FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS VALID FOR ACCESS TO FIRST CYCLE DEGREE PROGRAMMES AND SINGLE CYCLE DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES

Admission to a First Cycle or Single Cycle Degree Programme is subject to the possession of a valid foreign high school diploma, which has been legalized, translated and presented with a declaration of value.


Criteria for assessing the suitability of foreign qualifications for the admission:
Foreign secondary school diplomas are valid for admission to First Cycle Degree Programmes and Single Cycle Degree Programmes in Italian Universities if:

• they are obtained following a period of schooling of at least 12 years;
• they are obtained following a final period of at least two years of successful attendance in a foreign educational system;
• they grant access to a programme at a university in one’s country of reference which is similar to that being applied to in Italy.

In calculating the above-mentioned twelve years, if necessary, a pre-school year may be considered provided that:

• the attendance during the year is compulsory and an integral part of the curriculum;
• the programme includes the teaching of mother tongue literacy and the first elements of arithmetic calculation.

If you hold a qualification obtained at the end of schooling lasting less than 12 years, in addition to the original secondary school diploma, you must present an academic certificate stating that you have passed all the required exams:

• for the first year of university studies, in the case of local school systems of eleven years;
• for the first two years of university studies, in the case of local school systems of ten years.

In Italy, such academic certification (in addition to secondary school diplomas obtained following less than twelve years of schooling) permits matriculation only in the first academic year of the programme. Enrolment in a shortened programme may be possible only if the duration of previous university attendance is greater than the period required to integrate the missing school education.



Important! Final qualifications for post-secondary studies in a subject related to the chosen programme obtained from a non-university higher education institute may be acceptable for integration of school education paths of less than 12 years. Certificates from universities regarding the successful completion of Foundation Courses, may also be accepted.
If you hold a qualification obtained from less than two years of attendance with positive results in a foreign educational system (i.e. during mobility abroad during the fourth year of the Italian Secondary School), you may be allowed to conditionally take the degree programme entrance exams.
The suitability of such qualifications for admission is assessed individually on the basis of the consistency of the whole educational path with the chosen degree programme. At matriculation, when you submit your degree documents to the relevant Student Administration Office, you must also hand in the syllabus of all the course units you’ve earned during your mobility period abroad. The syllabus must be translated into Italian unless they are in French, English, German or Spanish.
Specific regulations also exist concerning US qualifications (American High School Diploma), British qualifications, Greek qualifications and qualifications issued by Ecclesiastical universities located in Italy and approved by the Holy See: http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/moduli/2017/Allegato1En.pdf .
For more information on the validity of Italian qualifications obtained from schools in border areas or Italian sections of foreign schools, international baccalaureate qualifications (http://www.consginevra.esteri.it/consolato_ginevra/it/i_servizi/per_i_cittadini/studi/equipollenza_titoli ), qualifications issued from the Republic of San Marino, qualifications obtained from foreign schools in Italy or European schools consult: http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/moduli/2017/Allegato2.pdf .
Holders of qualifications listed in Annex 2 are exempted from the quota of reserved spaces for non-EU students residing abroad.

Note!
YOU MAY CONTACT THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICE (international.students@uniroma2.it) OR OUR ADMINISSION OFFICE FOR ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE SUITABILITY OF YOUR QUALIFICATIONS.

You can send an email and:
• specify the chosen degree programme;
• attach a copy of your qualification and the syllabus of all the courses you’ve attended during your mobility period abroad, which must be translated into Italian unless they are in French, English, German or Spanish.


The assessment of the suitability of your qualification is exclusively in relation to admission to the chosen degree programme and is valid for one academic year. The assessment does not involve the authenticity or the actual achievement of the qualification, which will be checked at matriculation when you will bring the original papers to the International Students Office (if you are a Non-EU students) or to our Student Administration Office (if you are an EU students).

All foreign Diplomas must be related by the DECLARATION OF VALUE issued by the Italian Diplomatic Representative of your Country or by the attestation issued by ENIC-NARIC Centers (In Italy, you can consult the CIMEA website http://www.cimea.it/en/)