International Admissions

Everything you need to know to apply to Sapienza University as an international student

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL NON-EU STUDENTS NEEDING TO APPLY FOR A VISA

- University pre-enrollment and visa applications are now available through the online platform UNIVERSITALY: https://www.universitaly.it/index.php/. Online pre-enrolment is mandatory for all non-UE students living abroad, including those who have already gone through Sapienza's pre-selection process.

- If you are unsure whether or not you need a visa to enter Italy, please visit: https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en

- For further information, please write to accesso.sapienza@uniroma1.it and check the admission guidelines and calls for applications for your chosen programme: https://corsidilaurea.uniroma1.it/en

 

Online pre-selection for 2021-2022 programmes Now Open

https://www2.uniroma1.it/internazionale/incoming/

Bachelors and Masters programmes
International students can apply to our programmes at Bachelor’s or Master’s levels by following the instructions below. If you are interested in one of the programmes available on our pre-selection platform, please refer to the first set of information; for all other programmes offered by Sapienza, please read carefully all the information provided on this page.

Please note: The online pre-selection application is meant for degree-seeking students only. Incoming exchange students must refer to the Erasmus+ UE, Erasmus+ ICM, and Bilateral Agreements webpages.

Running from NOVEMBER 2020 - MAY/JULY 2021 (for Non-EU students, deadlines vary according to the chosen programme) or SEPTEMBER 2021 (for EU students)

Read carefully:

  • The online pre-selection is available for a select number of degree Sapienza programmes, including most of our English-taught programmes and a small number of programmes in Italian. If your chosen programme requires a national admission test (e.g. Medicine and Surgery), you will not be able to apply for it through the pre.selection platform and will need to visit www.universitaly.it instead.
  • You can apply for a maximum of two programmes on our platform; multiple applications, by using different email addresses, are strictly prohibited. If you are admitted to both of them, you will be asked to confirm the pre-acceptance to only one programme. The selected programme will be the one issuing your pre-acceptance letter, which will allow you to complete all remaining procedures for your enrollment. Please take care of all your personal information when applying as all relevant fields (name, family name, passport number etc…) will be indicated on your pre-acceptance letter automatically.
  • IMPORTANT: Sapienza does not require any fee for the application on our platform or for applying to scholarships. Only once you are pre-selected, you will be asked to pay mandatory administrative fees, as explained in your on your pre-acceptance letter.

For further information visit Office for students with International Degrees Email: studentistranieri@uniroma1.it

New Students: enrolment by November 11

For Bachelor’s degree programmes and single-cycle courses with no admission test the deadline for paying the first instalment of tuition fees is November 11, 2020. Read the instructions

For Restricted Access Programmes, deadlines can be found on the course catalogue. For Master’s degree programmes, deadlines and admission procedures can be found on the course catalogue. Click on the Catalogue

Sapienza Open Days digital edition: July 14 -15-16, 2020

"Porte Aperte alla Sapienza" (Sapienza Open Days) is the most important event for young freshers. During the three orientation days, about 10,000 new students will be welcomed by professors, staff and other students in the stands located on the main campus. They will have the chance to attend conferences to learn about our courses and programmes in details, peruse our pamphlets and enrol for the admission tests for restricted access programmes. The presentation conferences will also be livestreamed and published.
The 24th edition will be held remotely on July 14,15 and 16, 2020.
Click on the event page

Course Catalogue - 2020/2021

Click on Course Catalogue to discover our 2020/2021 Bachelors and Masters Degrees courses. Information on how to apply are constantly updated.

Course Catalogue

Eligibility criteria

  • To be eligible for Italian higher education at the Bachelors level, it is mandatory to have a High School diploma earned after no less than 12 years of studies. If you do not possess this requirement, please visit our Foundation Year webpage.
  • To be eligible for Italian higher education at the Masters level, it is mandatory to have a High School diploma and a Bachelors degree earned after no less than 15 years of studies (of which at least 3 must be at university level).

