Non-EU citizens resident abroad
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In order to access a degree course at the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano (FUB) non-EU citizens resident abroad must hold the qualifications awarded at the end of secondary education that must have lasted for 12 years, as is the case in Italy.
If you have a foreign qualification, you will also have to present a declaration of value
If the school education lasted less than 12 years, then candidates must also present the academic certificates that attest that s/he has passed allthe exams required for:
- the first year of university (in the event that the local school system lasts only 11 years)
- the first two years of university (in the event that the local school system lasts only 10 years).
To pre-enrol at the FUB, it is necessary to:
- pre-enrol online through the FUB’s website following the deadlines and requirements of the Faculty. The online pre-enrolment form must be completed and all the documents that are listed in the Study Manifesto must be uploaded. You must also:
- present the pre-enrolment application to the Italian Representatives (embassy or consulate) in the candidate’s home country, for one course only (it is not possible either to pre-enrol at any otherItalian university).
In the period 21 March 2013 - 21 June 2013 candidates can apply for the 2013/2014 Academic Year at the nearest Italian embassy or consulate in their home country.
We suggest you to contact the Italian representatives in your home country, to get information about the procedure you have to follow.
It is important to ensure that an appointment is made with the relevant Italian diplomatic representatives some time in advance and to ensure that all the documentation that needs to accompany the application has been collected.
Sometimes the Italian authorities bring the selection procedure forward and candidates can take their application beforehand (for example in the autumn of the previous year): for this reason too we advise you to find out about the procedures directly at your local embassy or consulate.
We receive many requests from candidates resident abroad to issue acceptance or invitation letters for the Italian Representatives abroad. We would like to point out that the ranking list is the only way to prove that you are admitted to a degree course. The ranking lists available also online according to the deadlines as published in each Study Manifesto.
Proficiency in at least two languages used in teaching (Italian, German, English) is essential for admission to bachelor and some master degrees. Detailed information can be found in the study manifesto. Upload your language certificates and/or enroll for language tests using this form.
In the event that you want to enrol for an undergraduate course you have to sit a further Italian-language test, which takes place in Bolzano on 3 September 2013 as well as any other tests that the faculty you have applied for requires.
If you already hold a certificate that details your Italian-language competence, you don’t have to it this test in Bolzano. You should present the certificate to the consulate with your application.
Accommodation and Funding
Where can I live?There are two possible answers to this question: a room in a student hall of residence or a flat managed by the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol or a private rental agreement with a landlord. Click here and find out the opportunities at your disposal.
You can apply for study grants of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol once you have certified at least one year of residency in South Tyrol.
The Italian Government offers grants for students from specific coutries in the framework of the so called Cooperation in Development.
We suggest you to contact your government to find out if your home country offers study grants for nationals studying abroad, at least for your first year of studies.
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Arrival in Italy
To be more familiar with the steps you have to follow upon arrival, we suggest you to read carefully the information published here: Arrival in Italy.
Click on following link to get further information about the health assistance during your stay in Italy: Healthcare