In order for a student application for the MASS Programme to be taken into consideration, the candidate must comply with the minimum requirements with regard to administrative prerequisites, academic prerequisites and language prerequisites.

  1. Compliance with the application calendar and deadlines;

  2. Submission of a complete set of required application documents in English language versions (certified English translation if required).

  1. To hold

  • Either a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Computing Science, Space Engineering or related fields;

  • Or another recognized degree from accredited higher education institutions that certifies an equivalent amount of learning in the same fields, quantified as 3 years of university studies corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System, and that allows access to second-cycle programmes at the Master level in the higher education system within which the degree was obtained.

  • Or to be expected to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in the above-mentioned fields at latest by end of May of the starting year of the Masters Course.

  1. To possess an academic transcript of records that demonstrates the fulfilment of the following minimum requirements concerning the acquired knowledge in Mathematics and Physics:

  • Mathematical Knowledge: Linear Algebra, Mathematical Analysis in one or several variables, Linear operators;

  • Physics Knowledge: Basic knowledge of classic and modern Physics, Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism; Elements of Quantum Mechanics, Special Relativity and Nuclear Physics; basic knowledge of geometrical and wave Optics.

  • Skills in lab. activities, experimental physics data analysis, and programming.

Supply one of the following proofs of English proficiency:

  • Cambridge B2 First (previously known as Cambridge English: First, FCE) or higher level Cambridge certificates;

  • “International English Language Testing System” (IELTS) Academic test, minimum “Band 6” and not more than 2 years old;

  • Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL with minimum score 72 points and not more than 2 years old;

  • TOEFL Essentials with minimum overall band score 8 and not more than 2 years old;

  • UNIcert level “II”;

  • B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR);

Native English speakers are exempted from providing such a proof.

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