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Admission to degree programmes (three year) and single-cycle Master's degree programmes

PRE-ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

Non-EU candidates living abroad must submit the formal application for admission to a university study programme (pre-enrolment application) to the official Italian Representation in the country of their permanent address, within the deadlines set by the Ministry of Education, University and Research: please visit the webpage http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/

Only having completed this phase, and having met all of the requirements, can candidates activate the specific procedure established by the University of Brescia for admission to its programmes.

PLACES AVAILABLE FOR EXTRA-EU CANDIDATES

The University of Brescia admits non-EU candidates living abroad to degree programmes and single-cycle Master's degree programmes if places are reserved for them: it is possible to check on the Ministry of Education, University and Research website if places have been reserved for the chosen programme: http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/ 
Information are available also in the .pdf files concerning requirements and deadlines.

REQUIREMENTS

1. Admission to a Degree programme or single-cycle Master's degree programme requires possession of an upper secondary school diploma, or another equivalent qualification obtained abroad and recognised as suitable for accessing the chosen university programme
Candidates must have achieved their qualification after at least 12 years of schooling. Moreover they must have attended at least two years in the foreign educational system that awarded the school diploma (without prejudice to bilateral agreements currently in force).

In the event that the total number of years is below 12, before enrolling in Italy, the student must hold:

  • if the educational system followed requires 11 years: certificate to confirm passing of the exams of the first year of university; or an official qualification in a similar subject to the university programme chosen, achieved after a year at an Italian or foreign post-secondary institute; or a certification issued by an Italian university to confirm passing of preparatory programmes (foundation course)
  • if the educational system followed requires 10 years: certificate to confirm passing of the exams of the first year and second of university; or an official qualification in a similar subject to the university programme chosen, achieved after two years at an Italian or foreign post-secondary institute; or a certification issued by an Italian university to confirm passing of preparatory programmes (foundation course)

The suitability of the additional study periods is assessed by the university for the purposes of admission to the chosen university programme. In Italy additional study periods only enable enrolment to the first year, it is not possible to request recognition of the exams taken to shorten the programme.

2. Candidates must have passed the academic eligibility test if required in the country of origin (Selectividad in Spain, Prova de Aferiçao or Prova Geral de Acesso ao Ensino Superior in Portugal, etc..).

3. Knowledge of the Italian language is necessary to study at a University in Italy: a certificate of level B2 or higher issued as part of the CLIQ quality system is required. In the event that this certificate has not been obtained, the student must successfully undertake an Italian language test, which is held every year at the University in August or September.

Admission to the university is only permitted if the documentation certifying possession of the requirements is valid, as required by current regulations and the specific provisions of the Ministry of Education, University and Research.

ADMISSION TEST

All degree programmes and single-cycle Master's degree programmes at the University of Brescia require an admission test, indicative for some and selective for others, which is taken in the months of September and October. Participation in the test is mandatory.
Only those students who have proven their knowledge of the Italian language by submitting a certificate of level B2 or higher issued as part of the CLIQ quality system or by passing an Italian language test at the University are allowed to take the admission test.

Bachelor's degrees: requirements and deadlines for admission and enrollment (file .pdf)

Combined bachelor's and master's degrees: requirements and deadlines for admission and enrollment (file .pdf)

Call for applications a.y. 2019/2020

DOCUMENTS TO SUBMIT TO THE UNIVERSITY
  1. The original diploma (or replacement certificate) of upper secondary school in a foreign language must be accompanied by the official translation in Italian: those concerned can contact local translators and must request certification of the translation's compliance from the relevant official Italian Representation. The original diploma (or the replacement certificate) must also be legalised or carry the Apostille stamp and must be accompanied by a Declaration of value by the relevant official Italian Representation.
    Candidates may submit the Statement of comparability issued by CIMEA instead of the Declaration of value.

    Any other documents in a foreign language (certificate with the university exams passed - transcript of records - and certification of passing the academic eligibility test, cerificate of knowledge of Italian) must normally be translated into Italian and the translation must be confirmed by the official Italian Representation.
     
  2. At the time of taking the mandatory admission test for the chosen degree programme, and the Italian language test if required, the student must possess one of the following documents (alternatively):
    - passport with Entry study visa for "university enrolment" (national type D) issued by the official Italian Representation in the territory
    residence permit for study (university) issued by the relevant Italian Police Headquarters
    receipt given by the Italian Post Office referring to the appointment made with local Police Headquarter for issuance of the residence permit.