Office for Students with International Degrees

 

Universitaly: online pre-enrolment for all non-EU students residing abroad and requiring a Study Visa

The pre-enrolment online platform UNIVERSITALY is now available at https://www.universitaly.it/index.php/.

Online pre-enrolment is mandatory for all non – EU students residing abroad and requiring a Study Visa, including those who have already gone through Sapienza’s pre-selection process.

The deadline for the submission of applications is the 30th of November 2020.

For further information, please write to accesso.sapienza@uniroma1.it and check also the mandatory admission guidelines reported in the call for application of your chosen programme.

Go to Course Catalogue.

 

Italian Language test for non-EU citizens residing abroad: results now available

Check the result of the Italian Language test held the 1st of September on the dedicated webpage.

Candidates who took the test but have not registered on infostud yet, have to write an email to studentistranieri@uniroma1.it in order to know their results.

Soon we will organize an additional Italina language test for all candidates who must take this exam to enrol but could not register for the 1st September.

Covid 19 - Student affairs office services 

According to the instructions issued by the competent authorities regarding the coronavirus emergency, enrolment procedures such as completion, submission and administrative check of mandatory documents will be carried out in a blended modality: remotely and in person.

For further and updated information about enrolment in the a. y. 2020-2021, please visit regularly this webpage or contact us by Email: Studentistranieri  and via Skype: settore.studentistranieri.

If you are already enrolled at Sapienza but you still need to submit part of the mandatory documents we asked you, please write to Studentistranieri  in order to arrange an appointment.

Ask us

The HELLO - foreign students Sector is responsible for:

  • Evaluating foreign degrees for admissions to all graduate and post-graduate programmes for foreign and Italians 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.

The University strongly recommends you use your Sapienza e-mail account.

For all the information of educational nature (lesson schedule, teacher office hours, courses, etc.), contact the degree programme office.

Go to Course Catalogue

Contact us

Answers will be provided:

  • via e-mail (include your name, surname and student number; for specific information on payments or academic standing, a copy of a valid ID is required);
  • via Skype;
  • at the office – documentation and queries may be presented by third parties with a letter of appointment and copies of documents (student and third party).

E-mail
studentistranieri

Skype
settore.studentistranieri

PEC
protocollosapienza@cert.uniroma1.it

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

Office Hours
Mon/Wed/Fri
8.30 to 12.00
Tues/Thurs
2.30 to 4.30

Office closed on

  • June 1st
  • August from 10th to 17th
  • December 7th, 24th, 31st

Manager
Paola Marroni

Staff
Paola Grande
Federica Paparatti
Alessia Penzavalli
Emilia Scarallo
Dionino Zappacosta

Enrolling at Sapienza University of Rome

Degree programme admission and enrollment procedures may vary depending on your personal situation.

To know the procedures to follow, determine to which of the following categories you should refer.

1. You should refer to the procedures applicable to “Italian citizens with a foreign qualification, EU citizens wherever resident and non-EU citizens duly resident in Italy” if:

  • you are a citizen coming from an European Union Member State or from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the Swiss Confederation, the Republic of San Marino and the Holy See;
  • you are a citizen of a non-EU country but you own one of the following residence permits issued by the Italian Government:
    • Eu residence permit for long –term stay;

    • residence permit for subordinate work and for self-employment;

    • residence permit for family reasons;

    • residence permit for asylum or for subsidiary protection;

    • residence permit for religious reasons; 

  • 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 which 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 change of programme for the following academic year;
  • 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.

If you want to enrol for the academic year 2020-2021, you have to follow the instructions given in the call for applications of the degree programme you wish to attend.

The new calls for applications, related to the degree courses offered for the academic year 2020-2021, will be published on our courses' catalogue starting from July.

Go to the catalogue.

2. 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 residing abroad  and you do not have the aforementioned requirements needed to be considered equivalent to EU citizens.

In order to enrol for the academic year 2020-2021 you have to access the UNIVERSITALY portal (https://www.universitaly.it/index.php/registration/firststep) in order to fill in the relative “pre-enrolment application” online.

For further information, please write to Accessosapienza

Please Note: online pre-enrolment does not grant the admission to degree programmes. Enrolment will only be finalised once you have completed the admission procedures previewed by Sapienza University for the programme you have chosen (read carefully the call for applications on programmes and admissions).

Every year and for each degree course Sapienza sets a quota of reserved places for non-EU students residing abroad.

Find out the quota of reserved places for the course of your interest on the online Miur database.

For restricted access degree programmes 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.

3. 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 pre-enrolment applications for the academic year 2021-2022, please follow the procedures provided by Miur.

Go to the procedures.

Required documents 

According to the instructions issued by the competent authorities regarding the coronavirus emergency, enrolment procedures such as completion, submission and administrative check of mandatory documents will be carried out in a blended modality: remotely and in person.

Mandatory documents to be provided to the Hello Foreign Students Office 

1. For enrolment in  Bachelor degree or Single cycle Master degree courses:

  • the original and a copy of your identity card or passport;
  • the original and a copy of your study visa for “University Enrolment” (only for non-EU citizens residing abroad);
  • the original and a copy of your residence permit card (only for Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy); If you are renewing your residence permit card, you will need a copy of your expired permit together with the post office receipt of your renewal application;
  • the original and a copy of your High School Diploma (obtained after at least 12 years of studies) translated into Italian, legalized or with Apostille and accompanied by the Declaration of Equal Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) of the Country where you obtained your Diploma and in charge of the High school qualification system or by the Statements of Comparability and of Verification issued by Cimea.

