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Non-EU citizens living outside Italy











If you come from a non-EU country (except for EU-equated countries, i.e. Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, San Marino or Liechtenstein) and live outside Italy, you must:

·         Submit an application to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence (including documentary evidence, as requested by the Consulate) by 24th July 2019. Find your course of study on our course catalogue and check if there are places available. A student visa will be issued on your passport, allowing you to travel to Italy

·         Register on our portal (Esse3):

·         If you have chosen a programme that requires an entrance test (limited-number programmes), you must apply online for the test using your username and password received after registration on our portal. Applications will open on the first day of publication of the Calls for Applications for admission, usually available in early July:

·         If you want to apply on Architecture, DO NOT FORGET to register on Universitaly website from 17th June and by 19th July 2019, h.15:00. Moreover, you must apply on-line for the admission test on the University of Trieste website, by 12th July h. 12:00.

·         Apply for the residence permit at a post office within 8 days from your arrival in Italy. For further information, see our guidelines.

·         Hand in the documents returned by the Consulate at our Info Point and show the postal receipt as proof of application for your residence permit.

·         For applicants of open-admission programmes (not requiring to sit an entrance test): Apply for enrollment online - from 15th July to 7th October 2019 – using your username and password

·         For applicants of restricted- admission programmes (requiring to sit an entrance test): after taking the test, wait for the results and, if you have passed the test, apply online for enrollment using your username and password. Please check the dates on the Call for Applications (Bando) and ensure to apply by the deadline!



·         Notification of the date, time and venue is sent to the Italian Consulates and published on this website as soon as details are available (Admission Tests ).

The Italian language test will be held on 31st August 2018

You do not have to take this test if:

- you hold a qualification from an international school;

- you apply for a master-level programme (laurea magistrale);

- you hold a certificate of competence in Italian (at least level B2), recognized by the CLIQ Association (Quality Certification), e. g. CELI, CILS, PLIDA;

- you apply for an English-taught programme. In this case, you must pass a test in English.

·         Assessment test: for access to open-admission programmes, either first or second cycle, the student’s knowledge must be assessed. Each programme establishes its specific requirements and how they should be met. Link to Immatricolazioni to check conditions of admission to your programme.

·         Admission test: it is compulsory for admission to restricted-access programmes (regulations are set out in the relevant programme’s Call for Applications).

Please note: Before taking the entrance test you need to pass the Italian language test (see exceptions above) and pay the admission exam fee by credit card during the online process or, if you are unable to use the online payment method, you can pay in a bank on arrival in Italy using the invoice you’ll have downloaded and printed out (make sure to pay before sitting the test!)

Candidates are placed by rank order of their test scores and, if successful, can apply for enrollment. A limited number of places is available on each program for non-EU citizens on a student visa. Please note, however, that applicants from international schools are not subject to such quotas, therefore, in case of limited-access programmes, they compete with EU students (and non-EU students residing in Italy).


Informazioni aggiornate al: 15.7.2019 alle ore 17:09