Segreteria studenti internazionali - International student office

International Student Office

Academic Year 2024 - 2025

1. Italian language test: applications for the A.Y. 2024-2025

Non-EU citizens residing abroad and requiring a Study Visa must take a B2 Italian language test for admission to Sapienza’s Degree programmes taught in Italian.

For additional information and registration for the 2024-25 Italian language test please click on Italian Language Test for International Students

2. Mandatory pre-selection for A.Y. 2024-2025

Pre-selection 2024-2025 is now open!

For some Bachelor’s and some Master’s degree programmes taught in English, and for some taught in Italian, see the list, it is expected to comply with an online pre-selection on MoveIN platform, with the release of a pre-acceptance letter.

The pre-acceptance letter is:

- mandatory for all non-EU citizens residing abroad, see point 6, in order to complete procedures related to pre-enrolment and Study Visa request on Universitaly (if you are not registered on Universitaly yet, please follow this link https://universitaly-private.cineca.it/index.php/registration/firststep)

- optional for EU citizens wherever resident and non-EU citizens residing in Italy, see point 6

In case of positive outcome of the pre-selection procedure, it is necessary to register on Infostud in order to have a student ID number (matricola) and be able to download the pre-acceptance letter.

For further information go to Admission 2024-2025

Please note that the positive outcome of the pre-selection process does not guarantee the enrolment in the degree course. Pre-selected students have to submit all mandatory documents for enrolment (see point 3 for Bachelor’s degree and single-cycle degree courses and see point 4 for Master’s degree courses) to the "Hello - International Student Office" that evaluates the eligibility of the submitted qualifications for admission to Italian Higher Education Institutions, according to the procedures set by MUR.

It won't be possible to enrol students who do not have the minimum requirements, even if they have already been pre-selected. 

In the event of pre-selected students, possibly enrolled under reserve of submission of mandatory documents: the enrolment will be declared void and null if final administrative checks show the lack of minimum requirements.

3. Mandatory documents for enrolment – Bachelor’s degree courses and Single-cycle degree courses

Enrolment procedures such as completion, submission and administrative checks of mandatory documents will be carried out with an online preliminary procedure.
The Hello - International Student Office will schedule in person appointments to carry out an in depth check on documents submitted online, in order to reconfirm their authenticity, so candidates are required to take original hardcopies of all the below listed documents with them when they are summoned.

Please carefully check this document to acknowledge which secondary education qualification we require for enrolment according to the Country where you have achieved it.

Documents to be sent to Hello - International Student Office for enrolment in Bachelor’s degree courses and Single-cycle degree courses:

  • valid passport (or identity card, only for EU citizens);
  • study Visa for “University enrolment” released by the Italian Diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) in the Country where the candidate has his/her residence (for A.Y. 2024/2025 for non-EU citizens residing abroad and A.Y. 2023/2024 for Chinese students in the Marco Polo Project), see point 5;
  • receipts of your residence permit request (only for non-EU citizens residing abroad who hold a study Visa 2024/2025). The request for an appointment for the Residence permit must be done within 8 days from arrival in Italy, in any postal office. For additional information on the residence permit for study purposes, please visit the dedicated page;
  • valid residence permit card (only for non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy and Chinese students in the Marco Polo Project). If you are renewing your residence permit card, you will need a copy of your expired permit together with the post office receipts of your renewal application. For additional information on the residence permit for study purposes, please visit the dedicated page;
  • high school diploma (achieved after at least 12 years of studies and enabling admission in first level University degree under the laws of the Country of issuance) 
    a)    If the diploma has been achieved in one of the Countries listed in the following
           Automatic Recognition Database:
    https://ardi.cimea.it/en, it will be mandatory
           to send:

    ·         High school diploma, original version and related official sworn translation into Italian,
              or English
    ·         Statement of Correspondence of the diploma, downloaded from
              https://ardi.cimea.it/en
    ·         Statement of Verification of the diploma issued by CIMEA or, alternatively,
              legalization/apostille on both original and translated versions. Competent authorities for the Apostille: click here

    b)    If the diploma has been achieved in one of the Countries NOT listed in the
            following Automatic Recognition Database:
    https://ardi.cimea.it/en
            it will be mandatory to send:
     ·         High school diploma, original version and related official sworn translation into Italian,
               or English
     ·         Statement of Comparability and Statement of Verification of the
               diploma issued by CIMEA.
               Alternatively to CIMEA statements, you can submit: Declaration of equal value (DoV) issued by the
               Italian Diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) in the Country in charge of the 
               education system where the diploma has been achieved, with legalization/apostille. Competent authorities for the Apostille: click here
               on both original and translated versions of the diploma.

