How the application for recognition of foreign qualification is assessed

The Degree Programme Board is the body in charge of assessing the application for recognition of the foreign qualifications.

If there is a bilateral agreement that establishes the equivalence of qualifications (e.g. Italy/Austria), having made the administrative checks of the documentation the Degree Programme Board resolves on the equivalence after which the corresponding Italian qualification is issued.

If there are no bilateral agreements concerning the equivalence of qualifications, the application for recognition may end in full recognition and issue of the corresponding Italian qualification or with partial recognition of the qualification and the possibility to enrol in a given year of a corresponding Italian degree programme according to the number of recognised credits (shortened programme).

 
Recognition of foreign qualifications and admission to restricted access degree programmes

In case of bilateral agreements concerning the equivalence of qualifications, it is not required to pass any entrance exams.
For restricted access degree programmes at national level, the outcome of the application for recognition is always subject to passing the entrance exam.
For restricted access degree programmes at local level, in the event of full recognition, it is not required to pass any entrance exams. However students obtaining partial recognition, may enrol in the accepted programme year, only if they pass the entrance exam.