Admission to the first year of EU students and levelled non-EU students
Cases of equivalence of non-EU students to European Union students
Non-EU students who are considered equivalent to European Union students must follow the procedure for admission to the first cycle and single-cycle and second cycle degrees courses in order to enroll.
The following non-EU students are considered as equivalent to EU students:
- those who have an EU residence permit for long-term residents (formerly called ‘carta di soggiorno’);
- those who have a residence permit valid for employment or self-employment, family reasons, asylum, subsidiary protection, humanitarian reasons, religious reasons;
- those who have a residence permit for study reasons that is still valid, enrolled in the previous academic years for a bachelor’s or a master's degree course at an Italian university;
those who have a diploma issued by Italian state and private schools abroad or by international schools based in Italy or abroad (recognized as valid thanks to bilateral agreements or special regulations);
- the citizens of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
- the citizens of Switzerland
- the citizens of the Republic of San Marino
- employees in service in foreign diplomatic representations and in international organizations based in Italy, accredited to the Italian State or the Holy. See, their spouses and dependent children.
In case of dual citizenship, one of which is Italian, the Italian one prevails.
Non-EU individuals who haveapplied for political asylum to obtain the status of political refugee can apply for admission, pending approval, at the University of Florence. If the individual acquires the status of political refugee, the registration remains active; otherwise their status as student will lapse.