Enrollment at UniMe

Admission to first and second cycle degree programmes for foreign students
General conditions
In principle, all international students may enroll to one of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle programmes of the Italian Higher Education System. Nevertheless, general conditions they have to hold the minimum educational requirements as well as have a good competence in Italian. Admission regulations are established by the Italian Education and Research Ministry (MIUR).
EU citizens and non-EU citizens with equivalency
Conditions for admission to Laurea and Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico courses
EU students and non-EU students with equivalency are excluded from foreign students quotas (see below). For them access is provided on the basis of equal opportunities with Italian citizens and citizens having equivalent rights. EU students and non-EU students with equivalency (as well as Italian students) may have to take an entry test  for admission to limited/restricted access degree programmes. According to the relevant Italian legislation, EU students and non-EU students with equivalency are not required to take an exam of Italian language proficiency.
Students should contact the Didactic Secretariat of the chosen Department (Segreteria Didattica) to make sure that they are satisfying all enrollment requirements: general conditions agreed upon at national level as well as those autonomously decided by the Department (for instance deadlines for admission exams, if any).
Enrollment procedures
The enrollment at the UniMe’s Laurea and Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico courses is carried out online.
Students have to attach to the enrollment application the  following documents:

  • CdL entry form
  • Secondary school diploma (original copy) obtained after at least 12 years of schooling;
  • Declaration of value for the diploma;
  • Certificate assessing the student’s passing of the academic admission/proficiency test (where required), if provided for the access to home country university;
  • Any university study certificate or non-university post-secondary study certificate (concerning passed exams and exam programmes) in order to enrol to an academic year other than the first one or for the completing of the 12-year schooling required for the access to the Italian universities;
  • Two passport-size photos;
  • For non-EU citizens having equivalent rights only: copy of the stay permit or stay card (see procedures above).

Please note that the documents written in a foreign language must be handed over in original copy together with the official translation into Italian. The translation is a responsibility of the applicant and must be certified by the relevant Italian diplomatic representation abroad.
Applicants must contact the Italian diplomatic representation, in the country which the school/institute releasing the certificate belongs to, in order to require:

  • The authentication (and official translation) of the secondary school diploma;
  • The declaration of legal value for the secondary school diploma.
  • The authentication of one passport-size photo.

These documents must be attached to the enrollment application as specified above. Translations of programmes of the university exams already passed, if these are written in English, French, German or Spanish are not required.
Conditions for admission to Laurea Magistrale courses
EU students and non-EU students with equivalency have access to second cycle degree programmes on the basis of equal opportunities with Italian citizens. EU students and non-EU students with equivalency (as well as Italian students) may have to take an entry test  for admission to limited/ restricted access degree programmes. EU students and non-EU students with equivalency are not required to take an exam of Italian language. Students should contact the Didactic Secretariat of the chosen Department (Segreteria Didattica) to make sure that they are satisfying all enrollment requirements: general conditions agreed upon at national level as well as those autonomously decided by the Department (for instance deadlines for admission exams, if any).
Enrollment procedures
The enrollment at the UniMe Laurea Magistrale courses is carried out online following the procedure outlined. Students have to attach to the enrollment application the  following documents:

  • CdLM entry form
  • Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor degree- 180 CFU) awarded by any University (European Union citizens can self –authenticate the academic qualification)

or, alternatively

  • a post-secondary qualification obtained in a non-university Higher Education Institute allowing for the continuation of the university studies in the subsequent level;
  • certificate released by the relevant academic institution –  duly signed by the diplomatic authority  – assessing the exams already passed;
  • detailed programmes of the university exams and time plan devoted to the teaching and laboratory activities provided for each subject area, for the purposes of the qualifications as for points 1) and 2);
  • two passport-size photos;
  • non-EU citizens with equivalency must attach a copy of residence permit or residence card (see procedures above).

Please note that documents written in a foreign language must be handed in original copy together with the official translation into Italian. Applicants must contact the Italian diplomatic representation, in the country which the University/Institute releasing the certificate belongs to, in order to require:

  • The authentication and translation of the first cycle degree certificate;
  • The declaration of legal value for the degree certificate;
  • The authentication of one passport-size photo.

