Applications for the 2023 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 selection announcement (Italian version)

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.

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 university or secondary-school studies in an English-speaking institution may just provide evidence that English is the medium of instrucion in such institutions (there's a dedicated section for that in the application 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 equivalent ID document (valid in your country to prove your identity) as long as you submit a valid ID/passport before August 15.
  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).




 Pre-Master Bonus

We're proud to confirm that all our 2022-cohort students who attended our PreMaster Program obtained a special bonus worth 100 EUR for each gained ECTS credit (credits are awarded after successfully passing a course examination). That means they obtained up to 1,400 EUR for the first part of the PreMaster Program (consisting of 14 ECTS credits). An additional contribution is going to be paid for the second term, too, for a maximum of 300 EUR per student. Regarding the forthcoming 2023 edition of our PreMaster Program, we are pleased to announce that a similar contribution will be available this year, too, for an amount of max. 1,000 EUR per student. All amounts and conditions are to be defined yet for the 2023 editions. Note that contributions are paid at some point after the beginning of the academic year.

Contribution to travel and installation costs provided by the University of L'Aquila

By submitting your application before March 2, 2023 (1 pm Italy time), you will automatically be considered for a contribution to travel and installation costs provided by the University of L'Aquila worth EUR 3,000 (EUR 2,000 for students residing in a Programme country).

The number of scholarships allocated to the MathMods programme has not been defined yet. However, we expect it to be around 15.

How to apply? No additional application is required. The University overall ranking (which will involve all the other international students enrolling in other UAQ international programmes) will be based on our own ranking. If you're selected, you will receive an award notification via email from the office in charge (International Relations Office of the University of L'Aquila) typically in June-July.

Erasmus+ Grant support for Students Mobility for Study (KA131)

Not to be confused with Erasmus Mundus (EMJMD) scholarships!

All our international students can benefit from Erasmus+ grants KA131 (Mobility for Study), provided by the EU via the University of L'Aquila and/or the University of Hamburg, to finance up to 12 months spent on mobility abroad. This means that such a grant will help you cover:

  • Your Semester 2 expenses in Hamburg, financed by the University of L'Aquila
  • Your Semester 3 expenses in Hamburg or Nice, financed by the University of L'Aquila
  • Your Semester 3 expenses in L'Aquila, financed by the University of Hamburg (estimated amount based on previous years: ~ 500 EUR/month)

Please consider that for your mobility you might also benefit from an additional special fund usually addressed to low-income students. For instance, in Italy, it is provided by the Italian Ministry of Education and is usually referred to as Fondo Giovani.

All in all such grants, i.e. Erasmus+ for Mobility (~300 EUR/month) and Fondo Giovani (max. 500 EUR/month depending on your family income) are expected to award our students up to EUR 800 per month for 12 months at most.

How to apply? Detailed information about how to apply and what such funding may cover, will be provided during the first year (applications usually open before/after Christmas).

 Other funding opportunities

2023-intake students may also obtain other funding opportunities and benefits even from our partner universities (some of our partner universities, for instance, have offered accommodation at reduced fares to our students in Year2). Detailed information about how to apply and what such funding may cover, will be emailed to applicants later on.

To give an idea, you may find below details about the funding opportunities available to students of the 2022 cohort.

In their Year1 & Year2 they have all been receiving from the Abruzzo Region Agency for Education (A.D.S.U.):

  • Up to 3,000 EUR per year as allowance 
  • Up to 1,500 EUR per year as rent reimbursement
  • Up to 600 EUR per 10 months on mobility abroad
  • Free meals at UAQ canteens as of January.
Note, such a grant is usually paid in 2 instalments: 1) a very small part at the end of December; 2) at some point in the summer.

How to apply? Application usually opens in August. Scholarships are addressed to students from low-income families. A few more details will be provided via email by us. For a more direct support, you may refer to our Alumni Association.





Participation costs

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

Partial fee waiver

The MathMods Consortium will grant the 2023-cohort students partial waiver of the participations costs. Based on that, the student will only have to pay the MathMods Consortium:

- a total of 2,000 EUR, to be paid in four installments (500 EUR/semester) at the beginning of each term.

With regard to the first semester, a 300-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 4 November 2022


Deadline for applications 2 March 2023 by 1 pm Italy time


Deadline for referees 16 March 2023 by 1 pm Italy time


Candidates receive notification of results 15 April 2023





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

In the period 3 March – 14 April 2023 the Evaluation Committee will evaluate all the applications successfully submitted by 1 pm 2 March 2023, and will draw up an Absolute Ranking List. Please note that this is the only ranking list that will be used for the awarding of scholarships provided by the University of L'Aquila.

Selected students will receive notification nd will be provided information via email about how to confirm their position and start the pre-enrolment phase.

After the publication of the Absolute Ranking List, the Evaluation Committee will periodically evaluate all the applications submitted after 1 pm 2 March 2023, and will periodically publish lists of candidates eligible for admission to the Programme.

The Evaluation Committee will then meet again in mid-August 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 2023 intake of the MathMods 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

Information relating to individuals (personal data) is collected and used in accordance with the Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.12.2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (OJ L8 of 12.1.2001, p. 1).

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University of L'Aquila, Italy (UAQ)

Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, via Vetoio (Coppito), 1 – 67100 L’Aquila (Italy)

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