Enrolling in a Second Cycle Degree Programme - Foreign qualification

Methods, terms and documents required for international or Italian students holding a foreign qualification enrolling in A.Y. 2017/18.

If you are a student holding an Italian qualification consult the specific information for you

Qualifications required

Admission to a Second Cycle Degree Programme is subject to the possession of a suitable foreign university or post-secondary qualification, which has been legalised, translated and presented with a declaration of value.

Check in the specific pages when the legalization, the translationthe declaration of valuethe certificate listing the exams and the exams syllabus are not required.

How to enrol

Validation of your qualifications and pre-enrolment at the Embassy

Contact the Italian Embassy in your country, and submit:

  • your original university or post-secondary qualification;
  • a certificate issued by the competent academic authority listing the exams you have passed;
  • the official syllabus of all the learning activities completed to obtain the foreign academic qualification;
  • (only for students applying for a shortened programme) the documents required for  the application for a shortened programme. The Degree Programme Board is responsible for recognition, and consequently for admitting students to years after the first year;
  • (only for non-EU students resident abroad) the application for pre-enrolment. You must pre-enrol with the Italian Embassies. Deadline for A.Y. 2017/18: 21 July 2017.

You must obtain from the Italian Embassy:

Check in the specific pages when the legalization, the translationthe declaration of valuethe certificate listing the exams and the exams syllabus are not required.

Admission

Second Cycle Degree Programmes may be with or without restricted access.

In any case, it is necessary to possess specific curricular requirements and personal competencies and skills.

The methods and schedules for assessing curricular requirements and personal competencies and skills may vary from programme to programme;  if you do not pass the assessment of requirements, you will not be allowed to enrol in the programme. To find out about the curricular requirements, the methods and dates for the assessment of personal competencies and skills, consult the specific information and any calls for applications in the "Prospective students" ("Iscriversi") channel on the website of the Degree Programme you are interested in.

If the degree programme you are interested in has restricted access, you must register for an entrance exam; your admission to the programme depends on your position in the list of candidates passing the entrance exam. To find out about the methods and deadlines for registering for the exam, download and carefully read the call for applications on the degree programme website.

For programmes with restricted access, personal competencies and skills are assessed during the entrance exam.

Important: some degree programmes publish the calls for applications as early as January 2017. Consult the list of calls for applications, available for each School.

Non-EU students resident abroad must also sit an Italian language test.

Matriculation

Having passed the selection procedures as laid down in the call for admission, or having done all that is required to check that you meet the curricular requirements and have passed the assessment of personal competencies, you may proceed with enrolment.

Important: always check the instructions given on the degree programme website and, if the programme has a call for admission, read it carefully and comply with all the dates established.

For matriculation:

  1. access Studenti Online and enter your username and password, obtained during the registration procedure for selection;
  2. select “registrations” and select the programme you have won the selection for in “Second Cycle Degree Programme”;
  3. enter the required data and upload your passport photograph. Remember that in the event of false statements you will be subject to the sanctions laid down in art. 496 of the Italian Criminal Code, your right to registration and any funding or discounts obtained are automatically forfeited and you will not be entitled to a refund of any amounts paid;
  4. pay the first instalment of the annual fees, in the methods indicated on Studenti Online;
  5. Submit the following documents by hand to the  Student Administration Office in charge of your degree programme:
    - (only for EU or non-EU equivalent students) a front and back copy of your identity card or other ID document;
    - (only for non-EU students resident abroad) a copy of your passport and 1 passport photo authenticated by the Embassy;
    -  (only for non-EU equivalent students and non-EU students resident abroad) a copy of your  residence permit providing the status of equivalent student,  or the residence permit or the receipt confirming you have applied for one, for study purposes; 
    - your original university or post-secondary qualification and a certificate listing the exams you have passed, legalized and translated;
    - the declaration of value;
    - the official syllabus of all the learning activities completed to obtain the foreign academic qualification, on the headed paper of the foreign university with stamp and signature, translated;
    - any documents for the application for a shortened study programme.

    In addition:
    If you are a student with a disability resulting in recognised invalidity of 66% or more, or if you have disability certification pursuant to Law 104/92, you must also present a copy of the certificate attesting your condition. Read Exemptions for handicapped students for further details. 

Check in the specific pages when the legalization, the translation, the declaration of valuethe certificate listing the exams and the exams syllabus are not required.

Important: you must personally submit your documents and bring with you a valid ID document for personal identification. After identification and documents check your career will be activated and you will be issued your badge. If you go to the Student Administration Office on the date of payment, be sure to bring the payment receipt with you.

If you do not complete the identification procedure as described and you do not submit all the required documents, you will not be able to use any services such as the submission of your study plan, exam registration, access to the Wi-Fi network or the online library resources.

For some degree programmes you can book an appointment to the Student Administration office to receive your badge and for the identification. The booking function can be found on Studenti Online on the page detailing the registration procedure. 

If you are currently enrolled in a degree programme, consult the pages concerning Transfers (from another programme at the University of Bologna, to a programme running under the New System) or Transfers (from another university).

When to enrol

Non-EU students resident abroad must pre-enrol with the Italian Embassy in their country of residence. Deadline for A.Y. 2017/18: 21 July 2017.

Depending on the methods set for the assessment of requirements, each Degree Programme may have different deadlines for registration.

Consult the specific deadlines indicated in the "Prospective students" ("Iscriversi") channel on the website of the Degree Programme you are interested in.
If you have chosen a degree programme with restricted access, check carefully all the dates given in the call for applications

Anyway, if no specific deadlines are set in the degree programme websites, the deadline, for late registrations subject to late payment fine for first and second cycle degree programmes, is 28 December 2017

Important: some degree programmes publish the calls for applications as early as January 2017. 
Consult the list of calls for applications, available for each School.

Non-EU students resident abroad who pass the Italian language test, but who do not pass the assessment of requirements and personal competencies or do not fall in the reserved quota during pre-enrolment, may submit an application for reallocation to another degree programme which still has places available at the University of Bologna or other Italian universities.

Tuition Fees

Consult the information on tuition fees, exemptions and incentives, and study grants for international students.