Documentation regarding the economic situation of international students

Information on the verification of income and assets of international students enrolling for a.y. 2020/21.

All students must access the online services section of the ER-GO website and complete the section on "Personal and economic data". In the section on economic data, students must input the income and assets, translated to euro, of all members of their home family group by 30 October 2020 at 18:00 (or by 15 November 2020 at 18:00, with a late penalty of €100).

Who is not required to provide foreign income documentation

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, students who have already provided the complete and valid foreign income documentation, in accordance with University Regulations/Calls for Applications to request tax relief/reductions and/or ER.GO benefits for a.y. 2019/20, are not required to provide the documentation for a.y. 2020/21. Students who have not provided the documentation or provided an incomplete documentation, must provide the full foreign income documentation following the procedures below.
Even students who do not have to submit the documentation must log in to online services section of the ER-GO website and fill in the “Personal and Financial Data” section.

Providing foreign income documentation

To provide the foreign income documentation, follow these steps:

  1. access the online services section of the ER-GO website using your University credentials and fill in the "Personal and financial Data" section;
  2. Send the online documentation to ER.GO – by 20 November 2020 – via one of the following methods:
    - log into the online services section of the ER-GO website (personal and financial data and access to forms section) and select "To attach the foreign income documentation" (the link is on the access page in the personal and financial data and application forms section);
    - log into the student dossier on the ER-GO website, in the Documents Sent/To Be Sent to the Company section.

When verifying the foreign income documentation, ER.GO reserves the right to randomly ask students to provide original documents.
International students whose family resides and receives income and/or owns assets in Italy must request the ISEE calculation.

Required documentation

The documentation must be translated into Italian and legalised by the Italian diplomatic authorities in the place of origin or, where this is required, apostilled according to applicable regulations.

In all cases, the documentation must indicate:

  • The composition of the family nucleus.
  • The work activities of each member of the family nucleus in 2019, including any adult brothers and sisters. If any members do not work, the documentation must demonstrate their situation of non-employment or unemployment and the amount of any unemployment benefit or other benefits received.
  • The period of working activity of each member (indicating whether the period was more or less than six months during 2019).
  • The value of the income in 2019 of every member of the family, including any adult brothers and sisters and any other relatives aged 18 or over living with the student or, otherwise, the overall income value of the family nucleus.
  • An indication of the size of the home and other buildings owned in 2019, in square metres; if the home is not owned by the family, the student must attach a special declaration issued by the relevant authorities certifying that no member of the family nucleus owns any property.
  • The amount of any residual mortgage on the home and/or other property as at the end of 2019.
  • The value of the moveable assets owned by each member of the family nucleus as at the end of 2019.
  • Any documented invalidity or disability of the student.

Values must be in euros based on the average exchange rate for the year in question, determined in accordance with the law.

International students from non-EU countries classified as "very poor" according to Italian Ministerial Decree pursuant to Art. 13 of the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers 9 April 2001 "Regulation on equal treatment regarding the right to higher education" must provide a certificate from the Italian diplomatic authority in their home country stating that the student does not belong to a family known to have high income or high social status.

International students can, like Italian citizens, self-certify information such as statuses, personal qualities and facts certifiable or ascertainable by Italian public or private bodies.

Stateless students or political refugees

Stateless students or political refugees are likened to Italian citizens. For the purpose of assessing economic situation, they are exempted from the obligation to provide declarations from embassies or consulates, since only their incomes and assets in Italy are taken into consideration to evaluate their economic situation. Therefore, they may self-certify their economic situation according to the procedure for Italian students.

The status of stateless person or political refugee must be proven by the student through official documentation in their possession, which has been issued by the Civil Court in the case of stateless students, or the Commission specifically set up by the Minister of the Interior in the case of political refugees.

Students with dual citizenship

International students with dual citizenship must choose one of the two citizenships when submitting their application. If one of the two citizenships is Italian, the Italian citizenship takes priority.

As for calculating tuition fees, the citizenship choice only affects the possibility of temporarily self-certifying income produced abroad (until 20 November of the relevant year).