Computer Science Enrollment

Entry Requirements

Applicants are supposed to possess Bachelor degree either in Computer Science or in Computer Engineering or in other relevant disciplines, with at least 45 ECTSs in computer science or computer engineering, or other academic qualifications deemed to be equivalent. Italian as well as foreign applicants are welcome and will be considered on an individual basis.

Moreover, good knowledge on basic computer science disciplines is required, and will be evaluated on the basis of student's curriculum and possibly through a written test and/or an oral interview.

How to Apply

In this section you find basic info on application, divided according to the following categories of prospective students

  • EU Students or NON EU students resident in Italy
  • Non EU students

EU Students or NON EU students resident in Italy

Enrollments are open in the period August-September (prior to the beginning of the lectures in mid of September) with an extension up to the end of February which allows to start the attendance of courses at the second semester. More information at the international website.

Non EU students


The candidates should submit the Application Form on the Universitaly portal. The department has defined a selection committee for the assessment of the applications, under the supervision of prof. Christian Esposito, which will evaluate all the attachments of the application, organize a remote interview and a quiz, aiming at evaluating the skills and knowledge on CS required to proficiently attend the courses at the MSs in IoT. Applications received after 16th July 2023 won't be assessed. Here you can find an example of the quiz.

Once the pre-enrolment application has been completed, candidates must apply for a university study/enrolment visa at the Italian consular diplomatic mission of their country of residence (only on an exceptional basis, applicants can turn to the Italian Consular Authority in a third-party Country, but in this case, the Consular Authority may reject the application).


We are now processing pre-enrollment applications for the academic year 2023/24. Please beware that the deadline for applying for UNISA Scholarship is May 15th, 2023. Please refer to the public Call for applications.


At the Italian Consular Authority, applicants must hand (*):

  1. first cycle degree obtained at any University
  2. certificate released by the relevant academic institution assessing the passed exams as well as the detailed programs and time plan devoted to the teaching and laboratory activities provided for each subject area necessary for the attainment of the degree or certificate presented;
  3. two photographs.

At the Italian Consular Authority, applicants must require:

  • the authentication and translation of the first cycle degree certificate (both procedures must be carried out by the Italian Consular Authority in the Country to which the school/university/institute releasing the certificate belongs);
  • the declaration of the legal value for the degree certificate (the procedures must be carried out by the Italian Consular Authority in the Country to which the school/university/institute releasing the certificate belongs);
  • the authentication of one of the two photographs.

(*) The documents not written in the Italian language must be handed in the original copy together with the official translation into Italian; the translation is the responsibility of the applicant and must be certified by the relevant Italian Consular Authority. The translation may also be carried out in Italy by official translators or by the diplomatic representative operating in Italy of the Country where the document has been released. Translations of the "programs of the university exams" passed, if these are written in English, French, German, or Spanish, are not required.

English is the official language of the MSc degree program in Computer Science – Specialization in Internet of Things at the University of Salerno being English, therefore the applicants do not need to provide any Italian language certificate. English knowledge is one of the mandatory requirements and must be proven in the Curriculum Vitae of the applicants or in the academic records. Students who are able to prove that have already completed a former academic degree course (bachelor or master) officially taught in English do not need to provide further certification. Some Italian Consular Authorities require an English Language Certification (IELS, or other).


Applicants may have to prove to effectively possess the admission requisites reported in the documentation. For this purpose, candidates may have to pass, before enrollment, an interview examination to be held in person upon their arrival in Italy or in a teleconference from their originating country, before their arrival. In order to correctly verify the identity of the candidates, in the latter case, they should be able to provide a satisfactory video connection.


Once the Degree Programme Board at the University of Salerno has assessed the qualification of the degree, the applicant will receive a formal offer letter, to be handed at the relevant Italian Consular Authority in order to request a valid VISA for studying in Italy (visit https://studyinitaly.esteri.it/visa for detailed information).

Within 8 days of his/her arrival in Italy, the admitted student must apply for a stay permit for study reasons at one of the authorized Italian postal offices.


Students will be assisted with the enrollment procedure and the first payment of fees and taxes.

Possible Scholarship

Information about ADISURC (Azienda per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario Regione Campania) Scholarship

Every year the ADISURC (Azienda per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario Regione Campania) issues a Call for applications (see https://www.adisurcampania.it/), whose deadline coincides with the enrolment period, for scholarships (services and money) for students with low family income, attending Degrees, Master Degrees or Ph.D courses.

International students who meet all the income and merit requirements listed in the Call may be admitted.

International students (EU and non-EU) can apply through the same on line procedure.

After applying (within the end of September) applicants must handle the so-called ISEEP (Indicatore della Situazione Economica Equivalente Parificato – ISEE equivalent). You can address for ISEEP to several CAF offices.

You can address for ISEEP to the following Office:

CAF CISL - Via Michele Conforti 4. 84100 Salerno, Italy

phone +39 089 234876.