International students abroad enrolled in a.y. 2021/22

If you are an international student and/or in possession of a qualification obtained abroad and you cannot reach the University of Bologna for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can:

  • attend lectures online, if you have your name.surname@studio.unibo.it credentials
  • request the activation of your career remotely. You will then be able to fill in your study plan and take exams remotely. Requests can be made from 1 September 2021 and by 28 February 2022.

Important! the University of Bologna guarantees blended teaching activities (online and where possible on site), for the first semester of the A.Y. 2021/22.

How to request career activation remotely

To activate your career remotely you need to:

The Student Administration office will check your situation and documents and will activate your career remotely.

Important! Remember that as soon as you arrive at the University of Bologna and in any case no later than 30 June 2022 (deadline set by the Italian Ministry for Universities and Research), you will need to book an appointment at the Bologna International Student Administration office in Bologna or the Campus Student Administration office to complete your matriculation, showing the originals of your documents.

If you are a non-EU student with residency abroad, it is not necessary at this stage to have already obtained an entry visa for study purposes, but read the rules about the study visa (“studio – immatricolazione universitaria”) below carefully.

Rules about the study (studio – immatricolazione universitaria) visa for non-EU students with residency abroad

According to the instructions from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italian Embassies must complete the procedures for issuing visas by 30 November 2021, notwithstanding future updates.

If, at the time of the remote activation request:

  • your visa has been denied (visa denial): the Student Administration office cannot approve your application for activation of your career remotely;
  • you have obtained an entry visa: the Student Administration office, after checking your situation and your documents, will activate your career remotely. You will be able to enter Italy as soon as this is possible, before the visa expiration date and at the latest by 30 June 2022. Upon your arrival you will need to book an appointment at the International Student Administration office in Bologna or the Campus Student Administration office to present the originals of your documents, present your visa and request a certificate of enrolment which you will need to apply for a residence permit;
  • your visa application is still pending: the Student Administration office, after checking your situation and your documents, will activate your career remotely. In this case, the Student Administration office will check your situation again after 28 February 2022, requesting a copy of the study visa you have obtained:
    - if you do not send a copy of the visa by email, your career will be terminated, but you will keep the attendances accrued and the university credits obtained. You will not be able to receive a refund of the tuition fees paid;
    - if you send a copy of your visa by email, your career will be kept active remotely. You will be able to enter Italy as soon as possible, before the expiry date of the visa and at the latest by 30 June 2022. Upon your arrival you will need to book an appointment at the International Student Administration office in Bologna or the Campus Student Administration office to show the originals of your documents, your visa, and request a certificate of enrolment which you will need to apply for a residence permit.

Read the information for international students enrolled abroad in the a. y. 2020/21.