Admission to UniME

All international students may enrol in one of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle programme 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.

At UniME students are allowed to submit applications for three different programmes. Please choose the programmes according to your previous studies and review the admission requirements before submitting your application.

The deadline for applying is October 5, 2020. No applications will be accepted after that date. 

The decision on the issuance of a visa for study purposes is the exclusive jurisdiction of the Diplomatic/Consular Authorities. Students will be informed about the decision no later than November 30, 2020.   

The Test of Italian language for students who want to enrol in a Degree programme in Italian will be held on-line on August 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (CET). Students can register by sending an email to foreignstudents@unime.it. Further exam sessions will be communicated.

In the following sections are listed the procedures to enrol in a Degree programme taught at the University of Messina.

You need to go to the site www.universitaly.it and start the pre-enrolment procedure. You must upload these documents:

  • High school diploma obtained after 12 years of schooling. If you do not have your diploma yet, you can upload an official provisional certificate issued by your School (Course Completion Certificate).

If your High school diploma is less than 12 years, you can submit: a) an academic certificate stating that you have passed all the required exams of the first year of University studies (in the case of local school systems of ten years); b) certificates from Italian Universities regarding the successful completion of a Foundation Programme

  • Copy of a valid passport and a passport photo.

UniME will confirm your acceptance (“conditionally admitted”) on the Universitaly Portal only if the abovementioned documents are valid and correctly uploaded. This will begin the pre-enrolment at UniME and the visa application process.

On the Universitaly portal you will get the status of “conditionally admitted” and you can finalise your enrolment upon arrival in Italy.

Once you are in Messina you should immediately get in touch with the Welcome Office Unit and hand in the High School diploma issued in English or translated into Italian, legalized and accompanied by the Declaration of Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic/Consular section. Please make sure your DoV states that your High School Diploma is suitable for admittance to further studies in the country where it was issued and that it also states the number of school years prior to university enrolment.

The Italian Diplomatic Authorities of your country will inform you of visa approval no later than November 30th. Please bear in mind once you applied it is no longer necessary to contact us about the visa. You can access the Universitaly portal and check your request status.

  • Register at the Universitaly portal www.universitaly.it and follow the pre-enrolment procedure stated above (see Bachelor’s Degrees).
  • Register for the IMAT admission test. Acceptance is contingent on passing the IMAT test.
  • Deadline for applications is 23 July 2020.

The Italian Diplomatic Authorities of your country will inform you of visa approval no later than November 30th. Please bear in mind once you applied it is no longer necessary to contact us about the visa. You can access the Universitaly portal and check your request status.

Send the required documents listed below to foreignstudents@unime.it to receive a pre-evaluation of your profile. Please use always your own email address to avoid confusion. The documents you need to attach must be in English or translated into Italian by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular representation abroad. Please note that due to the great number of applications, the evaluation of your documents may be delayed.

  1. High school diploma obtained after at least 12 years of study;

  2. Bachelor’s degree diploma 

  3. Transcript of records (exams taken in the previous degree programme);

  4. Copy of a valid passport;

  5. English language certificate, if the course is in English (highly desirable). Students who have studied in an English-language based school or come from a country where English is the official language are not required to submit the above. Students with other types of English language certification may be subject to a Skype-based exam conducted by UniME

If you don’t have your Bachelor’s degree yet, you can send an official provisional certificate issued by your University.

Applications will be assessed by a Departmental Commission assigned to evaluate candidates’ previous qualifications considering the entry requirements of the selected course. 

If positively evaluated, non-EU students must start pre-enrolment procedures at the Universitaly portal. After registration, students can upload all documents (the same documents sent to us at foreignstudents@unime.it). Only one degree programme can be chosen and it must be one of those that the student was accepted for.  UniME will confirm your acceptance on the portal and that will begin the visa application process.

The Italian Diplomatic Authorities of your country will inform you of visa approval no later than November 30th. Please bear in mind once you applied it is no longer necessary to contact us about the visa. You can access the Universitaly portal and check your request status.

 

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

  1. they apply to a Degree course taught in English;

  2. 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, or the “Dante Alighieri” Society, or in agreement with Italian cultural institutions abroad or other institutions.

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

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

The Test of Italian language for students who want to enrol in a Degree programme in Italian will be held on-line on August 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m (CET). Students can register by sending an email to foreignstudents@unime.it. Further exam sessions will be communicated.

The enrolment in any UniME degree course is carried out online. Students may start enrolment procedure after the issuance of the visa.

Upon arrival in Messina, students shall immediately get in contact with the Welcome Office Unit.

Students have to hand over to the Welcome Office the following

  • A copy of High School diploma (for enrolment to Bachelor’s degree/Single cycle degree programmes) or Bachelor degree (for enrolment to a Master’s degree/Vacational Master programmes) issued in English or translated into Italian, legalized and accompanied by the Declaration of Value (DoV)  issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authorities or a declaration/statement of the Italian ENIC-NARIC centre (CIMEA). Please make sure either of this document states that the qualification is suitable for admittance to further studies in the country where it was issued and that it also states the number of school years prior to university enrolment.
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • Visa
  • Two passport-size pictures
  • Copy of Italian language certificate (for Programmes taught in Italian)
  • Codice fiscale” issued by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authorities (if available)

It is desiderable that students come to the Welcome Office Unit with a scanned copy of the abovementioned documents.

We would like to inform you that you that the current situation of the COVID-19 has improved here in Sicily.  Due to this fact, lessons at UniME in the first semester of the academic year of 2020/21 will be held in person safeguarding individual and public health. In the event that the situation changes for the worse UniME is prepared to teach both on on-campus and on-line lessons.

However, during the visa issuance process you will be allowed to attend classes virtually from October 2020 onwards using the Microsoft Teams platform. For further details on lectures timetable and learning activities, do not hesitate to contact only the Scientific coordinator of your Degree programme

For further information, please contact us: Welcome Office Unit