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International Students

Extra-EU students enrolment

Dear student, described below the information for non-EU students with residency abroad who wish to enrol in a degree program at the University of Palermo


Reserved quotas for non-EU students with residency abroad (only for limited access BSc. or MSc. Courses)

Every year, a quota of reserved places for non-EU students with residency abroad is set for those degree programs with limited access. Other restrictions may be decided by the university and the quota is also indicated in the calls for applications.

 

Pre-enrolment procedure AA 2021/2022

 The Italian Ministry of University and Research has published the document "PROCEDURES FOR ENTRY, RESIDENCY AND ENROLMENT AT HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS FOR STUDENTS REQUIRING VISAS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES IN ITALY, FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022", available at https://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/moduli/2021/Circolare_2021_2022_EN.pdf).


IMPORTANT: pre-enrolment at the Italian Embassy alone does not grant admission to degree programs because you also need to complete the admission procedures required by the University of Palermo for the program you have chosen.


See details according to the course you want to enroll to:

Master's Degree course

Important Deadlines AA 2021/2022

Please note that respeciting the following deadlines is mandatory.

Date Description
15th July 2021 Admission application submission to Unipa Student Portal
30th September 2021 Master Degree courses enrolment application submission
30th November 2021 Completion of procedure for issuing visa
30th November 2021 Tuition fee payment, enrolment finalization and documents delivery (see details)

 

To enroll to a Master Degree Course the following steps must be followed:

  1. Registration to Unipa Student Portal

  2. Submission of an Admission request application

  3. Registration to Universitaly portal

  4. Submission of the Enrolment application

  5. Enrollment finalization


Registration to Unipa Student Portal

Registration could be done at the page Unipa Student Portal (should you have any technical problem, please contact supportosia@unipa.it


Submission of an Admission request application

Deadline: your application must be submitted within 15 July 2021

To be admitted to a Master Degree Course you must receive an admission letter from the Course Coordinator. This can be done through Unipa Student Portal, submitting a “MSc Admission Request” Application (TUTORIAL), uploading the following documents:

  • a valid passport

  • passport photo

  • copy of your Bachelor’s Degree, 

  • copy of the Transcript of Records

  • An official Language Certification (B2 level or higher) or a Medium of Instruction certificate from your institution

  • your CV.

Upon reception of the application, the documentation will be preliminary validated by the administrative office, then your academic records will be evaluated by the Course Coordinator.

Be aware that the preliminary acceptance by the University of Palermo does not confer any right to obtain a visa.


Registration to Universitaly portal

Deadline: your application must be accepted within 30 November 2021

In order to apply for a visa you must submit an application through Universitaly. Register to Universitaly and submit your application uploading the following documents:

  • a valid passport

  • passport photo

  • copy of your Bachelor’s Degree, 

  • Legalized Translated Transcript of Records

  • An official Language Certification (B2 level or higher) or a Medium of Instruction certificate from your institution

After our offices process your application, you will be admitted under condition. To be fully approved You would need to pass the “personal knowledge interview” in the next step.

The subsequent pre-enrolment phases will be completed at the relevant Diplomatic-consular missions for the purpose of obtaining the visa.

 Once the pre-enrolment application has been completed, all candidates must apply for a university study/enrolment visa at the Italian consular diplomatic mission of the Country of residence.


Submission of the Enrolment application

Deadline: 30 September 2021

To enroll, you have to submit an enrollment application on Student Portal. Please follow the instructions in the TUTORIAL.

After the submission, you will be contacted by the course coordinator to meet him for the “personal knowledge interview”. Passing this exam will give you full rights to enroll on Unipa.


Enrolment finalization

Deadline: 30 November 2021

After the previous step, your enrollment application could be continued and you can proceed to enrolment fees payment. 


To finalize the enrolment at the University of Palermo, you have to provide to the International Students Office (Viale delle Scienze, Building n. 3, I floor) the following documents at your earliest convenience after you arrive in Italy:

  • The original of your University degree or the original of your High School Diploma translated into Italian or English and legalized.

