FABIAM - Admission

Food and Beverage Innovation and Management

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Admission rules for international students

ADMISSION of International students to the two-year master degree program in “Food and Beverage Innovation and Management” (FABIAM) is subjected to the possession of 

1.  Curricular requirements

Candidates must have a first level university degree in Food Science/Food Technologies studies. Students with university degrees in other areas may also apply. The Admission Committee (AC) will evaluate the suitability of the degree.

2.  Requirements related to linguistic knowledge (English)

Candidates must satisfy at least one of the following alternatives:

a) English mother tongue;

b) High School Diploma obtained after the completion of a course of study of at least four years of duration and where English is the language of teaching;

c) Bachelor degree (B.A. or B.Sc. or similar) obtained after the completion of a course of at least three years of duration and where English is the language of teaching;

d) A certified B2 level of English such as for example Cambridge ESOL First Certificate of English, IELTS 5.5 and above, ETS TOEFL iBT 69 and above.

However, candidates that do not possess at least one of the above mentioned requirements can register to the MSc programme with the mandatory attendance of an English course of 6 credits (ECTS) (intermediate level B2) in the first year of MSc.

3.  Suitability of education

Subject to curricular requirements, the admission to FABIAM is subjected to the examination of the personal preparation, with particular attention to the knowledge and the skills needed to follow profitably the programme:

  •  knowledge of the main physical, chemical and biochemical events that occur during the production and storage of food and beverages;
  •  basic knowledge of food microbiology and food hygiene;
  •  knowledge of the main unit operations and technologies employed in the food industry;
  •  awareness of the complementary nature of the knowledge acquired in the different areas in order to manage a food process and to optimize the  quality of final products;
  •  be familiar with the basic economic theories about supply, demand, production and trade.

The AC will check your competence by means of a skype interview.

In order to apply, PLEASE CHOOSE THE APPLICATION PROCESS RELEVANT TO YOUR NATIONALITY

a)    International candidates holding with an Italian Bachelor Degree (Laurea)
b)    Italian, EU and non EU equivalent candidates holding a foreign degree
c)    Non-EU candidates residing abroad

a)      International candidates holding an Italian Bachelor Degree (Laurea)

Please refer to the "Ammissione studenti italiani" page

b)     Italian, EU and non EU equivalent candidates holding a foreign degree

The enrolment procedure is in 4 steps:

Step 1: Pre-acceptance procedure

Application period: from April 16th to June 15th, 2018.

You can submit your pre-application online at our web platform

Step 2: Admission Procedure

The AC will examine your pre-application documentation and, if appropriate, send an email to set up the date for a skype interview. If the interview is positive the AC will send you a letter of acceptance and you can start to prepare the documents for the enrolment procedure according to step 3 below.

Step 3: Validation of your qualifications at the Italian Embassy

Contact the Italian Embassy in your country or the Italian Consulate nearest to you and present:

1.  your university degree;

2.  a certificate issued by the competent academic authority listing the exams you have passed;

3.  a syllabus including all the learning activities completed to obtain the foreign academic qualification, on the headed paper of the foreign university, with an official stamp and signature (Translation is not required for programmes originally produced in English, French, German and Spanish);

4.  four passport photos.

Documents 1 and 2 must be legalised by the competent local authorities and accompanied by a translation into Italian by a certified translator/public notary (please check with the Italian Embassy/Consulate about the right procedure).

The Embassy will:

  •   issue the “declaration of value” of your university degree;
  •   certify the other documents.

NB. Candidates holding a UE degree may replace the exams certificate with the “Diploma Supplement” for academic qualifications issued by universities in the European Higher Education Area (Bologna Process).

Step 4: ENROLMENT AT UNIVPM (from July to November 5th, 2018)

Accepted candidates have to complete the enrolment procedure at the Università Politecnica delle Marche filling the web application form at the URL, submitting the following documents to the Registrar's office “Segreteria Studenti - Agraria”

  • a signed copy of the application form (to be downloaded and printed);
  • the receipt of payment of the first instalment of the tuition fee;
  • one front and back photocopy of your ID card or other valid identity document;
  • two passport photos;
  • the original of your university degree and of the exams certificate together with the certified translations (the exam certificate can be replaced by the Diploma Supplement FOR EU DEGREES);
  • declaration of value issued by the Embassy or Consulate of the applicants' home country;
  • a syllabus including all the learning activities completed to obtain the foreign academic qualification, on the headed paper of the foreign university with   stamp and signature;
  • copy of the residence permit or receipt, confirming the application for the permit (only for non-EU equivalent candidates).

c)      Non-EU candidates residing abroad

The enrolment procedure is in four steps

Step 1: Pre-acceptance procedure

Application period: from April 16th to June 15th, 2018.

You can submit your pre-application online via our web platform

Step 2: Admission Procedure

The Admission Committee (AC) will examine your documentation and if appropriate send an email to set up the date for a skype interview. If the interview is positive the AC will send you a letter of acceptance and you can start to prepare the documents for the enrolment procedure according to step 3 below.

Step 3: Pre-enrolment through the Italian Embassy/Consulate

Please note: the letter of acceptance does not substitute the compulsory pre-enrolment through the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your home country by the date, as established in each country by the Italian Embassy (the deadline is July 24th, 2018).

Please contact the Italian Embassy in your country or the Italian Consulate nearest to you as soon as possible and present:

  • the pre-enrolment applicationPre-enrolment is available at Italian Embassies/Consulates from February,19th to July 24th, 2018;
  • your university degree;
  • a certificate issued by the competent academic authority listing the exams you have passed;
  • a syllabus including all the learning activities completed to obtain the foreign academic qualification, on the headed paper of the foreign university, with an official stamp and signature;
  • four passport photos.

Documents 2 and 3 must be legalized by the competent local authorities and accompanied by a translation into Italian by a certified translator/public notary (please check with the Italian Embassy/Consulate about the right procedure).

The Embassy will:

  • issue the “declaration of value” of your university degree;
  • certify the other documents;
  • issue an authenticate passport photo and an entry visa to Italy

Step 4: ENROLMENT AT UNIVPM (from July to November 5th 2018)

Accepted candidates have to complete the enrolment procedure at the Università Politecnica delle Marche submitting the following documents to the  Registrar's Office “Segreteria Studenti”:

  • a signed copy of the application for enrolment (to be downloaded and printed);
  • the receipt of payment of the first instalment of the tuition fee;
  • copy of the passport and Visa for “STUDIO”;
  • 2 passport photos;
  • the original of your university degree and of the exams certificate together with the certified translations;
  • declaration of value issued by the Embassy or Consulate of the applicants' home country;
  • a syllabus including all the learning activities completed to obtain the foreign academic qualification, on the headed paper of the foreign university with an official stamp and signature, translated into Italian;
  •   copy of the residence permit or receipt, confirming the application for the permit