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Admission Test

Admission to the Master’s Degree course in Exploration and Applied Geophysics of graduates with a first-level degree, or other equivalent or superior (Italian or foreign) academic qualification, is subject to the fulfillment of the minimum curricular requirements (Requirements for Admission), and to the results of the interview to assess the preparation of the candidate and his aptitude for developing studies in the field.

In particular, the interview is designed to:

- review the curriculum of previous studies (exams taken, number of credits, marks, etc.) in order to confirm/update the assessment of recognized credits valid for admission to the course;
- evaluate the Bachelor thesis and/or any other experiences made by the candidate (internships, training courses and others) and the candidate’s abilities and preparation;
- propose a study plan for the Master’s Degree.
- answer any questions about the course of study and the prospects offered.

At the end of the interview, the Board members will decide on the student’s admission, non-admission, or conditional admission to a particular study plan to be undertaken during the Master’s Degree course.
The interview can be taken at the Department of Earth Sciences, Via S. Maria 53, in Pisa; or at the Department of Structural Engineering of the Polytechnic, Piazza L. Da Vinci 32, in Milan.
The interview usually takes place in September. The exact dates are published on the course website in June/July and sent by email to candidates who had previously contacted us. Further information and/or specific arrangements can be requested writing an email to .


  • Webinar: "Petrolio dalle andesiti, Neuquén Basin, Argentina" by Sergio Rocchi
    This webinar is intended as a story of the field trip of the LASI 6 Conference (The physical geology of subvolcanic systems: laccoliths, sills and dykes, Malargüe, Mendoza Province, Argentina, 24-29 November 2019 - The webinar is not a report on a scientific study of a specific topic, but is structured as a presentation of the geological peculiarities of the Neuquén Basin, such as the enormous yet little known Quaternary volcanic province, the superb exposures of the Miocene sub-volcanic bodies, and the oil field with unconventional reservoirs, fundamental support of the economy of Argentina.
    The webinar is in Italian, with slides in English. Questions can be asked in English.
    Rivedi il Webinar su YouTube
  • Seminar about Ground-Penetrating radar and Glaciology

    The course of Radar Geomorphology organizes a seminar delivered by Prof. Emanuele Forte (University of Trieste): "GPR in Glaciology: potential and challenge"

    The seminar is planned for January 27th and will insight the possibility of GPR to image the interior of glaciers, to infer ice density distribution, locate brines and determine warm and cold domains. All are invited.




  • Discovering the subsurface of Mars


    Roberto Orosei will deliver a seminar inside the course of Radar Geomorphology: "Radar detection of subglacial water under the South polar cap of Mars"

    The seminar is scheduled for January 27th (Room C, 14 PM, Earth Sciences Department) and will illustrate the capability of GPRs mounted aboard ESA Mars Express and NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to explore the subsurface of Mars. All are invited, see you there.

    Seminario OROSEI




    The web portal for non-EU and EU-students application to the next Academic Year (2020-21) is operative. Please visit the site:

    and follow carefully the instructions required for registration and documents uploading. After a positive evaluation, applicants will be informed about enrolment procedure at the University of Pisa.

    Applications will be evaluated in three rounds; students positively evaluated in the first round will be considered for a scholarship granted by the University of Pisa.




    Dr. Gianluca Catanzariti (3D GEOIMAGING) will deliver a seminar inside the course of Radar Geomorphology

    "Non-conventional use of Ground Penetrating Radar: the example of the Italian research at Tutankhamon's tomb (KV62)"

    The seminar's abstract cna be find here.

    Students and researchers are invited on Thursday, the 12nd of December (09:15 am), Room E of the Department of Earth Sciences


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