In order to obtain information about what Italy has to offer in terms of higher education and for the relevant procedures for foreign students we recommend the following websites:
• For details regarding the Italian education system, application procedures and other general information:
Official portal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy dedicated to prospective foreign students
• For information regarding the recognition of qualifications awarded from Italian institutions:
• For non-EU/EEA/ Swiss students:www.studiare-in-italia.it
• Ministry of Education, University and Research:
For information concerning the Italian higher education system please consult the brochure "Study in Italy" and the list of Under- and Graduate courses in English, offered by Italian Universities (in the sidebar).Scholarships ITALIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
The Italian Government awards scholarships to study in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE).
For updated do periodically consult the webpage of the Embassy.SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY REGIONS
Information regarding scholarships offered by Regions is available at the following website:
Info for Foreign Students
The Embassy of Italy informs non-EU students residing abroad that all information relating to the procedures for entry, stay and enrolment of foreign / international students to higher education courses in Italy are available on the website www.studiare-in-italia.it maintained by the Ministry of Education, University and Research.Declaration of Value and Legalization of DocumentsSTATEMENT OF EQUAL VALUE
Foreigners and Italians residing abroad can be admitted into Italian universities by filling an application with the Consulate which must be accompanied by the prescribed documentation, to be approved by the competent Italian authorities on the basis of their evaluation of the educational credentials received abroad. The Consulate Student Office must also ascertain and certify that the credentials for lower and upper secondary school are sufficient for admission into university courses according to the regulations of the country in which they were completed ("Statement of Equal Value"). The Declaration of Value
The "Declaration of Value" is a document certifying the value of a degree obtained in an education system other than the Italian. It is written in Italian language and it is issued by the Italian diplomatic missions abroad (Embassies/Consulates) "competent for the area", the closest to the city where the institution that issued the foreigner.
The purposes for which it may be required Declaration of value are the following:
a) further education school and university;
b) enrolment at the University;
c) approval of a university to continue their postgraduate studies (master, doctorate, etc.);
The Qualifications or degrees obtained abroad are not automatically recognized in Italy, that is to say that they have no legal value. Therefore, the Declaration of Value has the sole purpose of describing the value acquired by the Education in the country of origin and contains the following data:
- Surname, name, date and place of birth of the holder
- Establishment under whose authority the certificate was issued
- Data for licenses
- Institute of education issuing the degree
- Duration of studies
- Final grade
- Grading system
As an alternative, foreign students may submit a Diploma Supplement; for further info, check: https://ec.europa.eu/education/diploma-supplement_en Apostille
If the country where the certificate was issued has signed the Hague Convention (October 5, 1961), the title must affix the so-called "Hague Apostille" (Apostille) before requesting the declaration of value. In Cyprus the Apostille stamp can be applied by the Ministry of Justice.PLEASE NOTE:
Before requesting an Apostille, it is necessary to have the signature of the scholastic/academic authority (i.e. the principal of the school) authenticated by the Ministry of Education. Embassy / Consulate of competence
The Declaration of Value is an official document issued by the Italian Embassy in the country where the degree was issued. When the awarding institution is part of the education system of another country, the competent diplomatic authority is the Italian Embassy/Consulate General in the country of the education system of reference. So, for example, in the case of degrees earned in Cyprus and awarded from British schools, the Consulate General of Italy in London will issue the declaration of value and the legalization. The Cypriot students who have completed a degree abroad should contact the Italian Embassy in the country where the certificate was issued (in the case of qualifications obtained in Greece: the Italian Embassy in Athens). CostsThe Declaration of Value issued for the purpose of studies is free.The Diploma Supplement issued for the purpose of studies is freeHow to request the Declaration of Value
The Declaration of Value may be submitted in person or sent by post along with the following documentation:
1. application completed and signed by the person (Form C)
2. photocopy of your passport/identity card
3. qualifications in original or certified copy, bearing the signature authentication of the Dean by the Ministry of Education, legalized with the Hague Apostille by the Ministry of Justice, and finally translated by Press and Information Office (PIO).
VISA GENERAL INFO
Schengen visas allow people to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days every six-month period.
Starting from the 3rd of April 2019, the Office operates only by on-line appointment.
To book your appointment, please click here: https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en
Before booking an appointment, find out if you need a visa or not by Clicking Here: https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/obblighidoveri/en
Then it is necessary to fill out the visa application form online (one application for each person who is travelling) at the following link: http://e-applicationvisa.esteri.it/