First, please determine which of the following categories you fall into:

EU CITIZENS

  • Citizens from an EU country;
  • Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or the Republic of San Marino;
  • Foreigners who already reside legally in Italy (including refugees and individuals with subsidiary protection);
  • Staff on duty in foreign diplomatic delegations or international organizations established in Italy and that are accredited by Italy or the Holy See, and their children.

NON-EU CITIZENS RESIDING IN ITALY

  • Non-EU citizens who have been legal residents in Italy for no less than one year as of their test registration date and who have obtained an Italian university degree;
  • Non-EU citizens holding a high school diploma from an Italian school abroad or a foreign or international school (either in Italy or abroad) legally recognized via governmental bilateral agreements or special legislation;
  • Non-EU citizens with a valid residence permit for studies as currently enrolled at an Italian University, only from the year after their first residence permit was issued.

NON-EU CITIZENS RESIDING ABROAD

All other categories

Please note: Italian citizenship is considered prevalent in case of dual citizenship.

Required documents

EU citizens: steps 1-5

Non-EU Citizens residing in Italy: steps 1-6

Non-EU citizens residing abroad: steps 1-7

  1. student registration code (MATRICOLA) - you will receive this after registering your personal and academic data on Infostud, the University’s internal student information portal: https://stud.infostud.uniroma1.it/Sest/registrazioneStudenti/initRegistrazione.do
  2. 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 authorities (Embassy or Consulate) of the country where you obtained your Diploma and in charge of the High school qualification system;
  3. 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 authorities (Embassy or Consulate) of the country where you obtained your Degree and in charge of the University qualification system;
  4. 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 authority.
  5. the original and a copy of your ID (Identity Card) or Passport;
  6. 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;
  7. the original and a copy of your study visa for “university enrollment" (only for non-EU citizens regularly living abroad), together with the original form A, filled out at the Italian embassy in the country where you started the pre-enrollment procedure.

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 also submit a 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 their 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.

Please note:

  • Make sure your Declaration of Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic authority states that your degree is suitable for admission to the academic education level in the country/education system where it was issued and that it also states the number of school years prior to university enrolment.
  • It is mandatory to present a DoV for both your High School Diploma and University degree. In case you achieved High School Diploma and University Degree in the same country, referring to the same state educational system, you can also submit a single DOV referring to both qualifications (High School and University).
  • If you are enrolling in a programme entirely taught in English and your High School Diploma or University Degree were also issued in English, Italian translations are not necessary, while legalization by the competent Italian Embassy or Consulate remains compulsory.
  • The Diploma Supplement can replace the Declaration of Equal Value (DoV) related to the University degree. Translation into Italian languagis not necessary, but it is mandatory its legalization by the competent Italian diplomatic authorities (Embassy or Consulate) of the country where the student obtained the title or Apostille;
  • In serious or peculiar situation, the Declaration of Equal Value (DoV) related to the High school title or the University degree can be replaced by the declaration issued by the CIMEA - NARIC Italia (Associazione CIMEA) Italian ENIC/NARIC (E-mail: info@cimea.it - Web Site: http://www.cimea.it). This declaration must report all the necessary information to evaluate the foreign titles, usually contained in the DoV;
  • The Declaration of Equal Value (DoV) of the diploma or University title is issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic authority (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.
  • non-EU citizens with a study visa applying for an English-taught masters programme, must also submit their pre-acceptance letter, if previously obtained;
  • In case of non-EU citizens with a study visa, it is mandatory to present the original A form, filled out at the Italian Diplomatic authority in the country where the student started the pre-enrollment procedure.
  • In case of residence permit for study reason please contact email: studentistranieri@uniroma1.it

For further information about the modalities in which the enrolment process (including pre-enrolment, completion, submission, and check of mandatory documents), will be carried out during the COVID-19 medical emergency visit Office for students with International Degrees or send an email to studentistranieri@uniroma1.it

Application procedure

Whether you have obtained a pre-acceptance letter from our online platform or you wish to apply to a programme not listed there, which is actually the majority of programmes offered by Sapienza, please read carefully the procedures to complete your enrollment, approximately from May to July, each year.

