Foundation Course in English

Information on the foundation Course at Tor Vergata University.

The “Foundation Course” is a program, taught in English, and introduced to prepare international students for study at Italian universities, familiarize with the language and provide them with the knowledge for the admission tests.

The Foundation Course is aimed at international students who have completed High school but do not have the minimum 12 years of schooling required to enroll in an Italian University, and/or the qualification required in their country to enroll in a University. The course is also intended for those who wish to improve their background and linguistic skills  even if they have the minimum 12 years of schooling.


The requirements for admission to the Foundation Course are:

  • High school leaving certificate
  • Statement of comparability of the final qualication issued by
    CIMEA (which can be requested at the following link:, or, alternatively the Declaration of value issued by the Italian Diplomatic Representative abroad
    with the official Italian translation and legalization of the diploma.
  • A valid ID or passport
  • A valid residency permit (only for non-EU citizens legally
    residing in Italy) or visa. 
  • Knowledge of English and Italian language not lower than
    level B1.

The course includes Italian language classes as well as preparatory courses from one of the following study areas:

  • Social sciences
  • Natural sciences

Each class totals of 60 equivalent credits; 20 equivalent credits are for Italian language; 10 equivalent credits are for English language.

How to Apply

If you want to apply to the Foundation Course follow these simple steps:

  1. Tutorial: If you need help with the application procedure you can read our application tutorial: Application Tutorial
  2. Call for Applications: Before starting your application please read the call for applications: Call for Applications
  3. Start Application: You can start your application at the following link:

Deadline: Applications for the F.C. can be submitted from 05/04/2023 to 02/05/2023


For information please contact: .

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