Second Level Master's Diploma



Secretary’s Office Federica Faldella
Tel:  +39 050.88.2671

Digital Life & Smart Living (SMART)

Termine per l'iscrizione
Pisa, Italy 

Maximum number of participants: 
min 15 max 20

da 07.09.2015 a 05.09.2016
Training hours: 
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For the academic year 2015/16, the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna is offering the 3rd edition of the International Master program in "Digital Life & Smart Living (SMART)". Compared to previous editions, the Master has a different name but same target: to train young graduate talented students who will acquire the competence to design, develop and manage communication systems and “Smart” innovative technologies. Applicants to the Master must be European citizens (EU28), and two scholarships are reserved for non-European Union citizens (check the list of the accepted countries in the call for applications document). In addition applicants must have a Master of Science University degree (Italian “Laurea Magistrale” or “Laurea vecchio ordinamento”) or an equivalent qualification in Industrial and Information Engineering. Other University degree qualifications could be accepted under the Scientific Committee assessment in charge for evaluating the relevance of the degree and profile of the candidate in accordance with the Master scope.

Students who are enrolled in University programs and expect to gain the degree within July 25, 2015 are also eligible.
The candidates shall have a good knowledge of English language, proved by a certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, Medium of Instruction or other certificates). The possession of an adequate certification with respect to this requisite is mandatory to access the evaluation phase.

Programme aims

The main objective of the Master consists in developing the scientific, managerial, technical and cultural background as well as the competence of a high-level professional profile in the area of Information Technology, highly competitive at international level. The graduated will have the capacity to manage and control advanced technologies in ICT, Robotics and Biorobotics, Software Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering, for the design and management of Smart Solutions.


The programme has been developed by TELECOM Italia and academics at the Institute of Biorobotics, the Institute of Management, The Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies (TeCIP), research and teaching departments within the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.


There is a tuition fee waiver for the participation to the Master Programme, hence no tuition fees are due to the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. In order to support the Master students, Telecom Italia offers up to a maximum of 20 scholarships to European citizens, with up to 2 scholarships reserved to non-European Union citizens.
Students will receive total gross amount of € 12.000,00 scholarship payment to cover transportation and accommodation expenses (i.e. 1.000 € gross per month will be received by each successful applicant during whole period). As to residents in Pisa, scholarship will cover transportation and accommodation expenses only during the internship period.

Degree Awarded

At the end of the Master, those students who will have attended at least 90% of the entire front teaching program and will have passed all the required examinations, attended at least 690 hours of stage and successfully discussed the Project Work, will receive from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna a University Master – 2nd level degree, in accordance with art. 3 of the D.M. 207/2004.