  • The Declaration of Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian consular section. Statement of Comparability from CIMEA or Diploma Supplement can be used as well.

  • academic transcript issued by your university, stating all the courses and grades, translated into Italian or English, legalized by the competent Italian consular section

Bachelor’s degree (free access)

Important Deadlines AA 2021/2022

Please note that respeciting the following deadlines is mandatory.

Date Description
Not defined yet Italian Language Proficiency Test (see details)
30th November 2021 Completion of procedure for issuing visa
30th November 2021 Submission of enrollment application
30th November 2021 Tuition fee payment and enrolment finalization and documents delivery (see details)

 

To enroll to a Free access Bachelor's Degree Course the following steps must be followed:

  1. Registration to Unipa Student Portal

  2. Registration to Universitaly portal

  3. Italian Language Proficiency test

  4. Submission of the Enrolment application

  5. Enrollment finalization

 

Registration to Unipa Student Portal

Registration could be done at the page Unipa Student Portal (should you have any technical problem, please contact supportosia@unipa.it

 

Registration to Universitaly portal

Deadline: your application must be accepted and your visa released within 30 November 2021

In order to apply for a visa you must submit an application through Universitaly. Register to Universitaly and submit your application uploading the following documents:

  • a valid passport

  • passport photo

  • copy of your High School Degree, 

  • Legalized Translated Transcript of Records

  • An official Italian Language Certification (B2 level or higher). You can omit it but you would need to pass an Italian Language Test at Unipa.

After our offices process your application, you will be admitted under condition. 

The subsequent pre-enrolment phases will be completed at the relevant Diplomatic-consular missions for the purpose of obtaining the visa.

 Once the pre-enrolment application has been completed, all candidates must apply for a university study/enrolment visa at the Italian consular diplomatic mission of the Country of residence.

 

Italian Language Proficiency test

To receive full approval on Universitaly and be admitted to enroll in a Bachelor's Degree course in Italian Language, you must pass a Language Proficiency test. Please check the page Italian Proficiency Tests to know the dates of tests.

 

Submission of the Enrolment application

Deadline: 30 November 2021

To enroll, you have to submit an enrollment application on Student Portal. Please follow the instructions in the TUTORIAL.

 

Enrolment finalization

Deadline: 30 November 2021

After the previous step, your enrollment application could be continued and you can proceed to enrolment fees payment.  

To finalize the enrolment at the University of Palermo, you have to provide to the International Students Office (Viale delle Scienze, Building n. 3, I floor) the following documents at your earliest convenience after you arrive in Italy:

  • The original of your High School Diploma translated into Italian or English and legalized.

  • The Declaration of Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian consular section. Statement of Comparability from CIMEA or Diploma Supplement can be used as well.

Bachelor’s degree (limited number access)

Enrollig in limited number access Bachelor's Degree courses, require to participate to the call for participation, please check the following pages: 

Important Deadlines AA 2021/2022

Please note that respeciting the following deadlines is mandatory.

Date Description
Depending on the chosen course Application submission for Call for Participation
Not defined yet Italian Language Proficiency Test (see details)
30th November 2021 Completion of procedure for issuing visa
30th November 2021 Submission of enrollment application
30th November 2021 Tuition fee payment and enrolment finalization and documents delivery (see details)

 

To enroll to a Free access Bachelor's Degree Course the following steps must be followed:

  1. Registration to Unipa Student Portal

  2. Application submission for Call for Participation

  3. Registration to Universitaly portal

  4. Italian Language Proficiency test

  5. Submission of the Enrolment application

  6. Enrollment finalization

 

Registration to Unipa Student Portal

Registration could be done at the page Unipa Student Portal (should you have any technical problem, please contact supportosia@unipa.it

 

Application submission for Call for Participation

Deadline: the deadline of the call for participation depends on the chosen course. Please read carefull the call.