These documents must be attached to the enrollment application as specified above. Translations of the programmes of the university exams passed, if these are written in English, French, German, Spanish, are not required. Applicants should be aware that the documentation handed in does not allow for a direct access/admission to the Laurea Magistrale. The UniMe will also assess if the degree/diploma/certificate owned by the applicant can qualify for the application.
Non-EU students residing abroad
Conditions for admission to Laurea and Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico courses
Every degree programme sets an annual quota of places available for non-EU students. The number of places (quotas) reserved at the UniMe are shown at the MIUR webpage:  (digit University of Messina and select the degree programme).Within each annual quota a certain number of places is specifically reserved to Chinese students (see below). Moreover, non-EU students participating to Erasmus Mundus projects are excluded from national quotas.
To pre-enroll to a second cycle degree programme, non-EU citizens with residence outside Italy should contact the Italian Diplomatic representation in the country of residence.  Application deadline is established annually by the MIUR.
Non-EU students living outside Italy:

  • If benefit a scholarship allocated by the Italian Government on the basis of protocols executing cultural agreements, or of development cooperation programmes, have to follow specific enrollment instructions issued by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. For further information please visit: www.esteri.it;
  • If benefit a scholarship granted by their respective Governments to cover the whole duration of their studies in Italy, in the framework of agreements between Italian universities and those of their own countries, have to meet the admission conditions included in such agreements.

Candidates from both the above categories have access to the Italian degree programmes concerned in addition to the quotas reserved by individual institutions.
Pre-enrollment procedure
Applicants must hand in to the Italian diplomatic representation, in the Country where the school/university/institute releasing the certificate is based, the following documents by the deadline established by single diplomatic authorities:

  • the original final diploma of secondary studies;
  • the certificate attesting that the University entrance examination in the country of origin has been passed and any other certificates relating to academic studies partially completed (exams passed and official documentation regarding examination programmes). These documents are required to enrol to a year other than first one (or to complete the compulsory 12 years of schooling required for admission to Italian Universities);
  • a post-secondary academic qualification gained at a Higher Education Institute that is not a University, in cases the diploma of secondary studies has been gained following a period of less than 12 years of schooling;
  • two passport-size photos.

Applicants must require to the Italian diplomatic representation the following documents:

  • authentication and translation of the final diploma of secondary studies (this must be done by the Italian Embassy-Consulate offices in the country where the school that issued the diploma is based, if this is different from the student’s country of residence);
  • declaration of the legal value of the final diploma of secondary studies (this must be done by the Italian Embassy-Consulate offices in the country where the school that issued the diploma is based, if this is different from the student’s country of residence);
  • authentication of one passport-size photos.

Documents written in a foreign language must be accompanied by an official translation in Italian. Non-EU students who are already in Italy can contact official or “sworn” translators or the appropriate local Court office. To be admitted to a degree programme non-EU students must pass an Italian language  test and may also have to pass an admissions test to degree programmes with a limited/restricted access as well as other tests required for Italian citizens. Students can enrol only once they have passed the tests. On the day of the test non-EU student must show his/her passport and entry visa for study reasons or his/her residence permit, or the receipt issued by immigration office. A candidate waiting for the residence permit shall be admitted to the tests “with reserve”. The date of the Italian language test is established by MIUR (generally in September).
However, students with the following qualifications are exempt from taking the Italian language test:

  • second level secondary school qualification gained after 4-5 years of study at  Italian school abroad
  • “Diploma in  Lingua e cultura italiana” issued by the University for foreigners of Perugia and Siena, after a course of at least one academic year.
  • Italian language proficiency certificates equivalent to levels C1 and C2 of the Council of Europe issued by Rome Tre University or by the University for Foreigners of Perugia or Siena or by the private University for Foreigners “Dante Alighieri” of Reggio Calabria.

For further information please contact
Dr. G. Lucchese
Head of International Cooperation Unit and Foreign Students
e-mail: glucchese@unime.it
+39 090 6768534
Enrollment procedure
Non-EU students have to attach to the enrollment application the abovementioned documents accompanied by the official translation in Italian. Please note that applicants must also show a copy of the residence permit or the receipt issued by the Questura confirming that a residence permit has been applied for.
Conditions for admission to Laurea Magistrale courses
Second cycle degree programmes also set an annual quota of places reserved to non-EU citizens resident abroad. Quotas reserved at the UniMe are shown at the MIUR webpage (digit University of Messina and select the degree programme). Within each annual quota a certain number of places is specifically reserved to Chinese students (see below). To pre-enrol to a specific degree programme, applicants should contact the Italian representation in the Country of residence. Application deadline is established annually by MIUR.
Pre-enrollment procedure
Applicants must hand in to the Italian diplomatic representations, in the Country where the University/Institute releasing the certificate is based, the following documents by the deadline established by single diplomatic authorities:

  • Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor – 180 CFU) obtained at any University

or, alternatively;

  • a post-secondary qualification gained at a non-university Higher Education Institute allowing for the access to the university studies;
  • certificate released by the relevant academic institution assessing the exams already passed as well as the detailed programmes and time plan devoted to the teaching and laboratory activities provided for each subject area, for the purposes of the qualifications as for point 1) and 2);
  • the “Diploma di lingua e cultura italiana”, obtained at the University for Foreigners of Perugia or Siena, at the end of a study programme of at least 1 academic year or any other Italian language certificate released by: Roma Tre University or University for Foreigners – Perugia, University for Foreigners – Siena, private University for ForeignersDante Alighieri” of Reggio Calabria” (applicants may directly turn to the above said universities, including the Italian Cultural Institutes abroad, to learn how to obtain such certificates);
  • two passport-size photos.

Applicants must require to the Italian diplomatic representation the following documents:

  • The authentication and translation of the first cycle degree (this must be done by the Italian Embassy-Consulate offices in the country where the school that issued the diploma is based, if this is different from the student’s country of residence);
  • The declaration of the legal value of the degree certificate or the certificate released by the relevant academic institution assessing the exams already passed as well as the detailed programmes and time plan devoted to the teaching and laboratory activities (this must be done by the Italian Embassy-Consulate offices in the country where the school that issued the diploma is based, if this is different from the student’s country of residence);
  • authentication of one of passport-size photos.

Please note that documents written in a foreign language must be accompanied by an official translation in Italian. Non-EU students who are already in Italy can contact official or “sworn” translators or the appropriate local Court office. To be admitted to a degree programme non-EU students must pass an Italian language test and may also have to pass an admissions test to degree programmes with a limited/restricted access as well as other tests required for Italian citizens. Students can enrol only once they have passed the tests. To be admitted to the test, on the day of the test non-EU student must show his/her passport and entry visa for study reasons or his/her residence permit, or the receipt issued by immigration office.  A candidate waiting for the residence permit shall be admitted to the tests “with reserve”. The date of the Italian language proficiency test is established by the MIUR (generally in September).
However, students with the following qualifications are exempt from taking the Italian language proficiency test:

  • Diploma in  Lingua e cultura italiana” issued by the University for foreigners of Perugia and Siena, after a course of at least one academic year.
  • Italian language proficiency certificates equivalent to levels C1 and C2 of the Council of Europe issued by the Rome Tre University or by the University for Foreigners of Perugia or Siena or by the private University for Foreigners “Dante Alighieri” of Reggio Calabria.

For further information please contact:
Dr. G. Lucchese
Head of International Cooperation Unit and Foreign Students
e-mail: glucchese@unime.it
+39 090 6768534
 
Enrollment procedure
The enrollment at the UniMe’s Laurea Magistrale courses is carried out online by following the procedure outlined at the webpage: http://relint.unime.it/en/mobilita-in-entrata/studio/iscrizione-a-unime/ Non-EU students must also have to show a copy of his residence permit or the receipt issued by the Questura confirming that a residence permit has been applied for. Applicants should be aware that the documentation handed in does not allow for a direct access/admission to the Laurea Magistrale. The UniMe must also assess if the degree/diploma/certificate owned by the applicant can qualify for the application.
“Marco Polo” project for Chinese Students
 “Marco Polo” is a Project aimed at easing the attendance of Chinese students enrolled at Italian University degree programmes. Chinese students wishing to enrol at the UniMe under the framework of the “Marco Polo” project will benefit of a certain number of places specifically reserved to them. To find out the number of places (quotas) reserved, Chinese students should visit the MIUR web site (digit University of Messina and select the degree programme). According to the Agreement between the Italian and Chinese Government entered into force in 2006, Chinese students wishing to enrol at Italian Universities can get a visa even without the required knowledge of the language, provided that they enrol in one of the Italian language courses offered by Italian Universities part of the programme. At the end of the course the students will reach a B1/B2 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Pre-enrollment applications for first, second and for single-cycle degree programmes should be submitted to the Italian Consular and Diplomatic Representations in China. For further information visit the MIUR web page.
The certificate should be handed in to the Office for Foreign Students of the University of Messina that will look after the enrollment procedure and calculate tuition fees to be paid.
To be admitted to a degree programme non-EU students must pass an Italian language  test and may also have to pass an admissions test to degree programmes with a limited/restricted access as well as other tests required for Italian citizens. Students can enrol only once they have passed the tests. All the information regarding dates and venues of the examinations are specified in each Department webpage.