    For additional information on international titles fit for admission to higher
    education, please carefully check the document listing the most represented
    Countries among Sapienza international students. 

    As for enrolment in degree courses entirely taught in English, if you obtained your
    qualification drawn up in English language, sworn translation into Italian is not 
    necessary, the title can be submitted in English.
  • non-EU citizens residing abroad: for enrolment in degree courses taught in Italian, it is mandatory to submit an Italian Language Certificate of Proficiency with a grade not below the B2 level released by the CLIQ certification bodies, in line with the scientific standards set by the Council of Europe in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The certificate is mandatory.
    Alternatively, candidates must take the Italian language test in Sapienza and achieve at least a B2 level, see point 1.
  • pre-acceptance letter, see point 2, if mandatory as a prerequisite for the admission in the degree course

The whole mandatory set of documents has to be sent via email, in a single pdf, to studentistranieri@uniroma1.it indicating the following mandatory subject: “Ready for enrolment in: name of the course + course code + student’s ID (matricola) + student’s name and surname”.

Refer to Peculiar cases section, see point 12, for further information on degrees.

Compensation year/s

If you obtained your title at the end of a school education of less than 12 years, you have to submit also:

  • in the event of an eleven-year local school system: the academic transcript certifying the positive outcome of all the exams imposed for the first year of university studies. The transcript must be accompanied by a sworn translation into Italian or English. Both versions (original and translated) must have legalization or apostille. Competent authorities for the Apostille: click here;
  • in the event of a ten-year local school system: the academic transcript certifying the positive outcome of all the exams imposed for the first two academic years. The transcript must be accompanied by a sworn translation into Italian or English. Both versions (original and translated) must have legalization or apostille. Competent authorities for the Apostille: click here

The aforementioned additional and complementary certifications, submitted to compensate secondary school qualifications obtained after less than twelve years of schooling, allow the enrolment in the first academic year only, and cannot be further evaluated for enrolment with a course abbreviation, in order to avoid the double evaluation of the same qualifications.

Following titles can be accepted to compensate missing school years as well:

  • an official Italian or international post-secondary study qualification, obtained in a non-university higher education institution in a subject related to the chosen course, lasting one year in the case of an eleven-year local school system, or two years in the case of a ten-year local school system, respectively;
  • certificates from other Italian universities, related to the completion of a foundation course which compensates for 1 year of missing education. For information about Foundation year at Sapienza University of  Rome please visit the dedicated page.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The Hello - International Student Office has the right to verify that all submitted documents are genuine, as well as to request any additional documents deemed necessary to confirm the authenticity of submitted qualifications and the possession of entry requirements.

Therefore, if candidates submit a set of documents different from those listed above, Sapienza Hello - International Student Office has the right to ask for additional documents during the enrolment procedures in order to be in line with the evaluation policies stated by the Ministry of University and Research https://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Declaration of equal value (DoV):

  • It always has to be issued by the Italian Diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) in the Country in charge of the education system where each title has been achieved.
  • All submitted qualifications (original and sworn translation), must be legalized (or with Apostille. Competent authorities for the Apostille: click here).
  • It is mandatory to submit one DoV for each title: High School Diploma and possible Compensation year/s (if any).
  • Candidates can submit one single DOV, in which all titles are reported, only if they are achieved in the same Country and they refer to the same education system.
  • Please make sure that the DoV states:
    1. the total number of school years attendance to achieve your title prior to university enrolment, and the possible Compensation year/s (if any);
    2. that the High school diploma achieved enables admission in first level University degree under the laws of the Country of issuance.

4. Mandatory documents for enrolment – Master’s degree courses

Enrolment procedures such as completion, submission and administrative checks of mandatory documents will be carried out with an online preliminary procedure.
The Hello - International Student Office will schedule in person appointments to carry out an in depth check on documents submitted online, in order to reconfirm their authenticity, so candidates are required to take original hardcopies of all the below listed documents with them when they are summoned.

