Introduction to the Admission Process

Admission to the master’s degree in Transportation Engineering And Mobility is made according to Italian universities’ regulations. Admission is a procedure with a precise roadmap. The MSc in Transportation Engineering and Mobility is one of the master Courses of the International Catalogue at Federico II. The Course is taught in English and allows Italian, EU, and non-EU students to grow in a stimulating international context. Here, you will find all the information, the lists of required documents, the links to external resources, and the link to the intake webpage for non-EU candidate students who need a visa to study in Italy.
Non-EU students who require a visa must follow a pre-admission phase, culminating in receiving a pre-admission letter (or offer letter). The letter allows for applying for the issue of an entry visa for studying in Italy, which in turn is necessary for admission. The pre-admission phase takes place online, and the visa application phase is partly online and for another part in the student’s country (at the Italian embassy). The admission phase, on the other hand, takes place in person in Naples.
EU students go directly to the admission phase. Non-EU students who already own a visa for studying in Italy have direct access to in-person enrolment in Italy.

Admission Schedule


  Non-EU students who need a visa to study in Italy EU students
(or non-EU students already owning the visa)
Selection for pre-admission from mid-February to mid-June not required / not applicable
Application for visa from mid-March to mid-July not required / not applicable
Final Enrolment (in-person at the Students’ office in Naples) from early September to the end of November (deferring to March is likely but not ensured) from early September to the end of November (deferring to March is likely but not ensured)
Start of classes first term = from mid-September
second term = from mid-March
first term = from mid-September
second term = from mid-March

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The main phases of the enrollment process are summarised below. Non-EU candidate students and EU (including Italian) candidate students follow different rules. Note that non-EU students who already have a visa to study in Italy can directly access the in-person admission/enrollment phase at the University’s student office in Fuorigrotta (Naples).
The steps are listed below.

  • Checking of background requisites (basically, any Engineering bachelor’s degree)
  • Pre-admission application (for non-EU students), open from mid-February to mid-June, articulated in selection waves and managed at the intake webpage
  • Visa application (for non-EU students), open from mid-March to mid-June
  • Admission/Enrollment phase, open from early September to late November (often deferred to March or May), in-person at the University’s Student Office in Fuorigrotta, Naples
    (Italian students can enroll online)
  • Start of classes: mid-September for the first semester; the beginning of March for the second semester

Please note that in case of delayed visa issuing and consequent enrollment delay, the first semester of the first year can be attained online. However, the examinations can only be taken in person at the end of the classes and after final enrollment. Indeed, the student status at the University of Naples Federico II is attained only after the final enrolment (in person) in Naples. The selection for pre-admission only activates the candidate-student status. Attending online classes before final enrollment does not accrue any right to take the examination in the event of failed final enrollment, nor does it accrue any other right.

Candidate students are strongly encouraged to read the admission regulations by the University of Naples.

Educational requisites

Both non-EU and EU candidate students need educational requisites. According to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), candidate students require a level 6 qualification (or higher). Specifically, the MSc in Transportation Engineering And Mobility requires a bachelor’s in Engineering in one of the classes L7 (Civil and Environmental Engineering), L8 (Computer and ICT Engineering), or L9 (Industrial Engineering).
Suppose candidate students are willing to apply without a bachelor’s degree in engineering. In that case, specific conditions are assessed by the admission commission: the transcript of records must show at least 36 ETCS in basic sciences (maths, physics, etc.), and, on top, transcripts should comprise at least 39 ETCS in industrial engineering, information and communication technology, or civil engineering.

Language requisites

Both non-EU and EU candidate students need language requisites. Candidate students should provide evidence of English language proficiency at B2 or higher (CEFR level). We accept the certificates issued by specific bodies recognized by the University of Naples Federico II, such as:

  • Cambridge
  • BEC
  • Trinity
  • Others (including Duolingo)

Of course, citizens of countries where English is the native language are exempted from the language proficiency certificate. Note that MOI (Medium of Instruction) certificates are no longer accepted. Even if individual English proficiency testing could be, in theory, done immediately after enrolment, the procedures at Embassies/Consulates for non-EU visas could fail. Accordingly, the pre-admission selection for non-EU students will not be processed without an English certificate.

Apply to the selection for pre-admission

Non-EU candidate students who do not already have a visa for studying in Italy must apply to be selected for pre-admission. The director of the study program in Transportation Engineering and Mobility asses the pre-admission applications on the base of the documents uploaded by the students. An admission committee supports the director of the study program. Candidate students must apply for the selection by accessing the relevant intake webpage from mid-February to mid-June.
Documents needed for applying to the selection for pre-admission are:

  • Passport;
  • Bachelor’s degree Certificate (students should have attained the final Bachelor’s graduation);
  • Transcript of Records (ToR) with a detailed description of the courses attended and the exams passed for the Bachelor’s degree;
  • A detailed description of the course programs taken;
  • Language certificate (proficiency in the English Language – at least level B2);
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter (Statement of Purpose);
  • Letter/s of recommendation (optional, but helpful for a positive assessment);
  • DOV (Declaration of Value) or CIMEA – Academic Equivalence Mobility Information Center (both Comparability and Verification Statements), optional but helpful for a positive assessment 
  • Statement by a third party of sponsorship or private accommodation availability, optional but helpful for a positive assessment
  • Financial guarantee statement(s), for 6.500,00 euro/year for two years, optional but helpful for a positive assessment

The candidate students who have applied will be notified of the selection results by e-mail.

Asking for the pre-admission letter

Non-EU candidate students who receive the communication of successful selection can ask for a pre-admission letter (offer letter). The link for asking for the pre-admission letter is communicated to the candidate students together with the successful selection e-mail.
To obtain the pre-admission letter, the successful candidate students must declare they will apply for a visa to study in Italy at the University of Naples Federico II, disregarding any other offer letter.
By obtaining the pre-admission letter, the candidate students do not assume the status of actual students at the University of Naples Federico II. The student status will be attained only at the time of final enrolment in person at the students’ office in Naples.

