Non EU nationals
The bylaws and regulations to guarantee the access to Italian University courses for non-EU national students in the academic year 2021/2022 are available at www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri. Non-EU nationals already officially residing in Italy are exempted from these procedures and should apply through the same procedures used by Italian and EU-national students (art. 26 - L. 189/2002). The places reserved to Chinese applicants are exclusively available for candidates accessing admission through the Marco Polo Programme.
The application process consists of 3 (three) main phases:
1. Pre-evaluation: send the documentation relating to your previous studies and your level of Italian to our offices using the forms available in the "Pre-evaluation" paragraph below;
2. Pre-registration on the Universitaly portal: apply to obtain an entry VISA and the final validation of your qualifications;
3. Matriculation/Enrollment: once the Universitaly procedure is completed, check the requirements and access procedures for the course you are interested in, register on our website and proceed with online enrollment. Remember that obtaining a VISA is a basic condition to proceed with matriculation/enrollement.
- If you want to apply to a degree course taught in Italian language, and you do not have an official certificate demonstrating a knowledge of Italian equal or higher than B2 (CEFR), you must take a compulsory language test (generally scheduled for the end of August or the beginning of September) before proceeding with matriculation/enrollment phase (or taking an admission test, if required by the chosen degree course);
- If you do not have 12 years of previous school career you cannot apply for pre-enrollment but you can attend our Foundation Year to make up for the missing year and enroll at the University;
- Beware that admission of non-EU nationals to each university degree is limited to a maximum number of non-EU applicants which is yearly approved by the competent University Degree Councils;
- Be informed that, in respect of running regulations, also students attending a degree course fully taught in English language are required to learn Italian by the end of their degree course.
SARS-COV2 UNIVERSITY DISPOSITIONS
To date, the Academic Senate has approved that it is possible to implement teaching organization plans and curricular activities for the academic year 2021/2022 to be carried out in a blended mode, taking into account the training needs of students, the evolution of the territorial pandemic framework and the corresponding security needs health and any ministerial provision. Please check this page for detailed and updated information.
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Degree Courses taught in Italian language
Degree Courses taught in English language
Choose the degree course of your interest among our degrees delivered in English language.
The pre-evaluation of your actual qualifications to access University is a strongly recommended procedure.It is aimed to help the applicant to receive early information about the possibility to be admitted to a degree course of choice before starting the pre-application phase. The pre-evaluation exclusively relates to the applicant's knowledge portfolio and does not imply any right to admission. The applicant's final admission to the desired degree may be completed only after the submission and the official evaluation of the compulsory documents (see pre-application and matriculation/enrollment below).
- In case of desired enrollment in a first- or single-cycle degree course (L or LMCU), fill in the form and attach any document in your possession related to your high school studies (upper secondary school) and your level of knowledge of the Italian language (the latter only if the chosen degree is delivered in Italian).
- In case of desired enrollment in a second-cycle degree course (LM) [except LMCE, IBD and FSFRM for which there are dedicated forms, see NOTICE (*)], please fill in the form and attach any documents in your possession related to your previous university and high school studies, as well as to your level of knowledge of the Italian language (the latter only if the chosen degree is delivered in Italian).
If you are looking for admission to a degree course delivered in Italian language, please be informed that the University of Parma provides online information sessions relating to how to pass the test of Italian language.
By filling the form and attaching the relevant files, please send our offices the documents relating to your previous studies and your level of Italian. If the documentation is complete, we will make a preliminary assessment of your qualifications and if your level of Italian is not sufficient, we will organize online sessions in view of the mandatory test for students wishing to attend degree courses taught in Italian.
- CE: Applicants searching for admission to the second-cycle degree in Communication Engineering should submit their pre-evaluation application by using the following link.
- IBD: Applicants searching for admission to the second-cycle degree in International Business and Development should submit their pre-evaluation application by using the following link.
- FSFRM: Applicants searching for admission to the second-cycle degree in Food Safety and Food Risk Management should submit their pre-evaluation application by using the following link.
2. Pre-application on the Universitaly portal
Visit and then register on the Universitaly portal and apply through your reserved area to obtain the final validation of your qualifications and obtain an entry VISA to Italy (see paragraph below).
After completing the registration on the portal, you will be able to access your pre-application form. When filling the pre-application, remember to select the University of Parma, choose your desired degree course and follow the procedure.