Please carefully check this document to acknowledge which education qualifications we require for enrolment according to the Country where you have achieved them.

Documents to be sent to Hello - International Student Office for enrolment in Master’s degree courses:

  • valid passport (or identity card, only for EU citizens);
  • study Visa for “University enrolment” released by the Italian Diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) in the Country where the candidate has his/her residence (for A.Y. 2024/2025 for non-EU citizens residing abroad and A.Y. 2023/2024 for Chinese students in the Marco Polo Project), see point 5;
  • receipts of your residence permit request (only for non-EU citizens residing abroad who hold a study Visa 2024/2025). The request for an appointment for the Residence permit must be done within 8 days from arrival in Italy, in any postal office. For additional information on the residence permit for study purposes, please visit the dedicated page;
  • valid residence permit card (only for non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy and Chinese students in the Marco Polo Project). If you are renewing your residence permit card, you will need a copy of your expired permit together with the post office receipts of your renewal application. For additional information on the residence permit for study purposes, please visit the dedicated page;
  • university-level qualification (achieved after no fewer than 15 years of studies, including at least 3 at University level, enabling admission in second level University degree under the laws of the Country of issuance), together with the academic transcript of records, both documents in original version and in official sworn translation into Italian (or into English). 

    a)    If the degree has been achieved in one of the Countries listed in the following
            Automatic Recognition Database:
    https://ardi.cimea.it/en, it will be mandatory
            to send:

    ·       University level qualification with related transcript of records, both in original version,
            with related official sworn translations into Italian, or English
    ·       Statement of Correspondence of the degree, downloaded from
             https://ardi.cimea.it/en
    ·       Statement of Verification of the degree and transcript of records issued by CIMEA or,
             alternatively, legalization/apostille on both original and translated
             versions. Competent authorities for the Apostille: click here

    b)    If the degree has been achieved in one of the Countries NOT listed in the
            following Automatic Recognition Database:
    https://ardi.cimea.it/en, it will be
            mandatory to send:
    ·       University level qualification with related transcript of records, both in original
            version, with related official sworn translations into Italian, or English
    ·       Statement of Comparability and Statement of Verification of the degree 
            issued by CIMEA.
            Alternatively to CIMEA statements, you can submit:
            1) Declaration of equal value (DoV) issued by the Italian Diplomatic mission
                (Embassy or Consulate) in the Country in charge of the education system
                where the degree has been achieved, with legalization/apostille on both
                original and translated versions of the degree and transcript of records.
                Competent authorities for the Apostille: click here
            OR
            2) Diploma Supplement issued by the University where the degree has been
                 achieved. It can be accepted only in case it displays all the needed information
                 for the evaluation of the degree and it must be legalized (or with apostille.
                Competent authorities for the Apostille: click here).

      For additional information on international titles fit for admission to higher
      education, please carefully check the document listing the most represented
      Countries among Sapienza international students. 

      As for enrolment in degree courses entirely taught in English, if you obtained your
     qualification drawn up in English language, sworn translation into Italian is not 
     necessary, the title can be submitted in English.

  • non-EU citizens residing abroad: for enrolment in degree courses taught in Italian, it is mandatory to submit an Italian Language Certificate of Proficiency with a grade not below the B2 level released by the CLIQ certification bodiesin line with the scientific standards set by the Council of Europe in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The certificate is mandatory.
    Alternatively, candidates must take the Italian language test in Sapienza and achieve at least a B2 level, see point 1.
  • pre-acceptance letter, see point 2, if mandatory as a prerequisite for the admission in the degree course

If required by the Hello - International Student Office for further assessment, candidates will be asked to send also:

  • High School Diploma, original version and official translation into Italian, or into English (see detailed information on how submit it in point 3).

The whole mandatory set of documents has to be sent via email, in a single pdf, to studentistranieri@uniroma1.it indicating the following mandatory subject: “Ready for enrolment in: name of the course + course code + student’s ID (matricola) + student’s name and surname”

Refer to Peculiar cases section, see point 12, for further information on degrees.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The Hello - International Student Office has the right to verify that all submitted documents are genuine, as well as to request any additional documents deemed necessary to confirm the authenticity of submitted qualifications and the possession of entry requirements.

