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Enrolment of non-EU students residing abroad

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19.07.2021
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Non-EU students residing abroad who intend to enrol in the first year of a first cycle (bachelor) degree (laurea triennale, L) or combined cycle degree (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, annex 1 (pdf)
  • submit the pre-enrolment application on the portal Universitaly according to the deadlines set by the Ministry.

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

  • have obtained a university qualification, valid to access the intended master program
  • have obtained the clearence document (nulla osta), issued by the assessment board of the intended master program (see Manifesto degli studi, section 4.3). Submit a request for evaluation of their academic curriculum (fillable pdf).
  • submit the pre-enrolment application on the portal Universitaly according to the deadlines set by the Ministry.

Available places in the study programmes

The number of places available quota (contingent) 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 - section 4.4, point b) can enrol outside the available places (extra contingent).

Italian language knowledge test

Proof of knowledge of the Italian language for admission to courses is the same for all programs (date, location and test procedures are published in Italian language test page).

Candidates who fail the test and do not fall into one of the cases of exemption provided, cannot enroll in the courses offered only in Italian.

Exemption from the proof of knowledge of the Italian language

A) Students enrolled within the contingent are exempted from the Italian proficiency test if they satisfy the following conditions:

  • they submitted the pre-enrolment application to enrol in program taught 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 of Perugia, University for Foreigners of Siena, Roma Tre University, "Dante Alighieri" Society and the University for Foreigners "Dante Alighieri" of Reggio Calabria, 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 enrolled outside the available places (extra contingent) with the following qualifications are also exempt from the Italian language proficiency test:

  • a secondary school diploma of four- or five-year duration obtained in an Italian School abroad;
  • one of the final secondary school qualifications listed in the Ministerial Provisions (see the Ministerial Provisions on the Studiare in Italia website, annex 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 of Perugia, University for Foreigners of Siena, 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;
  • a bachelor’s degree / first cycle degree (laurea triennale) academic qualification obtained in an Italian university.

How to submit the admission application (immatricolazione)

To enroll in any bachelor, master and combined cycle degree programmes, you need to register with the Online student services first and then complete the online application starting from 13 July 2021 up to 5 November 2021.
At the end of the registration, system will calculate the matriculation tuition and fees bill which must be paid within the aforementioned deadlines (see fees and charges or the Manifesto degli studi, section 13 for all fees and charges information).
Only when enrolling in unrestricted access courses it is possible to fill in the online enrolment application or pay the fees calculated by the system even beyond the deadline until 17 December 2021 by paying an additional administrative charge of € 100.
Students who have passed the Italian knowledge test and, for courses with restricted access, the required admission test, must complete the online application and upload the following documentation:

  • First Cycle / Bachelor (laurea triennale, L) and combined degrees (laurea magistrale a ciclo unico, LM c.u.)
    • educational qualification (read more in Study titles obtained outside of Italy)
    • photocopy of the passport with a visa for university study purposes (per studio/immatricolazione università)
    • copy of a valid residence permit or receipt of the residence permit application

  • Second Cycle / Master’s degrees (laurea magistrale, LM)
    • bachelor academic title (read more in Study titles obtained outside of Italy)
    • Diploma Supplement, legalized or apostilled, or a certificate with the indication of university exams taken, legalized or apostilled and translated into Italian. If written in English, French or Spanish, it does not require translation into Italian
    • Nullaosta (in Italian) released by the Academic board of the School of interest.

  • Restricted access programmes
    • To submit the application for enrolment in these programmes the students must follow the instructions and comply with the deadlines indicated in the admission notices to each course (see the Verification tests and admission test page - in Italian).

At the end of the procedure, the student must send an email to the International desk - internationaldesk(AT)unifi.it - to communicate its completion.

Reallocation to a degree program

Reallocation to a degree program with restricted access at the University of Firenze. Information in 'Domanda di riassegnazione' (Italian website)

 
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