This category refers to students holding citizenship of a non-EU Country and resident abroad, hence applying for a study visa.
The procedures for the registration to the Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree and Single-Cycle Degree programmes for the non-EU citizens residing abroad follow the ministerial dispositions that certify each year terms and modalities for the submission of the pre-enrollment application at the the Italian diplomatic-consular Representation, the validation of the titles and the Study Visa.
Detailed information is available on the Ministry of University and Research (MUR) website: www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri
It is mandatory to hold a diploma obtained abroad after 12 years of education minimum and which allows you to enroll in a university in your Country.
In order to compensate for any missing years of schooling, where it is necessary to evaluate qualifications obtained at the end of a school education of less than 12 years, higher education institutions may alternatively request:
- 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.
The certifications for passing foundation courses can also be used in order to fill those additional requirements required for entry to the courses, which are different from the years of schooling, but in no case can they remedy the absence of a “Diploma of upper secondary school or other qualification obtained abroad, recognised as acceptable” (Ministerial Decree 270/2004 and Presidential Decree 212/2005).
It can be considered in the 12 years also the pre-school year if the attendance was mandatory and part of the curriculum and in case in the pre-school program was provided with the teaching of reading and writing of the language of that given Country and smattering of calculus.
For further information about the validity of titles obtained abroad, please check the ministerial procedures published at the following link: www.studiare-in-italia.it.
You are required to own a title obtained in a foreign university or a post-secondary title achieved in a Non-University higher education Institute which allows you to continue your studies in the academic institutes in your Country.
1) Check the public call for the specific programme: English Taught Courses
2) In order to obtain the Study Visa to enter in Italy from the Embassy/Consulate, you are required to fill out a pre-enrollment application on-line through the Universitaly portal.
When filling out the application, please enter:
- the Tor Vergata University of Rome as your chosen University;
-the University programme you have been admitted to;
- the Embassy/Consulate where you need to apply for the Visa.
The mandatory required documents for the pre-enrollment are passport of the applicant, and the admission letter (if provided by the programme).
The pre-enrollment application will be verified by Tor Vergata University of Rome and forwarded to the Embassy or Consulate you have declared during the pre-enrollment application.
VERY IMPORTANT: it will be in any case mandatory to go the Embassy/Consulate in order to finalise the pre-enrollment procedure and obtain the Study Visa. The deadline for this procedure has been set for 30th November 2021, we strongly recommend to bring to your Embassy/Consulate all your documents long in advance.
3) Complete the procedures expected by the University for the chosen program: application to the admission test or the curricular evaluation (when required).
Detailed information will be published in the following website: web.uniroma2.it
If you hold one of the titles reported in the attachment n.1 of the Ministerial circular you can indicate only one of the programs. For the programs with a planned National admission test (Medicine and Surgery; Odontoiatria e Protesi dentaria, Medicina Veterinaria and training courses for Architects), the pre-enrolment is intended also for the other universities indicated at the moment of the test.
If you hold one of the title reported in the attachment n.2 of the Ministerial circular you can choose a course independently from the number of places available. In both cases, the application is undertaken with reserve by the Italian competent authorities if the applicant is attending the last year of school and is about to sit for the final test or the specific academic qualification tests when provided.
For Bachelor’s and Single-cycle Degrees:
• Original of the final Diploma of the High School, obtained after at least 12 years of school, or the replacement certification according to the regulations;
• certificate that states you passed the academic qualification test for universities in your Country (Selectividad in Spain, Prova de Aferiçao o Prova Geral de Acesso ao Ensino Superior in Portugal, ecc..);
• 2 photographs (one of them to be authenticated by the Italian competent authorities abroad)
• copy of the letter of admission, when provided.
Should the secondary education qualification have been released after less than 12 years of education (attachment n.1), the following should be included:
- the certificate declaring the partial academic studies already completed;
- a post-secondary qualification gained in a non-university higher education Institute; the foundation course certificate awarded by Italian higher education institutions as a supplementary qualification of the foreign scholastic path.
Note that the above mentioned additional or complementary certifications of titles obtained with less than 12 years of education allow the enrollment to the first academic year and cannot be evaluated for enrollment with abbreviation of course in order to avoid a double evaluation of the same titles.
For Master Degree Courses (two-year programme):
• Academic qualification gained from a University or post-secondary qualification gained in a non-university Higher Education Institute which allows them to proceed on-site to further studies at academic institutions at the next level;
• certificate released by the competent University declaring the exams passed, as well as, for each subject, detailed programmes for the completion of said qualifications. The student can check at the time of publication of the places that each University reserves for the Single-cycle courses, if and for which foreign languages the translation for said certificate has been exempted. Post-secondary studies (exams and credits) already gained can be certified by the Diploma Supplement, where in place;
• 2 photographs (one of them to be authenticated by the Italian competent Authorities abroad)
• Copy of the letter of admission, when provided.