Therefore, if candidates submit a set of documents different from those listed above, Sapienza Hello - International Student Office has the right to ask for additional documents during the enrolment procedures in order to be in line with the evaluation policies stated by the Ministry of University and Research https://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Declaration of equal value (DoV):

  • It always has to be issued by the Italian Diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) in the Country in charge of the education system where each title has been achieved.
  • All submitted qualifications (original and sworn translation), including the Transcript of records, must be legalized (or with Apostille. Competent authorities for the Apostille: click here).
  • It is mandatory to submit one DoV for each title: High School Diploma and University degree.
  • Candidates can submit one single DOV, in which both titles are reported, only if they are achieved in the same Country and they refer to the same education system.
  • Please make sure that the DoV states:
    1. the number of school year attendance prior to university enrolment and the number of years of university attendance to achieve your title;
    2. that the University degree achieved enables admission in second level University degree under the laws of the Country of issuance.

Diploma Supplement:

  • It accompanies and is related to the University degree.
  • It can be accepted only in case it displays all the needed information for the evaluation of the degree.
  • Official translation into Italian is not necessary, but its legalization (or Apostille. Competent authorities for the Apostille: click here) is mandatory.

5. Study Visa: Universitaly, mandatory online pre-enrolment for all non-EU students residing abroad

Online Universitaly portal is now open for A.Y. 2024/2025

Online pre-enrolment on Universitaly portal is mandatory for all non-EU students residing abroad, see point 6, requiring a Study Visa for enrolment and for entry in Italy. If you are not registered on Universitaly yet, please follow this link https://universitaly-private.cineca.it/index.php/registration/firststep

Pre-enrolment applications on Universitaly must be finalized and submitted by the candidates within 28 June 2024 at 23:59 Italian time, in order to allow their validation by the University in suitable time for the processing by the Embassies/Consulates within the closing date of study visas release.

In the pre-enrolment application process, candidates need to select the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their Country/place of residence. Non-EU citizens residing in a European Country have to select the Italian Embassy/Consulate in the European Country where they reside.

Students who are interested in one of the degree courses with pre-selection, see point 2, need to have their mandatory pre-acceptance letter. Pre-acceptance letter has to be uploaded by the candidates on Universitaly with the whole set of documents.

Please note: to allow the Office for Students with International Degrees to quickly proceed with the validation of applications on Universitaly portal, it is necessary to upload all mandatory documents (see here for Bachelor’s degree courses and Single-cycle degree courses, see here for Master’s degree courses and see here for the Foundation Year). Incomplete applications will be re-opened to allow the candidates to integrate with missing documents and will be validated once completed.

For candidates who have chosen a degree course with restricted access

Universitaly pre-enrolment application will be validated just in case the candidate is among the winners of the ranking related to the chosen course. For procedures to be admitted to the ranking and related deadlines please check the call for admissions of your chosen course in the catalogue.

 

Did you receive your study visa?
Once you have obtained your study visa and you have arrived in Italy, within 8 days from your arrival you have to apply for your residence permit for study purposes, information at the following link, and send the related receipts to studentistranieri@uniroma1.it together with your enrolment documents.

 

IMPORTANT

The sole validation of the pre-enrolment application does not guarantee the Study Visa issuance (which falls under the exclusive jurisdiction of Diplomatic Representations) and does not guarantee the enrolment in the course that will be completed if and only if the candidate correctly submits all the enrolment mandatory documents by the deadline as pointed out in the call for applications. For enrolment mandatory documents see point 3 for Bachelor's and Single-cycle degree courses and see point 4 for Master's degree courses.

In particular, we highlight what pointed out in the "PROCEDURES FOR ENTRY, RESIDENCY AND ENROLMENT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND THE RESPECTIVE RECOGNITION OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES IN ITALY VALID FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2023-2024" published at the following link:

1. the prior acceptance of a candidate by the university does not confer any right to obtain a visa, bearing in mind that this fulfilment is the exclusive jurisdiction of the individual diplomatic-consular missions;
2. obtaining a visa for study purposes issued by the competent diplomatic-consular mission does not confer any right to complete enrolment in a course of study, bearing in mind that this fulfilment is the exclusive jurisdiction of the individual institutions of higher education;
3. the prior acceptance of a candidate by the university does not confer any right to complete the enrolment, even in the cases of:

  • obtaining the relevant visa;
  • physical presence in the national territory;
  • eligibility and/or effective disbursement of scholarships/contributions of any kind;
  • conditional acceptance of the candidate in order to be able to start learning activities.

