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Enrolment of non-EU students residing abroad

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24.01.2020
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Non-EU students residing abroad who intend to enrol in the first year of an first cycle degree (laurea triennale, L) or single cycle degree course (laurea magistrale a ciclo unico, LM c.u.) must:

  • have obtained a valid qualification for access to university courses at the end of a school period of at least 12 years (if the qualification was obtained following a shorter schooling period, consult the ministerial provisions on the Studiare in Italia website, attached 1 (pdf) submit the pre-enrolment application to the Italian Representation in the country of origin according to the deadlines set by the Ministry (see the Studiare in Italia website)

Non-EU students residing abroad who intend to enrol in a second cycle degree (laurea magistrale, LM) program must:

  • have obtained a university qualification, valid to access the intended master program
  • have obtained the admission document (nulla osta), issued by the assessment board of the intended master program (see Manifesto degli studi, - the students Regulations handbook, section 4.3). For more information on the admission process, prospective students can consult the Guide (pdf).
  • submit the pre-enrollment form to the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their Country by the deadline set by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education. More information will be available at Studiare in Italia website.

Available places in the study programmes

The number of places available quota for non-EU students residing outside of Italy who wish to enrol in a study programme is established annually by the University and published on the Studiare in Italia website. Some types of students who have certain qualifications (see Manifesto degli studi, - the students Regulations handbook - section 4.4, point B) can enrol outside the available places (extra contingent).

Application for pre-registration and application for evaluation

The student must present the pre-enrolment application to the Italian Representation in the country of origin (according to the methods indicated on the Studiare in Italia website) to enrol both in a free access course of study and to a planned number study course, by 24 June 2019.
In order to enrol in a second cycle degree (laurea magistrale), the student who has already completed the academic degree must submit a curriculum evaluation application (fillable pdf), necessary to obtain the enrolment authorization (nulla osta).

Italian language knowledge test

The test of knowledge of the Italian language for admission to the courses of study is the same for access to all the courses, the date, location and examination procedures are published in Italian language test).
The candidates who do not pass the Italian language test cannot take the admission tests for the restricted access study programmes nor can they enrol in the free access courses.

A) Students enrolled within the available places’quota are exempted from the Italian proficiency test if they satisfy the following conditions:

  • they submitted the pre-enrolment application to enrol in a course of study whose teaching is offered in English;
  • they hold an Italian language proficiency certification, at a grade no lower than the B2 level according to the Council of Europe, issued as part of the CLIQ quality system (Italian Quality Language Certification), which brings together the current certification bodies (University for foreigners from Perugia, Siena University for Foreigners, Roma Tre University, "Dante Alighieri" Society and the University for Foreigners "Dante Alighieri" of Reggio Calabria, also in agreement with the Italian Cultural Institutes abroad or other institutions. These certifications can be obtained in the country of residence, in affiliated examination centres located throughout the world.

B) Students with the following qualifications are exempt from the Italian language proficiency test and enrolled outside the available places (extra contingent):

  • a secondary school diploma of four-year or five-year duration obtained in Italian state and equal-level schools abroad;
  • one of the final secondary school qualifications listed in the Ministerial Provisions (see the Ministerial Provisions on the Studiare in Italia website, attachment 2 (pdf);
  • a complementary certificate to the final title of middle school obtained in Argentina, which certifies the attendance of a course of study including the teaching, for at least 5 years, of the Italian language (Law n. 210 of 7 June 1999, Official Journal No. 152 of 1 July 1999);
  • the Italian language and culture diploma awarded by the Universities for Foreigners of Perugia and Siena; an Italian language proficiency certification, corresponding to levels C1 and C2 of the Council of Europe, issued as part of the CLIQ quality system (Italian Quality Language Certification), which brings together the current certification bodies (University for foreigners from Perugia, Siena University for Foreigners, Roma Tre University, "Dante Alighieri" Society and the University for Foreigners "Dante Alighieri" of Reggio Calabria, also in agreement with the Italian Cultural Institutes abroad or other institutions;
  • an first cycle degree (laurea triennale) academic qualification obtained in an Italian university.
  • copy of the "Dichiarazione di valore" of their high school diploma. Candidates must send a copy of the application to the University where they are pre-enrolled. Reassignment applications submitted in a manner different from that indicated above will not be accepted. The ranking of those admitted, based on the score obtained in the admission tests, will be published on this page.

Request for reassignment to a course of study of another Italian university

Candidates must inquire about the procedure established by the university at which they intend to request reassignment, using the forms issued by that same university and sending a copy of the application to the International Desk of the University of Florence.

How to present the admission (immatricolazione) application

To enrol in any unrestricted access programme, you need to register with the Online student services first and then complete the online application form starting from 9 September 2019 up to:

  • Midnight on November 28, 2019 for first cycle degree (laurea triennale, L) and single cycle degree course (laurea magistrale a ciclo unico, LM c.u.)
  • Midnight on December 19, 2019 for second cycle degree (laurea magistrale, LM)

The online system, at the end of the data registration, allows you to print the matriculation tuition and fees bill (payable by MAV slip to any Italian bank) which must be paid within the aforementioned deadlines (see the Manifesto degli studi, section 13 for the amount due and exemptions available).

It is possible to complete the online enrolment application or pay the resulting fees and charges calculated by the system even beyond the above deadlines until 24 February 2020 by paying an additional late fee of € 100.

All candidates wishing to enrol must complete the online application from the Online student services and hand it in to the International Desk, together with the following documents:

  • pre-enrolment application with authentication of the signature and of the photograph, returned by the Italian representative in the country of origin

For first cycle degree (laurea triennale, L) and single cycle degree course (laurea magistrale a ciclo unico, LM c.u.):

  • the original educational qualification or certified copy, with official translation in Italian, legalization and “dichiarazione di valore in loco” by the Italian diplomatic or consular representation of the country where the document was issued
  • photocopy of an identity document
  • copy of a valid residence permit or receipt of the residence permit application
  • receipt of the payment of the first instalment of fees and charges (see the Manifesto degli studi, section 13)

For second cycle degree (laurea magistrale, LM), future students must also provide:

  • A diploma supplement in English, or a certificate indicating the exams passed and related programmes, on letterhead of the foreign university, officially stamped and signed. The certificate and the programmes, if not issued in English, must be translated into Italian or English and provided with an official declaration of conformity issued by the educational institution of origin.