Admission to UniME

All international students may enrol in one of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle programmes of the Italian University System.

To be eligible for enrolment in the Italian University system students must be at least 17 years old and have completed 12 years of schooling.

The evaluation of foreign qualifications presented for enrolment in a course of study is the exclusive jurisdiction of each University, as established by Art. 2 of Law 148/2002. The documentation produced by Italian diplomatic missions does not affect the evaluation of each University for the access to degree courses.

The decision on the issuance of a visa for study purposes is the exclusive jurisdiction of the Diplomatic/Consular Authorities. Documentation produced by Universities for candidates to enrol  in degree courses in the process of requesting visas is to be considered only a support for the evaluation procedures of the diplomatic missions, and does not automatically imply the issuance of the visa.

The release and renewal of residency permits is the exclusive jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior and is regulated by the Consolidated Law of the Dispositions concerning immigration regulations and norms on the treatment of foreigners (Legislative Decree n. 286 of 25 July, 1998),  Rules of implementation (Republic Presidential Decree n. 394 of 31 August, 1999) and Law n. 68 of 28 May, 2007 on regulations concerning short-term stays of foreigners for visits, business, tourism and study.

 

ITALIAN STUDENTS, EU STUDENTS AND NON-EU STUDENTS WITH EQUIVALENCY

Italian candidates with a foreign qualification, candidates from the European Union wherever resident and candidates from outside the European Union legally residing in Italy (according to art. 39, par. 5, Legislative Decree n. 286, 25.07.98) may have access to any degree programme on the basis of equal opportunities with Italian citizens (no quotas). Applicants may have to take an entry test  for admission to limited number/ restricted access degree programmes. Applicants are not required to take an exam of Italian language.

Enrolment procedures

The enrolment application in any UniME degree course is carried out online: https://unime.esse3.cineca.it/AddressBook/ABStartProcessoRegAction.do

In case of enrolment in a Laurea (first cycle degree)  or in a Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico (single cycle degree) students have to attach to the application the following documents:

  1. High school diploma obtained after at least 12 years of study with the “Declaration of Value” (Dichiarazione di Valore) issued by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority or a certification released by ENIC-NARIC centres.
  2. Certificate of University admission (i.e. Selectividad in Spagna, Prova de Aferiçao or Prova Geral de Acesso ao Ensino Superior in Portugal, etc.)  if entrance exams are established for university admission in the country of residence.

Students with qualifications obtained in less than 12 years of study (11 years) must submit an academic certificate stating that they have passed all the required exams for the first year of university studies in addition to the above mentioned documents.

In the case of local school systems of 10 years  in addition to the above mentioned documents candidates must submit an academic certificate stating that they have passed all the required exams for the first two years of university studies.

SPECIAL CASES

If students hold the US qualification (American High School Diploma), they must demonstrate to have passed at least 3 US Advanced Placement (AP) exams with a score from 3 to 5 in subjects which are different from one another and related to the chosen degree programme. Please remember that APs are only courses accredited by the College Board.

If students hold the UK qualification, Greek qualification or a qualification issued by ecclesiastical universities located in Italy and approved by the Holy See, please read Annex 1 of the Ministerial Memo for a.y. 2018/19 to learn about the requirements for the suitability of the qualifications.

For enrolment in a Laurea magistrale (second cycle degree)  students, before starting to apply, must write to foreignstudents@unime.it attaching:

  1. The official Transcript of records of previous studies in English or translated into Italian by a competent Italian authority (Embassy/Consular if abroad);
  2. Photocopy of a valid passport.

The application will be assessed by a Departmental Commission assigned to evaluate candidates’ previous studies considering the entry requirements of the selected Master’s degree course.

If positively evaluated, students will receive a letter of acceptance and may start the on-line enrolment procedure.

NON-EU STUDENTS WITH RESIDENCY ABROAD

Every year a quota of reserved places for non-EU students with residency abroad is set for each degree programme. Find out how many reserved places there are by consulting the online database on the MIUR website.

For limited access degree programmes, the quota is also indicated in the calls for applications: http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/elenco2018/index.html

To enrol in a degree programme non-EU nationals must apply at the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority in accordance with Ministerial rules and regulations. Deadline for application is published yearly on the Italian Ministry of Education webpage (http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/). Pre-enrolment at the Italian Embassy alone does not grant admission to degree programmes. In order to matriculate you also need to complete the admission procedures.

Non-EU students have to pass a test of Italian language (B2 level) unless:

– they apply to a degree course taught in English;

– they hold an Italian language competence certificate corresponding at least to level B2 as determined by the Council of Europe, issued within the CLIQ system (Certificazione Lingua Italiana di Qualità) by the University of Rome III, the University for Foreigners in Perugia or Siena, the “Dante Alighieri” Society, or in agreement with Italian cultural institutions abroad or other institutions.

– they have an Italian high school diploma (obtained in Italy or abroad);

– they have a supplementary Middle School diploma attained in Argentina, confirming attendance in an Italian-language curriculum for at least 5 years;

UniME arranges the language test via skype. Candidates will be contacted to provide their Skype address.

The enrolment application in any UniME degree course is carried out online: https://unime.esse3.cineca.it/AddressBook/ABStartProcessoRegAction.do

Please note that applicants must also show a copy of the residence permit or the receipt issued by the Questura confirming that a residence permit has been requested.

Enrolment procedures

In case of enrolment in a Laurea (first cycle degree)  or in a Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico (single cycle degree) students have to attach  the following documents to the application:

  1. High school diploma obtained after at least 12 years of study with attached the Declaration of Value (“Dichiarazione di valore“) issued by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority or a certification released by ENIC-NARIC centres.
  2. Certificate of University admission (e.x. Selectividad in Spagna, Prova de Aferiçao or Prova Geral de Acesso ao Ensino Superior in Portugal, etc.) if entrance exams are established for university admission in the country of residence (of pass grade of an eventual special academic competence exam required for entry to University in the Country of origin).

Students with qualifications obtained in less than 12 years of study (11 years) must submit an academic certificate stating that they have passed all the required exams for the first year of university studies in addition to the above mentioned documents.

In the case of local school systems of 10 years  in addition to the above mentioned documents candidates must submit an academic certificate stating that they have passed all the required exams for the first two years of university studies.

SPECIAL CASES

If students hold the US qualification (American High School Diploma), they must demonstrate to have passed at least 3 US Advanced Placement (AP) exams, with a score from 3 to 5, in subjects which are different from one another and related to the chosen degree programme.

Please remember that APs are only courses accredited by the College Board.

If students hold the UK qualification, Greek qualification or a qualification issued by ecclesiastical universities located in Italy and approved by the Holy See, please read Annex 1 of the Ministerial Memo for a.y. 2018/19 to learn about the requirements for the suitability of the qualifications

For enrolment in a Laurea magistrale (second cycle degree)  students, before starting to apply, must write to foreignstudents@unime.it attaching:

  1. The official Transcript of records of previous studies in English or translated into Italian by a competent Italian authority (Embassy/Consular if abroad);
  2. Photocopy of a valid passport.

The application will be assessed by a Departmental Commission assigned to evaluate candidates’ previous studies considering the entry requirements of the selected Master’s degree course.

If positively evaluated, students will receive a letter of acceptance that can be handed in to the Diplomatic/Consular authority.

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