How to Apply

Applications and enrollment to Tor Vergata, as for all the other public Italian universities, is regulated by the Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) in accordance with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1. Choose a course

In order to apply to the University there are 3 major steps you will need to complete for the enrollment:

The first thing you need to do is choose which course you want to enroll to: procedures, deadlines and requirements may vary depending on programme/course. Please visit the link below for info on programmes and courses:

English Taught Courses

2. Assessment of Qualification

In order to be admitted to a course you must provide the documentation issued by the Italian authorities concerning your previous studies / work experiences in your own country. The recognition of these documents is called assessment. The assessment of foreign qualifications for International students for the admission to 1st and 2nd cycle and English programmes taught in English:

If you are an EU or non-EU student with an international qualification and you wish to enrol in a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, you can request a preliminary online evaluation of your qualifications.

After uploading the required documentation and completing the procedure you will be informed of the outcome by email.

2b. How to Proceed with the Assessment

Check the following sections for information about the application for the assessment of foreign qualifications.

Applicants Holding a Foreign Title.pdf

3. Apply to the University

The enrolment to the University in Italy is regulated by ministerial provisions establishing different modalities of access for EU students, non-EU students residing in Italy and holding an Italian title and non-EU students residing abroad.

More precise and detailed information is published on the ministerial website at the page:

In order to register, your final qualification must be accompanied by: Statement of Comparability issued by the CIMEA (Centro di Informazione sulla Mobilità e le Equivalenze accademiche - Information Centre on Mobility and Academic Equivalences) or by the Declaration of Value issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic Representation for the territory.

In the following sections, choosing your category, you will find useful information about how to enroll in our courses, about deadlines, available places, documents required according to your specific case:

The enrollment to Universities in Italy is regulated by ministerial procedures meant to establish different modalities of access for:

Detailed information published in the ministerial website at the following page:

3a. EU holding a foreign title & non-EU students residing in Italy and holding a foreign title

This category includes EU citizens (also Italians), equivalent and non-EU citizen with a resident permit holding a foreign title. Citizens of Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Republic of San Marino are considered as equivalent students; as well as refugees and holders of subsidiary protection status, including staff in service in Diplomatic Representations abroad and in international bodies located in Italy – accredited to the Italian State or the Holy See – and their dependent families (spouse and children).

If you are an EU citizen, or if you are non EU citizen but you are officially resident in Italy please click below:


3b. Non-EU Applicants (Resident Abroad)

This category includes students with citizenship of a non-EU Country and resident abroad, hence applying for a study visa.

If you are an Non-EU applicant, resident abroad please follow the link below:


3c. Marco Polo Program Chinese Students

If you are Chinese students of the “Marco Polo Program” please follow the link below:


3d. Non-EU Citizens Holding an Italian Title

The non-EU citizens holding a title obtained in Italy, access to the University in accordance with the same procedures meant for the Italian citizens (hence with no dedicated quota nor need to sit for the test of Italian language).


4. Foundation Courses

The Foundation Courses are an approach to the Italian academic world and aim to offer a preparatory program, in Italian, for international students in order to meet the requirements for the admission according to the current regulation for the admission to the programs taught in Italian, improve the language skills, and get used to the teaching and study methods well-established within Europe. The overall duration of the course consists in one academic year starting, generally, in September.

Foundation Courses.pdf Registration Form.pdf

5. Recognition of Academic Qualification

Pursuant to Act N° 148 of 11 July 2002 ratifying and implementing the Lisbon Convention of 11 April 1997 universities are competent as far as recognition of study cycles, study terms abroad and foreign academic qualifications are concerned. Such recognition enables access to higher education, the pursuit of University studies and the award of Italian university degrees. Universities exert this competence within their autonomy and in accordance with relevant rules, unless otherwise stated in bilateral agreements.

A recognition request can be submitted by EU and non-EU citizens legally residing in Italy pursuant to Article 39(5) of Legislative Decree No 286 of 1998 and by non-EU citizens resident abroad holding a foreign academic title.

Recognition of foreign academic titles for purposes other than those hereinabove (e.g. open competitions or access to regulated professions) shall be sought with other government administrations. For more information about the recognition process please read carefully the Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence (Cimea) website (

Documents to be submitted

  1. request form with revenue stamp (see attachment below) addressed to the Rector and applying for foreign academic title recognition; the corresponding academic title at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” must be specified;
  2. 2 copies of foreign degree title to be translated and legalised by an Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country of issue and completed with a Declaration of Value;
  3. 2 copies of foreign academic title for which recognition is asked, to be translated and legalised by an Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country of issue and completed with a Declaration of Value;
  4. 2 copies of degree certificate with a list of exams, grades and class hours issued by the foreign university, to be translated and legalized by the competent Italian Embassy or Consulate;
  5. translation of official curricula for all training activities carried out by the students, issued by the foreign university on headed paper and with its original stamp and signature
  6. copy of identity document; copy of residence permit (for non-EU citizens only);
  7. fee payment receipt issued by the Foreign Student Office.

Where to submit your documentation:

  • EU citizens and legally resident non-EU citizens shall submit their documentation to the Foreign Student Office
  • Non-EU citizens residing abroad shall submit all documentation to the competent Italian Embassy or Consulate;

Should there be no bilateral agreements on academic title equivalence, the competent Academic Bodies shall rule over the recognition request and grant partial or full recognition (equivalence) of academic titles.
If partial recognition is granted, applicants can skip the first year and enrol in a degree deemed equivalent to the one taken abroad (‘abbreviazione di corso’). Hence, exams can be completed and a final dissertation can possibly be written and discussed. In such case an original copy of all academic documentation must be submitted.
If full recognition is granted, applicants will be awarded an Italian academic qualification corresponding to the one achieved abroad. This process ends once a Rector’s Decree is issued and the competent Academic Body’s decision enters into force. In order to obtain their parchments, students must submit an application to the Foreign Student Office and pay all relevant fees.

Foreign Academic Title Recognition.pdf