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Academic Year 2024/25

If you obtained an academic degree abroad and want have it recognised in Italy, read the guidelines (link below). If your degree meets the required criteria, you can submit your application for permanent degree recognition by following the instructions on this page. The process may take several months. However, if you only need your degree to be recognised in order to apply for a public competition or for employment purposes, you can request temporary ministerial equivalence directly from CIMEA. Read about how to apply here.

Application deadline: November 29, 2024

Please note the following exceptions::

  • For degree courses with competitive admission, you must submit your application for degree recognition within the deadlines set by the call for applications, published on the dedicated webpage for each degree programme;
  • If you obtained your degree in a country with which Italy has signed an intergovernmental agreement, you can also submit your application outside the indicated period, according to the procedures provided by the aforementioned agreement (check with the Admissions Office).

How to apply for permanent degree recognition

  • Register with the Student Online Portal (Esse3).
     
  • Fill out the application form. Make sure that you copy the details of your foreign degree accurately as well as the details of the corresponding Italian degree you are requesting recognition for. You can find this information in the  University's Course Catalog.
     
  • Email the completed application form and all the documents listed in the next section to the Admissions Office for the area your course of study is part of.

 

  • A request for payment of two fees will then be generated using digital postal payment slips (bollettino postale). You will have to pay €16.00 to cover the tax duty and €150.00 to cover the evaluation of the degree. The digital postal payment slips will be visible in the ‘Payments’ section of the University online Academic Services (Esse3).
    IMPORTANT: Your application is only complete after you have paid the above. The recognition process will only be initiated after you have made the payments.
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Document

The following documents are required. Each document should be submitted as a separate PDF file. If any of your documents contain multiple pages, they should be ordered. 

Documents issued in languages other than Italian or English must be presented both in the original language and translated into Italian or English.

Each document must be legalized or have an Apostille (except for those issued by Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, and Estonia).

  1. High school diploma or equivalent, in original or certified copy: 

    a. If your high school diploma was issued by a country which has signed the Lisbon Recognition Convention, you can request a statement of correspondence for your high school diploma from the Automatic Recognition Database - Italia (ARDI). Request a certificate here 

    b. If your high school diploma was issued by a country which has NOT signed the Lisbon Recognition Convention, you can get your qualification verified and compared with the Italian education system. You must request both a statement of comparability AND a statement of verification of your high school diploma (not just a statement of verification) through CIMEA – MyDiplome. Request a statement here. Please note: You must send the digital version of the file you will receive from CIMEA. Photocopies, scans or JPG photos will not be accepted

  2. Academic degree in original or a certified copy.  For a master's degree (EQF 7), you must also attach documentation related to your bachelor’s degree (EQF 6). If your bachelor’s degree was obtained in Italy, a self-certification is sufficient (including the exams taken). 

    a. If your degree was issued by a country which has signed the Lisbon Recognition Convention, you can request a statement of correspondence for your university degree from ARDI. Request a certificate here

    b. If your degree was issued by a country which has NOT signed the Lisbon Recognition Convention, you can get your qualification verified and compared with the Italian education system. You must request both a statement of comparability AND a statement of verification of your university qualification (not just a statement of verification) through CIMEA – MyDiplome. Request a statement here. Please note: You must send the digital version of the file you 

  3. Transcript or letter with details of exams taken with corresponding grades. This may also include details of any credits and hours of study. 
  4. Alternatively, instead of submitting documents listed under points 4a (i.e. the statement of correspondence) and 5, you can submit a Diploma Supplement, provided that it includes details of exams taken and any other elements useful for evaluating the course of study.
  5. Detailed syllabus of all exams taken, in Italian or English. If the original language is different, check this page to see if it will be accepted by your degree course Committee.
  6. Copy of your dissertation (for bachelor's degrees – EQF 6) or thesis (for master's degrees – EQF 7) – if written in Italian or English. If you wrote your thesis in another language, you should send the original with a translation into Italian or English or the original with an abstract in Italian or English. 
  7. Declaration that the content of the copy of the final paper and/or thesis is "conform to the original": fill out this form.
  8. If you are a non-EU citizen, include a copy of your residence permit.
  9. If you are a non-EU citizen and not a legal resident, include documentation which attests to your knowledge of the Italian language. This language requirement can also be assessed with an interview with a suitable commission.
  10. Identity document (front/back).

The Admissions Office and the evaluation committee maintain the right to request any additional documentation that is necessary for the recognition process.

Procedure and end of application

You must first wait for the department and the Academic Senate to issue their evaluation. If the verdict is positive, after final approval, you will receive confirmation to the certified email address (PEC) you provided in the application form. This email will ask you to:

  • Submit original physical documents to the Admissions Office for final verification. These must be exactly the same as the copies you sent via email in your application. 
  • Pay the degree recognition fee of €400.00 and the cost of the revenue stamp of €16.00 for your physical degree diploma. 

Finally, the Admissions Office will send you the rectoral decree which certifies the recognition of your qualification to your certified email address (PEC) as indicated on your application. They will also provide instructions for collecting your Italian degree diploma.

Other outcomes

In the case that the department and/or Academic Senate decide that your degree cannot be recognised directly, the department will detail any supplementary educational activities to be completed (e.g., additional exams to be taken).

If you decide to complete these supplementary educational activities at our University, you must enrol in the degree course indicated by the department within 30 days of receiving these details. Failure to enrol within this time frame will result in a late fee..

For information regarding fees, payment methods, and any university fee waivers, consult the University Fees and Waivers page.

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Last update: 05-27-2024