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If are you planning to come to Italy to study at Italian University I suggest you read the below article.
To be eligible for enrollment in the Italian university system, you must be at least 17 years old and have completed 12 years of schooling.
Students with Italian nationality or another EU country or permanent residents in Italy may apply directly to their chosen university or institution of higher education.
You can read about the enrollment procedures on each University website.
Students can enrol at Italian Universities through an online registration procedure at each University.
Once the registration is completed, each student will receive an identification number (matricola) required to pay university taxes and register for exams.
Once you have selected your Italian degree program, verify if it requires an admission test. Entry to undergraduate degree programs can either be restricted or open or subject to a motivational test or entrance examination.
A national entry test is required to attend the following university programs:
Any University or Institution of Higher Education may require admission tests for other courses in addition to those listed.
Original pre-enrollment application and two copies;
The pre-enrollment application must be submitted through the Italian diplomatic or consular representation in your country, usually from February to the end of July. Please check on the website of the competent Italian Foreign Mission in your country.
Original high school diploma or a copy officially accompanied by a translation in the Italian language formally legalised by the competent Italian Consulate;
Declaration of value (Dichiarazione di Valore)
The Declaration of Value certifies the validity of your diploma and that you are entitled to enter University.
Recognition and equivalence of foreign qualifications
Proof of academic eligibility for University study in the country of origin (check Recognition of Qualifications);
Two photographs, one of which is authenticated by the competent Italian diplomatic/consular representation;
Italian Proficiency Requirements or English certificates according to the language of the program.
Demonstration of knowledge of Italian language skills is mandatory for enrolling at Universities and Institutions of Higher Education in Italy for all courses in Italian.
Language exams are not compulsory for those who:
Have an Italian high school diploma (obtained in Italy or abroad);
Have a supplementary Middle School diploma attained in Argentina, confirming attendance in an Italian-language curriculum for at least five years;
Have a diploma in Italian culture and language issued by the University for Foreigners of Perugia and Siena;
Have a B2 or higher-level language proficiency certificate issued by one of the members of the CLIQ (Quality Certification of the Italian Language) Association [Certification].
Some universities offer study programs in English. In these cases, an Italian language test is not required. Only for programs held in English, a valid English language certificate is required.
For further information on Italian Proficiency Certificates, follow the link below:
If you are a student from China, Iran, India, Indonesia or Vietnam, you can ask for help and support from Uni-Italia Centres. You will meet and contact competent persons who can answer your inquiries about study in Italy and support you during the pre-enrollment procedures. For more information about Uni-Italia and its centres, please visit the following webpage: www.uni-italia.net
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