Non-EU students who need to apply for a study visa
1. Pay the first installment of the tuition fees
Upon receipt of the payment of the first installment of the tuition fee (amounting to €4.000), the International Admissions Office will begin to prepare the official admission letters (digital versions only). This document serves as an official confirmation of the admission and provides further details that will be required for the legal procedures handled by the Embassies / Consulates.
While waiting for the Letters to be created, students are invited to move on to Step 2 and complete their registration on the Universitaly portal.
2. Submit the pre-enrollment request to the Italian embassy/consulate
In order to do so, students are asked to register through the Universitaly portal, a national database that connects each application to the network of the Italian Consular offices in the world.
Given the importance of these steps for the acquisition of the legal documents that we require, please follow these instructions carefully:
- register on UniversItaly;
- read the step-by-step guidelines and check carefully the preview of the info requested;
- complete and submit your pre-enrolment.
The International Admissions Office will then:
- upload the official Letter of Acceptance on the Universitaly portal, thus confirming your status as an admitted student;
- check and validate your pre-enrolment request, so that your information is sent directly to the Italian Embassy / Consulate in your territory.
3. Apply for a study visa
You will have to satisfy the following requirements:
- Proof of economic means of about 6.000€. Please note however that the cost of living in Italy per annum is higher;
- A return ticket;
- Proof of accommodation in Rome;
- Health insurance;
- Passport or travel document valid for at least three months after visa expiry date;
- Successful completion of high school studies.
Please note that each Consular office may autonomously require additional documents.
Please be advised also that the University is not responsible and cannot be considered accountable in the unfortunate event that your Visa application is rejected by the Embassy / Consulate.
If your application is accepted, the Italian Embassy/Consulate will:
- Stamp the study visa on your passport;
- Return the pre-enrollment application form (duly stamped) and a certified copy of your diploma (and transcript, if applicable);
- Issue the “Dichiarazione di Valore” of your qualification.
4. Enroll to the program
(2) The official government Guidelines for admission are published at this link in Italian only.
(3) Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a public document is genuine. It does not authenticate the content of the document. Legalisation is usually required by Italian authorities before they will allow a document issued in a third country to be used for official purposes in Italy. If your country signed the La Haye Convention of 05/10/1961, the competent authorities will stamp the Apostille on your qualification. In other countries, specific Ministries are appointed to legalise documents through a stamp. If you studied in Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Germany, Austria or Estonia legalisation of documents is not required according to international agreements.
(4) The Dichiarazione di Valore in loco (DV) is an official document which provides a short description of your qualification, its validity in the awarding country to academic and/or professional ends, and the legal status of the awarding institution. In order to obtain the DV, you have to contact the Italian Consulate/Embassy of the country that awarded the qualification. For example, if you studied in a British school in Ghana, you should refer to the Italian Embassy in the UK for the DV issuing.