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If you want to learn about applying to Domus Academy, you’re in the right place. Find out below about eligibility criteria, required documents and steps to take to enrol in our postgraduate programmes.

Want to begin your application directly online? Get started with the Admission Online.


To be eligible to enroll in a Domus Academy Academic Master’s/Double Award Master’s Programme, you must have:

  • A first-level academic degree (bachelor’s degree or academic diploma) in a field related to your selected master’s course
  • Certificate of English language proficiency on entry: IELTS 5.0 for the Academic Master’s Programmes, IELTS 5.5 for the Double Award Master’s Programmes.

To be eligible to enroll in the 2-year Master of Arts, you must have:

  • 15 years of previous education
  • A first-level academic degree (bachelor’s degree or academic diploma) in a field related to your selected master’s course
  • Certificate of English language proficiency on entry: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

The programmes are also open to students with a different degree or diploma, provided that the applicant is motivated by strong interest in the programme’s topics and demonstrates the necessary technical skills.

The programme leader and members of the Admissions Committee evaluate each application and determine whether the candidate’s previous education and technical skills meet the entry requirements.

Documents Required

Start the process here: fill in the form at the end of this page to obtain the Application Form. Then prepare the documents listed in detail below.

  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitae / Resume
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of Bachelor’s Degree or Academic Diploma translated into English or official
  • Certificate of expected Graduation issued by your Institution if not graduated yet
  • Copy of Bachelor’s Degree or Academic Diploma’s official transcript/marksheet translated into English (listing subjects and exams, with corresponding number of hours/ credits) or most updated official transcript/marksheet if not graduated yet
  • Portfolio of projects (not mandatory for MFM, MLBM, MBD, MSD)
  • Essay assignment for MSD
  • Motivation letter
  • IELTS 5.0 Academic
  • Only if applicable: regular certification or self-declaration stating the process of enrolment on going or
    the official enrolment in another postgraduate University program in Italy or abroad and selfdeclaration of being in possession of the necessary prerequisites.
  • Application fee of €100
  • IELTS 5.5 overall and 5.5 in every single part
  • Two reference letters
  • Interview with Postgraduate Admission Panel on a case-by-case basis
Submit Your Application

Please select one of the following application methods.

  • Gather all documents listed above.
  • Go to: Apply Online.
  • Create your username.
  • Wait for the email with login information (just a couple of seconds).
  • Fill out the online application.
  • Upload scans of all the required documents.
  • Pay the application fee online.
After submission

Applications are considered complete and ready for review once the Admissions Office has received all required items. Both the programme leader of the chosen programme and the Admissions committee will evaluate your application, looking at your previous degree(s) earned, technical and presentation skills, and apparent level of fluency with the design process.


Within 7 days from receipt of your submission, the Admissions Office will inform you about our decision.

In case of positive feedback, you will be sent the official acceptance letter and the Enrollment Form.


If and when your admission is confirmed, you must secure your place by returning the Enrollment Form and the receipt for payment of the pre-enrollment fee.

These must be returned within 30 days of the date on your acceptance letter.

If you do not confirm your place by the deadline, this will imply the cancellation of your place in the class.


Upon receiving the Enrolment Form filled in and signed and the pre-enrolment fee payment, the Admissions Office will provide students with all necessary assistance in order to apply for the student visa.

For both the Academic Master’s programmes (Master Accademico di Primo Livello) and Master of Arts, students are requested to have an entry visa for post-graduate study called STUDIO Post-Laurea tipo D nazionale.

All students seeking for a study visa need to fill the pre-enrollment form on UNIVERSITALY website. Universitaly is a platform launched by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR) to monitor international students mobility studying in Italy.


To complete your matriculation and become eligible to receive the Academic Master’s or Double Award Master’s degree upon graduation, you must:


Submit the Declaration of Value of your bachelor’s degree and the notarized translation, into Italian, of your bachelor’s degree and academic transcripts.
If you earned your bachelor’s degree/academic diploma at a school outside the Italian system, you must contact the Italian embassy or consulate in the country where the degree was issued in order to obtain the Declaration of Value of your bachelor’s degree. The Declaration of Value is a document that describes the degree awarded. It is used to assess the degree’s equivalency within the Italian system.


Pay the balance of the tuition fee by the course start date.


The application for a permit of stay (permesso di soggiorno, also called a residence permit) is compulsory for all non-EU passport holders. You must request this through the Italian Post Office within 8 days from your arrival in Italy with a long-term visa. Bring along your official enrollment certificate duly stamped by the Italian Diplomatic Authorities when they issued the study visa. Domus Academy’s Student Life Office will help you fill in the forms and collect all requested documents.

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