Office for Students with International Degrees

 

Italian language test for the a.y. 2021-22: registration now open

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 the accademic year 2021-22 the test of proficiency in the Italian language will be held through the e-learning platform "Moodle".

Go to the specific webpage for registration.

You are exempted from the Italian language test if you want to enrol in a Sapienza’s degree programme entirely taught in English.

In order to know all cases which are exempted from the Italian language test, please read the third part of the Circolare Mur for the a. y. 2021-22.

Universitaly 2021-22: online pre-enrolment for all non-EU students residing abroad and requiring a Study Visa

UNIVERSITALY is now available for the a.y. 2021-2022 at https://www.universitaly.it/index.php/.

Online pre-enrolment is mandatory for all non-EU students residing abroad and requiring a Study Visa.

Pre-enrolment applications for Sapienza must be submitted within the 31st of August 2021.

Students applying for one of the programmes available on our pre-selection platform can submit their pre-enrolment application only after having obtained the pre-acceptance letter through said platform. Universitaly applications, for programmes with pre-selection, submitted without pre-acceptance letter will be rejected. 

Chinese students, taking part in the international mobility program Marco Polo for the a.y. 2022-2023, can submit their pre-enrolment applications starting from 14th May 2021.

In the online pre-enrolment application, students have to select the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their Country of residence. Non EU citizens residing in Europe have to select the Italian Embassy/Consulate in the European Country where they reside. 

Please note students have to upload all mandatory documents for enrolment in their Universitaly application. We will reopen incomplete applications to allow the integration of missing documents and we will validate them only if and when considered complete. 

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

Go to Course Catalogue

Pre-enrolment application form on Universitaly: how to fill in the field "ID account at the chosen University" 

If you have a pre-acceptance letter put its reference number (Ref. no) followed by your student ID number.

If the course you want to pre-enrol in is not available on our pre-selection platform, thus you do not have a pre-acceptance letter, put your student ID number.

Register on infostud to obtain your student ID number. When registering pay attention to your personal data: insert them as indicated in your idendity document. 

Online pre-selection for 2021-2022 programmes Now Open

Online pre-selection for 2021-2022 programmes now open at https://www2.uniroma1.it/internazionale/incoming/

For further information go to International Admissions

Please note, the positive outcome of the pre-selection process does not grant the enrolment in the degree course. Pre-selected students have to submit all mandatory documents to the Hello - Foreign students that, according to the procedures set by MUR, evaluates the eligibility of the submitted Titles for admission to Italian Higher Education Institutions.

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

From March 1, pay your tuition fee via PagoPA

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 and to download instructions.

Over-the-counter cash payments can be made via UniCredit networks until April 30. To do so, once the payment slip has been created, click on the "Pay in cash" button and print it. Please note: cash payments do not allow you to claim tax deductions on university fees. Read the news. 

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. 2021-2022, please visit regularly this webpage or contact us by Email: studentistranieri  and via Skype: settore.studentistranieri.

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

September 2021: extended Skype opening hours 

From Monday to Friday 8.30 to 12.00 am and 2.30 to 4.30 pm

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 am
Tues/Thurs
2.30 to 4.30 pm

Office closed on

  • June 28th
  • August from 11th to 18th
  • December  24th, 31st
  • January 7th

Manager
Paola Marroni

Staff

Claudio Foliti
Paola Grande 
Federica Paparatti 
Alessia Penzavalli 
Emilia Scarallo
Dionino Zappacosta
 

Spoken Languages
Italian/English

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 residing 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 2021-2022, 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 2021-2022, 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 2021-2022 you have to access the UNIVERSITALY portal (https://www.universitaly.it/index.php/registration/firststep) in order to fill in the “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 Mur 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 Mur.

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:

  • valid identity card or passport;
  • study Visa for “University enrolment” (only for non-EU citizens residing abroad);
  • receipt of your residence permit request (only for non-Eu citizens residing abroad who require a study Visa);
  • 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;
  • High School Diploma (obtained after at least 12 years of studies) offically translated into Italian, or English, and accompanied by the Statement of Verification and the Statement of Comparability 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 the dedicated page.

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 enrolment with a course abbreviation, in order to avoid the double evaluation of the same qualifications.

2. For enrolment in Master degree courses:

  • valid identity card or passport;  
  • study Visa for “University enrolment” (only for non-EU citizens residing abroad);
  • receipt of your residence permit request (only for non-Eu citizens residing abroad who require a study visa);
  • 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;
  • University-level qualification (achieved after no fewer than 15 years of studies of which at least 3 at University level), together with copy of the academic Transcript of records, officially translated into Italian (or in English) and accompanied by the Statement of Verification and the Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA. When registering in the webpage DiploME, for the request of the CIMEA' statements, it is necessaty to upload all documents related to the whole study career, included the High School Diploma, in order to obtain a complete evaluation. 

If required by the Hello - foreign students office for further assessment:

  • High School Diploma (obtained after at least 12 years of studies) officially translated into Italian, or English, and accompanied by the Statement of Verification and the Statement of Comparability issued by the CIMEA

The Declaration of Equal Value (DoV), issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) of the Country where you achieved each title and in charge of the education system, can replace the CIMEA’ statement of Comparability. In this case all submitted qualifications, included the Transcript of records, must be legalized (or with Apostille). Moreover, it is mandatory to submit one DoV for each title: High School Diploma and University degree. You can submit one single DOV, in which both titles are reported, only if you achieved them in the same Country and they refer to the same education system.

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 is useful to finalize the pre-enrolment application and the request of study Visa for non-EU citizens residing abroad. 

Please Note

- Make sure that both the Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA  and the Declaration of Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) 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 enrolment.

- In case you achieved the High School Diploma and the University Degree in two different countries and they refer to different education systems, it is mandatory to present a   DoV for each title. 

- As for enrolment in programmes entirely taught in English at Sapienza, if you obtained your qualifications in English language, translation into Italian is not necessary. The title can be submitted in English, but it is mandatory to submit the Statement of Verification issued by CIMEA or its legalization (or Apostille).

- The Diploma Supplement can replace the Statement of Comparability or the Declaration of Equal Value (DoV) related to the University degree if it gives all needed information for the evaluation of the Title. Official translation into Italian language is not necessary, but it is mandatory its legalization (or Apostille).

- You have to submit also the pre-acceptance letter, if previously obtained.

The entry Titles that students have to submit for enrolment are those previewed by each specific call for applications in the section admission requirements. Hello-Foreign Students Office has the right to verify that all of the submitted documents are genuine, as well as request any additional documents deemed necessary to confirm possession/authenticity of entry requirements.

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. 2021-2022.
  • 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. 2021-2022.

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:

  • University-level qualification officially translated into Italian, or English, and accompanied by the statements of Verification and Comparability issued by CIMEA or by the legalization and 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 qualifications system;
  • transcript of records issued by the University, including all examinations taken, officially translated into Italian or English and legalized (or with Apostille);
  • 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, signed and accompanied by a duty stamp of 16,00 Euros.

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 official translation into Italian. The title can be submitted in English, but it is mandatory to submit the Statement of Verification issued by CIMEA or its legalization (or Apostille). The transcript of records can be submitted in English but its legalization is mandatory 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 deadline for the submission of the first-year study plan.

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