First things that new international students have to do at the arrival in Italy
In order to live in Italy, both European and non-European students are required to obtain certain official documents in order to formalize their right of residence. In view of facilitating the procedure, we have arranged the necessary information in a specific order, which we suggest you to follow step by step: in fact, you have to hold some documents before applying for others (see below all the steps)
Welcome Guide for International Students 2019.20
Welcome Weeks 2019
The University of Rome Tor Vergata is glad to welcome all the newly enrolled international students from the 4th to the 20th of September, 2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and also from the 9th to the 18th of October 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The “Students Welcome” event will take place, from Monday to Friday, at the “WELCOME POINT” Rectorate of the University of Rome Tor Vergata (via Cracovia n.50, Building B, Floor 0).
These weeks are dedicated to the welcome and orientation activities for all the incoming students at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
International students will be supported and tutored in filling the Stay Permit (TWO STAY PERMIT SESSIONS EVERY DAY: at 10.30 am and at 12.30 am), Health Insurance and Pass card for transportation in Rome modules. Also there will be several stands that will grant students information regarding activities and organizations available at the campus of #unitorvergata or in the city of Rome.
(draft) Programme 2019
- Tor Vergata University (General information)
- National Health Service (SSN)
- Unicredit Bank (to get information about and/or open a bank account)
- Campus X (for accommodation information)
Assistance desks of:
- School of Law
- School of Economics
- School of Engineering
- School of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences
- School of Medicine and Surgery
- School of Humanities and Philosophy
- International Students Office
- Erasmus + Office
- CLA (University Language Centre)
- CLICI (Centre for Italian Language and Culture)
- CARIS Commission (Services for students with Disabilities or Specific Learning Difficulties, SLD)
- CUS Tor Vergata (University Sports Centre)
- Agevola (Discounts for Tor Vergata community)
- Botanic Garden (information about cultural and leisure activities organized by the University)
- Rome Sinfonietta and the Association of Music Today
- Archeologia per Roma Museum
- Claudio Casini Choir
- Informagiovani Roma (information about cultural events and opportunities in Rome)
- Porta futuro Regione Lazio (information about training courses and laboratories for students in Rome)
- BEST (Board of European Students of Technology)
Please note that students can ask for the Codice Fiscale to the Italian Embassy (or Consulate) at the moment of the Entry Visa request. The Codice Fiscale is necessary for all kinds of interaction with the Italian public administration.
More information are available here.
1. Italian Fiscal Code
The individual tax number (codice fiscale) is an identification code issued by the Ministry of Finance which is needed in order to open a current account or sign contracts and is issued by the Tax Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate). It can be requested from abroad both by Italian and foreigners through the consular office.
The tax number is issued immediately upon application through Fisconline, an on-line service of the Tax Agency, and a card bearing the number is subsequently sent by mail. To request a tax number at a consular office it is necessary to complete a special form and show an identification document. For specific modalities (via fax, mail, etc.) please visit the website of the competent consular office.
In the situation in which you have not obtained it at the Italian Embassy, in Italy it can be requested from your local “Ufficio delle Entrate” (Tax office). A complete list of offices in the Lazio region can be found on this website.
The documents requested to get the Italian Fiscal Code are:
- a valid passport with Visa (if required) and a copy of the first page of your passport and Visa
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Office Hour: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.50 am to 1.30 pm - Tuesday and Thursday from 7.50 am to 3.30 pm
2. Health insurance
It is extremely important to have valid health insurance, as it is also required in order to apply for a residence permit within 8 days of your arrival in the country. Perhaps you already have health insurance, which was taken out in your home country and validated by the diplomatic representation prior to your departure.
If not, the two safest options are:
- voluntary registration with the Italian national health service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale or SSN), which gives you the opportunity to choose a doctor (general practitioner), who will deal with health problems free of charge, and prescribe medicines, tests and specialist examinations when necessary. Registration is valid from 1st January to 31st December.
- the INA-Assitalia policy, which only covers emergency health care in public hospitals, is valid for 6-12 months from the date of purchase.
To register with the SSN you have to
- Go to a post office and use a payment slip to make a payment of 149.77 euros (cost of the service for one solar year) to post office current account n.370007, registered to: Regione Lazio, specifying the following reason for payment “Iscrizione volontaria al SSN” (which means voluntary registration to SSN).
