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Recognition of academic qualifications

If you are a student holding a foreign degree, you can apply for the recognition of your foreign degree at the University of Turin.

Universities are responsible for recognising foreign degrees for the following purposes:

  • access to higher education
  • continuing university studies
  • awarding Italian university qualifications.

If you wish to obtain the recognition of your foreign degree for other purposes, such as accessing to public competitions or practising regulated professions in Italy, please visit CIMEA website to find the competent Italian institution for the recognition procedure.

Where and when and to apply

Italian citizens, EU citizens and non-EU citizen legally residing in Italy can apply for the recognition of their foreign degrees by booking an appointment at the International Students Desk starting from October 20th, 2019 by email (internationalstudents@unito.it) or by phone (+39 011 6704452). The application may be submitted by the applicant, by an appointed person or by post.

Each applicant may book up to a maximum of two appointments, in order to obtain all necessary information and support to apply for the recognition.

The applications will be accepted between the end of November and the end of March approximately.

 

Non-EU citizens residing abroad can apply for the recognition through the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate in the country where the foreign degree was obtained.

How to apply
Italian citizens, EU citizens and Non-EU citizens legally residing in Italy

Before applying for the recognition, you have to register on UniTO website. After registering, you can apply for the recognition by booking an appointment at the International Students Desk starting from October 20th, 2019 by email (internationalstudents@unito.it) or by phone (+39 011 6704452).

The application may be submitted by the applicant, by an appointed person or by post.

Each applicant may book up to a maximum of two appointments, in order to obtain all necessary information and support to apply for the recognition.

The necessary documents to apply for the recognition are the following:

  1. application form duly filled in and signed
  2. certified copy of the high school diploma provided with a certified translation into Italian or English and legalization (if required)
  3. certified copy of  the foreign degree, provided with certified translation into Italian or English, legalization (if required), and one of the following documents:
    • declaration of equal value ("dichiarazione di valore") issued by the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate in the country where the foreign degree was obtained
    • statement of comparability issued by ENIC-NARIC centres

    If you apply for the recognition of a postgraduate degree, a certified copy of the postgraduate degree, the declaration of equal value (“dichiarazione di valore”) or the statement of comparability issued by Enic-Naric centres have to be included in the application

  4. certified copy of the degree programme transcript of records issued by the foreign Institution/University, including marks and ECTS assigned to each exam, provided with certified translation into Italian and legalization (if required). The translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish
    or
    certified copy of the Diploma Supplement, provided with legalization (if required).
    If you apply for the recognition of a postgraduate degree, a certified copy of the postgraduate degree transcript of records has to be included in the application.
  5. degree programme syllabus issued by the foreign Institution/University, provided with translation into Italian. The translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish. If you apply for the recognition of a postgraduate degree, a certified copy of the postgraduate degree syllabus has to be included in the application
  6. a photocopy of all the above listed documents
  7. if you apply for the recognition of a postgraduate degree and the postgraduate degree programme you attended abroad included a final thesis, a copy of your degree thesis, either in paper or electronic format, has to be added to the application. This document is not necessary if you apply for the recognition of an undergraduate degree
  8. a photocopy of your ID card, Italian fiscal code (“codice fiscale”)
  9. 1 stamp duty (€ 16).

In order to start the application procedure, the applicant will receive a form for the payment of the € 60 non-refundable fixed fee.

The University reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to request further documents if necessary for evaluating the applicant’s educational background.

Non-EU citizens residing abroad

Before applying for the recognition, you have to register on UniTO website. After registering, you can apply for the recognition the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate in the country where the foreign degree was obtained.

The documents to be submitted to the local Italian Embassy/Consulate are the following:

  1. application form duly filled in and signed
  2. certified copy of the high school diploma provided with a certified translation into Italian or English and legalization (if required)
  3. certified copy of  the foreign degree, provided with certified translation into Italian, legalization (if required), and one of the following documents:
    • declaration of equal value ("dichiarazione di valore") issued by the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate in the country where the foreign degree was obtained.
    • statement of comparability issued by ENIC-NARIC centres
  4. certified copy of the degree programme transcript of records issued by the foreign Institution/University, including marks and ECTS assigned to each exam, provided with certified translation into Italian and legalization (if required). The translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish
    or 
    certified copy of the Diploma Supplement, provided with legalization (if required)
  5. degree programme syllabus issued by the foreign Institution/University, provided with translation into Italian. The translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish
  6. a photocopy of the above listed documents
  7. if you apply for the recognition of a postgraduate degree and the postgraduate degree programme you attended abroad included a final thesis, a copy of your degree thesis, either in paper or electronic format, has to be added to the application. This document is not necessary if you apply for the recognition of an undergraduate degree
  8. a photocopy of your passport
  9. two passport photos for the legalization.

Upon receipt of the recognition application, the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate will notify our University of the recognition request. All the above-mentioned documents have to be submitted to the International Students Desk either by post or by the applicant, or an appointed person by booking an appointment at the International Students Desk starting from October 20th, 2019 by email (internationalstudents@unito.it) or by phone (+39 011 6704452).

Each applicant may book up to a maximum of two appointments, in order to obtain all necessary information and support to apply for the recognition.

In order to start the application procedure, the applicant will receive a form for the payment of the € 60 non-refundable fixed fee.

The University reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to request further documents if necessary for evaluating the applicant’s educational background.

Outcome of the recognition

The application for recognition of a foreign degree may result either in a total recognition or in a partial recognition:

  •  total recognition of your foreign degree, you will be awarded the equivalent Italian degree upon payment of a € 200 fixed fee
  • if you obtain a partial recognition of your foreign degree, you will be informed of the additional exams that would be necessary to obtain the equivalent Italian degree. If you wish to enrol at the University of Turin to obtain the equivalent Italian degree, you should enrol for a career shortening (“abbreviazione di carriera") and take the admission exam, if required by the degree programme you chose.

 

The applicant will be informed by email of the recognition outcome within 90 days from the application receipt by the International Students Desk.

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