Guidelines for enrolment - EU and EU-equated students
If you are an EU or EU-equated student enrolling on the University of Parma, you will apply for the University nearly the same as Italian students.
EU citizens: from all the member states of the EU (independently of their place of residence)
a) from the EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)
b) from Switzerland
c) from the Republic of San Marino
d) NON-EU citizens falling into one of the following categories:
- legally living in Italy and holding an EU long-term residence permit or a regular residence permit issued for study, work or family reasons;
- who have legally lived in Italy for at least one year and obtained a high-school certificate or academic qualification in Italy;
- who obtained a high-school certificate or academic qualification from an Italian school/institution abroad or from a foreign school/institution operating in Italy or adroad (according to specific agreements and regualtions - art.26 of Law 189, 30 July 2002);
- legally living in Italy on a regular residence permit for study purposes if previously enrolled on a degree course in any Italian university.
e) political or humanitarian refugees
f) staff of foreign diplomatic offices (Embassies/Consulates) as well as International Organisations based in Italy - accredited by either the Italian Government or the Holy See - along with their family members (spouse and children)
g) Italian students holding a foreign qualification.
Step 1 - Admission requirements and documents
To check the admission requirements and documents needed to apply for First Cycle, Second Cycle and Single Cycle Degrees, visit the page General Admission Requirements.
Translation and Legalization of documents
If you obtained your qualification in a foreign country, you must have it officially translated into Italian, together with your syllabus and list of exams passed. However, for students coming from EU or EU-equated countries, the translation of these documents is not always required: please check the website of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the website Studenti Stranieri - MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research).
Qualifications and certificates must then be certified and legalized by the Italian Embassy/Consulate.
Legalization can be substituted with an “apostille” if the country where the qualification was obtained is party to the Hague Convention (1961). Further details and cases are indicated on the website of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Declaration of Value
The Declaration of Value is an official document which briefly describes and certifies the validity of a qualification awarded by an institution which does not belong to the Italian educational system. The international student (EU or NON-EU) holding a foreign degree must obtain such document in order to be admitted to an Italian University.
The necessary qualifications issued by foreign institutions must be accompanied by the documents indicated by the universities in respect of the Lisbon Convention.
Further information regarding the recognition and equivalence of foreign qualifications is provided by Centro Informazione sulla Mobilità e le Equipollenze Accademiche (CIMEA).
Upon translation and legalization of documents, the Italian Consulate or embassy will issue the Declaration of Value. From then on, you can officially apply for an Italian University.
Step 2 - Online registration and online application for the University of Parma
Before starting with the application procedure, you must register online on the University computer system. You can register anytime before the opening of enrolments, and we reccommend to do it especially for students who are applying for a course with chronological order of enrolments.
From 17th July 2018, you can proceed with the online application for the University of Parma (log in with the credentials you obtained with the online registration).
Please carefully read the page Application procedure A.Y. 2018-2019 for all the steps to enrol on a course of the University of Parma.
On 17th July, the online application starts in different times according to the type of course you are applying for:
- from 9.00: application for the First Cycle Degree Course in Food Science and Technology;
- from 11.00: application for the First Cycle Degree Course in Biotechnology;
- from 13:00: application for the First Cycle Degree Course in Sport Sciences, Physical Exercise and Human Health;
- from 15:00: application for the First Cycle Degree Course in Biology;
- from 17:00: application for the First Cycle Degree Courses in Chemistry and in Livestock Science and Animal Production Technologies;
- from 18:00: application for open access courses.
Please, do not access the system before the starting time indicated for the course you have chosen.
The instructions and deadlines for the application for courses with National Admission Test are now available on the University website. Remember that you will first have to register on the Universitaly website from 2nd July 2018 to 24th July 2018 at 15:00, then you have to follow the procedure indicated in the section Courses with national admission test or Courses with local admission test at the page Application procedure A.Y. 2018-2019 (check the different deadlines and procedures).
Step 3 - Definitive enrolment
To enrol, you must send by the set deadline for the course chosen:
- a scan of your payment receipt for the 1st instalment of tuition fees;
- a scan of your application form bearing the date and your signature.
If required, you might also be asked to send a scan of the Declaration of Value or any other documents or certificates proving the transation and validation of your foreign qualification. Please, check the documents required for enrolment with the Student Registry Office of your course, as well as the deadlines for submission.
You must send all the documents indicated to the e-mail address of the Student Registry Office of your course. The Subject of the e-mail must bear your FAMILY NAME, NAME, DEGREE COURSE CHOSEN (in Italian).
On receiving this e-mail and all the documents, the University will reply by e-mail (to the address you gave during the online registration) confirming your enrolment: you will receive your student ID number and your University e-mail address (made up as: firstname.lastname@example.org), which will be essential for your future career as a student of the University of Parma. Furthermore, in the same e-mail you will receive the instructions for the student card of the University of Parma.
Step 4 - When in Parma
When you arrive in Parma, you will have to:
- hand your qualifications and the Declaration of Value to the Student Registry Office of your degree course (see above);
- carry out the "Iscrizione anagrafica" by registering at the Town Council Register (Anagrafe: DUC - Largo Torello da Strada 11/a) only if you are staying in Italy for more than 90 days. You will need:
- a copy of your passport or identity document;
- a statement of enrolment at the University of Parma (e.g. a print of the e-mail confirming your enrolment with student ID number);
- your European Health Card or health insurance (recognised as valid in Italy) covering the entire length of your stay;
- documentation proving the availability of adequate financial resources (e.g. proof of a scholarship, details of your bank account, etc.).
The Rester Office will issue a document certifying your registration in the Civil Records (Iscrizione Anagrafica) approximately 30 days after your request for registration.
All details are available on the website of the Town Council of Parma.
- apply for the Italian Tax Code at the local office of the Agenzia delle Entrate in Parma (Strada Quarta 6/1 A). You will need your valid passport or ID document. Upon presentation of the documents and completion of a specific form, you will receive the tax code on a paper sheet. The Agenzia delle Entrate will then send you a plastic tax code card to the address provided.
Further information for EU and EU-equated students
EU and EU-equated students:
- share the same treatment as EU nationals as regards application procedure, admission tests, tuition fees, etc.
- do not submit any pre-application form to the Italian Embassy/Consulate;
- are exempted from needing an Italian visa;
- are exempted from needing a Residence Permit;
- are not required to sit the Italian proficiency test;
- are included in the number of general enrolments on the course, not in the quota reserved for other NON-EU citizens.