- Registering with the local health authority (ASL or Azienda Sanitaria Locale http://www.aslromab.it/cittadini/servizi/stranieri/index.php ) office nearest to your residence address (you will find all the addresses on this website) bringing with you:
If you are an EU citizen:
- your payment receipt
- your TEAM/EHIC card or the E106 Model card issued by your country of origin.
- The TEAM/EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) should be requested from the local health authority of your home country prior to departure. In any event, old forms such as the E111 or E128 will still be considered valid.
If you are a non-EU citizen:
- your payment receipt
- Italian fiscal code
- your residence permit application receipt
- self-certification of residence or home
- self-certification of enrolment to our University
To take out a policy with INA-Assitalia you have to go to a post office and make a payment of € 98.00 (for one year) or € 49.00 (for six months) to post office current account n. 71270003, registered to: Agenzia Generale di Roma INA-Assitalia, specifying the following reason for payment “Polizza sanitaria studenti stranieri for 6 or 12 months”.
More information are available here.
3. Residence Permit
The Italian Immigration Act provides that citizens who are not members of the European Union who intend to stay in Italy for more than three months, require a residence permit within 8 working days of their arrival in Italy.
If you are an EU citizen, you do not require a residence permit as such, but you have to register with your local civil records office in order to obtain the issue of .the “attestazione anagrafica”.
If you live in Rome you can find on the website www.comune.roma.it , the module for the “Dichiarazione di Residenza”, that you have to fill in and present to your “Ufficio Anagrafico del Municipio” by person or through e-mail, certificate e-mail, fax or recommended letter with these documents in attachment:
- the passport or identity card
- self-certification of enrolment at our University
If you are a non-EU citizen, you can apply for the stay permit at any Italian Post Office filling the “Yellow Kit”, that you can find in the Post Office. (You can also ask for the kit at the Welcome Office, where someone will help you to fill it in).
It has to be submitted to a post office displaying the “Sportello Amico” logo, along with:
- photocopy of your passport (only the pages with your personal details and the visa stamp);
- documentation stating the chosen course and its duration and the stamp of the Italian diplomatic representation which issued the Visa;
- a copy of the receipt of payment of the health insurance (who does not have it, can buy it directly in the Post Office at a cost of 98 euro for one year or 49 euro for 6 month);
- a copy of the Italian Fiscal Code;
- the Formal admission letter from our University;
- the receipt of the payment due for the application for the Electronic Stay Permit. The cost of the Electronic stay permit is of € 30,46, and has to be paid with a bollettino in the Post Office.In addition, a 30 euros payment to the postal operator must be made at the time of submission of the application;
- one “marca da bollo” of 16 euros, available at any tobacconist’s
The post office will give you an official document (lettera di convocazione) with the date of your appointment with the specific branch of the Commissariato or Ufficio Immigrazione where you have to show up.
On the day of the appointment, do not forget to bring with you the original documents enclosed in the kit, the post office receipt and 2 passport size photographs.
THE CLOSEST “SPORTELLO AMICO” IS IN VIA TERZILIO CARDINALI 11, 00173, ROMA, RM
In order to renew your residence permit you have to fill in the application kit, specifying that it is a renewal. Deliver the kit to any post office displaying the “Sportello amico” logo, along with the following documents:
- photocopy of your passport (only the pages with your personal details and the visa stamp);
- a copy of your residence permit;
- a copy of the documentation demonstrating the availability of adequate financial resources, for example, proof that you hold a scholarship or details of your current account;
- a certificate of enrolment with exams taken;
- copy of the receipt of payment of the health insurance.
It is advisable to begin the renewal procedure 60 days before the expiry date.
- € 16 for 1 revenue stamp (available at any tobacconist’s), which has to be sticked on your residence permit application
- € 30 to be paid at the post office at the application acceptance
- € 70,46 to be paid at the post office for the issue of an electronic Residence Permit.
4. To get the "SCHEDA RACCOLTA DATI" from any Caf Office
Foreign student who is not self-employed and has the family resident abroad and the Italian student with income abroad, which intend to pay University fees (Second and Third instalment) on the base of their family income must obtain the Scheda Raccolta Dati at any CAF Office by the 15th of December, 2018.
