Conditions for admission to First Cycle/Bachelor (Laurea) and single-cycle Master (Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico) degree 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 on 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+ 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: https://www.esteri.it/mae/en
- 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.
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 admission 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 students must show their passport and entry visa for study reasons or their 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 Italian language proficiency certificates equivalent to level B2 and above of the Council of Europe issued by the University for Foreigners of Perugia or Siena or by the private University for Foreigners “Dante Alighieri” of Reggio Calabria, also in agreement with Italian institutes of culture abroad and other subjects, are exempt from taking the Italian language test.
In addition, students with the following qualifications can enroll, regardless of quotas reserved for non-EU students:
- secondary school diploma gained after 4 or 5 years of study at an Italian school abroad
- one of the leaving qualifications from one of the Seconday Schools listed in the Annex 2 (Allegato 2) of the "Procedures for entry, stay and matriculation of foreign / international students to higher education courses in Italy ay. 2019-20": http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/
- equivalent certificate to the Middle School leaving qualification obtained in Argentina, which certify the attendance of a study course which includes the teaching, for at least 5 years, of the Italian language, according to the Law n. 210 of 7.6.1999 (Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 152 of 1.7.1999);
- “Diploma di Lingua e cultura italiana” issued by the University for foreigners of Perugia and Siena
- Italian language proficiency certificates equivalent to level 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, also in agreement with Italian institutes of culture abroad and other subjects.
Pre-enrolment at UniME: evaluation of foreign qualifications
The pre-evaluation procedure is as follows:
1. Go to https://istanze.unime.it/login
2. Register by following the instructions.
3. Follow the procedure.
Please note that the documents you need to attach must be in English or translated into Italian by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular representation abroad.
Applications will be assessed by a Departmental Commission assigned to evaluate candidates’ previous qualifications considering the entry requirements of the selected course (Laurea or Laurea Magistrale). Students are allowed to submit only one application.
Only if positively evaluated, students will receive an acceptance letter and may start the pre-enrolment procedures at the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority.
Deadline for pre-enrolment applicants is 18 JUNE.
Enrollment procedure is on-line. 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 requested.
For further information on the procedures for entry, stay and matriculation of foreign / international students to higher education courses in Italy: http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/