university of genova international students

Getting in to the University of Genova was a dream come true for me. I had read so much on the internet, talked to people and decided that the university of Genova was definitely my top choice. I received a letter confirming my application and as soon as I got it, I started to read it from beginning to end. I this post, we review the university of genova international students, university of genova admission deadline 2022 and university of genoa tuition fees for international students.

All international students at the University of Genoa can benefit from our services, which we provide and offer free of charge. What are these services? We are glad you asked! Our dedicated staff is always ready to help you with all your needs, whether they are university or housing-related.

The Italian International Affairs Office is a department inside the Genova University, whose goal is to look after the interests of both Italian and international students attending the university. The office wants to make sure that both types of students have all they need in order to concentrate on their studies, feeling themselves at home, if you like. The office’s staff provide individualized attention to each student.

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At present, it is possible to contact the International Students’ Office in
one of the following ways:

– Monday: from 9 a.m. to 12 noon by phone,
  calling the number +39 010 209 51525
– Tuesday: from 9 a.m. to 12.00 noon coming to the front office,
  only on appointment
– Wednesday: from 9 a.m. to 12.00 noon booking a phone call
  in the time-slot 9 a.m.-12 noon
  (the student will be contacted by the staff of the office)
– Thursday: from 9 a.m. to 12.00 noon coming to the front office,
  only on appointment
– Friday: from 9 a.m. to 12 noon by phone,
  calling the number +39 010 209 51525
To book an appointment go on this page
You will receive answers to your emails from Monday to Friday during the working time of the staff.

The University of Genoa offers international students a wide range of welcoming activities. 
Here you can find all the information you may need about your study experience or your traineeship.

The International Students Office can help you find an accommodation, get the residence permit as well as the Italian fiscal code. The service is free of charge. 
For further information visit: 

For any further information about the abovementioned topics, please also visit Study in Italy.

The University of Genoa offers international students the opportunity to attend Italian language courses. They vary according to the students’ Italian language knowledge, which is evaluated through entry tests
The University of Genoa offers international students a pick-up service. The members of the GEG Erasmus Genoa Group will pick you up at the airport or at the station and will bring you to the hostel or to the University campus. 

The GEG organises tours, excursions and nights out.

Contacts

Degrees and PhD programmesCOURSE CATALOG

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Enrolment for European or non-EU students with an Italian diploma

If you are a European or a non-EU student with an Italian diploma and you want to enrol at the University of Genoa, please pursue the following steps.

How to enroll

If you want to enrol in a degree course of the University of Genoa, you have to complete your pre-enrolment online by filling in all the data related to your diploma.

Please note that non-EU students who have their residence abroad will have to pre-enrol on the Universitaly website within 30th July 2021, even if they hold an Italian high school diploma

Pre-enrolment

If you choose a degree course with admission test and limited access

If you apply for a course among Medicine and Surgery, School of Dental Medicine or Sciences of Architecture, you must also register for the admission test on the Universitaly website within the deadline which will be shortly indicated on the same website. Admission test will take place at the beginning of September.

If you choose to enrol in a course with admission test and limited access different from Medicine and Surgery, School of Dental Medicine or Sciences of Architecture, you must take the admission test in the dates outlined in the notice of competition of the course you have chosen.

Check out the degree courses 

If you have applied for a degree course with admission test and limited access you also have to pay the admission test fee. SASS will provide you with further information.

Italian Degree

Students who obtain an Italian degree can ask for the accreditation status of their academic qualification at CIMEA (Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence).

Visit CIMEA

Useful information

For further information about entry visas, stay permits and the enrolment for foreign students in a degree course of higher education for the a.y. 2021-2022, vist MUR.


International Students OfficeSettore accoglienza studenti stranieri SASS

Enrolment for Italian, European or non-EU students with Italian residence and a foreign diploma

If you want to enrol at the University of Genoa and you are an Italian student with a foreign diploma, or a European or a non-EU student with an Italian residence permit and a foreign diploma, please pursue the following steps.

How to enrol

If you want to enrol at the University of Genoa you have to contact, and submit your diploma –translated into Italian and legalised – accompanied by its Declaration of Value, to SASS office. Then you can complete the pre-enrollment online.