Apply for a visa to study in Italy

After the pre-admission letter is possibly issued and received by the non-EU candidate student, he/she must upload all the documents and the pre-admission letter on the Universitaly Portal. The portal is the only gateway for applying for a visa to study in Italy. In general, it opens in mid-March and closes in mid-July. Applicants must indicate the University of Naples Federico II and choose the Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering and Mobility (Class LM23). They must also specify the Embassy/Consulate where they will apply for the visa for Italy.
The candidate students must apply at the UniversItaly Portal with the same e-mail they adopted to apply to the successful selection process they have participated in. In such a way, the University of Naples Federico II will be able to recognize and validate the visa application of the candidate student. The validation is automatically forwarded to the Embassy/Consulate to start the visa-issuing process. The student applicant must take care of the visa issuing. The University of Naples Federico II is not responsible for managing the visa appointments. The university cannot interact with the Embassy/Consulate.

Admission and final enrolment

Both the EU candidate students and the selected non-EU students who have obtained the visa to study in Italy must register in presence at the University of Naples. Registration must occur in Piazzale Tecchio 80, 80125 Napoli, Italy, on weekdays from 09:00 to 12:00 a.m. Online enrolment is not allowed (except for Italian candidate students).

Final enrollment starts on September 1st and ends on November 30th; however, it is likely (but not guaranteed) that the deadline for registration will be postponed to March.
For final enrollment, be sure to contact the specific Secretariat Office for Engineering study programs:

Documents for in-person enrolment are:

  • identity document/passport (to be shown) + one copy to be left at the student office
  • proof of payment of tuition fees (e.g., deposit at the bank counter); actually, tuition fees coincide with the regional tax and the legal stamp
  • passport size photograph in .jpeg format
  • visa permit (to be shown) + one copy to be left at the student office
  • permit of stay
  • copy of the pre-admission letter (to be shown) + one copy to be left at the student office
  • declaration of value (DOV) or, as an alternative, CIMEA (both Comparability and Verification statements)
  • copy of the bachelor’s degree (to be shown) + one copy to be left at the student office
  • copy of the English language proficiency certificate
  • application form (download here)

Classes for the first term start in mid-September.

Tuition fees

The University of Naples Federico II encourages and supports international non-EU students with very affordable (almost null) tuition fees: €140/year regional tax (compulsory) + €16,00 legal stamp (compulsory).
For EU non-Italian students, the tuition fees are €200/year (university fees) + €140/year regional tax (compulsory) + €16,00 legal stamp (compulsory).
Tuition fees have to be checked by contacting the specific Secretariat Office for Engineering study program: segreteria studenti Area didattica Ingegneria, Piazzale Tecchio, 80 – 80125 – Napoli (, Ms. Antonietta Telese, (+39 081 76 82316), or Ms. Francesca Candida, (+39 081 76 82976).

Accommodation, tax code, and other services

The University of Naples Federico II does not offer direct accommodation to students or candidate students. We strongly suggest contacting the International Welcome Desk before you arrive in Naples; it offers free “Codice Fiscale” (Tax Code) and limited accommodation support through the International Students’ Union (ISU) – International Welcome Desk – Largo Santa Maria La Nova, 12 – 1st floor on the left- 80138 Napoli. ISU is open Mon/Fri: 9.00/19.00 (phone: +39 324 5947719, WhatsApp: +39 327 6778291, Early contact is crucial for maximizing the chance to access accommodation services.
Another support for accommodation is the Regional Office for the Support to Studies (ADISURC). It is a regional public body offering accommodation support to students. Students must be enrolled and are supported according to the ADISURC ranking list.


Every year, the ADISURC (Azienda per il Diritto allo Studio della Regione Campania) launches a call for applications for scholarships (services and money) for students attending university courses. Access to scholarships requires having fully attained student status (final in-presence enrollment has to be carried out).
Moreover, the University of Naples generally (not all years) offers scholarships to international students. The call for scholarships for the current intake has not yet been published; details related to last year can be seen at

Further information

Further guides for enrollment for all study courses in Federico II are available at some web resources: Study in Italy (by Ministry of the University),  Admission RegulationGuide Univ. of Naples.

Dedicated resources for India

The Uni-Italia network supplies smooth support for pre-admission and visa procedures for Indian Students. The Uni-Italia network helps Indian student applicants with the pre-enrolment and enrolment process. Different services are available at different prices, from free to cheap.
The Uni-Italia network is an organization that supports the internationalization of Italian universities. The network has strong connections with many Italian Universities and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It operates in India, with its main office in Mumbai and offices in New Delhi and Kolkata.

As a free service to candidate Indian students, Uni-Italia collects and shares with interested Italian universities and candidates the list of the documents requested by the Italian embassies and consulates in India for issuing the visa (after a successful pre-admission process). The links of the required document for the embassy/consulate of Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkota are:

Note that in all cases, the pre-admission letter by the University of Naples is directly sent to the embassies/consulates via the Universitaly platform; however, candidate students can ask for a copy of the letter to the director of the studies of the MSc in Transportation Engineering and Mobility.

The Uni-Italia network in Mumbai supplies stronger support to candidate students wishing to enroll in the MSc in Transportation Engineering and Mobility. The services are detailed in the brochure Services and Resources for Indian Students. The support includes a flexible mix of the following services:

  • Guidance in Pre-enrolment Application
  • Guidance in Declaration of Value (DoV) application
  • Guidance in the legalization of documents for scholarship application
  • Translation of study documents to Italian
  • Guidance in Study Visa Application
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