Entry requirements for degree programmes at Unimore

Foreign study qualification

The procedure to enrol in a Bachelor’s Degree Programme (three years), Single-cycle Master Degree Programme (five years), or Master’s Degree Programme (two-years) for students holding a foreign study qualification differs depending on whether the student is a:

  • non-EU citizen resident abroad
  • EU citizen or non-EU citizen resident in Italy

These procedures are subject to current and future emergency provisions by the Italian Government and European Union to prevent and curb Covid-19 virus pandemic.

Degree structure

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

Non-EU citizens residing abroad

For each academic year and for each Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programme, the Italian Universities set a number of places reserved to non-EU students residing abroad.

What do I need to do to enrol in a Unimore Degree Programme?

Bachelor's, Single-cycle Master's or Master's Degree Programmes may or may not have limited access.

STEP 1
check if the degree programme chosen has limited access:
BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMME – SINGLE-CYCLE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME
MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME
If the degree programme you want to enrol in has no limited access, go directly to Step 3.
If you want to enrol in a limited access degree programme, please refer to the call for applications describing specific access requirements, application deadlines, dates of the entry test (if any), etc.
Calls for applications for degree programmes provided in English
Calls for applications for degree programmes provided in Italian
STEP 2
ONLY FOR MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME with no limited access: register in the www.esse3.unimore.it portal as soon as possible to get the login credentials. Fill out the application for having your study qualification and knowledge assessed. Each Master's Degree Programme with no limited access publishes a call for applications specifying the enrolment procedure, the documents to attach, the application deadlines: please carefully check the call for applications of your Master's Degree Programme.
For further information https://www.international.unimore.it/estrattiLM.html
STEP 3
fill out the online "pre-enrolment application" on the UNIVERSITALY website by 15 September 2021.
Documents to upload in PDF format on the Universitaly website:
BACHELOR’S – SINGLE-CYCLE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMESMASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES
Final high-school qualification, obtained after at least 12 years of school, or replacement certificate for all legal purposes, possibly translated and legalised. Further information on study qualifications deemed valid is available here: https://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/moduli/2021/Allegato1_EN.pdf and https://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/moduli/2021/Allegato2_EN.pdf Original (or authenticated) copy of the university degree certificate, possibly translated and legalised
Declaration of value of the qualification obtained or Comparability Certificate(*) issued by the CIMEA, if available Declaration of value of the qualification obtained or Comparability Certificate(*) issued by the CIMEA, if available
Certificate stating that you have passed the university proficiency test, if provided to access the University of the country you come from (Selectividad in Spain, Prova de Aferiçao or Prova General de Acesso ao Ensino Superior in Portugal, etc..) or that you have obtained at least the minimum score (e.g. Gaokao for China); Degree certificate including the transcript of records, issued by the University awarding the degree, possibly translated and legalised (it is also accepted in English), or Diploma supplement.
Students who have not yet obtained the degree need to enclose a registration certificate stating the qualification study that will be obtained, the years of enrolment and the list of the teachings passed;
Language certificate stating your knowledge of the Italian language (at least B2), if any Language certificate stating your knowledge of the Italian language (at least B2), if any
Colour photo of your face in foregroundColour photo of your face in foreground
Valid passportValid passport
(*) charge service. Further information on Comparability Certificate is available here: www.cimea.it/it/servizi/attestati-di-comparabilita-e-certificazione-dei-titoli/attestati-di-comparabilita-e-di-verifica-dei-titoli-diplome.aspx. UNIMORE accept both Declaration of Value issued with Study Visa usually for free or Comparability Certificate issued by CIMEA with service fees of about 150 euro.

After completing the pre-enrolment application, the Registrar’s Office will evaluate the documents you uploaded on the Universitaly website and will send you an email if additional documents are required. If you have passed the Italian language test and your documentation is complete, the word "admitted" will appear on the Universitaly website.