Once Arrived in Italy
Unless you choose a program entirely taught in English, you will have to sit for the test of Italian language and pass it in order to be admitted to the programs. In case you do not pass the test, you cannot enroll and you will have to leave Italy before the expiry date of your visa.
The test of Italian is not necessary for:
a) students who obtained a Diploma in an Italian high-school abroad.
b) students holding one of the title released by the schools in the attachment n.2 of the ministerial circular.
c) students who obtained a final title of junior high-school in Argentina and hold complementary certificates that state they studied Italian language for at least 5 years.
d) students who obtained the Diploma in Italian language and culture at the “Università per Stranieri” of Perugia and Siena.
e) students who obtained the Italian language certification (level B2) issued by the CLIQ.
Within the first eight days since the arrival in Italy with a “D” national type visa for Study, you will have to apply for the Stay Permit Request to the competent “Questura” (specific police office) of the city where you intend to establish your residence.
The application can be submitted at the Post Office using the appropriate kit. When submitting the application, you will have to pay the related taxes and only after you will receive a notice of convocation through which you will be informed about the date when you will have to present yourself to the appropriate offices of the Questura, with photographs, to be exposed to fingerprint survey.
If the application has to be integrated by additional documentation, you will be informed by SMS or a registered mail. You can check the status of your request on the police site or immigration portal.
The fiscal code is a 16-digit alphanumeric code, issued by the “Agenzia delle Entrate” for free, which uniquely identifies Italian and foreign citizens.
With the fiscal code you may:
- Enroll to an Italian University
- Open a bank account
- Sign a contract (rent, telephone contract, ect..)
- Register to the National Health System (SSN)
Citizens resident abroad may apply for it to the Italian Diplomatic Representation in the country of residence. In Italy, it has to be requested to the nearest "Agenzia delle Entrate" of the city where you live, instead. The following Agenzia delle Entrate Office is the closest to the University:
Address: Roma 5 Tuscolano - Via di Torre Spaccata, 110 Telephone: 06 526061 Fax: 06 50763658 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Opening times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 7:50 a.m to 1:30 p.m; Tuesday and Thursday from 7:50 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
It is possible to consult all the information on the Agenzia delle Entrate website: http://www1.agenziaentrate.gov.it/english/
PLEASE NOTE: Aiming to facilitate the preparation of these documents, during the event “Welcome weeks” that will take place in the month of September, our University will be able to issue the fiscal code directly to you, thanks to the presence of the “Agenzia delle Entrate” operators. Also the University will support you in filling the form for the application for the residence permit
Having a valid health insurance for Italian territory is extremely important to apply for the stay permit within the first 8 days from the arrival in Italy. In case the student doesn’t have an health insurance subscribed in his country and validated by an Italian Diplomatic Representation, he can choose between two options: either a private health insurance, or a voluntary registration to the SSN (National Health System).
- Verify what to do to register to the SSN
For all the information about it, please check the following website: http://www.salute.gov.it
What rights does the health insurance offer you?
The registration to the National Health System (SSN), which lasts a year, gives the student the opportunity to choose a reference doctor, who will take care of his health problems for free and will be able to prescribe drugs, examinations and any specialist visits exactly like with the Italian citizen.
Guide to the National Health System: The “Ministero della Salute” in collaboration with “Ministero dell’Interno” and “Istituto Nazionale Salute e Povertà” relized a project co-funded by the European Union to inform foreign citizens about the National Health System.
"InformaSalute" is the brochure created by this project that aims to guide the foreign citizen to the Health System.
White Code: healthcare for international students off-site. The University of Rome Tor Vergata is delighted to offer a new service that will guarantee the free access to the basic healthcare prior registration to the Italian National Healthcare (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale).
A clinic open on Mondays and Thursdays (14.00-16.00), located in the building of the UOSD of Occupational Medicine, 2nd floor of the General Hospital of the University.
Students can benefit from the following services with no need of appointment:
- Medical and physical examination
- EKG and blood pressure gauge
- Medical prescriptions (on behalf of the MD.), blood chemistris, instrumental analysis and specific examinations
- Certificate for sport and recreational activities
After the admission test, if provided, you will have to complete the registration procedure at the link: delphi.uniroma2.it following the instruction reported here below.
