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Pre-Application (non-EU students)

Non-EU citizens resident abroad, who do not have an Italian residence permit, must submit a pre-application request to the Italian diplomatic representation in their country of residence[open a new window]. They can apply for a single Italian university and for a single degree programme.
The competent Italian Embassy/Consulate is the authority responsible for accepting their pre-applications and checking if they meet the requirements for the Study visa.

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from 20th March until 21st July 2017

ATTENTION: for Medicine and Surgery, International Medical School, Dental Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Health Professions programmes from 13th April until 7th July 2017
 

The number of places available for this kind of students (reserved quotas) is established every academic year by the Italian universities and published on the website of the MIUR[open a new window] (Italian text) – the Ministry of University and Research.

Unless exempted, they are required to pass an Italian Language test before enrolling in undergraduate programmes (or master's programme with entrance examination).

For details concerning the validity of qualifications obtained abroad, the available places and the procedures for the pre-application, consult the ministerial regulations[open a new window] (usually updated in March), in particular the attachments 1[open a new window] and 2[open a new window].

 


Pre-application for a degree course

a) Admission to a 1st level programme (Laurea) or a single-cycle programme (Laurea magistrale a ciclo unico)
Applicants must submit to the Italian Embassy/Consulate the form A, along with the following documents:
- Final school leaving qualification
- certificate proving the completion of one or two years of academic studies or a post-secondary title in case the educational system of their country lasts only 11 or 10 years
- certificate attesting that they have passed the University entrance examination, if required by the law in their country (e.g. GAO KAO for China, Vestibular for Brazil, etc.)
- 2 photos.

Applicants who are unable to get hold of their diploma in due time will be allowed to apply on a conditional basis. They will submit their diploma, translated, authenticated and accompanied by the Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco (Certificate of Equivalence of Qualification), within the date of enrolment.

b) Admission to a 2nd level programme (Laurea magistrale)
Applicants must submit to the Italian Embassy/Consulate the form A, along with the following documents:
- Bachelor Degree or equivalent first level degree
- university transcript with all the exams taken (Diploma supplement if available)
- 2 photos

 

Valid documents
All documents must be officially translated into Italian and authenticated by the authorities of the country in which they were issued - except in the case of specific international agreements and conventions that provide for exemption.

Each degree/diploma/title must be accompanied by the Dichiarazione di valore in loco[open a new window] (Statement of validity), issued by the Italian Embassy in the country in which the qualification was awarded.

Please note that these are general information, for further details about the admission conditions and procedures, please consult the ministerial regulations[open a new window] .

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Acceptance of the application request

To find out if their pre-application request has been accepted, applicants must contact the Embassy or Consulate where it was originally submitted (usually from the second half of July on).

The eligible candidates will collect their documentation and, once in Italy, deliver it to the International Students Office as required by the enrolment procedures specified for each kind of programme.

 

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Competence in Italian

Non-EU citizens resident abroad are required to take an Italian language test before enrolling.

Usually the exam is at the beginning of September, before the admission tests to First cycle and Second cycle:

Italian Language test
1st September 2017 at 9:30 a.m., Room M102, Via S. Sofia, 9/1, Milano

The following students are exempted from taking the Italian language exam:
a) those who hold a certificate attesting their knowledge of the language (e.g. CELI 3 certificate - level B2)
b) those who have attended some Italian Schools abroad
c) those applying to programmes entirely taught in English or some master's programmes without entrance examination
 

Candidates interested in knowing more about the exemptions at the points a) and b) had better directly apply to the Italian Cultural Institutes in their countries (references available under the item "Diplomatic Network" in MAE website).

 

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Eligible candidates

Students admitted to degree courses without entrance examinations have to enrol within 10 days from the Italian language exam, delivering their translated and authenticated qualifications to the International Students Office. Any student who has not enrolled by the deadline will be deemed to have withdrawn from the course and the next eligible student will take his/her place.

 

Applicants for degree courses with entrance examinations, can enrol only after having successfully passed the entrance examination tests required for their chosen course. Further information in the pages about admission to First cycle and Second cycle

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Pre-application for non-medical specialisation schools, masters and advanced courses

Non-EU citizens resident abroad have to submit their application form and the documents necessary for the assessment of their qualifications to the Italian diplomatic representation in their country of origin, which is responsible for issuing their visa. The diplomatic representation will deliver the above documents to the eligible candidates, who will hand them to the university by the deadline specified in the admission announcement.

Applications can also be made by candidates who hold an academic qualification that is equivalent, in terms of duration and content, to the Italian qualification required for admission to the chosen course. The requirements and the applications for the entrance tests will be assessed by a specific educational committee at the university.

All documents must be officially translated into Italian and authenticated by the authorities of the country in which the qualification was issued - except in the case of specific international agreements and conventions that provide for exemption.

Each qualification must also be accompanied by the Dichiarazione di valore in loco[open a new window] (Statement of validity), issued by the Italian Embassy in the country in which the qualification was awarded.

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