Fees and Living Costs

There are two main costs for IMPPM students: academic fees and living expenses.

Academic fees cover registration, teaching, examinations, tuition, the use of the library and other student facilities at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Academic fees for the 2018-2019 academic year amount to €7,000 (plus €146 for administrative fees).

It is also possible to attend a part of the programme, even only one module. In this case the cost per module is €750.

Living expenses are approximately €700-900 per month, including accommodation, meals, public transportation services and other general costs related to everyday life in Rome. IMPPM's students have the opportunity to book accomodation at Campus X.

The IMPPM diploma can also be an extra cost, depending on which certificate students choose to receive. Please follow this link for diploma cost details.


EBRD Scholarships



A limited number of scholarships are funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), utilizing funds provided by the Central European Initiative and Italian Trust Funds.

EBRD scholarships cover the academic fees (including the diploma cost) and the accomodation expenses at Campus X.

Accomodation expenses are covered for the period between the last week of February (20-26 February, according to the arrival date) and July 6 in a "Classic Apartment (for more information see: Accomodation).

Please note tha the VISA fees, travel (including air fare), meals and incidental expenses must be met by the students or by their employer.

Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process

EBRD scholarships are open to senior managers of public procurement agencies and large public setor procurement organizations in the following EBRD countries of operation: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, FYR of Macedonia, Jordan, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Russia, Serbia, Slovakis, Tunisia, Ukraine.

Interested students from other EBRD countries might be eligible for scholarships according to the availability of donor funds that are awarded on a case by case basis.

EBRD scholaraship candidates should have the following prerequisites:

  • four years of university studies and valid university degree that allows access to postgraduate level programs in Italy;
  • previous professional experience in public procurement, preferably with a minimum of at least five years of experience;
  • proficiency in English (no exam or certificates are required and candidates' English skills are evaluated during the admission interviews);
  • written confirmation that the candidate is involved in the procurement field within a public organization;
  • written confirmation that, if selected, the organization will release the candidate from his/her duties for the duration of the course and that the candidate undertakes to attend all the modules;
  • written confirmation that, for the duration of the course, the organization or the student will meet all the travel and other expenses not covefred by the scholarship;
  • preference will be given to applicants born after 1975.

EBRD scholarship application involves the following steps:

  • Candidates apply directly using the IMPPM online form, specifying in their motivation letter that they would like to apply for an EBRD scholarship
  • The EBRD scholarship committee and the IMPPM admission committee contact potential candidates to arrange personal interviews in order to complete the evaluation of the candidates
  • The University of Rome Tor Vergata contacts the candidates directly by sending a letter indicating whether the candidate has been accepted to the programme and can be awarded a scholarship.

Need more information?

For more detailed information regarding the EBRD Scholarships, please contact Veljko Sikirica, Senior Procurement Specialist in the Procurement Department of the European bank for Reconstruction and Development:

tel: +44(0) 2073386884
fax: +44(0) 2073387472

AfDB Scholarships

For African countries there is a possibility of a limited number of scholarships funded by the African Development Bank as in the past years.

Scholarships cover the academic fees (including diploma cost) and the accomodation expenses at Campus X. Accomodation expenses are covered for the period between the last week of February (20-26 February according to the arrival date) and July 4 in a "Classic Apartment" (for more information see "Accomodation")

Please note that the VISA fees, travel expenses, meals and incidental expenses must be met by the students or by their employer.

Countries of operation of AfDB

Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros Congo Côte d’Ivoire Countries Democratic Republic of Congo Djibouti Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda São Tomé & Príncipe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe.

AfDB scholarship candidates should have the following prerequisites:

  • Applicants must have either an Italian (2 years) Master of Science University degree (Laurea Magistrale, Laurea Specialistica or Laurea vecchio ordinamento) or an equivalent foreign University degree.
  •  Applicants must have at least five years of prior working experience in procurement. Only a limited number of applicants who have recently graduated and who have little professional experience in procurement will be taken into consideration.
  •  Applicants must be proficient in English, however no proficiency exams or certificates will be required. English knowledge will be evaluated during the interviews with candidates.
  •  All applications must be completed through the electronic Application Form and submitted no later than the established deadline.
Department of Economics and Finance
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Via Columbia 2, 00133 Roma

Prof. Gustavo Piga

Executive Director
Prof. Annalisa Castelli

Distance Learning Coordinator
Prof. Andrea Appolloni

Cristina Cerri / Simona Rippo

Phone: +39 06 7259 5942
Fax: +39 06 2020 500

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