Who are international students

Degree programme admission and enrolment procedures may vary depending on your personal situation. To see which procedures and requirements apply to you, find out which group you should refer to.

You should refer to the procedures applicable to "Italian citizens, EU citizens and non-EU citizens with EU equivalent status" if:

  • you are a citizen of one of the countries in the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary) or one of the following countries: Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and San Marino;
  • you are a citizen of a non-EU country, but you have one of the following residence permits, issued by the Italian Government (non-EU students with EU equivalent status):
    - for the purpose of employment or self-employment
    - for family reasons
    - for political or humanitarian asylum
    - for religious reasons
    - EU permit for long-term residents (previously, EC residence permit for long-term residents or residence card)
  • you are a citizen of a non-EU country, but you have been a resident in Italy for at least one year and you hold a qualification obtained in Italy, which gives you access to the degree programme of choice (non-EU students with EU equivalent status);
  • you are a citizen of a non-EU country and you are enrolled in a degree programme at an Italian university, you hold a valid residence permit for study purposes, you have been a resident in Italy for at least one year and you intend to apply for a transfer or change of programme;
  • you or one of your parents or your spouse is in service at a foreign Diplomatic Representation or international organization working in Italy, accredited with the Italian Government or the Holy See.

You should refer to the procedures applicable to "non-EU citizens with residency abroad" if: you are a citizen of a non-EU country and you do not reside in Italy or you do not possess the requirements to be treated as equivalent to EU citizens. For further information, please read the page non-EU students with residency abroad.

You should refer to the procedures applicable to "non-EU citizens with residency abroad ", but you are exempted from the quota of reserved places for non-EU international students if: you are a non-EU citizen residing abroad, but hold one of the qualifications and language certificates listed on the page non-EU students with residency abroad, in the paragraph "Italian language test and exemption from the quota of reserved places for access to Degree Programmes".

You should refer to the procedures applicable to “Marco Polo students” if: you are a Chinese citizen and you are taking part in the Marco Polo project.

If you are a non-EU student with an Italian residence permit for Study, enrolled in single course units for A.Y. 2017-18, contact the International Desk to get information on how to apply and enroll in degree programmes for A.Y. 2018/19.

Should you have any questions, please contact the International Desk.