International students’ family income can only be certified by the Italian Diplomatic Authorities (local Consulate or local Embassy), which students should consult in order to know what documents are needed for such certification. Once the proper documentation is submitted to the Italian Diplomatic Authority, it will provide the student with the certified documents that need to be brought to any CAF Office (Italian Tax Service Centres) after arriving in Rome.
To certify the family income international students have to follow the procedure below:
- Obtain your Family Income Declaration in your own Country: this should include:
- Composition of your family
- Family income
- Real estate assets of your family
- Bring your family income statement to the Italian Embassy in your home Country and let them approve and translate it into Italian.
- Once in Italy, go to Agenzia delle Entrate to obtain the Italian Fiscal Code
- Finally, you should go to a CAF Office to obtain the "Scheda Raccolta Dati". Please find in here the list of documents to submit to the CAF.
All the students have to present the Scheda Raccolta Dati and all the documents submitted to the CAF to the Students' Administrative Office of the School of Economics (via Columbia, 2 - Building B, Ground Floor) within the 15th December 2017.
Choosing not to state your family income, you will have to pay the maximum range for fees: for the students coming from low-income economies or lower-middle-income economies the 80% of the maximum rate of their class of taxation (Ordinary, Higher or Maximum); for all the other international students the 100% of the maximum rate of their class of taxation (Ordinary, Higher or Maximum).
Also students who have applied for Laziodisu, have to submit the Scheda Raccolta Dati within the 15th of December 2017 because in case of exclusion or revocation of the Laziodisu scholarship the University taxes will be calculated on the basis of the family income.
5. Finish the Application for DiSCoLAZIO
Students who have applied for Laziodisu Scholarship must finish their application by providing the following documents to the DiSCoLAZIO Office (Via Cambridge 115, 00133, Roma - Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 9.00 - 12.00 ; 15.00 - 16.00 - Friday 9.00 - 11.45) :
- the original of scholarship documents;
- copy of the passport;
- the payment receipt of the tuition fee (first installment – 16 euro);
- copy of the fiscal code;
- the copy of application for stay permit (permesso di soggiorno).
6. Start the enrollment procedure
Students with a foreign diploma have to go to the "International Students Office" firstname.lastname@example.org (Via Cracovia 50, 00133, Roma) and provide all the requested documents.
After checking the regularity of the documents, the "International Students Office" will abilitate you for the on/line enrolment procedure.
In the end, in order to finalize your registration, you have to go to the "Students' Administrative Office" of the School of Economics (Building B - Ground floor – email@example.com) with all the requested documents.
The Students' Administrative Office will provide students with a booklet, where exams will be registered.
For more information, you can check in the section on our web-site dedicate to the “Enrollment Procedure”.
7. White Code
The University of Rome Tor Vergata is pleased to announce that a basic health care centre is now available for our foreign students and those coming from other Italian regions except Lazio Region.
This initiative was strongly wanted by our Rector, prof. Giuseppe Novelli, by dr. Giuseppe Colpani, General Director of University of Tor Vergata, Dr. Tiziana Frittelli, General Director of Tor Vergata University Hospital, Prof. Stefano Marini, President of IMS (International Medical School), Prof. Andrea Magrini, Head of the Department of Occupational Medicine and Prof. Tonino Marsella, Forensic Medicine. The service is free of charge for all Italian students residing outside Lazium, for all European students who have an ENI card number and for students of any nationality enrolled in the Italian National Health Service (SSN/SSR). Support will also be given to those students that want to be enrolled in the National/Regional Health Service.
Examination rooms, located in the Occupational Health Department, will be open on Mondays and Thursdays 14-16 on the second floor of the University Hospital.
This facility is organized on a walk-in basis, without any appointment. Students may obtain the following services:
- A normal medical examination
- ECG and blood pressure check
- Prescriptions (according to the doctor’s examination) of therapies, blood tests, instrumental investigations, specialist examinations
- Health certificates for gym.
A professional MD and an IMS student about to graduate will be working together in this health facility. The future IMS graduate will help the doctor in case of cultural or linguistic barriers hindering access to primary care. On the same days and time there will also be a nutritionist to treat eating disorders; customized diets may also be prescribed.
The following medical services will not be available: vaccinations, emergency, surgical medications or diagnostic and surgical procedures.