Taking into account that for the purposes of enrolment, universities will have to verify the actual eligibility of the international qualification and the authenticity of the documentation produced.
Depending on the characteristics of the courses of study chosen by the individual candidates, higher education institutions should gather all the certificates necessary for assessing the suitability of the international qualification and for verifying its authenticity before submitting visa applications, in order to avoid that a validly pre-registered candidate fails to finalize the enrolment once arrived in Italy.
Finally, if the institution of higher education is unable to complete the enrolment of the international student, it must promptly notify the diplomatic-consular Mission for the purpose of the immediate cancellation of the entry visa by the latter.

For additional information on Universitaly portal you can email to Accesso Sapienza   

6. International students – check your citizenship status

On the basis of the Ministerial regulations, degree programs admission and enrollment procedures may vary depending on your personal situation.
In order to know which procedures to follow, find out here below which of the following categories you should refer to.

  1. You should refer to the procedures applicable to “Italian citizens with a foreign qualification, EU citizens wherever resident and non-EU citizens residing in Italy” if:
  • you are a citizen of an European Union Member State or of Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Swiss Confederation, Republic of San Marino and Vatican City State;
  • you have  dual citizenship, one of which is of an EU Country;
  • you are a citizen of a non-EU country but you hold one of the following residence permits issued by the Italian Government:
    • EU residence permit for long-term stay;
    • residence permit for subordinate work or for self-employment;
    • residence permit for family reasons;
    • residence permit for asylum, for subsidiary protection or special reasons;
    • residence permit for religious reasons; 
    • residence document in electronic format for UK citizens  issued on the basis of the Art. 50 TUE – Art. 18.4 of the Withdrawal Agreement EU-UK.
  • you are a citizen of a non-EU country but you have been a legally resident in Italy for at least one year and you hold an upper secondary school qualification obtained in Italy that gives you access to the chosen degree programme;
  • you are a citizen of a non-EU country and you are enrolled in an Italian university, you hold a valid residence permit for study purposes and you wish to apply for a transfer or a change of programme for the following academic year. A change of program is only possible for student already enrolled in Sapienza. ATTENTION: if you are already enrolled in an Italian university and you wish to move to Sapienza, do not withdraw from the previous university otherwise your residence permit for study purposes loses its validity and you need to start again with the study visa procedure by going back to your Country. In these cases you have to ask for a transfer procedure from your present Italian university to Sapienza
  • you are a citizen of a non-EU country and you, one of your parents or your spouse is in service at a Diplomatic – consular mission or international organization working in Italy and accredited by the Italian Government or the Holy See.

ATTENTION: please remember that a Student residence permit issued to attend a course of Italian language, as well as an Exchange programme, is not valid for University enrolment as a EU-student, so you need to ask again for a Study Visa (via Universitaly) and a new related permit of stay. In this case, please refere to procedures for “Non-EU Citizens residing abroad and requiring a Study Visa”.
The Hello - International Student Office has the right to verify the documents related to your residence permit issuance.


For additional information on the Residence permit for study purposes, please check the dedicated link

If you want to enrol for the academic year 2024-2025, you have to follow the instructions given in the call for applications of the degree programme you wish to attend. Go to the catalogue.

 

  1. You should refer to the procedures applicable to “Non-EU Citizens residing abroad and requiring a Study Visa” if you are a citizen of a non-EU country, you reside abroad and you do not have the aforementioned requirements needed to be considered equivalent to an EU citizen (as listed in point a.).

Carefully read our International admission page and strictly follow all given instructions. Since you need a Study Visa, access the Universitaly portal  in order to complete the online pre-enrolment application required to apply for it. If you are not registered on Universitaly yet, please follow this link https://universitaly-private.cineca.it/index.php/registration/firststep

For further information, please write to Accessosapienza

Please note: pre-enrolment application on Universitaly portal does not grant admission to degree programmes. Enrolment will only be finalised once you have completed the admission procedures according to the call for applications of your degree programme: Go to the catalogue 

For restricted access degree programmes Sapienza sets a quota of reserved places for non-EU students residing abroad. The quota of reserved places and information about the admission test are provided in the single calls for applications and in our dedicated webpage.

