What's CLEF?
CLEF stands for Corso di Laurea in Economics and Finance; it is an international undergraduate degree course, entirely taught in English and open to Italian and international applicants. It lasts 3 years and leads to the title of Bachelor's (1st-cycle degree).

Where is it based?
You would be studying at the School of Economics, Management and Statistics of the University of Bologna, one of the best Economics School in Italy within the oldest University in the western world (est. 1088 a.C.).

Am I eligible to apply?
Have you got a non-Italian secondary school certificate? If so, check if it complies with these requirements to understand if you are eligible to apply.

What are the application requirements/modes?

For EU and EU-assimilated candidates
For non-EU citizens resident abroad
One of the following:
  • SAT general test
  • TOLC-E + B2 English certificate
  • TOLC-I + B2 English certificate
  • SAT general test

All tests must be taken, and certificates obtained, starting from 1st February 2017.

How many places are available?
CLEF is a restricted-access programme: this means that eligible students will have to be selected to take part. For the 2019-2020 academic year, we will admit 120 students in total.

Am I a EU, EU-assimilated or not EU citizen?
To find out exactly what that means and therefore how to apply, check out your status here.

What are the language requirements?
The minimum level of English required to be a CLEF student is B2 (from the CEFR scale.): only if you are an EU or EU-assimilated citizen applying via one of the TOLC tests, you must also provide us with an official B2 English language certificate (among those that will be listed in the Call for Applications).

If you apply via SAT providing a language certificate is possible but not essential; you will only be assessed on the basis of your SAT score.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated July 17, 2019
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- depending on income - top income tuition fee about €1800 per year
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