Application Procedure for Italy
When applying to study a bachelor, master, or Ph.D. in an Italian university, there are several entry requirements that you should keep in mind.
Bachelor’s degree: To meet entry requirements for a bachelor’s degree at an Italian university, you must successfully have completed upper secondary studies, have a valid school leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in your home country. Keep in mind that many bachelor’s level programs in Italy are only offered in Italian, and you may need to prove your language abilities through a certified language test to be accepted to your program of choice.
Masters’ degree: To study a master’s degree at an Italian university, you will need to have a relevant bachelor or equivalent degree certification. Many Italian universities offer a wider breadth of programs in English at the master’s level. If your previous studies were not in English, you can prove your proficiency by taking a recognized English language test like TOEFL® or IELTS. However, some universities waive off the requirement for an English language test as well. Always check with your university for specific requirements. In general, the first step is to contact your chosen university to check the entry requirements for your degree program. Once your eligibility is confirmed, you must submit a pre-application request form to the Italian embassy or consulate in your country of origin along with the relevant documentation (see below). You will need to get your documents translated into Italian by an approved translator.
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Documents you may need to provide include:
1. Completed application form to receive a Letter of Academic Eligibility and Suitability (Dichiarazione di Valoro in Loco/ DV).
2. Completed relevant pre-enrolment form.
3. Copy of your school leaving qualification if you are an undergraduate applicant or copy of your undergraduate qualification certificate if you are a postgraduate applicant.
4. Transcript of exams, including the name of each passed exam and syllabi of each course, attended.
5. Two passport-sized photographs, one of which you must sign.
6. Any other documentation that can support your application (translated into Italian)
If you are a non-EU citizen residing abroad, you should submit a pre-application request to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence and indicate what institution and program you are applying to. The officials will forward your documentation to the institution, and you should confirm with your institution how and when the results will be posted. Typically, results are either posted by the Embassy, or the institution will contact you directly.
Applying for a visa to study in Italy: You will only be issued a visa to study in Italy if you can demonstrate that you:
1. Have suitable accommodation in Italy.
2. Have sufficient funds to cover all costs you might incur while studying in Italy (including tuition, accommodation, transport, textbooks, and living costs) This is currently deemed to be €5,824,91 (~US$6,600).
3. Have sufficient funds to be able to travel back to your country of origin at the end of your studies or proof that you have already purchased a return ticket.
4. Are entitled to medical care in Italy, either through private health insurance or an agreement between Italy and your native country.
5. You might also need to show proof of a certificate of payment in full for your degree program.