 

  1. You should refer to the procedures applicable to “Marco Polo Students” if you are a Chinese citizen and you are taking part in the Marco Polo Project. For information about the online pre-enrolment applications for the academic year 2024-2025, please follow the procedures provided by MURGo to the procedures.

For restricted access degree programmes Sapienza sets a quota of reserved places for Marco Polo students. The quota of reserved places and the information about the admission test are provided in the single calls for applications and in our dedicated webpage.

 

It is pointed out that, in case of candidates having dual citizenship, one of which Italian or of any other EU country, the Italian or the other EU citizenship will prevail (law of May 31, 1995, no. 218, art.19, paragraph 2). 

7. Master’s degree courses with requirements and personal knowledge assessment and mandatory pre-acceptance letter – enrolment procedures for non-EU students requiring visa and Chinese students in Marco Polo Project

Enrolment procedures:

  • Read the call for application of your degree course: Go to the catalogue
  • Complete the online preselection procedure to obtain the mandatory pre-acceptance letter, see point 2;
  • Proceed with your Study Visa request on Universitaly portal within 28 June 2024 at 23:59 Italian time, see point 5, uploading your B2 certificate in Italian language if your chosen degree course is taught in Italian, see point 1;
  • Book your assessment of requirements procedure by paying the related 10-euros fee on Infostud, starting from 2 July 2024 and not later than 16 September 2024 at 23:59 Italian time, and by uploading in Infostud the test code as indicated on the course call for application
  • Send to studentistranieri@uniroma1.it the mandatory set of documents for enrolment, see point 4
  • Wait for the outcome of your documents’ check by the International Student Office
  • Finalize your enrolment procedure by paying your tuition fees, see point 15

8. Master’s degree courses with requirements and personal knowledge assessment and pre-acceptance letter – enrolment procedures for EU citizens wherever resident and non-EU citizens residing in Italy

As indicated in point 2, for these candidates the pre-acceptance letter is not a mandatory requirement, therefore enrolment procedures differ according to the candidate's choice. Here below the two possible procedures:

Candidates who choose to enrol with the pre-acceptance letter:

  • Read the call for application of your degree course: Go to the catalogue
  • Complete the online preselection procedure to obtain the mandatory pre-acceptance letter, see point 2;
  • Book your assessment of requirements procedure by paying the related 10-euros fee on Infostud, within the deadline as set in Art. 8 paragraph 2 of Students Regulations, and by uploading in Infostud the test code as indicated on the course call for application
  • Send to studentistranieri@uniroma1.it the mandatory set of documents for enrolment, see point 4
  • Wait for the outcome of your documents’ check by the office for Students with International Degree
  • Finalize your enrolment procedure by paying your tuition fees, see point 15

Candidates who choose to enrol without the pre-acceptance letter:

  • Read the call for application of your degree course: Go to the catalogue
  • Register on Infostud to obtain your student ID number (matricola)
  • Book your assessment of requirements procedure by paying the related 10-euros fee on Infostud, within the deadline as set in Art. 8 paragraph 2 of Students Regulations, and by uploading in Infostud the test code as indicated on the course call for application
  • Send to verificarequisiti.studentistranieri@uniroma1.it the mandatory set of documents for enrolment, see point 4, including a copy of the degree programmes detailed by discipline, with the indication of the hours of lecture attended and the theoretical and practical activities provided for the achievement of the international degree, carrying the original stamp of the university and translated into Italian or into English. For such a document, no sworn translation is required
  • Wait for the final outcome of the procedure and finalize your enrolment by paying your tuition fees, see point 15.

