Just a quick note for anyone looking for graduate school programmes, business school programmes and scholarships. You can do a quick internet search by typing a search string such as “graduate schools AND directory” in the search box of Google, Dogpile, or your favourite search engine.
Keep the words in quotation marks to make sure that all the words in your search string are grouped. Use Boolean commands such as AND, OR and NOT between words to make sure that you include or exclude terms that will help you narrow your search.
i.e. “graduate schools directory AND “business” – which produces the following result:
Notice the second link on the above Google search page is already an on-line listing of graduate programmes in general and the third link is a Yahoo listing of business programmes. This is a fast way to get an idea of which schools are offering programmes.
As I said before: this is the way to start when you are looking for a programme overseas. Identify 5 or 6 schools at which you might like to study and begin doing research about their programmes. Their programmes are detailed on their web-sites – use the web-sites extensively to identify programmes and possible supervisors, then you can contact the schools directly.
I, unfortunately, am not in a position of power. I do not decide who gets accepted to schools and I do not have authority over scholarships. I have gone through the process, however, so if anyone wants further advice I will do my best to help with information.
If anyone is interested in coming to study in Urbino you should have an academically functional knowledge of Italian – spoken and written.
You can find our graduate programmes on the web-site www.uniurb.it
Each faculty manages it’s own programmes, so search the faculty links on the left of the main page to find programmes specific to your interests. The link to the faculty of languages doctorate programme is:
It’s a good programme. You should know that we accept only a few students each year and usually only half of these get scholarships. It requires that you come to Urbino, but also, since it is in comparative European studies, you should also spend one year in another country doing research! If you’re not European, this means getting student visas.
We also offer a couple of different Masters degrees. These are classroom taught degrees with a thesis at the end. They last one year. The links to their respective pages are:
for the Masters in teaching Italian Language and Culture for Foreigners
for the masters in teaching English – primarily oriented toward teachers in the Italian school system.
The Masters programmes do not offer any scholarships, but they are interesting programmes if you want to become a language teacher.
There are further offerings on our website at http://www.uniurb.it/lingue/offertadidattica.htm
I believe only the Doctorate comes with any form of scholarship that we coordinate. You must check the site every so often to find out when the Doctorate is actually offered, as the positions are coordinated between the university and the ministry – so the information for each year is published on the site at certain times. When the doctorate entry exam is open you can find the information by clicking on the words in bold at the above link. Again, Italian language is necessary.
I would also like to point out that my programme – Language and Culture for Business – offers a two-year post graduate degree (it is not a Masters in the international sense – it is more like an honours degree that completes the Italian 3 year plus 2 year total undergraduate experience). There are no scholarships associated with this as far as we know, but we’re very interested in applicants from as many varied backgrounds as possible! Information can be found at this link:
The programme requires that you have an upper intermediate knowledge of at least two European languages other than Italian AS WELL AS a solid background in business studies. I’d love to see you there!!!
Good luck to everyone!