Enrollment Procedure Guide
a. Access the website: delphi.uniroma2.it;
b. Select “Enrollment”
c. Select “Start application procedures”
d. Carefully read the information about your data protection and confirm that you have done it to proceed
e. Fill in the two “Registration Personal Information” section
f. Select the Course you have been admitted to
g. Enter your high-school diploma/bachelor’s degree title
h. Select “Print”: the system will release the registration application with the list of documents to upload
i. Keep care the CTRL and the FISCAL CODE that the system automatically generates; j. Select in the Student Area, Button 2 – Enrollment “point "b" You have already filled in the application k. Enter your Fiscal Code and CTRL
l. Upload the documents required for the enrollment. It is necessary to upload ONE pdf file for each document
m. Wait for the International Students Office’s response: the Office has to verify the documentation you uploaded to enable you to enroll. If all your documents are regular and nothing is missing, you will receive an email with the instructions to pay the first installment and to validate the payment.
n. The payment validation will allow you to get your matricola and password, needed to access the online classes and for your online career management at Tor Vergata.
When the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your country finally issue your Study Visa, you can enter Italy. From the day of your entry, you have eight days to request to the QUESTURA the residence permit by filling out the appropriate kit. If you have problems in filling out the residence permit request you can contact the Welcome Office.
You will then have to reach the International Students Office (Via Cracovia n. 50 - Building D - ground floor ) and submit, for the necessary verifications, the originals of the documents you have uploaded on Delphi (point L) and the request for the residence permit.
In case of any irregularity in the submitted documentation, the duty officers will automatically cancel the enrollment.
Take good care of those data since you will need it to access the on-line services of the University.
In order to correctly enroll to a Bachelor or Single-cycle programm you must provide:
- Either a true copy of the final title obtainedafter at least 12 years of education, accompained by the Statement of Comparability issued by the CIMEA.
- Or a true copy of the final title obtained after at least 12 years of education, with official translation in Italian and validated by the Italian competent authorities in the Country of the educational system attended. This validation is not necessary if the certification presents the “Aja Apostille”; accompained by the original of the Declaration of Value of the final title issued by the Italian competent authorities for the territory. In case the title is obtained after less than 12 years of education, please check what is reported on Attachment N.1
Please Note: titles obtained with less than 12 years of education allow the enrollment to the first academic year and cannot be evaluated for enrollment with abbreviation of course in order to avoid a double evaluation of the same titles.
-Copy of the certificate that states the student passed the proficiency test for the access to the universities if expected and mandatory in your home Country with official translation in Italian and validated by Italian competent authorities. This validation is not necessary if the certification presents the “Aja Apostille”.
-Copy of the Residence Permit or copy of the receipt of stay permission request. Copy of the Fiscal Code. 3 passport size photos.
-Copy of the Italian language certification level B1/B2 (for courses taught in Italian). Copy of the pre-enrollment with authenticated signature of the Italian Diplomatic authorities in your Country.
-Copy of the passport pages with your personal data and visa. Copy of the Health Insurance.
-Copy of the letter of admission, when provided
In order to correctly enroll to a Master Degree (two-year programme) you must provide the following documents:
- Either: a true copy of final academic title accompanied by the Statement of Comparability issued by the CIMEA.
- or a true copy of final academic title legalized or apostilled and officially translated into Italian and accompanied by the Declaration of Value issued by the Italian competent authorities abroad.
Furthermore, it is required the transcript issued by the competent University which states the exams passed with official translation in Italian and validated by Italian competent authorities; as well as, for each subject, the description of the programs attended to obtained the mentioned title. The transcript can be replaced by the “Diploma Supplement”.
- Copy of the Residence Permit or copy of the receipt of stay permission request.
- Copy of the Fiscal Code. 3 passport size photos.
- Copy of the Italian language certification level B1/B2 (for courses taught in Italian).
- Copy of the pre-enrollment with authenticated signature of the Italian Diplomatic authorities in your Country.
- Copy of the passport pages with your personal data and visa.
- Copy of the Health Insurance.
- Copy of the letter of admission, when provided
WARNING: All the documents in a foreign language must provided with official translation in Italian and consular validation (you can refer to local translators and then request the Italian competent authorities in your Country to certify the compliance of the translation. This legalization is not necessary if the certificate reports the Apostille Aja).
If you are a non-EU student resident abroad and you have not ranked among the admitted applicants, within the terms established by the MIUR (The Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) after the publication on the website (www.studiare-in-italia.it) you can apply for:
a) The admission to another program at the same University
b) The reassignment for the same program or another, in a different University*
*The application for point b) must to be provided to the dean of the University where you want to move and also to the Dean of the University where you sit for the test.
Check the public call of the specific programme for the procedure of re-assignment.
NOTE: Students who did not pass the admission test or who do not obtain the collocation in another University or program, despite a qualifying score, must leave Italy within and not later than the expiry date of the visa or of the residence permit for study purpose (except for those holding other residence permits which allow them to stay legally after that date).