These informations **concern only** the Cycles **before** XXVI.

You can find the updated version at this URL

http://www.sde.unito.it/apply.htm

You can find the updated version at this URL

http://www.sde.unito.it/apply.htm

- Application Procedure
- Entrance Examination
- Scolarship
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All students interested in enrolling in our program must apply to the Vilfredo Pareto School of Economics (*Scuola di Dottorato di Economia* in Italian)
**with the Specialisation in Statistics and Applied Mathematics** (*indirizzo in Statistica e Matematica Applicata* in Italian). Applicants with an Italian residence
(of Italian or foreign nationality) **have to** take the entrance exam, which comprises a written exam and an oral exam. Further details on this are
given below.

Applicants who do not reside in Italy (regardless of their nationality) can *either* take the entrance examination like the residents,
*or* choose to be evaluated only on their credentials (up to 5 candidates may thus be admitted). Please note that, by University decree, this second
choice *precludes* the possibility of the exam: If your application is rejected you cannot then choose to take the exam. It is therefore suggested
that only candidates with particularly outstanding credentials apply in this way.

The "Bando di Concorso", detailing all of the application requirements and procedures has been published on **October 20, 2009**. You can find all the
information on the online application procedure by going to the following page of the University's web site:

http://www.unito.it/call_deadlines_application.htm (for the page in Italian click
here)

The deadline for completing the online application is **12:00 (noon) on November 10, 2009**. Please directly contact the graduate office
(say, by clicking here) should you experience any problems with the application procedure.

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**Mathematics:**Calculus of one and more variables, up to constrained maximization problems. Linear algebra. For example as covered in: Parts I-IV of Blume-Simon, "*Mathematics for Economists*" (Norton, 1994)**or**Chapters I-XIII of Ambrosetti-Musu, "*Matematica generale e applicazioni all'economia*" (2nd ed., Liguori, 1988).**Probability and Statistics:**Foundations of probability calculus. Random variables and vectors and their moments. Basic definition of stochastic process. For example as covered in: Chapter 1 of Shiryaev, "*Probability*" (2nd ed., Springer, 1996; if you cannot find this text and prefer not to use another one, please contact us at ghirardato [at] econ.unito.it, so that we can help you locating it).**Finance:**A basic knowledge and understanding of the following: The term structure of interest rates, portfolio theory, derivatives. For example as covered in: Chapters 2-4, 6 and 12 of Luenberger, "*Investment Science*" (Cambridge UP, 1997).

The entrance examination is made of a written test and an oral exam. The date of the written test is **Monday, November 23 at 11 am**. The exam will be
held in the Collegio Carlo Alberto.
Candidates will be allowed to write the test either in Italian or in English.

*Observe:* The exam is closed-book. However, candidates will be allowed to use a (non-programmable) calculator.

Candidates with good results in the written exam will be admitted to the oral exam, which will be held *the next day*, also at the Collegio.
Interviews can be held either in Italian or in English. At the end of the oral exam, the admission committee will prepare three separates rankings, one
for each of the doctoral programs of the School. In total, up to 9 fellowships will be awarded between the three programs, and 3 more students may be
admitted to the School without fellowship.

To get a feel for the kind of questions that may appear in the exam which are more germane to our program, we provide below some samples of old exams. It
is important to stress that in these exams our program was not part of the School, so that questions more germane to the other two programs do not figure at
all there.

These are the three tests (one of which, drawn randomly, was the actual test) from the admission test for the "XIX ciclo":

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Up to nine (9) scholarships (around 13,000 Euros per year) will be made available for the students enrolling in the Vilfredo Pareto School in the current academic year.

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