9. Master’s degree courses with requirements and personal knowledge assessment, without preselection and without pre-acceptance letter – enrolment procedures for all candidates

In case the chosen Master’s degree does not imply a preselection and a pre-acceptance letter as a prerequisite for the enrolment, the following procedure has to be followed by all students with an international qualification regardless of their citizenship:

  • Read the call for application of your degree course: Go to the catalogue
  • Register on Infostud to obtain your student ID number (matricola)
  • Book your assessment of requirements procedure by paying the related 10-euros fee on Infostud by uploading the test code as indicated on the course call for application, within following deadlines:
  1. from 2 July 2024 and not later than 16 September 2024 at 23:59 Italian time, for all non-EU students requiring visa and Chinese students in Marco Polo Project
  2. dates as set in Art. 8 paragraph 2 of Students Regulations, for all Italian students with an international qualification, EU citizens wherever resident and non-EU citizens residing in Italy
  • Send to verificarequisiti.studentistranieri@uniroma1.it the mandatory set of documents for enrolment, see point 4 (non-EU students residing abroad can send their study visa and their residence permit request at a later stage) including a copy of the degree programmes detailed by discipline, with the indication of the hours of lecture attended and the theoretical and practical activities provided for the achievement of the international degree, carrying the original stamp of the university and translated into Italian or into English. For such a document, no sworn translation is required
  • Wait for the final outcome of the procedure and finalize your enrolment by paying your tuition fees, see point 15 (before paying non-EU students residing abroad have to send their study visa and the request of their residence permit).

10. Bachelor’s degree and Single-Cycle degrees with Admission Test (PIVC) – enrolment procedures for all candidates

Please refer to the call for applications on the Course catalogue for information and specific deadlines and procedures.

11. Bachelor’s degree, Single-Cycle degrees and Master’s degree with restricted access - enrolment procedures for all candidates

Please refer to the call for applications on the Course catalogue for information and specific deadlines and procedures.

12. Peculiar cases

  • If you are an Italian citizen and you have achieved an international High School Diploma: your title allows you the continuation of studies in Italian Universities if it has been awarded on the basis of at least the last two years of attendance, with a positive result, in the international education system.
  • If you hold a United States High School qualification, a United Kingdom qualification or a title awarded by the University institutes of ecclesiastical studies located in Italy and approved by the Holy See, please read the attachment 1 of the Ministerial regulations. For legalization procedures related to Holy See qualifications, please refer to the related document.
  • If you hold an Italian High school Diploma awarded in border schools or obtained at Italian sections of international schools abroad; if you hold a qualification awarded in international schools operating in Italy or in European Schools (Law 151/1996); if you have the Diploma of International Baccalaureate, or the final qualification of secondary school Institutions of the Republic of San Marino, or a qualification awarded at the International School of Trieste, please read the Attachment 2 of the Ministerial regulations for the a.y. 2024-2025.
  • In the event that the candidate for a study course presents an international qualification obtained after studies mainly carried out in Italy, the recognition, even partial, of this qualification is subject to the accreditation procedure of the institution operating in Italy, as established by Decree n. 214 of April 26 2004, “Regulation containing criteria and procedures for foreign higher education institutions operating in Italy for the purpose of recognising their qualifications (implementation of Article 4 of Law No. 148 of 11 July 2002), in implementation of Article VI.5 of the Lisbon Convention. 

13. Foundation Year

Foundation Year Programme was conceived for students who need to complete their basic education and/or who need to meet the minimum schooling requirements (12 years) outlined in current legislation for enrolment at Italian universities as set by MUR.

Admission in the Foundation Year is open to:

Candidates have to:

  • possess a secondary education leaving qualification (High School Diploma, Attestate, etc.) obtained after at least 11 years of schooling, on condition that it enables the student to university enrolment under the laws of the Country of issuance. Please carefully check this document to acknowledge which education qualifications we require for enrolment according to the Country where you have achieved them;
  • possessing an English language proficiency equivalent to CEFR level B2, to be proven with an official certification (IELTS, TOEFL, CFE, etc.) or, otherwise, to be assessed through an online interview organized by the University.

Once admission procedures have been completed, all winners have to send all mandatory documents within the deadline as set on the call for application. The full list of mandatory documents for the enrolment in the Foundation Year is available at the following link.

For further information and to download the call for admission visit the Foundation Year page.