ATTENTION!!!Admitted students to DEGREE PROGRAMMES WITH LIMITED ACCESS must pay the admission fee of EUR 55.00 (as indicated in the call for applications).
STEP 4
After completing the pre-enrolment application, all applicants shall request the Study Visa for university enrolment purpose to the Italian diplomatic consular representation of the country of residence: https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it
All procedures for having a visa issued must be completed by 30 November 2021.
STEP 5
Pass the Italian language test, except for exempted students. For some degree programmes, the Italian language test may also be taken by remote.
STEP 6
Even if you have not yet been assessed, you may apply for scholarships (https://www.international.unimore.it/fees.html).
To request scholarships, fees reduction or other benefits, you should apply on the Er.Go. website: https://www.er-go.it/index.php?id=5963.
STEP 7
ENROLMENT AT UNIMORE Only after obtaining the Visa and Declaration of Value or Comparability Certificate issued by the CIMEA, the Registrar’s Office will enrol you and give you all instructions to pay the first instalment of tuition fees. After making the payment, and for the final confirmation of the enrolment, please deliver the following documents to the Registrar’s Office:
- all documents issued by the Italian Embassy;
- the receipt of the application of Residence Permit, issued by the post office;
- a passport photo;
- the passport with the Study Visa;
- other documents provided by Unimore, if any.

To enrol in a Single-cycle Master’s Degree Programme in Medicine

To register for the admission test for degree programmes in Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis, please follow the procedures on the portal http://www.universitaly.it/. The student registration to the online test is not subject to the preliminary start of university pre-enrolment procedures at the diplomatic and consular representations. The latter shall instead be started and formalised according to the instructions provided by the deadlines set in the schedule relating to the procedures for enrolling in nationally planned Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, with tests scheduled in September 2021, save as any future provisions connected with COVID 19 emergency.

EU citizens and non-EU citizens residing in Italy

EU citizens, regardless of where they live, and non-EU citizens regularly residing in Italy may access with no limitation of quota. If you have a foreign study qualification, please email the Registrar’s Office of the Degree Programme in which you want to enrol to get all the information you need. EU citizens and non-EU citizens residing in Italy must not apply on Universitaly website, as they need to deliver documents to the Registrar’s Office.

Documents to deliver to the Registrar’s Office are:

  • - your original secondary school diploma or your degree certificate, translated and supported by confirmation of authenticity. The authenticity of foreign qualifications and certificates must be confirmed in one of the following ways:
    • Legalization or Apostille: qualifications and certificates must be legalized at the Italian Embassy in order to guarantee their authenticity. Check here the rules set by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - MAECI about translation and legalization (https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/servizi/italiani-all-estero/traduzione-elegalizzazione-documenti.html). If the country where you obtained the qualification adheres to the Hague Convention (1961), instead of legalization you can ask the designated local authority to issue the Apostille on the documents. Consult the list of competent authorities for each country (https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/authorities1/?cid=41).
      Thanks to specific agreements, in the following countries it is not necessary legalized neither have the Apostille in the certificates: Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Austria.
    • Verification certificate issued by the CIMEA the Italian ENIC-NARIC centre.
  • - documents concerning the value of the qualification, as:
    • • Declaration of Value issued by the Italian Embassy in the country where the qualification was awarded
    • OR
    • • Diploma Supplement based on the European Commission standards issued for academic qualifications issued by universities and higher education institutions of countries belonging to the European Higher Education Area. The Diploma Supplement must be signed and apostilled;
    • OR
    • • Comparability Certificate issued by the CIMEA the Italian ENIC-NARIC centre.
  • - Certificate stating that you have passed the university proficiency test, if provided to access the University of the country you come from (Selectividad in Spain, Prova de Aferiçao or Prova General de Acesso ao Ensino Superior in Portugal, etc.) only if provided;
  • - Copy of the residence permit, only for non-EU citizens residing in Italy;
  • - A valid ID document and a passport photo;
  • - Other useful documents issued by Unimore, if any.

Further information