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Recognition of foreign degrees

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 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). 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, a first one to obtain all necessary information to apply for the recognition and to check the required documents and a second one to apply for the recognition.

The applications will be accepted from 2nd December 2019 to 16th March 2020.

 

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 from 2nd December 2019 to the deadlines for the pre-enrolment, in compliance with the provisions of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.

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

Before applying for the recognition, first look at the degree programs offered by the University of Turin in order to choose the degree program whose study plan and syllabus are similar to the degree program you attended abroad. The study plan of each degree program is available on the degree program website.

Secondly, 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).

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, a first one to obtain all necessary information to apply for the recognition and to check the required documents and a second one 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 (the translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish) and legalization (if required); candidates holding an Italian diploma may provide a self-declaration of the diploma
  3. certified copy of  the foreign degree, provided with certified translation into Italian (the translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish), 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 undergraduate degree program, a certified copy of the postgraduate degree, provided with certified translation into Italian (the translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish), legalization (if required), 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 program transcript of records issued by the foreign Institution/University, including marks and ECTS assigned to each exam, provided with certified translation into Italian (the translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish) and legalization (if required)
    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 issued by the foreign Institution/University, including marks and ECTS assigned to each exam, provided with certified translation into Italian (the translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish) and legalization (if required) has to be included in the application
  5. degree program 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 program, a certified copy of the undergraduate degree program syllabus issued by the foreign Institution/University, provided with translation into Italian, has to be included in the application. The translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish.
  6. a photocopy of all the above listed documents
  7. if you apply for the recognition of a postgraduate degree and the postgraduate degree program you attended abroad included a final thesis, a copy of your degree thesis, either in paper or electronic format, translated into Italian, has to be added to the application. The translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish. 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 (excluding any bank charges).

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, first look at the degree programs offered by the University of Torino in order to choose the degree program whose study plan and syllabus are similar to the degree program you attended abroad. The study plan of each degree program is available on the degree program website.

Secondly, 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 (the translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish) and legalization (if required); candidates holding an Italian diploma may provide a self-declaration of the diploma
  3. certified copy of  the foreign degree, provided with certified translation into Italian (the translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish), 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 undergraduate degree, provided with certified translation into Italian (the translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish), legalization (if required), 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 program transcript of records issued by the foreign Institution/University, including marks and ECTS assigned to each exam, provided with certified translation into Italian (the translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish) and legalization (if required)
    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 undergraduate degree program 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) has to be included in the application. The translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish.
  5. degree program 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 undergraduate degree program syllabus issued by the foreign Institution/University, provided with translation into Italian, has to be included in the application. 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 program you attended abroad included a final thesis, a copy of your degree thesis, either in paper or electronic format, translated into Italian, has to be added to the application. The translation into Italian is not required if the original document is issued in English, French or Spanish. This document is not necessary if you apply for the recognition of an undergraduate degree
  8. a photocopy of your passport.

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).

Each applicant may book up to a maximum of two appointments, a first one to obtain all necessary information to apply for the recognition and to check the required documents and a second one to apply for the recognition.

In order to start the application procedure, the applicant will receive by the International Students Desk instructions for the payment of the € 16 stamp duty and the € 60 non-refundable fixed fee (excluding any bank charges).

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:

  •  if you obtain 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 program 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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