14. Degree Programme Shortening

International students asking for an evaluation of their previous University career in order to obtain a shortening of their degree programme, have to submit the following documents within 30 days from the date of enrolment (see Art. 17 in Student Regulations) via the new online ticketing system:

  • university-level qualification, together with the academic transcript of records, both documents in original version and in official sworn translation into Italian (or into English). 

    a)    If the degree has been achieved in one of the Countries listed in the following
            Automatic Recognition Database:
    https://ardi.cimea.it/en, it will be mandatory
            to upload:

    ·       University level qualification with related transcript of records, both in original version,
            with related official sworn translations into Italian, or English
    ·       Statement of Correspondence of the degree, downloaded from
             https://ardi.cimea.it/en
    ·       Statement of Verification of the degree and transcript of records issued by CIMEA or,
             alternatively, legalization/apostille on both original and translated
             versions. Competent authorities for the Apostille: click here

    b)    If the degree has been achieved in one of the Countries NOT listed in the
            following Automatic Recognition Database:
    https://ardi.cimea.it/en, it will be
            mandatory to upload:
    ·       University level qualification with related transcript of records, both in original
            version, with related official sworn translations into Italian, or English
    ·       Statement of Comparability and Statement of Verification of the degree 
            issued by CIMEA.
            Alternatively to CIMEA statements, you can submit:
            1) Declaration of equal value (DoV) issued by the Italian Diplomatic mission
                (Embassy or Consulate) in the Country in charge of the education system
                where the degree has been achieved, with legalization/apostille on both
                original and translated versions of the degree and transcript of records.
                Competent authorities for the Apostille: click here
            OR
            2) Diploma Supplement issued by the University where the degree has been
                 achieved. It can be accepted only in case it displays all the needed information
                 for the evaluation of the degree and it must be legalized (or with apostille).
                 Competent authorities for the Apostille: click here

                  For additional information on international titles fit for admission to higher
                  education, please carefully check the document listing the most represented
                  Countries among Sapienza international students. 

  • copy of the detailed University study plan for each learning activity, with the total number of study hours, for theory and training, completed to obtain the international academic Degree. This document has to be signed and stamped in original by the University and has to be translated into Italian or English. This syllabus does not need a certified translation;
  • application form for the abbreviation of the degree programme, duly filled out and accompanied by the on line  payment receipt of the 16,00 Euros duty stamp.

Please Note 

As for enrolment in a bachelor or in a master degree course entirely taught in English at Sapienza, if the student achieved a diploma drawn up in English language, it is not necessary to send the official translation into Italian. 

Students asking for a shortening based on a partial academic career, without a final degree achieved, have to submit their transcript of records duly legalized by the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate. CIMEA releases statements on achieved titles only.

The application for the shortening of the degree course has to be submitted through the online ticketing system soon after the enrolment in the first year of the degree course. 

Ticketing system:

https://tts.uniroma1.it/otrs/customer.pl

More information here:

Student Forms

Further information can be found in the following document

15. Pay your tuition fees via PagoPA

For information on tuition fees and grants read this page.

As of March 1st, 2021, students of Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes will be asked to pay their tuition fees via PagoPA

Go to the page to know how to pay

16. Information and contacts

The Hello -International Student Office is responsible for:

  • Evaluating international degrees for admissions to all graduate and post-graduate programmes for international students and Italian students with foreign degrees;
  • Providing information on the course catalogue and degree programmes;
  • Implementing the database for non-EU and Chinese students;
  • Relations with Italian Embassies/Consulates.

For any information of educational nature (lessons schedule, teacher office hours, courses, etc.), contact the degree programme office. All contacts are under the tag “Contacts, services, facilities”, go to course catalogue

Answers will be provided:

  • via e-mail (include your name, surname and student ID number; for specific information on payments or academic standing, a copy of a valid ID is required). The University strongly recommends you to use your Sapienza e-mail account
  • via Skype

Please note: before contacting us please read following simple instructions.

E-mail
studentistranieri

Skype
settore.studentistranieri

Skype service hours 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9.30 to 12.30
Tuesday and Thursday: 14.30 to 16.30

PEC
protocollosapienza@cert.uniroma1.it

Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5 - 00185 Roma
Palazzo dei servizi generali
Scala C - 2nd floor

Office closed on (in addition to festive days)

  • Friday 26th April 2024
  • from Monday 12th to Saturday 17th August 2024
  • Tuesday 24th December 2024
  • Friday 27th December 2024
  • from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th January 2025

Staff
Claudio Foliti
Paola Grande
Daniela Moretti
Federica Paparatti
Alessia Penzavalli
Alessandro Pergolini
Emilia Scarallo

Spoken Languages
Italian/English

 

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