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Enrolment of non-EU students residing abroad

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26.10.2020
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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 (in Italian) 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 admission document (nulla osta), issued by the assessment board of the intended master program (see Manifesto degli studi, section 4.3). For more information on the admission process, prospective students can consult the Guide (pdf). 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 for non-EU students residing outside of Italy who wish to enrol in a study programme is established annually by the University (contingent) 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

The test, which is a prerequisite for enrollment in unrestricted access study courses taught in Italian and for participation in the admission tests for the restricted access courses, will take place online (Google Meet) divided by school and according to the calendar (published in Italian language test).

A few days before, applicants will receive an email containing the Google Meet ID and date and time details.

To ensure the smooth running of the test, candidates must:

  • make sure beforehand that their device is equipped with a microphone and webcam
  • before the start of the test, show their passport, when requested by the Commission, in order to allow identification operations

During the test it the candidates must also:

  • refrain from using IT and non-IT support tools
  • guarantee the absence of any other persons around them for the duration of the test

The candidates who do not pass the Italian language test can neither take the admission tests for the restricted access study programmes nor enrol in the unrestricted access programmes.

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 23 July 2020 up to 6 November 2020:
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 22 February 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 submit the following documentation to the International Desk:

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

  • First Cycle / Bachelor (laurea triennale, L) and combined degrees (laurea magistrale a ciclo unico, LM c.u.)
    • the original educational qualification or certified copy, with official translation in Italian, and all validations needed for foreign academic titles (in Italian)
    • 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
    • receipt of the payment of the first instalment of fees and charges (see the Manifesto degli studi, section 13)

  • Second Cycle / Master’s degrees (laurea magistrale, LM)
    • Besides their bachelor academic title in original or certified copy, with official translation in Italian, and all validations needed for foreign academic titles (in Italian) students must produce also a diploma supplement in English, or a certificate indicating the exams passed and their syllabuses, on letterhead of the foreign university, officially stamped and signed. The certificate and the syllabuses, 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.
    • 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).

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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