Enrollment procedure for non European Union students
|Remember that in Italy it is possible to enroll in a University only after completing at least 12 years of primary and secondary education.
To enroll in our university you need to follow these three steps:
- Before departure: apply for pre-enrollment through the Italian Embassy (or Consulate) and ask for visa type D "Application to Italian Universities"in your country of origin.
- When you arrive in Italy: take the Italian language test and apply within 8 days for a residence permit (permesso di soggiorno). Students who have a certificate indicating that their Italian level is not lower than B2 (*) are exonerated from the language test. Students who apply for the master degree courses in International Economics or in Marine Sciences are also exonerated from the italian language test, since the courses are entirely taught in English.
- When you have passed the Italian language test: take any necessary access tests for the single study courses (when applicable) and register according to the procedures indicated for each degree course.
Valid certification for exoneration from Italian language test
(*) Valid certificates for proficiency in the Italian language (for a level not lower than B2) are awarded by the Council of Europe at the III University of Rome, by the University for Foreigners of Perugia and Siena, the University for Foreigners "Dante Alighieri" of Reggio Calabria and by the "Dante Alighieri" schools, in agreement with the Italian Institutes of Culture abroad. CLIQ certificates (Certificazione lingua italiana di qualità) are also accepted.
What to do in your country of origin
Before starting, check the list of available places for the academic year 2016-2017 to see whether there are available places in the course you are interested in. The pre-enrollment can be carried out for one course only among those indicated.
You must apply for pre-enrollment through the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your country with the form provided by the Ministry: http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/ . The applying period is from the 23rd March 2016 to 7th July 2016.
You must include the following documents:
- For pre-enrollment in a bachelor's/first cycle degree (3 years) or single cycle master's degree program (5 or 6 years):
- Final original certificate of secondary school studies, received after at least 12 years of education, or a legally valid substitute certificate;
- a certificate demonstrating that you have passed the test of academic competence, if necessary, for entry to University in your country of origin (i.e. Selectividad in Spain, Matura shteterore in Albania);
- a certificate listing the academic studies partially completed if your secondary school diploma has been obtained in less than 12 years of education.
All documents must be officially translated into Italian and made legal (see also further readings on the right section); the Italian Embassy/Consulate will issue the "Dichiarazione di Valore in loco", a document which provides information about the Educational System in your country and compares the qualification level with the Italian Educational System
- For pre-enrollment in a master's degree program (postgraduate degree -2 years):
- study diploma achieved at a foreign University;
- the transcript of records, awarded by the University, detailing exams passed and marks
- detailed program (syllabus) for each course.
All documents must be officially translated into Italian and made legal (see also further readings on the right section); the Italian Embassy/Consulate will issue the "Dichiarazione di Valore in loco", a document which provides information about the Higher Educational System in your Country and compares the qualification level with the Italian Higher Educational System .
-The transcript of records and the syllabus can be accepted also in English
-The transcript of records can be replaced by the Diploma Supplement, if issued by the University. In this case, you do not need the "Dichiarazione di Valore in loco", issued by the Italian Embassy/Consulate.
The Italian Diplomatic missions will send the candidates' list to our University and give you an entry visa for "Application to Italian Universities" to enter Italy
What to do when you are in Italy
When you arrive in Italy you must apply for a "residence permit - permesso di soggiorno" within eight days. Information about how to apply for permesso di soggiorno is available on the website of the Italian Police Force. Multilingual instructions about how to apply for the residence permit are available on the "Portale Immigrazione" (select the language of information on the left section “istruzioni multilingue”)
Italian language test
Unless you are exonerated, you must take an Italian language test (more details); if you do not pass this test you cannot register and will be obliged to leave Italy before your visa expires.
The date of the Italian language test for the a.y. 2016/17 is 2nd September 2016, for candidates of all programs (Students who apply for the master degree courses in International Economics or marine Sciences are also exonerated from the italian language test)
In the week preceding the test, you have to hand in to the "Ufficio Stranieri" the photocopy of these documents:
- all the documents translated, made legal and accompanied by the "Dichiarazione di Valore in loco", issued by the Italian Diplomatic mission;
- passport with entry visa for study/university.
The "Ufficio Stranieri" will register you for the Italian language test.
On the day of the test you will need to show your passport.
Even if you are exonerated by the test, in the week preceding the test you must hand in to the "Ufficio Stranieri" the documents listed above.
Matriculation for the bachelor's degree/master's degree
When you have passed the language test you must register by following the procedure indicated in the pages of your degree course.
- Further information
More information available in the foreign students FAQ.
Foreign Office Helpdesk, n.11: Building U17, Piazzetta Difesa per le Donne, Milano
The Helpdesk receives on Tuesdays and Thursdays ,only by appointment.
To make an appointment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Italian Ministry of Education website
- Exemption from legalization or Aja Apostille
You are exempted from both the legalization and the Aja Apostille, if your study qualification/s have been awarded by an institution belonging to a country signatory to the European Convention of Bruxelles (Belgium,Denmark, France, Ireland,Italy) or if you hold a German qualification (thanks to the German-Italian Convention on the exemption from the legalization of public deeds).More information
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