The access to university is allowed, with the same conditions of Italian students, to the foreigner who has a regular residence card or a residence permit for subordinate work , for self employment, for family reasons, for humanitarian asylum, for religious reasons.
Students legally residing in Italy with residence permit conceded in one solution for at least one year (for employment, self-employment, study or family reunification, placement list registration, elective residence reasons and other long term residual permits) shall be admitted to Italian Universities upon promotion of specific pre-registration exams and within limits of places at disposition in every university for every Academic Year.
Foreign titles that allow access to Universities of country of educational system they refer to and that have been obtained at the end of a school period equal to at least twelve years, are valid titles for access to Degree Courses or to University Degree at Italian Universities.
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Candidates present their request directly to the chosen university (only for one course), under the terms and conditions established by each athenaeum.
All of the information can be obtained by each university and is also available on the web site www.miur.it in the section university and on the web site www.esteri.it in the section esterior politics, university.
Candidates residing abroad can ask to the Italian consular authority in their country to have general information. All of the documents must be officially translated in Italian and must be certified by the Italian consular authority.
Person interested must send in April-May, with suitable postal means (registered with return receipt, registered or other means with similar warranties), or may present by thirds, pre-registration application to the Italian representative in country of last residence.
Application forms shall be at disposition at the Segreterie Studenti Stranieri (Foreign Students Secretary) of Italian Universities.
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Foreign candidates must compulsorily undertake an Italian knowledge test.
Further exams, that after the Italian exam must be undertaken with Italian candidates are compulsory for some Degree Courses or University Diplomas (especially for closed number courses).
Those who do not pass Italian test will not be admitted to further attitudinal tests -when provided.
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Political refugees will not burden contingent of places available for foreigners allowed to individual Universities. They shall have to undertake the same admission exams of foreign students, being anyhow foreign citizens.
In April-May, political refugees must apply to the Servizio Sociale Internazionle -Via Veneto, 96 Rome that will supply them with the necessary assistance for application of admission request and of prescribed documentation.
Interested people can obtain all useful information at the Segreterie Studenti Stranieri of Italian Universities.
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