Before enrolling to a limited number access Bachelor's Degree course, you must participate to the Call for Participation. Please check the following pages:

 

Registration to Universitaly portal

Deadline: your application must be accepted and your visa released within 30 November 2021

In order to apply for a visa you must submit an application through Universitaly. Register to Universitaly and submit your application uploading the following documents:

  • a valid passport

  • passport photo

  • copy of your High School Degree, 

  • Legalized Translated Transcript of Records

  • An official Italian Language Certification (B2 level or higher). You can omit it but you would need to pass an Italian Language Test at Unipa.

After our offices process your application, you will be admitted under condition. 

The subsequent pre-enrolment phases will be completed at the relevant Diplomatic-consular missions for the purpose of obtaining the visa.

 Once the pre-enrolment application has been completed, all candidates must apply for a university study/enrolment visa at the Italian consular diplomatic mission of the Country of residence.

 

Italian Language Proficiency test

To receive full approval on Universitaly and be admitted to enroll in a Bachelor's Degree course in Italian Language, you must pass a Language Proficiency test. Please check the page Italian Proficiency Tests to know the dates of tests.

 

Submission of the Enrolment application

Deadline: 30 November 2021

To enroll, you have to submit an enrollment application on Student Portal. Please follow the instructions in the TUTORIAL.

 

Enrolment finalization

Deadline: 30 November 2021

After the previous step, your enrollment application could be continued and you can proceed to enrolment fees payment.  

To finalize the enrolment at the University of Palermo, you have to provide to the International Students Office (Viale delle Scienze, Building n. 3, I floor) the following documents at your earliest convenience after you arrive in Italy:

  • The original of your High School Diploma translated into Italian or English and legalized.

  • The Declaration of Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian consular section. Statement of Comparability from CIMEA or Diploma Supplement can be used as well.

Finalization of the enrolment at the University of Palermo

To finalize the enrolment at the University of Palermo, you have to provide to the International Students Office (Viale delle Scienze, Building n. 3, I floor) the following documents at your earliest convenience after you arrive in Italy:

  • The original of your University degree or the original of your Hight School Diploma translated into Italian or English and legalized.
  • The Declaration of Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian consular section.
  • The original of your academic transcript issued by your university, stating all the courses and grades, translated into Italian or English, legalized by the competent Italian consular section

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for Italian higher education at the Master's level, it is mandatory to have a High School diploma and a Bachelor's degree earned after no fewer than 15 years of studies (of which at least 3 at University level). Make sure your Declaration of Equal Value (DoV) issued by the competent Italian consular section states the number of school years before university enrolment.

Enrolment Fees

Foreign students pay tuition fees according to their so-called "ISEE parificato". To do that, for the next academic year, they will have to bring here in Italy an "economic document" of their country of origin containing:

  • their family income from 01/2019 till 12/2019;
  • family bank account till 31/12/2020 and personal bank account in Italy (if they have it) till 31/12/2020;
  • family status of 2021 (number of members)
  • property papers of 2021.

 

Residence Permit

Within 8 days from your arrival, you have to apply for a resident permit (“permesso di soggiorno”) for study purposes to start the procedure for issue the Italian residence permit you can contact the help desk of the Guidance and Tutoring Center (Centro Orientamento e Tutorato – COT Viale delle Scienze, Building n. 2, II floor) which will help you throughout the procedure.

Enrolment Support

Should you need any help for any aspect of the enrolment procedure, please contact our Guidance and Tutoring Center (Centro Orientamento e Tutorato – COT Viale delle Scienze, Building n. 2, II floor)

IMPORTANT: Because of the beginning of all the Courses is on the first of October, you are expected to be in Palermo by mid-September of each Academic Year at the latest!

Contact

When you arrive in Palermo, you should immediately get in touch with the International Students Office (Viale delle Scienze, Building n. 3, I floor)
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any query or doubt at internationalstudents@unipa.it