Admissions – Academic Master

Admission requirements

In order to access the RUFA first-level Academic Masters programmes, a three-year academic diploma (new system), four-year academic diploma (old system), university degree, or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable by the Academy in compliance with international agreements, is required.
Applicants must present a language certificate of at least B2 level in English

International students
To be admitted to the Academic Master programs you will need to submit:

– Bachelor’s Degree recognized trough a “Declaration of Value DV”, legalization and translation of the qualification (to be requested at the Italian Embassy/Consulate of your country) or Diploma Supplement or the two authenticity and comparability certificates issued by CIMEA;
– a certificate stating that you have an adequate level of English;
– for Non-EU students: study visa required to attend the Academic programs through the Universitaly platform;
– students must send a copy of their residence permit/residence permit request to the International students office within 8 working days from arriving in Italy.

Each Master’s degree prefers knowledge and training in the areas of the specific sector, as well as humanistic or economic training, as indicated in the table below:

Academic MasterArea Visual arts,
Artistic and cultural
heritage
Cinema,
photography and
audiovisual area
Design AreaHumanities and
liberal arts area
ART CURATING AND MANAGEMENT
CINEMA AND NEW FORMAT PRODUCTION
DESIGN MANAGEMENT
 

Admission procedure

Enrolment in Master’s programs is on the basis of an admission assessment, which aims to understand the candidate’s potential and verify their commitment to undertake the chosen Master’s program. Candidates must submit their Curriculum Vitae, a 500-word personal statement and the certificate of English language proficiency (min. B2). Candidates can also submit their portfolio, the abstract of their thesis, or any relevant documents to show their skills and experience. The admission assessment consists of an interview with our academic staff discussing the applicant’s portfolio, experience, projects, and any works and documents that may be relevant for admission purposes. The interview may also be held online.

ADMISSION

Online application for admission
Photocopy of identity document and tax code (only for Italian applicants)
Original academic qualification or self-certification – Download Template

ENROLMENT

Online application form
Two passport photos
Receipt of payment of the enrolment fee of € 1.200,00
Language certification or documentation proving knowledge of the English language, B2 level, for all students
For non-EU students: study visa/residence permit required to attend academic programs
For foreign students or Italian students who obtained their qualifications abroad: declaration of value, request in the country of origin, or certificates of verification and comparability issuedby CIMEA.

KEY DATES

Applications are currently open for January 2025 intake.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Session
22nd e 23rd of April.Closing date for application 15th of April.

FACTS AND FEATURES

This Master starts in January 2025, ends in January 2026, and includes 250 hours of internship. Attendance is mandatory.

 

    Master Accademico / Academic Master

    Tipo di candidatura / Application type

    Esame di ammissione / Admission AssessmentEsame di ammissione e Borsa di studio / Admission Assessment and Scholarship

    In caso di candidatura per la borsa di studio, il sottoscritto dichiara di accettare per intero le condizioni previste nel regolamento delle borse di studio / In case of applying for the scholarship, the undersigned declares that he/she fully accepts the conditions listed in the regulation of the scholarships.

    In caso di candidatura per la borsa di studio, il sottoscritto dichiara di accettare per intero le condizioni previste nel regolamento delle borse di studio / In case of applying for the scholarship, the undersigned declares that he/she fully accepts the conditions listed in the regulation of the scholarships.

    In caso di candidatura per la borsa di studio, il sottoscritto dichiara di accettare per intero le condizioni previste nel regolamento delle borse di studio / In case of applying for the scholarship, the undersigned declares that he/she fully accepts the conditions listed in the regulation of the scholarships.

    DATI PERSONALI / PERSONAL DATA






    Come ottenerlo / How to get it









    Studente con disabilità / Student with disabilities.

    DSA / Student with disabilities or specific learning disabilities

    ALLEGATI / ATTACHMENT


    Massimo 1MB | Maximum 1MB


    Allega tutto in un unico file di massimo 5MB | Attach each document in one file of maximum 5MB


    Massimo 10MB | Maximum 10MB

    *richiesto/mandatory

    Confermo di aver preso visione della Privacy Policy resa disponibile e acconsento a ricevere le informazioni richieste a RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts.* / I confirm that I have read the  Privacy Policy and agree to receive the requested information from RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts.*

    Accetto di ricevere altre comunicazioni da RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts (es. Borse di studio, eventi e workshop). / I agree to receive other communications from RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts (e.g., Scholarships, events and workshops).

    Italian StudentsEU StudentsEXTRA EU Students
    € 11.800,00€ 11.800,00€ 13.800,00

     

    PAYMENT METHOD

    ITALIAN STUDENTS

    € 1.200,00 Annual enrolment fee to be paid upon enrolment each year by bank transfer addressed to Rome University of Fine Arts S.r.l. IBAN: IT29D0306905048100000012207, BIC CODE (Swift): BCITITMM, entering your name and surname as the reason for payment, by cheque, or directly to the admin office in cash. The remaining part of the tuition fee can be paid, via bank transfer, in:

    one-off payment by 31 January, with a 5% reduction ;
    3 installments (31 January, 28 February, 31 March);
    4 installments (31 January, 31 March, 31 May, 31 July);
    6 installments (31 January, 28 February, 31 March, 30 April, 31 May, 30 June);
    12 installments using 0% interest financing. (Terms & Conditions)

    EU AND EXTRA EU STUDENTS
    € 1.200,00 Enrolment fee to be paid upon enrolment by bank transfer addressed to Rome University of Fine Arts S.r.l. IBAN: IT29D0306905048100000012207, BIC CODE (Swift): BCITITMM, entering your name and surname as the reason for payment, or by credit card on rufa.flywire.com.
    The remaining part of the tuition fee must be paid by 12 December, by bank transfer.

    EARLY BIRD

    If an international student makes the tuition fee payment by the 30th of May and also submits the enrollment form completed, he/she will be entitled to a 15% reduction on the tuition fee.
    Early Bird reductions cannot be combined with scholarships and/or with other economic support.

    Documentation required

    • Online application for admission
    • Photocopy of identity document and tax code (only for Italian applicants)
    • Original academic qualification or self-certification – Download Template

    Once you have passed the entrance examination, you must submit your application for matriculation within the deadline, including the following documents:

    • Online application form
    • Two passport photos
    • Receipt of payment of the enrolment fee of € 1.200,00
    • Language certification or documentation proving knowledge of the English language for all students;
    • For non-EU students: study visa/residence permit required to attend academic programs;
    • For foreign students or Italian students who obtained their qualifications abroad: declaration of value in loco or certificates of verification and comparability issuedby CIMEA.

     

    For the January 2025 intake, RUFA offers scholarships to Italian and international students enrolling in the Academic Master in Art Curating and Management, Design Management, and Cinema and New Formats Production. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic and professional merit.
    A committee formed by some lecturers of the related courses will evaluate the candidates for the scholarship considering the strength and consistency of the academic profile, the examination of the thesis, portfolio, projects shared by the applicant, and the outcome of the interview, if any. Il prossimo bando uscirà a breve

    In RUFA we strongly believe that education should be accessible. We are committed to ensuring that talented and motivated individuals have the means to achieve their academic dreams.

    • “zero interest financing” 12-month payment (Terms & Conditions);
    • “per merito” student loan does not require any guarantee for students in good standing with the chosen study course
    • exemption of € 2,000.00 students with > 66% disability;
    5% reduction by paying in one installament by 31 January (only for italian citizenship students);
    10% reduction for enrolled brothers and sisters;
    15% reduction for RUFA graduates.