Enrolment of non-EU students residing abroad
Quotas for enrolment in all degree programmes
Non-EU students residing abroad can enrol within the specific annual quotas set by the universities and published on the website of the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).
Pre-requisites for pre-enrolment
Applicants must be over 17 years of age to pre-enrol. Academic title requirements:
- First cycle (bachelor's) and single cycle degree (combined bachelor's/master's) programmes - a school leaving qualification that in the country where it was obtained, entitles students to enrol in the same university programme indicated on the application form. School leaving qualification must have been granted on completion of minimum 12 years of schooling.
- Second cycle (master's) degree programmes - a first cycle or a single cycle degree awarded by an Italian or a foreign University, that allows, in the awarding country, the continuation of studies to the next level. In addition, they have to meet the general educational requirements and possess an adequate personal education background, certified by a specific authorisation (nulla osta) issued by the Education Committee of the School offering the degree. To obtain the authorisation document (nulla osta) prospective students need to fill in the evaluation form (domanda di valutazione per l'immatricolazione ai corsi di laurea magistrale) downloadable in this section and then send it to: internationaldesk(AT)unifi.it
The Education Committee of the programme will assess the curricular background and the personal training of applicants, on the basis of the exams useful for getting the previous graduation and through verification of their personal education background.
Applying for pre-enrolment
Applicants have to submit the pre-enrolment form (Mod. A), downloadable from the M.I.U.R website and available both in Italian and in English, to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country where applicants reside.
Applicants for degree programmes with “numerus clausus” (restricted admission) have to submit the pre-enrolment form (Mod. A), downloadable from the M.I.U.R website, to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country where they reside.
Italian Language Test
The Italian language test is the same one for all courses. Test schedules and more details available in the Italian website.
All incoming non-EU students residing abroad must take the test except for the following categories:
Applicants enrolled out of the quotas reserved for non-EU citizens living abroad:
- those holding a 4- or 5-year upper secondary school diploma awarded by Italian schools abroad or one of the school leaving qualifications listed on MIUR website.
- those holding a certificate of proficiency in Italian corresponding to the levels C1 and C2 of the Council of Europe. The certificate must be awarded either by the University of Roma Tre, or by the Universities for Foreigners of Perugia and Siena, or by the legally recognized Dante Alighieri Society, in Italy or in collaboration with the Italian Institutes of Culture abroad
Applicants accepted within the limits of the quotas reserved for non-EU citizens living abroad:
- enrolling in a degree programme taught in English
- holding a certificate of proficiency in Italian corresponding to the level B2 of the Council of Europe, awarded either by the University of Roma Tre, or the Universities for Foreigners of Perugia and Siena, or by the legally recognized Dante Alighieri Society the Italian Institutes of Culture abroad
Applicants who want to enrol in a degree programme with "numerus clausus" (restricted admission), besides the Italian language test, have to take the entry test by the dates and according to the procedures listed in the relevant announcement.
Applicants who want to enrol in a degree programme that has no access restrictions, besides the Italian language test, have to take a self-evaluation test that will determine whether they need to fill educational gaps in their curriculum.
Calendar of all tests (Italian website)
Applicants who do not pass the Italian language test cannot take part to further entry or assessment tests.
Applying for Enrolment
Non-EU students that have passed the Italian proficiency test and any access test for restricted access course if required, can enrol in the chosen course by filling in the relevant application form downloadable from the webpage dedicated to Forms or picked up from the Foreign Students Desk and handed in by the following deadlines:
- More details about the deadlines for submitting the enrolment application and the documents to be attached to the enrolment application form will be available in July on this website.
To enrol in courses with restricted access please reads the terms and deadlines specified in the rules and regulations for each course in the website of the school offering the course.
Late applications can be accepted by the President of the University when duly motivated. They will incur, however, in late application fees. See the Student Regulations (Manifesto degli Studi), section 13.3.
Enrolment in Single Courses (subjects)
University International Exchange