Entry Requirements for Italian Universities 2019

Are you gearing up to study in Italy? And you’re not at home with some of the requirements need for a successful admission into an Italian university, not to worry, as this article shall guide you. This article shall take you through the basic entry requirements for Italian Universities and Europe at large.

It is very pertinent to state that requirements differ in terms of the program you wish to engage in. If you are applying to study a bachelor, master or PhD in an Italian university, the entry requirements may not be the same. Also, entry requirements also differ from universities to universities, state to state and country to country. But here, we shall only be dealing with entry requirements for all programs in Italian universities.


To make a successful admission into an Italian university for a Bachelor program, you must have the following;

  • Successfully have completed upper secondary studies.
  • Have a valid school certificate and qualify for higher education studies in your home
  • country.
  • prove your level of knowledge of Italian.


For you to study a Master’s degree program in an Italian university, you shall need to present the following;

  • Relevant bachelor or equivalent degree diploma.
  • Identity document.
  • Academic transcript of your previous studies.
  • University application form.
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Language proficiency (English or Italian, depending on the program).
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Requirements for a successful PhD program in Italian university includes;

  • Relevant diploma or master degree program.
  • Some Italian universities also required for applicants to present their research proposal.


Always check with the university to confirm the minimum grade you need to have and entry requirements you need to meet in order to study in Italy.

For certain competitive study programs (such as health and medicine, veterinary, education and architecture), higher education institutions required specific admission exams.


It’s best that the application forms too should be submitted 8-10 months prior to the closing date of acceptance. The application form can either be downloaded or printed from the university’s official website or can acquire it directly from university’s representatives based in student’s home country, although, only handful Italian universities have representatives or agents located in parts of the world other than in European nations. Apart from this, students can request for the application form from the university’s website that be filled and submitted online.

European citizens, non-EU citizen’s resident in Italy with a current, valid “permesso di soggiorno” apply directly to the University in Italy. Non-EU citizen’s resident abroad must submit a pre-application request to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence. Learn more about student visas in Italy here.

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