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Admissions for international students

Students living abroad who will obtain their school leaving qualification there and wishing to enroll in bachelor’s degree and single-cycle master’s degree programs may submit their candidacy in accordance with the procedure set out below.

Degree programs held in Italian Italiano Degree programs held in English English
Economia e Management Management and Computer Science
Economics and Business
Scienze Politiche Scienze Politiche - Politics Philosophy and Economics

Admission procedure and criteria

The selection process will be held between November 14, 2018 and mid-July 2019 split into the following rounds:

Application deadline Application assessment Candidates notified of outcome Enrollment
Round 1
December 11, 2018 December 14, 2018 January 18, 2019 February 14, 2019
Round 2 February 7, 2019 February 28, 2019 March 14, 2019 May 17, 2019
Round 3 March 28, 2019 April 30, 2019 May 17, 2019 June 14, 2019
Round 4 June 17, 2019 June 28, 2019 July 12, 2019 July 25, 2019

Documents required to complete the application:

  • online application
  • an academic transcript showing the studies completed to date (penultimate year of secondary school) and associated grades (Grade Point Average)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a cover letter
  • a letter of reference from a teacher
  • mandatory certification of knowledge of the Italian language (at least level B2) solely for non-EU students wishing to enroll in a degree program taught in Italian
  • other optional certification (for example, SAT Reasoning Test, ACT Test)

Admission Process


Only applications accompanied by documentation that is complete and compliant with the applicable regulations governing qualifications granting access to university studies received by the deadline for the round in question will be considered.


The eligible candidacies will be examined by a special admissions commission, which – at its absolute discretion – will draw up a ranking taking into account school record, reasons for applying, the age of the candidate and any other certification that candidates may have submitted. In this stage candidates could well be contacted for an oral interview, in person or by Skype, with the admissions commission.


Candidates will be informed of the final outcome of their application – positive or negative as the case may be – for admission to their chosen degree program by the deadline indicated in Column 3.

Candidates will be conditionally admitted at first, and thereafter fully admitted solely upon receipt of the original documentation, the statement of equivalent value and, for non-EU citizens, certification regarding the personal identity of the student and an Italian permit of stay (permesso di soggiorno).

For information:

The highest ranked candidates may also be offered a scholarship by the University.


Successful candidates will then be asked to enroll by the relevant deadline indicated in Column 4.

It should be borne in mind that pursuant to Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) regulations, qualifications awarded abroad grant access to an Italian university only if they:

  • have been awarded by official schools in that foreign country’s education system
  • entitle the student to enroll in universities of the foreign country that awarded them
  • have been awarded on completion of a minimum of 12 years of overall schooling (primary and secondary education)

In the case of qualifications awarded abroad as part of a mobility program, solely those obtained after a minimum period of mobility of two years will be considered and examined. 

The achievement of a legally recognized diploma or degree will be compulsory requirement to complete the registration.

Candidates can contact CIMEA for an advance assessment of their foreign qualifications.

For any information regarding one’s qualifications and how to obtain a visa/study permit, the onus is on candidates to timely read The Rules of University Enrollment by Foreign Students and to contact the local Italian diplomatic authorities in the foreign country whose school system awards the qualification, also in order to comply with the administrative procedures for the issuance of the required documentation.

Financial aid and scholarships