If you are an EU citizen (or a citizen of Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland), you receive the same treatment as Italian citizens as far as admission formalities are concerned, as well as university fees, and opportunities for studying (grants, etc).
You can therefore send in your application for pre-enrolment with the FUB’s general deadline.
Declaration of value
If you have a foreign qualification, in order to carry out pre-enrolment and then enrolment procedures, you have to have a declaration of value that corresponds to the qualification required for admission to the degree course selected.
If the duration of studies in the country in which you received the qualification, is less than 12 years, you will need to present a certificate that states you have passed all the exams required:
- for the first year of university (in the event the local school system lasts 11 years)
- for the first two years of university (in the event the local school system lasts 10 years)
This declaration of value can be obtained from an Italian embassy or consulate in the candidate’s home country. This certificate, which is issued by the Consulate’s academic office, confirms that the qualification obtained at secondary school (for admission to undergraduate degree courses) or theuniversity degree (for admission to postgraduate courses) by the candidate would allow him/her to be admitted to higher education in the country in which the qualifications were achieved.
If the candidate’s certificate/s is/are not written in Italian, an official translation into Italian must be attached to the declaration of value.
Residency and entry requirements for living in Italy
For stays of longer than three months, EU citizens must take out a residence certificate which can be obtained from the town or city’s “anagrafe” (registry office).
In order to obtain this certificate the following papers need to be presented that certify:
Issue of an Italian tax code
- that you are following a course at university (enrolment certificate)
- that you have health insurance
- that you have the financial means to stay in Italy
The Italian tax code (codice fiscale) is how citizens identify themselves when dealing with the public administration system. The tax code issued by the Tax Office (Agenzia delle Entrate) is the only tax code accepted in Italy.
All that one needs to do to obtain this tax code is to go to the Tax Office with an identity card; foreigners normally have to present their passport.