While filling the form, you will be asked to specify the Embassy or Consulate where you will apply for the entry VISA. In case you have already applied for the pre-evaluation procedure, please remember to attach the response letter you got from the University of Parma.
After completing the pre-application form through Universitaly, your pre-application needs to be officially approved by our University and the University answer will be automatically forwarded both to you and, most important, to your selected Italian Embassy or Consulate, which thus will have the green light to start your VISA issuing process (for more information on how to get you VISA, see below). If you already have an acceptance pre-application letter from the University of Parma, then the approval on Universitaly is automatically granted (unless, compulsory documents are not atached to the Universitaly personal pre-application).
Remember that the Universitaly pre-application procedure does not guarantee your final admission.
Applicants wishing to register for the Foundation Year must submit their pre-registration trough the Universitaly portal, choosing "Corso Propedeutico" in the dedicated menu.
Once the outcome of your Universitaly pre-application has been confirmed, please check the requirements and the access procedures for the chosen degree course, register on our website and proceed to matriculate/enroll online. All relevant information about the matriculation/enrollment process can be found here.
Among the documents required to finalize the matriculation/enrollment process, a copy of the Tax Code (Codice Fiscale) is required. The Tax Code is issued by the Italian Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate) or by the Italian Embassy/Consulate competent for your territory. Self-produced tax codes using Internet simulators are not allowed (see below).
Contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate to find out the requirements for obtaining the Tax Code and the entry VISA. Find all the information on the procedures in the "studiare in Italia" portal.
ONLINE ITALIAN LANGUAGE SKILLS TEST
If you have chosen a degree course delivered in Italian language, and you do not have any official certification demonstrating your knowledge of Italian at level B2, you are called to take the Italian language test (generally scheduled between July and August) before enrolling (or, if required, to take the admission test to access the chosen degree).
Each candidate will be informed by email about the room on TEAMS where the test will take place and the timetable
RELEVANT INFORMATION ON MATRICULATION/ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE
The necessary procedures related to the final matriculation/enrollment of non-European nationals may be processed exclusively after receiving the following documents in original (find here the competent address):
- Study title translated and legalized
- Dichiarazione di Valore, issued by the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate
- Copy of the awarded VISA to enter Italy
THE TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (CODICE FISCALE)
Among the compulsory documents to be provided for the final matriculation/enrollment, applicants are asked to provide copy of the CODICE FISCALE (Tax Identification Number). The Tax Identification Number is officially issued by the national Agenzia delle Entrate or by the Italian Embassy/Consulate. Any Tax Identification Number obtained through the use of simulators available on the Internet will be not accepted.
Obtaining the Tax Identification Number is very simple:
- if already in Italy, the applicant may request the Tax Identification Number (Codice Fiscale) to the local Agenzia delle Entrate agency, whose copy must be provided jointly with the request for the Residence Permit;
- if still in the home Country, the applicant may request the Codice Fiscale to the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate and send copy of the retrieved document to the University Student Secretariat, jointly with the other compulsory documents.
All relevant information related the Codice Fiscale (Tax Identification Number) can be found here.
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Tuition, grants, accommodation and other services
Information about tuition at the University of Parma may be found here.
All information on benefits for international students is available on the ER.GO website. ER.GO is the Regional Authority for the Right to Higher Education and it works very closely with the Universities to ensure that the needs of students are met. ER.GO offers a variety of services, including financial assistance, residential accommodations, dining facilities, counseling and support, job and career guidance.
In case of applicants with a low-income condition, by applying to ER.GO and providing the required financial conditions details (ISEE declaration), it is possible to obtain a reduction on University tuition with a final amount due limited to the "Tassa Regionale" (Regional fee).
All further information related to welcome procedures, accommodation and services offered by the University of Parma can be found on the page of the University Welcome Point or by contacting the University Centre for Welcome and Inclusion.
How to get the VISA
The successful completion of the pre-application through the Universitaly platform allows the applicant to start the process to obtain a study VISA type-D to enter Italy for enrollment in an Italian University.
The successful validation of your Universitaly pre-application by the University of Parma includes an automatic notification to the competent Embassy/Consulate. You also will be notified by e-mail of our validation.
The next required step is that you contact the competent italian Embassy/Consulate to schedule your interview. During the interview, you may be tested on your proficiency of the English/Italian language (this depending on the language of instruction of your chosen degree course).
Please bear in mind that obtaining a VISA to enter Italy is not exclusively related to the admission to a University Degree, but also to the evaluation of the applicant's personal, financial and organizational conditions by the relevant Embassy/Consulate.
