload the document back via the online tool to finally SUBMIT your application to us.

  5. Step 5: Get 2 reference letters
    Appoint 2 referees and send them an invitation link from our application tool:
    Reference system

  6. Step 6: What happens next
    Our selection is a comparative one. So, we need to wait until the deadline has passed to start the selection process of all the submitted applications. After around a month you'll find the selection list on this page

 Make sure you complete the Sign and Submit process before the set deadline. Your application won't be taken into account unless you generate a PDF receipt, sign it and upload it back using the "Sign and Submit" function. This also applies to the reference system. 


Legal notice

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Click here to read the privacy policy about this specific call for applications by the University of L'Aquila

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