Office for Students with International Degrees

1. Italian language test for the A.Y. 2022-2023: applications 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 additional information and for registration to the Italian language test for the a.y. 2022-2023 go to the dedicated webpage

2. Mandatory pre-selection for A.Y. 2022-2023

For some Bachelor’s degree courses and some Master’s degree courses 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 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

- 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 2022-2023 

Please note, 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 (see point 3 for Bachelor’s degree and single-cycle degree courses and see point 4 for Master’s degree courses) to the Hello - Foreign students 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 online procedures.

The Hello-foreign students office might schedule in person appointments to carry out an in depth check on documents submitted online, in order to establish their authenticity.

Documents to be sent to Hello - Foreign students office for enrolment in Bachelor’s degree courses and Single-cycle degree courses:

  • valid identity card or passport;
  • 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. 2022/2023 for non-EU citizens residing abroad and A.Y. 2021/2022 for Chinese students in the Marco Polo Project), see point 5;
  • receipt of your residence permit request (only for non-EU citizens residing abroad who hold a study Visa). The request for an appointment for the Residence permit must be done within 8 days from arrival in Italy, in any postal office.
  • 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 receipt of your renewal application;
  • high school diploma (obtained after at least 12 years of studies), original copy and related official translation into Italian, or English, and accompanied by the Statement of Verification and the Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA. The Declaration of Equal Value (DoV) can replace the CIMEA Statement of Comparability; it has to be issued by the Italian Diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) in the Country in charge of the education system where the title has been achieved. In this case all submitted qualifications must be legalized (or with Apostille). As for enrolment in degree courses entirely taught in English, if you obtained your qualification drawn up 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 and the Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA (or Declaration of Value with legalization of the title or Apostille);
  • for enrolment in degree courses taught in Italian, it is mandatory to submit a certificate of proficiency in the Italian language with a grade not inferior to B2 level. 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

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

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

Please note

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;
  • 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 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 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, 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.

Make sure that the Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA or the Declaration of Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) states:

  1. the number of school years attendance prior to university enrolment
  2. that the High school diploma achieved enables admission in first level University degree under the laws of the Country of issuance

Hello-Foreign Students Office has the right to verify that all submitted documents are genuine, as well as to request any additional documents deemed necessary to confirm possession/authenticity of entry requirements.

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 online procedures.

The Hello-foreign students office might schedule in person appointments to carry out an in depth check on documents submitted online, in order to establish their authenticity.

Documents to be sent to Hello - Foreign students office for enrolment in Master’s degree courses:

  • valid identity card or passport;
  • 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. 2022/2023 for non-EU citizens residing abroad and A.Y. 2021/2022 for Chinese students in the Marco Polo Project), see point 5;
  • receipt of your residence permit request (only for non-EU citizens residing abroad who hold a study Visa). The request for an appointment for the Residence permit must be done within 8 days from arrival in Italy, in any postal office.
  • 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 receipt of your renewal application;
  • University-level qualification (achieved after no fewer than 15 years of studies, including 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 necessary to upload all documents related to the whole study career, including the High School Diploma, in order to obtain a complete evaluation. The Declaration of Equal Value (DoV) can replace the CIMEA Statement of Comparability; it 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. In this case all submitted qualifications, including 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. As for enrolment in degree courses entirely taught in English, if you obtained your qualifications drawn up in English language, translation into Italian is not necessary. The titles can be submitted in English, but it is mandatory to submit the Statement of Verification and the Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA (or Declaration of Value with legalization of the title or Apostille);
  • for enrolment in degree courses taught in Italian, it is mandatory to submit a certificate of proficiency in the Italian language with a grade not inferior to B2 level. 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 - 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.

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

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

Please note

Make sure that the Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA or the Declaration of Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) states:

  1. the number of school years 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

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

Hello-Foreign Students Office has the right to verify that all submitted documents are genuine, as well as to request any additional documents deemed necessary to confirm possession/authenticity of entry requirements.

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

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.

Pre-enrolment applications on Universitaly must be finalized by the candidates within 29 July 2022, 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 applications 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 before applying on Universitaly portal. Pre-acceptance letter has to be uploaded by the candidates on Universitaly with the whole set of documents. Universitaly applications, for programmes with pre-selection, submitted without pre-acceptance letter will be rejected.

Attention 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 and see here for Master’s degree courses). Incomplete applications will be re-opened to allow the candidates to integrate with missing documents and will be validated once completed.

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 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 a change of programme for the following academic year. A change of program is only possible for student already enrolled in 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.

If you want to enrol for the academic year 2022-2023, 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.

Read carefully 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.

For further information, please write to Accessosapienza

Please note: pre-enrolment application on Universitaly portal does not grant the 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 the 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 2022-2023, please follow the procedures provided by MUR: Go 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.

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 29 July 2022, 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, not later than 15 September 2022, 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

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 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 foreign 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 a foreign title 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. 15 September 2022 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 a foreign title, 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 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 foreign 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).

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 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 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 the a.y. 2022-2023.
  • If you hold an Italian High school Diploma awarded in border schools or obtained at Italian sections of foreign schools; if you hold a qualification awarded in foreign 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. 2022-2023.

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:

  • Italian and EU citizens wherever resident
  • Non-UE citizens residing in Italy
  • Non-EU citizens residing abroad who have to apply for a Study Visa request on Universitaly portal within 29 July 2022

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
  • 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 2 November 2022, as set on the call for application.

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 following documents soon after their enrolment via the new online ticketing system:

  • 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, with the total number of study hours, for theory and training, completed to obtain the foreign 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. The qualification can be submitted in English, but it is mandatory to submit the Statement of Verification and Comparability issued by CIMEA or its legalization (or Apostille) with Declaration of Equal Value (DoV). The transcript of records can be submitted in English but its legalization is mandatory in any case.

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 dedicated document

15. Pay your tuition fees via PagoPA

For information on tuition fees and grants read the dedicated page.

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

Go to the page to know how to pay

16. 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 online.

For further and updated information about enrolment in the a. y. 2022-2023, please visit regularly this webpage or contact us by Email: Studentistranieri  and via Skype: settore.studentistranieri.

17. Info and contacts

The HELLO - foreign students office 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.

For any information of educational nature (lesson 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: 9.00 to 12.00
Tuesday and Thursday: 14.30 to 16.30

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Address
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Office closed on

  • June 3rd, 2022
  • August from 15th to 19th, 2022
  • October 31st, 2022
  • December 9th, 23rd and 30th, 2022
  • January 2nd, 2023

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Paola Grande
Daniela Moretti
Federica Paparatti
Alessia Penzavalli
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