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

  • the academic transcripts certifying the passing of all the exams foreseen for the first year of university studies in the case of the eleven-year local school system, or the academic transcripts certifying the passing of all the exams scheduled for the first two academic years in the case of a ten-year local school system;
  • An official Italian or foreign 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 regarding the completion of a foundation course which compensates for the years of missing education.For information about Foundation year at Sapienza University of  Rome please visit https://www.uniroma1.it/en/pagina/foundation-year-sapienza-university-rome.

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

2. For enrolment in Master degree courses:

  • the original and a copy of your identity card or passport;  
  • the original and a copy of your study visa for “University Enrolment” (only for non - EU citizens residing abroad);
  • the original and a copy of your residence permit card (only for Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy). If you are renewing your residence permit card, you will need a copy of your expired permit together with the post office receipt of your renewal application;
  • the original and a copy of your High School Diploma (obtained after at least 12 years of studies) translated into Italian, legalized (or with Apostille) and accompanied by the Declaration of Equal Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) of the Country where you obtained your Diploma and in charge of the High school qualification system or by the Statements of Comparability and of Verification issued by the Cimea;
  • the original and a copy of your University-level qualification (achieved after at least 15 years of studies), translated into Italian, legalized (or with Apostille) and accompanied by the Declaration of Equal Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) of the Country where you obtained your Degree and in charge of the University qualification system or by the Statements of Comparability and of Verification issued by Cimea;
  • the original and a copy of your academic transcript issued by the University, including all examinations taken, translated into Italian and legalized (or with Apostille) by the competent Italian diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) or accompanied by the Statement of Verification issued by Cimea.

For Master and Bachelor Degrees entirely taught in English and for a smaller number of courses taught in Italian Sapienza offers a pre-selection online platform. Students positively pre-evaluated receive a pre- acceptance letter that, for non EU citizens residing abroad, is useful to finalise the pre-enrolment application and the request of study Visa.

For the verification of your foreign qualifications you can contact Cimea (Email:info@cimea.it – Sito web: https://cimea.diplo-me.eu/sapienza/#/auth/login) in order to obtain the statements of Comparability and of Verification that Sapienza accepts instead of the Declaration of Value and of the legalization, respectively.

Please Note

Make sure that both your Declaration of Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) or your Statement of Comparability issued by Cimea state that  your degree is suitable for admission to further studies in the country/education system where it was issued and that they also state the number of school years prior to university enrollment.

- The Declaration of Equal Value (DoV), of the High school diploma or University title, is issued by the competent Italian diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) in the country where the student achieved the Diploma/Degree and in charge of the High school/University education qualification system. I.e.: if you achieved a British High School Diploma in India, the DoV must be issued by an Italian Embassy or Consulate in the UK. 

- It is mandatory to present a DoV, or a Statement of Comparability issued by Cimea, for both your High School Diploma and University degree. In case you achieved High School Diploma and University Degree in the same country and they refer to the same state educational system, you can also submit a single DOV or Statement of Comparability referring to both qualifications (High School and University).

- As for enrolment in programmes entirely taught in English, if you obtained your qualifications in English language, translation into Italian is not necessary. Legalization (or Apostille) by the competent Italian diplomatic mission ( Embassy or Consulate) or the Statement of Verification remain mandatories.

- The Diploma Supplement can replace the Declaration of Equal Value (DoV) related to the University degree. Translation into Italian language is not necessary, but it is mandatory its legalization (or Apostille) by the competent Italian diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) or the Statement of Verification issued by Cimea.

- If you are a non-EU citizen residing abroad, interested in a master degree in English, you have to submit also the pre-acceptance letter, if previously obtained.

Particular cases

  • If you are an Italian citizen and you achieved a foreign 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 foreign education system.
  • If you hold a United States High School qualification, or an 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 Circolare Miur for the a.y. 2020-2021.
  • If you hold an Italian High school Diploma awarded by border schools or obtained at Italian sections of foreign schools; if you hold a qualification awarded by foreign schools operating in Italy or by European Schools; 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 by the International School of Trieste, please read the Attachment 2 of the Circolare MIUR for the a.y. 2020-2021.

Degree Course Abbreviation

International students asking for an evaluation of their previous University Career (e.g. students who have already obtained a degree, who have earned credits without finishing their studies or who have taken exams abroad) in order to obtain a shortening of their degree program, have to submit the following documents at the moment of their enrolment:

  • original and copy of the University-level qualification translated into Italian, legalized and accompanied by the Declaration of Equal Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) of the country where the student obtained the title and in charge of the University qualification system or by the statements of Comparability and Verification issued by Cimea;
  • original and copy of the transcript of records issued by the University, including all examinations taken, translated into Italian and legalized by the competent Italian diplomatic mission or accompanied by the statement of Verification issued by Cimea;
  • copy of the detailed University study plan for each learning activity together with the total number of study hours, for theory and training, completed to obtain the foreign academic Degree. This document has to be signed in original by the University and has to be translated into Italian. This syllabus does not need a certified translation;
  • application form for the abbreviation of the degree programme, duly filled out e signed

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 entirely in the English language, it is not necessary the translation into Italian. The title and the transcript of records can be released in English but their legalization, or Statement of Verification issued by Cimea, are mandatories in any case.

The application for the shortening of the degree course has to be submitted at the Hello-Foreign Students office at the moment of enrolment in the first year of the course and not later than the end of January.

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