Admissions for Non-EU Students Not Resident in Italy
This category refers to students holding citizenship of a non-EU Country and resident abroad, hence applying for a study visa.
The procedures for the registration to the Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree and Single-Cycle Degree programmes for the non-EU citizens residing abroad follow the ministerial dispositions that certify each year terms and modalities for the submission of the pre-enrollment application at the the Italian diplomatic-consular Representation, the validation of the titles and the Study Visa.
Detailed information is available on the Ministry of University and Research (MUR) website: www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri
Admission and enrollment requirements for Bachelor and Single-cycle degrees programs
- The final title in original of the secondary studies, obtained after at least 12 years of schooling. The twelve years may also include the pre-school year, provided that the attendance of this year was mandatory.
- Certificate of successful completion of the academic proficiency examinations if required for admission to universities in the respective countries of origin
- the final title has to be accompanied by the Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA (Center for Information on Mobility and Academic Equivalence), which can be requested online at the following link: CIMEA, or by the declaration of value with legalization or "apostille" stamp and official Italian translation by the competent Italian diplomatic representation. If the Diplomatic Representation has not provided the requested documentation or has provided it in general or insufficient terms, Tor Vergata University of Rome reserves the right to require additional documentation.
- any other documentation required by the University, also in reference to verifying the truthfulness of the foreign qualification.
In the event that the local educational system provides a shorter schooling period:
- it is necessary to demonstrate that they have attended a University, passing the relative exams, achieving altogether a number of schooling years equal to 12. ;
- or be in possession of an Italian or foreign official post-secondary qualification obtained in a non-university higher institution;
- or be in possession of certifications issued by Italian universities relating to the passing of the Foundation Course.
The certifications for passing foundation courses can also be used in order to fill those additional requirements required for entry to the courses, which are different from the years of schooling, but in no case can they remedy the absence of a “Diploma of upper secondary school or other qualification obtained abroad, recognised as acceptable” (Ministerial Decree 270/2004 and Presidential Decree 212/2005).
It can be considered in the 12 years also the pre-school year if the attendance was mandatory and part of the curriculum and in case in the pre-school program was provided with the teaching of reading and writing of the language of that given Country and smattering of calculus.
For further information about the validity of titles obtained abroad, please check the ministerial procedures published at the following link: studiare-in-italia.it.
In particular check out: Attachment n.1 & Attachment n.2.
Admission and enrollment requirements for Master Degree Programs (Two-Year Programs)
- foreign final academic title corresponding to the first cycle according to the Bologna Process Qualifications Framework and of level 6 according to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) obtained at an institution of higher education that allows on site the continuation of studies at academic institutions of the next level (second cycle of the Bologna Process/level 7 EQF), and that does not present any "substantial difference" according to the principles of the Lisbon Convention and the national methodology adopted by the CIMEA (Center for Information on Mobility and Academic Equivalences)
- the final degree must mandatorily be accompanied by the Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA (to be requested online at the following link: CIMEA)
- certificate issued by the competent University attesting the exams passed (transcript) with official translation into Italian (for courses taught in Italian) or with official translation into English (for courses taught in English) or Diploma Supplement, if adopted;
- any other documentation required by the University, also with reference to the verification of the truthfulness of the foreign qualification.
N.B.: In the case of a foreign degree obtained following studies mainly carried out in Italy, even the partial evaluation of such degree is subject to the accreditation procedure of the institution operating in Italy, in accordance with the provisions of Decree No. 214 of April 26, 2004, "Regulations on criteria and procedures for foreign institutions of higher education operating in Italy for the purpose of recognition of the degree they award (implementation of Article 4 of Law No. 148 of July 11, 2002)," in implementation of Article VI.5 of the Lisbon Convention.