Pre-enrolment in the Italian Embassies abroad

Information for non-EU students resident abroad who wish to enrol in a degree programme at the University of Bologna.

Every year, each degree programme sets a quota of reserved places for non-EU students resident abroad.

The quota of reserved places can be found in the online database on the MIUR website.

For restricted access degree programmes the quota is also indicated in the calls for applications.

It is possible to enrol outside of the quotas only under special conditions: consult the section on exemptions from the Italian language test and the quota or, for access to first cycle degree programmes or single cycle degree programmes, refer to the exemptions linked to specific qualifications.

Information, steps to take and documents to present:

Before leaving

Consult the Programme Catalogue of the University of Bologna and check the access methods for the degree programme you are interested in. There could be specific requirements to be fulfilled before pre-enrolment at the Italian Embassy.
Any deadlines are given in the calls for applications of the degree programmes.

Present your application for pre-enrolment (Form A) at the Italian Embassies (or Consultes) of the country you live in (only under exceptional circumstances can you contact an Italian Diplomatic Representations in third countries, but in such case the head of the Representation may refuse your application).
When you have completed the pre-enrolment procedures, you will receive an Entry visa for Italy for study purposes (STUDIO "Immatricolazione Università").

Deadline for pre-enrolment: from 20 March 2017 to 21 July 2017 (just for single cycle degree programmes with restricted access at national level: 7 July 2017).

Documents required for First Cycle Degree Programmes and Single Cycle Degree Programmes

You must take to the Italian Embassy:

  • the application for pre-enrolment (Form A) duly completed;
  • your original high school diploma;
  • (only if the education system in your country lasts 10 or 11 years) the certificate attesting the completion of academic studies or a post-secondary qualification issued by a non-university higher education institute;
  • (only if entrance exams are laid down for admission to university in your country) the certificate proving that you have passed any academic tests;
  • (only for students applying for a shortened programme) the documents required for the application for a shortened study programme. The Degree Programme Board is responsible for recognition, and consequently for admitting students to years after the first year;
  • any language competence certificates (for more details refer to the information concerning  the possibility for exemption from the Italian language test and exemption from the Italian language test and the quota);
  • two passport photos.

You must obtain from the Italian Embassy:

Check in the specific pages when the legalization, the translation and the declaration of value are not required.

Important: next to complying with the pre-enrolment procedures at the Italian Embassy, you need to fulfill the admission requirements and application procedures of the degree programme you chose. In order to enrol you must both pre-enroll and complete the specific procedures required by the University of Bologna for your programme.

If you are interested in Er.Go. benefits, you can ask the Italian Embassy to translate and legalize also the documents required for the application.

Er.Go. calls for applications will be published in July 2017, but you can start reading now about the documents required last year (for A.Y. 2017/18, documents have to certify the income of your family in 2016).

Documents required for Second Cycle Degree Programmes

You must take to the Italian Embassy:

You must obtain from the Italian Embassy:

Check in the specific pages when the legalization, the translation and the declaration of value are not required.

Important: next to complying with the pre-enrolment procedures at the Italian Embassy, you need to fulfill the admission requirements and application procedures of the degree programme you chose. In order to enrol you must both pre-enroll and complete the specific procedures required by the University of Bologna for your programme.

If you are interested in Er.Go. benefits, you can ask the Italian Embassy to translate and legalize also the documents required for the application.

Er.Go. calls for applications will be published in July 2017, but you can start reading now about the documents required last year (for A.Y. 2017/18, documents have to certify the income of your family in 2016).