university of florence admissions

Enrolment of non-EU students residing abroad

Non-EU students residing abroad who intend to enrol in the first year of a first cycle (bachelor) degree (laurea triennale, L) or combined cycle degree (laurea magistrale a ciclo unico, LM c.u.) must:

  • have obtained a valid qualification for access to university courses at the end of a school period of at least 12 years (if the qualification was obtained following a shorter schooling period, consult the ministerial provisions on the Studiare in Italia website, annex 1 (pdf)
  • submit the pre-enrolment application on the portal Universitaly according to the deadlines set by the Ministry.

Non-EU students residing abroad who intend to enrol in a second cycle (master’s degree) (laurea magistrale, LM) program must:

  • have obtained a university qualification, valid to access the intended master program
  • have obtained the clearance document (nulla osta), issued by the assessment board of the intended master program (see Manifesto degli studi, section 4.3). Submit a request for evaluation of their academic curriculum (deadlines and how to apply for academic year 2022/2023 will be specified soon).
  • submit the pre-enrolment application on the Universitaly portal according to the deadlines set by the Ministry.

Available places in the study programmes

The number of places available quota (contingent) for non-EU students residing outside of Italy who wish to enrol in a study programme is established annually by the University and published on the Studiare in Italia website. Some types of students who have certain qualifications (see Manifesto degli studi – section 4.4, point b) can enrol outside the available places (extra contingent).

Italian language knowledge test

Proof of knowledge of the Italian language for admission to courses is the same for all programs (date, location and test procedures are published in Italian language test page).

Candidates who fail the test and do not fall into one of the cases of exemption provided, cannot enroll in the courses offered only in Italian.

Exemption from the proof of knowledge of the Italian language

A) Students enrolled within the contingent are exempted from the Italian proficiency test if they satisfy the following conditions:

  • they submitted the pre-enrolment application to enrol in a program taught in English;
  • they hold an Italian language proficiency certification, at a level no lower than B2 according to the Council of Europe, issued as part of the CLIQ quality system (Italian Quality Language Certification), which brings together the current certification bodies (University for Foreigners of Perugia, University for Foreigners of Siena, Roma Tre University, “Dante Alighieri” Society and the University for Foreigners “Dante Alighieri” of Reggio Calabria, in agreement with the Italian Cultural Institutes abroad or other institutions. These certifications can be obtained in the country of residence, in affiliated examination centres located throughout the world.

B) Students enrolled outside the available places (extra contingent) with the following qualifications are also exempt from the Italian language proficiency test:

  • a secondary school diploma of four- or five-year duration obtained in an Italian School abroad;
  • one of the final secondary school qualifications listed in the Ministerial Provisions (see the Ministerial Provisions on the Studiare in Italia website, annex 2 (pdf);
  • a complementary certificate to the final title of middle school obtained in Argentina, which certifies the attendance of a study path that included the teaching, for at least 5 years, of the Italian language (Law n. 210 of 7 June 1999, Official Journal No. 152 of 1 July 1999);
  • the Italian language and culture diploma awarded by the Universities for Foreigners of Perugia and Siena;
  • an Italian language proficiency certification, corresponding to levels C1 and C2 of the Council of Europe, issued as part of the CLIQ quality system (Italian Quality Language Certification), which brings together the current certification bodies (University for Foreigners of Perugia, University for Foreigners of Siena, Roma Tre University, “Dante Alighieri” Society and the University for Foreigners “Dante Alighieri” of Reggio Calabria, also in agreement with the Italian Cultural Institutes abroad or other institutions;
  • a bachelor’s degree / first cycle degree (laurea triennale) academic qualification obtained in an Italian university.

How to submit the admission application (immatricolazione)

To enroll in any bachelor, master and combined cycle degree programmes, you need to register with the Online student services first and then complete the online application starting from 13 July 2021 up to 5 November 2021.
At the end of the registration, system will calculate the matriculation tuition and fees bill which must be paid within the aforementioned deadlines (see fees and charges or the Manifesto degli studi, section 13 for all fees and charges information).
Only when enrolling in unrestricted access courses it is possible to fill in the online enrolment application or pay the fees calculated by the system even beyond the deadline until 17 December 2021 by paying an additional administrative charge of € 100.
Students who have passed the Italian knowledge test and, for courses with restricted access, the required admission test, must complete the online application and upload the following documentation:

  • First Cycle / Bachelor (laurea triennale, L) and combined degrees (laurea magistrale a ciclo unico, LM c.u.)
    • educational qualification (read more in Study titles obtained outside of Italy)
    • photocopy of the passport with a visa for university study purposes (per studio/immatricolazione università)
    • copy of a valid residence permit or receipt of the residence permit application
  • Second Cycle / Master’s degrees (laurea magistrale, LM)
    • bachelor academic title (read more in Study titles obtained outside of Italy)
    • Diploma Supplement, legalized or apostilled, or a certificate with the indication of university exams taken, legalized or apostilled and translated into Italian. If written in English, French or Spanish, it does not require translation into Italian
    • Nullaosta (in Italian) released by the Academic board of the School of interest.
  • Restricted access programmes
    • To submit the application for enrolment in these programmes the students must follow the instructions and comply with the deadlines indicated in the admission notices to each course (see the Verification tests and admission test page – in Italian).

At the end of the procedure, the student must send an email to the International desk – internationaldesk(AT)unifi.it – to communicate its completion.

Reallocation to a degree program

Reallocation to a degree program with restricted access at the University of Florence. Information in ‘Domanda di riassegnazione‘ (Italian website)

International Students Guide (pdf)

University of Florence

University Of Florence

country rank 12
world rank 632



University Overview

Established in 1321, Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Firenze (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Toscana. Officially recognized by the Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, Italia (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research of Italy), Università degli Studi di Firenze (UniFI) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Italian higher education institution. Università degli Studi di Firenze (UniFI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 699 years old Italian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UniFI also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

NameUniversity of Florence
AcronymUniFI
Founded1321
ColoursBlue
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University Location

AddressPiazza San Marco, 4
Firenze
50121 Toscana
Italy
Tel+39 055 27571
Fax+39 055 264194



Study Areas And Degree Levels

UndergraduatePostgraduate


 

 

 

 
Arts & Humanities 
Business & Social Sciences 
Language & Cultural 
Medicine & Health 
Engineering 
Science & Technology 



Yearly Tuition Range

UndergraduatePostgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
International
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)



University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission RateNot reported
Admission OfficePiazza San Marco, 4
Firenze 50121




Size And Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit



Academic Calendar Other
Campus Setting Urban
Religious AffiliationNone



Facilities And Services

Library Yes 
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes



Study Abroad Yes
Distance LearningNot reported
Academic CounselingNot reported
Career ServicesYes
Institutional HospitalYes



Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation 

Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, Italia

Year of first Accreditation

1924

Memberships And Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)

Academic Structure

University of Florence
|School of Agriculture School of Architecture School of Economics and Management School of Law School of Engineering School of Humanistic Studies and Education School of Human Health Sciences School of Psychology School of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences School of Political Science



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