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					    REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION OF AMERICAN STUDENTS TO ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES


American students, residents of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky, who wish to be admitted to Italian
Universities, either as regular students following a full program leading to a degree, or as special students taking only
a few courses (Corsi Singoli) for only one year, must apply through the Italian Consulate, and NOT to the Universities
directly.

In order to be eligible for admission to the various Departments (Facoltà), except to that of Medicine and Surgery (for
which there are special requirements), the student must:
a) have completed at least two years of College, with a minimum of 60 credit hours and a 2.92 G.P.A.;
b) have obtained admission to the third year of College in the U.S.;
c) have adequate knowledge of Italian language. Prior to complete matriculation the candidate must pass a language
    proficiency exam at the University to which the candidate has been assigned. For the 2009-10 academic year the
    exam is yet to be determined*.

        *As an alternative to the test, the Universities may accept a certificate issued after at least one year of an
        Italian language course at one of the following Universities: Università degli Studi di Roma III;
        Università per Stranieri di Perugia; Università per Stranieri di Siena; “Dante Alighieri” di Reggio
        Calabria; Società “Dante Alighieri” or from Universities that offer courses of Italian pursuant to the
        Convention with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in accordance to art.46, paragraph 3, of the law
        D.P.R. n.394 of August 31, 1999.

Students may apply to only ONE University selected from those Universities with available openings for
foreign students (contingente) as listed on http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/ .

The exact address of the Segreteria of the University must be furnished by the student. Said information, as well
as more detailed information, is available through the web site of the Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università
e della Ricerca www.miur.it.

Complete instructions for the admission of Foreign students to Italian universities are available through the web site of
the Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca at: http://www.studiare-in-
italia.it/studentistranieri/index.html.

APPLICATION

Students must submit the following documents to the Italian Consulate by no later that May 30, 2009 for Degree
Programs (Programmi di Laurea) and for students submitting application for “Corsi Singoli” by August 20, 2009
for the first semester and December 15, 2009 for the second semester:
1) “Domanda di Preiscrizione”, an admission request form, completed in triplicate and then signed before this
     Consulate. Applicants must include a telephone number, address in Italy as well as an e-mail address where they
     may be reached;
2) original High School diploma* with APOSTILLE (see below);
3) an official statement from the candidate’s College or University stating that they have completed 2 years of study,
     with a minimum of 60 credits, and have obtained admission to the third year of University study;
4) original Bachelor degree*, if applicable, with APOSTILLE (see below);
5) three “official” copies of their transcripts of grades*, signed by the registrar and bearing the seal of the College or
     University;
6) four passport size photographs.
All diplomas must be originals ^ and transcripts must be official copies each bearing:
        1. The seal of the school and original signature of the President or Registrar, with a confirmation (on
           the back) that the diploma is the original, signed by the Registrar, in the presence of a Notary
           Public;
        2. Original signature and seal of witnessing Notary Public complete with an acknowledgemente or
           jurat statement (EXAMPLE: Acknowledged before me in _County_, _State_, on __date__.) In the
           States of Ohio and Tennessee the signature of the Notary must also be verified by the Court Clerk
           for the County in which the Notary operates by means of a “NOTARIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT” will
           be applied on the document;
        3. Subsequent verification of the Notary’s signature with an “Apostille” issued by the Secretary of
           State for the State in which the document was issued. (Apostille instructions are below).
NOTE: DOCUMENTS PRESENTED WITHOUT THE REQUIRED “APOSTILLE” CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AND WILL
BE RETURNED.

* Please consult consult our web site at “Consular services/ Students/ SCHOOL DOCUMENTS-detailed legalization
instructions” for more complete information on each specific degree/diploma.

        ^ - In lieu of an original diploma, it may be possible to present a statement issued by the University Registrar on
                  University letterhead that states:
                  - name of the student:
                  - date of graduation;
                  - exact name of degree conferred;
                  - Cumulative grade point average earned;
                  - Cumulative credit hours earned;
                  - Total credit hours required for the specific degree, as well as the minimum GPA required for
                      graduation.
             The statement must be signed by the Registrar and completed as stated above in n.1-3.

        ^ - The student will also be required to issue a sworn statement that the original diploma will not be presented to
                 any other institution concurrently with the aim of obtaining admission. The statement must also adhere to
                 the conditions set forth in n. 1-3.

The aforementioned documents must be accompanied by a typewritten translation into Italian (each in triplicate
copy).

All original school documents will be returned to the student, and only an authenticated copy of said documents will
be sent to the Italian University. The original validated documents should be in the student’s possession while in
Italy.

The deadline and requirements ARE MANDATORY; no student, under any circumstances, will be admitted without
complying with them.

Classes begin in November and last until late June.

Students must obtain a student visa prior to leaving the U.S. for the language exam scheduled prior to admission.. For
the 2009-10 academic year student visas will be issued only as of August 24, 2009 and only to those students
who have been admitted to the language proficiency and admissions tests. The Universities will be posting the
listing of foreign applicants as of August 4, 2009. Visa application requirements are available at our website:
www.consdetroit.esteri.it.

For further information please contact this Consulate at inform.detroit@esteri.it or tel. (313) 963-8560 ext. 21 fax
(313) 963-8180).

THE PRESENTATION OF AN APPLICATION TO THIS CONSULATE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE
ITALIAN UNIVERSITY. ADMISSION DECISIONS WILL BE MADE EXCLUSIVELY BY THE ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES.
                                                  THE APOSTILLE

The United States of America and Italy are parties to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, which provides
for the reciprocal recognition of certifications, so long as certain conditions have been met.
In many cases, documents such as powers-of-attorneys, wills and the like, may be signed and notarized and then
certified for use in Italy by means of the affixation of an Apostille in place of having them certified by an Italian
consular authority.
The Apostille is always required on documents issued by U.S. authorities and agencies and is issued by the
Secretary of State of the state in which the document is executed. The Secretary of State's office is located in the
state capital.
For further information on the Apostille, including a list of offices in the U.S. for the affixation of
Apostilles, consult the Department of State web site.


    IN MICHIGAN:*
    Michigan Department of State
    Office of the Great Seal
    in person only : 108 W. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48918
    by mail: 7064 Crowner Blvd., Lansing, MI. 48918
    Tel. (517) 373-2531
    Home page: http://www.sos.state.mi.us/greatse/index.html
    also in Detroit:

    in person only: Detroit New Center SUPER! Center, 3046 W.Grand Blvd., Ste. L 650, Detroit, MI

    *si ricorda inoltre che la Segreteria di Stato del Michigan non appone l'Apostille su certificati rilasciati da
    oltre un anno.

    IN OHIO:
    Ohio Secretary of State
    Election Division
    180 East Broad Street, 15th Floor
    Columbus, OH. 43215
    Tel. (614) 466-2585
    Home page: http://www.state.oh.us/sos/election_services.htm

    IN INDIANA:
    Indiana Secretary of State
    201 State House
    Indianapolis, IN. 46204
    Tel. (317) 232-6531
    Home page:http://www.state.in.us/sos/

    IN KENTUCKY:
    Secretary of State
    150 New Capitol Building
    Frankfort, KY. 40601
    Tel. (502) 564-7330
    Home page: http://www.sos.state.ky.us/

    IN TENNESSEE:
    Secretary of State
    Notary Division
    312 Eight Avenue North
    6th Floor - William R. Snodgrass Tower
    Nashville, TN. 37243
    Tel. (615) 741-3699
    Home page: http://www.state.tn.us/sos/

				
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