Enrolling in a First Cycle, Single Cycle Degree Programme or Second Degree Programme

There are specific enrolment procedures for each degree programme.
You can find detailed information about how to enrol, calls for applications, tuition fees and deadlines on the “Enrol” page of the website of your chosen degree programme.

If you are a non-EU citizen with residency abroad read the specific information prepared for you.

Minimum qualifications required

For First and Single-cycle Degree Programmes one of the following qualifications is required:

  • Five-year secondary school diploma;
  • Four-year secondary school diploma with extra year. Contact the Student administration office if your diploma was issued by a school that does not offer an extra year
  • Valid foreign qualification. Check for any specific information. 

For Second-cycle Degree Programmes one of the following qualifications is required:

  • Degree;
  • University Diploma;
  • Qualification issued by: Accademie di Belle Arti, Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica, Istituti Superiori per le Industrie Artistiche, Conservatories, approved Music Schools (under the rules applicable prior to the entry into force of Law 508 dated 21/12/99), accompanied by a secondary school diploma. 
  • Valid foreign qualification. Check for any specific information. 

Methods of access

Access to some First, Second and Single-cycle Degree Programmes is restricted (at local or national level), while some are open access.
Enrolment takes place in two phases:

  • check of admission requirements
  • matriculation

Check of admission requirements

First and Single-cycle Degree Programmes with restricted access (at local or national level) and some with open access require an assessment of basic knowledge with the assignment, if necessary, of Additional Learning Requirements (OFA) to be completed during the first year of the degree programme.

Many degree programmes with access restricted at local level adopt the CISIA (TOLC) Online Test as the required qualification for participation in their selection process. The selection procedures do not foresee further tests or exams and the ranked list of successful candidates is based on the TOLC scores, as weighted in accordance with the criteria specified in the call for applications.

The methods used to check knowledge and the types of Additional Learning Requirement may vary depending on the degree programme. For specific information, deadlines and calls for applications, see the “Enrol” page on the website of the degree programme.

Second-cycle Degree Programmes have specific curricula and personal preparation requirements. Failure to pass the verification process means that you will not be able to enrol for the course.

If you have chosen a restricted access degree programme, you must register for an entrance test and qualify for an available place. In this case, the check on the adequacy of your personal preparation is included in the entrance exam.

The methods used to check satisfaction of the curricula and personal preparation requirements may vary depending on the degree programme. For specific information, deadlines and calls for applications, see the “Enrol” page on the website of the degree programme.

Matriculation

After verification of the admission requirements, you can complete the application for matriculation and pay the fees via Studenti online on the University website. Then you must visit the Student administration office to collect your badge. Detailed information about the steps to take can be found on the website of the degree programme.

When to enrol

Degree programmes may have different deadlines for the checking of requirements and for matriculation. The specific deadlines are detailed on the website of your chosen degree programme. 

Unless Degree Programme websites state otherwise, matriculation in First and Single Cycle Degree Programmes opens on 26/07/2018.

Tuition fees and study grants

The University of Bologna calculates tuition fees based on your economic situation and on presentation of your ISEE (indicator of equivalent economic situation).

Full exemption is granted up to a certain threshold. Above this level, the amount increases in proportion, with special subsidies for the lowest incomes. Assistance is also envisaged for deserving students.

Read the available information about enrolment fees, exemptions and study grants and assistance.