Important information is the following:
- To enter Italy there is a minimum amount of Euros you have to declare to have in your bank account. As of 2020, the minimum amount is 10387 euros (€). All VISA applications declaring below the minimum are automatically rejected. Official info available on the Ministry of foreign affairs website;
- The applicant must show proof of adequate accommodation in Italy, such as Campus accommodation, rental agreement, or a confirmed hotel booking of at least 30 days. In the case of accommodation in a private house, the owner must provide a declaration of hospitality signed in front of a notary public;
- Your English proficiency must be certified with a level of at least B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. Alternatively, you must provide a certificate from the Institution which issued your Bachelor degree stating that the program used English as the medium of instruction;
- You need a copy of a confirmed flight booking;
- The Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country may interview you. Please, carefully check the deadlines and all the required documents before attending the interview.
- You can check the requested documentation for your VISA by filling this official questionnaire.
Foreign qualifications: request for certificates and recognition
1 – Request for certificates of comparability and/or verification of foreign qualifications
To fasten the qualification evaluation procedures and facilitate the production of documents, it is possible to request Certificates of comparability and/or Certificates of verification of their foreign qualifications through the Diplo-me platform, managed by CIMEA, in line with the national legislation and procedures in force.
2 – Recognition/equivalence of foreign academic qualifications and reduction of the course duration
Foreign academic qualifications have no legal value in Italy, and it is therefore necessary to ask for their recognition if you wish to use them to participate in a call or to practice a profession.
How to apply
The applicant, non-EU national in possession of a residence permit or EU national, must submit a written request with stamp duty (Marca da bollo) to the Student Secretariat of the Degree Course to which he/she intends to apply for recognition using the A/10 Form.
The following documents must be enclosed to the form:
- Original of the upper secondary school qualification used for the admission to the University that issued the academic qualification;
- Translation in Italian language and legalization of the high school diploma issued by the Italian Diplomatic-Consular Representation competent for the territory in the Country where the diploma was issued;
- Declaration of value (Dichiarazione di Valore) of the baccalaureate diploma;
- Original of the foreign academic qualification awarded;
- Original of the detailed certificate of university examinations (stating the dates and locations of the examinations, if these were also held in part at universities other than the one that issued the qualification) issued by the university of graduation;
- Translation into Italian and legalization of the awarded academic qualification;
- Declaration of value (Dichiarazione di valore) of the awarded foreign academic qualification with indication of the legal duration of the course of study;
- Courses contents and description for each listed exam and official translation;
- Valid residence permit (non-EU nationals);
- Photocopy of the Identity Card/Passport and the Italian Tax Code;
- Passport-size photograph.
What to do after obtaining recognition
If the resolutions of the Degree Program Committee and Department Council fully recognize the submitted qualification, the resolution must be submitted for approval to the Academic Senate.
After the approval by the Academic Senate, it is necessary to pay the recognition fee of 258 euros (€) through the MAV bulletin, issued directly by the Student Secretariat.
Within 6 months from the resolution of the Academic Senate, the Student Secretariat will issue the degree parchment.
In the event that the foreign academic qualification is not fully recognized by the Degree Program Committee and by the Department Council, the student can obtain an abbreviation of the chosen course of study by submitting an enrollment request.
Foreign qualifications: equivalence
The equivalence to an Italian degree of a foreign qualification awarded in a foreign Country by a European citizen, and required by a national specific public call for employment in order to be admitted to the exams of that competition, allows participation in that specific competition without the issue of an Italian qualification.
Participating in public competitions for employment
- Submit the application to participate in the competition to the administration that published the notice, quoting the foreign qualification in the original language and asking to be admitted to the competition in application of art. 38 of the d. lgs. 165/2001 (conditional admission);
- Send the request for equivalence of the foreign qualification to the Department of Public Administration, pursuant to art. 38 of Legislative Decree 165/2001, by filling in the form made available by the Department of Public Administration itself: this form contains the list of all the documents necessary for submitting the application.
Who to contact
The responsible authority for the assessment of the equivalence of the foreign qualification is the:
Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri - Dipartimento della Funzione Pubblica - Ufficio P.P.A. - Servizio Reclutamento
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 116 - 00186 Roma
Phone: +39 -(0)6-6899.7563/7453/7470;
Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca
Piazzale Kennedy, 20 - 00144 Roma