Entry requirements for degree programmes at Unimore

Students willing to apply for admission to a degree programme at Unimore must meet academic requirements.

Degree structure

The Italian university system is organised into three cycles. See the table

Enrolment procedure

Non-EU citizens residing abroad

There is a set number of places reserved for non-EU citizens. Non-EU citizens residing abroad, holding a foreign degree, and wishing to enrol in one of the Unimore courses must:
» Normally in July, submit a pre-enrolment application for the relevant degree programme, to the Italian Embassy/Consulate in the country where their diploma was issued.
» Take a language test in the Italian language scheduled in early September, unless exempted (see the cases of exemption).
» Once in Italy, hand over to the Registrar's Office the following documents issued by the embassy / Italian consulate in the country where the qualification was obtained.

For the enrolment in a first-cycle degree programme, non-EU citizens must provide the following documents to the Registrar's Office at Student Services:

  • An original copy of the secondary-school diploma, translated and legalised by the Italian Embassy, or a certificate proving at least 12 years of schooling; if the secondary-school diploma was obtained after 11 years, a certificate stating that all the examinations provided for the first university year have been passed; If the diploma was obtained after 10 years, students must submit a certificate proving that all the exams included in the first two university years have been passed. Students may also complete their 12 years of schooling by submitting a post-secondary education certificate obtained at a non-university high-school/college.
  • A document called "dichiarazione di valore in loco" (in-site declaration of value): this document provides a description of the secondary school leaving certificate; it is issued and legalised by the Italian Embassy and proves a period of schooling of at least 12 years. For further information, visit the Study in Italy website.
  • A document stating that, where provided, the academic suitability test was passed for admittance to the University of the Country of origin.
  • Any linguistic skill certificates
  • Certificates that students may have in relation to partially-completed academic studies (exams passed and official documentation regarding examination programmes). These are required for direct access to a year other than the first year, or to complete the compulsory 12 years of schooling required for admission to an Italian University.
  • A valid passport
  • A valid residence permit or relevant receipt

Non-EU students holding a university degree are eligible for a second-cycle degree programme and must provide the following additional documents:

  • The university degree in original copy, translated and legalised by the Italian Embassy;
  • An official transcript of the courses taken and grades obtained, translated and legalised by the Italian Embassy;
  • The programme for each subject attended;
  • A document called "dichiarazione di valore in loco" (in-site declaration of value) for the degree. Issued and legalised by the Italian Embassy, this document provides a description of the final degree. For further information, visit the Study in Italy website.
  • Any certificates proving the language skills
  • A valid passport
  • A valid residence permit or relevant receipt

If students want to enrol in a limited-access programme, they can contact the Registrar’s Office to fill-in the application by the deadline indicated in the call for applications.

Eu and Non-EU citizens residing in Italy

The following are included:
» Citizens of Countries that are members of the European Union
» EU equivalent citizens (citizens of Norway, Island, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Republic of San Marino)
» Non-EU citizens who are already in Italy with a residence permit for work purposes (employment or self-employment), family purposes, asylum, and religious reasons.

EU (and equivalent) citizens, non-EU citizens legally residing in Italy and Italian citizens holding a foreign study qualification do not “pre-enrol” in the University through the diplomatic-consular Italian representation, DO NOT NEED to take the test in the Italian language, and ARE NOT SUBJECT to the limitation of quota.

To enrol in a three-year or single-cycle five-year programme, students must hand over the following documents to the Registrar’s Office:

  • The final school-leaving certificate in original copy of the secondary studies obtained after 12 years of school, translated and legalised by the diplomatic or consular Italian representation in the Country where the qualification was obtained
  • A declaration of value issued by the Representation
  • A certificate stating that the university suitability test has been passed, where provided for admittance to the University in the home Country

If the high-school diploma was obtained after less than 12 years of schooling, a translated and legalised certificate stating the university studies partially completed in the home country shall be submitted in addition to the school-leaving certificate.

More specifically:
» if the high-school diploma was obtained after 11 years, students shall submit a certificate proving that all exams included in the first year at university were passed;
» if the high-school diploma was obtained after 10 years, students shall submit a certificate proving that all exams included in the first two years at university were passed.

