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

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). 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
Original academic qualification or self-certification – Download Template
Receipt of payment of the admission fee of € 100.00

ENROLMENT

Online application form
Two passport photos
Receipt of payment of the enrolment fee of € 800.00
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.

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KEY DATES

Admission procedure
Application deadline 30 October 2022.
Evaluation of applications by 18 November 2022.

STUDENT ATTENDANCE

Lessons start in January and include mandatory attendance until December, including 250 hours of internship.

Italian StudentsInternational Students
€ 11.800,00*€ 13.800,00*

*The admission test fee of € 100.00 is excluded from the costs.

PAYMENT METHOD

ITALIAN STUDENTS
€ 800.00 Annual enrolment fee to be paid upon enrolment each year, directly at the secretary’s office or 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 cheque, or directly on site in cash. The remaining part of the annual tuition fee and educational contribution can be paid, using the PagoPA payment system, with slips available in the “Payments” section of the student’s personal area, in:
one-off payment by the 31 st of January 2023, with a 5% reduction on the fees;
3 payments (31 st of January, 28 th of February, 31 st of March);
4 payments (31 st of January, 31 st of March, 31 st of May, 31 st of July);
6 payments (31 st of January, 28 th of February, 31 st of March, 30 th of April, 31 st of May, 30 st of June);
12 payments using 0% interest financing. (The last pay slip or tax return is required, as well as a photocopy of the guarantor’s ID and tax code).

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
€ 800.00 Annual enrolment fee to be paid upon enrolment each year directly at the secretary’s office or 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 annual tuition fee and educational contribution must be paid no later than the 10 th of December 2022, with slip available in the “Payments” section of the student’s personal area.

EARLY BIRD

If the international student chooses to pay the remaining part of the annual tuition fee and educational contribution by the 31st of August 2022, he/she will be entitled to a reduction of 15%; or if he/she chooses to pay by the 30th of October 2022, he/she will be entitled to a reduction of 10%.
*Early Bird cannot be combined with scholarships and/or with other economic support.

Documentation required

  • Online application for admission
  • Photocopy of identity document and tax code
  • Original academic qualification or self-certification – Download Template
  • Receipt of payment of the admission fee of € 100.00

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 € 800.00
  • 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 academic year 2022/2023, RUFA is offering n. 6 scholarships to Italian and international students enrolling in the Academic Master’s programs in Art Curating and Management, Design Management, Cinema and New Formats Production.
For each Academic master RUFA offers 2 scholarships, one of 50% and one of 30% of the attendance fee, which will be directly deducted from the tuition fee. For the Masters the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic and artistic merit subject to the evaluation of the requested documents and the admission interview. A panel composed of 3 lecturers 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 on the overall outcome of the interview.

RUFA strongly believes it is vital to provide visible pathways of access across our programs to those in financial hardship and those from a diverse range of backgrounds:
• “zero interest financing” 12-month payment;
• “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;
10% reduction for enrolled brothers and sisters;
15% reduction for RUFA graduates.