Foreign qualifications for enrolment in first and single cycle degree programmes: special cases and information by country

After reading the information relating to the documents to be submitted upon matriculation in a first or single-cycle degree programme, check this page for any additional information relating to the school system in which you studied.

China

To matriculate you must submit the final secondary school diploma (Gaozhong Biye Zhengshu) and the certificate attesting the passing of the local Gao Kao exams.

Certificates must be translated and supported by confirmation of authenticity and documents concerning their value. For the purpose of confirming authenticity, you may provide Verification Reports issued by CHESICC.

Cameroon

To matriculate you must submit the final secondary school diploma: Baccalauréat, Baccalauréat Technique or General Certificate of Education (with at least 2 Advanced Level subjects and 4 Ordinary Level subjects passed).

Important: the diploma must grant access in Cameroon to degree courses in the same field of study as the course you wish to enrol on at the University of Bologna.

The diploma must be supported by confirmation of authenticity and documents concerning its value.

If you have a different Cameroonian qualification, please contact the International Desk for an evaluation.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Baccalaureate Diploma qualifications obtained from schools accredited by the IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization) are considered valid for matriculation.

The diploma must be obtained in compliance with all the requirements of the IB Diploma Programme. Incomplete diploma certificates, IB certificates or single subjects passed within the IB system are not accepted.

You must request the IBO to send your diploma scores online to the University of Bologna or, alternatively, provide confirmation of authenticity of the diploma.

No further documents concerning the value of the qualification are required.

In the event that the IB Diploma was awarded after 11 years of schooling, you must refer to the information on this page for integrating the diploma.

United Kingdom (UK)

If you have a General Certificate of Education (GCE) or International General Certificate of Education (IGCE), you must demonstrate that you have successfully passed at least three subjects at advanced level (A-levels) related to the university degree programme you want to enrol in. Qualifications must be issued by official UK awarding bodies. For more information, see Annex 1 to the Ministerial Memo for the A.Y. 2021/22.

The diplomas must be supported by confirmation of authenticity. For A-levels certified by Cambridge Assessment, you can make a request to Cambridge Assessment to send the official results online to the University of Bologna.

No further documents concerning the value of the qualification are required.

If you have a different UK qualification, please contact the International Desk for an evaluation.

United States of America (USA)

If you have a US High School Diploma, you must also demonstrate that you have passed at least three "Advanced Placements" (APs) with a score from 3 to 5, in subjects that are different from each other and related to the university degree programme you want to enrol in. Remember that APs are the only CollegeBoard accredited courses. For the purpose of verifying authenticity, you must ask CollegeBoard to send the official results of the APs to the University of Bologna (code 6993). For more information, see Annex 1 to the Ministerial Memo for the A.Y. 2021/22.

The High School Diploma must be supported by confirmation of authenticity and documents concerning its value.

If you have a different US qualification, please contact the International Desk for an evaluation.

Turkey

To matriculate you must submit the final high school diploma (Lise Diplomasi) and the certificate confirming that you have passed the local YKS entrance exams, with a score that allows access to university courses in Turkey.

Certificates must be translated and supported by confirmation of authenticity and documents concerning its value.

If you have a different Turkish qualification, please contact the International Desk for an evaluation.

West African Examination Council (WAEC)

If you have completed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in one of the countries where it is available (e.g. Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia), for the purpose of confirming authenticity of the diploma, you can ask the International Desk to verify your diploma online. You must provide a scratch card to use on WAEC websites and a copy of your diploma or its relevant data (Examination number, session, year).

The WASSCE must be passed with the minimum grades and number of subjects required to access university studies in the country where it was obtained. Contact the International Desk for an evaluation.

The WASSCE must be supported by documents concerning its value.