The 12 years of schooling may also be integrated by submitting a post-secondary school qualification obtained at a non-university college.

To enrol in a second-level Master Degree Programme – both free access and limited access – students must follow the instructions provided in the calls for applications at the following links:
» Calls for applications for Master Degree Programmes provided in English
» Calls for applications for Master Degree Programmes provided in Italian

Following the assessment or after passing the test, students shall personally hand over the following documents to the Registrar's Office:

  • The Bachelor’s Degree certificate, translated and legalised by the Italian representation in the country where the degree was obtained
  • The "Dichiarazione di valore" (declaration of value) issued by the Italian representation mentioned above
  • A translated and legalised certificate containing a list of the exams passed
  • The programmes of the exams taken (if required by the Study Programme chosen at Unimore)

General information on the application to Italian universities can be found on the Study in Italy website of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. Further information is also available from the Registrar's Office at Student Services (Italian).

Immigration Procedure

For the purposes of application and admission to a degree programme at Unimore, both EU and non-EU citizens who are already residing in Italy are classified as Italian citizens and can enrol at the Secretary office.

Non-EU citizens must show a valid Visa. Please note: a tourist Visa is not acceptable.

Students from European Economic Area (EEA) and European Union (EU) countries

Students from EEA and EU countries are allowed to travel across Italy with no need to submit a relevant application. Students from EEA and EU countries who have been residing in Italy for longer than 3 months must register in the "Registro temporaneo dei cittadini EU" (Temporary register of EU citizens) at "Anagrafe” (Italian Register Office). If they have been residing in Italy for longer than 12 months, they must register at the "Anagrafe della popolazione residente" (Population register) at the same Italian Register Office.

By doing so, their permanent address ("residenza") will be changed from their country to Italy.

To register at the Italian Register Office "Anagrafe" they must provide the following documents:

  • A valid passport or identity card;
  • A copy of their EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) or private health insurance;
  • Proof of registration at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (from the "Segreteria Studenti" Registrar's Office of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia).
  • Rental agreement or a declaration of hospitality
  • Documented evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover living expenses (e.g. copy of bank statements, grants, scholarships, financial support from student's family);
  • Tax code
  • A stamp duty of EUR 16,00

When submitting the request, please refer to Register Office "Anagrafe":
Servizi Anagrafe del comune di Modena
Servizi Anagrafe del comune di Reggio Emilia

Non-Eu Students

Non-EU citizens willing to come to Italy for study purposes must submit their visa application and the relevant documents to the Italian Diplomatic Authorities. The visa procedure might slightly change depending on the Embassy/Consulate; however, you always have to specify the reason and duration of your stay as well as the admission letter.

Within 8 working days from the date of the arrival in Italy, non-EU students must request a Residence permit.

To request of the Residence Permit, you need a "residence permit kit”, available at the International Welcome Desk or at any Post Office. The following documents are required:

  • A stamp duty of EUR 16.00;
  • Payment receipt of the EUR 102,00 fee for having the Residence Permit issued;
  • Payment receipt of EUR 30.47 (at the Post Office, using the payment slip provided in the envelope); The duly filled-in request must then be submitted to the Post Office; the Post Office will post it to the authorities in charge of releasing the Residence permit.

International Welcome Desk representatives will assist you upon your arrival with filling in forms, enclosing documents and submitting the request, guiding you step by step.

Contacts for Visa and procedures

Whether you are an EEA and EU student or an Non-EU student, the International Welcome Desk will assist you during your pre-arrival and arrival procedures with information provided by reliable staff.

Before your arrival please register with the International Welcome Desk online digital platform. This registration allows you to get the right assistance in accordance with your needs. Please apply to us for assistance with the following procedures:

  • Housing
  • Tax Code/ Codice Fiscale
  • Induction
  • Practicalities

Please sign up to the platform.

If you wish to receive a Pre assessment of your foreign qualifications before the publication of the calls for applications at Unimore, please sign up to this website

For information on study programmes, assessment and enrolment procedures
Informastudenti
e-mail: informastudenti@unimore.it
phone: +39 059 2058255 and +39 0522 523555