EU citizens and Non-EU Citizens with a Foreign Degree and Residing in Italy

Applicants falling into one of these categories must follow the instructions and deadlines provided in specific calls and:

Register on the INFOSTUD System and provide: Personal details and citizenship (Select Titolo straniero if you have a non-Italian degree). After registering, you will receive a student number (matricola);

Create a payment slip (bollettino) for the undergraduate or graduate programme that you are applying to and make the payment by the deadline indicated on the specific call;

Prepare all necessary documents as indicated by Articles 16-17 of the Manifesto degli Studi.

Non-EU Citizens Residing Abroad

Contact the Office for students with International Degrees, by Email: studentistranieri@uniroma1.it or via Skype: settore.studentistranieri, in order to know modalities in which the enrolment process (including pre-enrolment, completion, submission, and check of mandatory documents), will be carried out during the COVID-19 medical emergency.

Register on the INFOSTUD System and provide: Personal details and citizenship (Select Extra-EU senza soggiorno (Non-EU citizen residing abroad) and Titolo straniero (non-Italian degree). After registering, you will receive a student number (matricola);

Create a payment slip (bollettino) for the undergraduate or graduate programme that you are applying to and make the payment by the deadline indicated on the specific call;

Italian Language Exam for Non-EU Citizens Living Abroad

For admission to Bachelors and Masters programmes held in Italian, you will also have to take the Italian Language Exam. The date (normally at the beginning of September) for the Italian Language Exam is determined nationally by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). Students who do not pass this exam will not be able to enroll at Sapienza for a given academic year. This year's test will be on September 1, 2020 and will be carried out online

To register for the test, please visit https://www.uniroma1.it/en/notizia/italian-language-test-foreign-students

You can be exempted from the Italian Language Exam by providing one of the following accepted language certificates:
- Italian language certificates with grades corresponding to European Council level B2 o rhigher (issued within the CLIQ framework);
- Students with a secondary school diploma (4-5 year) that has been issues by a recognised public or private Italian school abroad;
- Students with a complementary grade school certificate obtained in Argentina (years 6-8) certifying that at least five years were conducted in Italian.
For further information on exemptions, please refer to Section III of the Ministry Guidelines ("Downloads" section).

Please note: students applying to degree programmes held entirely in English are not required to take the Italian Language Exam.

Postgraduate Courses

For more information on our postgraduate courses (PhDs, Professional Courses, etc.), please visit our Graduates page

*New* exam dates for restricted-access Degree Programmes 2020/2021

The Ministry of University has published the *new * exam dates for restricted-access Degree Programmes 2020/2021 (20/05/2020 Update). Read the News

Health Professions: Classrooms for the tests and instructions for COVID-19 containment

Details on the classrooms for the test in Rome, Rieti and Latina have been published. If you enrol for your test within the given deadline, you will also receive an email (at the address indicated on Infostud) with all the information on the classroom and how to reach it.

Please note: Admission into the assigned classroom will be staggered:

  • Candidates whose surname's initial is between the letter A and letter L will enter at 09.00 am.
  • Candidates whose surname's initial is between the letter M and letter Z will enter at 10.00 am.

It is necessary to be on time in order to avoid gatherings.

Please read the following guidelines carefully and follow all the instructions provided for COVID-19 containment  Read the guidelines (pdf) in Italian

On test day, bring the self-certification filled in and signed and show it when you enter Sapienza and as many times as you will be requested. Fill in and print the self-certification (pdf) in Italian 

Engineering: Tolc-I 2020-2021 Call for restricted-access Bachelors Degree

Enrolment 2020-2021 in restricted-access bachelors degree programmes of our two Faculties of Engineering is now open.

Click on the page

Candidates with foreign qualifications, besides completing the full procedure described in the call, must get in touch with the Office for Students with International Degrees in order to know the modalities in which the enrolment process (including pre-enrolment, completion, submission, and check of mandatory documents), will be carried out during the COVID-19 medical emergency.

For further information visit Office for students with International Degrees Email: studentistranieri@uniroma1.it

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