Foreign Students





Non-EU citizens who do not already reside in Italy must submit a pre-enrollment application to the Italian Diplomatic Representation of the Country in which the qualification was obtained, following the indications and deadlines established by the Ministry.


For these students a number of reserved seats (contingent) is established annually.


After submitting the documents to the Italian Diplomatic Representation, this latter after the appropriate checks, will return to the candidates:

  • the application for pre-registration with authentication of the photograph and the signature
  • the documentation related to the studies carried out translated and legalized
  • the Declaration of value of the qualifications obtained.


The Diplomatic Authorities send to the Universities chosen by the students (usually in the month of July), through certified e-mail, the list of candidates subdivided by degree courses and master’s degree programs. The Universities, after a first administrative check of the requests, will inform the Representations of the admission “with reserve” to the tests of the individual candidates and indicate the location, date, time and methods for conducting admission tests and proof of Italian language.


For admission to the first or second level academic courses, the student must take the test of knowledge of the Italian language.


According to the regulations contained in the ministerial circular this proof of knowledge of the Italian language must not be taken into account – and in some cases are not subject to the quota limit – if you have certain qualifications or certifications in Italian language competence.


The student who has to take the Italian language test (the assessment of the language skills is structured in a written test and an oral interview) and does not pass it cannot be registered and must leave the Italy before the visa expires.


After passing the required tests, the student must deliver to the Secretariat the documentation issued by the Diplomatic Representation and the receipt demonstrating the presentation of the application for a residence permit.


To complete the enrollment, a copy of the residence permit must be delivered to the newly released Student Office. Every year it is mandatory to bring a copy of the renewal of the residence permit to the Secretariat.




Who is concerned:


Citizens of countries belonging to the European Union who are equivalent to the community (citizens of Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the Republic of San Marino) non-EU citizens already in Italy with a residence permit obtained for work (self-employed or subordinate) , family reasons, political asylum and religious reasons, Italian citizens who have a qualification issued by foreign authorities.


EU citizens (and equivalent), non-EU citizens legally residing in Italy and Italians holding a foreign qualification, MUST NOT perform “pre-enrollment” at the University through the Italian diplomatic-consular representation, DO NOT HAVE TO SUPPORT THE proof of knowledge of the Italian language.


The qualifications obtained abroad must be accompanied by translation into Italian, legalization and “on-site declaration of value” by the Italian diplomatic representation competent for the territory.


For the translation of the documentation if the student is abroad, he will be able to resort to local translators but he will have to ask the Italian Representation for the conformity of this translation. If the person concerned is in Italy, he can contact the courts that have official translators.


The Declarations of value must be requested from Italian Embassies or Consulate in the State in which the qualification was obtained.




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