Pre-enrolment

If you choose a course with admission test and limited access

If you apply for a course among Medicine and Surgery, School of Dental Medicine or Sciences of Architecture, you must also register for the admission test on the Universitaly website within the deadline which will be shortly indicated on the same website. Admission test will take place at the beginning of September.

If you choose to enrol in a course with admission test and limited access different from Medicine and Surgery, School of Dental Medicine or Sciences of Architecture, you must take the admission test in the dates outlined in the notice of competition of the course you have applied for.

Check out the degree courses

Document you have to submit

If you want to enrol at the University of Genoa, you have to submit the following documents:

  • your diploma, in the original or in a certified copy, duly legalised by the Embassy or the Consulate
  • the Italian translation of your diploma issued by the Embassy or the Consulate OR translated by an official translator and then certified by the Embassy or the Consulate or approved by the Italian Court.The Italian translation is not necessary if the documenti is issued in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • the Declaration of Value issued by the Embassy or the Consulate, OR any document issued by an ENIC-NARIC centre (visit the Italian ENIC-NARIC centre: www.cimea.it), OR the documents issued by the Embassy or the Consulate located in Italy and representing the foreign country where you have obtained your diploma
  • any certificate attesting your successful completion of the admission test – if any – required by the university of your country.

If you have obtained a diploma after less than 12 years of school, you also have to submit one of the following documents:

  • the academic certificate attesting the successful completion of the exams scheduled for the 1st year or for the first two years of your degree study programme
  • an official Italian or foreign post-secondary diploma obtained in a higher education institution – universities excluded – in subjects related to the degree course you have applied for, having a duration of one or two years
  • any certificate issued by an Italian University attesting the successful completion of foundation courses

These documents should attest the attendance to courses during at least one or two years, according to whether your country has a 10-year or an 11-year education system.

If you want to enrol in a master’s degree course, besides your bachelor’s degree, you also have to submit the following documents:

  •  the original certificate attesting all the teaching units you have attended and all the exams you have passed approved by the Embassy or the Consulate
  • the course contents and the study programmes of the teaching units included in your degree course duly certified by the University
  • an Italian official translation of the certificate as well as of the single units’ study programmes, unless they are issued in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.

You must hand over all your documents related to your diploma to SASS (the International Students Office) to complete your enrolment. If you have applied for a degree course with admission test and limited access you also have to pay the admission test fee. SASS will provide you with further information.

If you are a non-EU student, you must hand over at SASS your residence permit as well.Please note: if you hold a student residence permit and you decide to withdraw from studies you will not be able to enrol again in the same course or in any other course.

If you choose to apply for a single teaching unit

You have to submit your grade transcript, or your diploma, or any other
document issued by your University to the Embassy or to the Consulate,
which will translate it, legalise it and issue its Declaration of Value.

Check out the teaching units

Italian language test

If you obtained your high school diploma abroad you must take the Italian language test, except if you choose a course entirely taught in English

Visit Italian Language Test

Italian Degree

Students who obtain an Italian degree can ask for the accreditation status of their academic qualification at CIMEA (Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence).

Visit CIMEA

Useful information

If you need help to find accommodation, to obtain the residence permit as well as the Italian fiscal code, or if you need information about healthcare, bus passes or university canteens, or about how to open a new bank account, please contact SASS.

For further information about entry visas, stay permits and enrolment for foreign students in a degree course of higher education for the a.y. 2021-2022, visit MUR.

Contacts

Enrolment for non-EU students with residence abroad and foreign diploma

Before coming to Italy

If you are a non-EU student with residence abroad and a foreign diploma and you want to enrol at the University of Genoa, please pursue the following steps:

  • Submit your pre-enrollment on the Universitaly website within 30th July 2021 for a.y. 2021/22, choosing the University of Genoa and the course you want to apply for.
  • Refer to the Italian Embassy or Consulate for Italian translation and legalization of your diploma and for the issue of Declaration of Value.
  • If the University of Genoa accepts your application, contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate that you indicated in the pre-enrollment for the issue of study visa.
  • If you would like to enroll in a master degree course taught in English, from 1st January until 31st May 2021 you have to apply for pre-assessment at apply.unige.eu

For further information please check the MUR website

If you choose a course with admission test and limited access

If you apply for a course among Medicine and Surgery, School of Dental Medicine or Sciences of Architecture, you must also register for the admission test on the con Universitaly website.

Once you arrive in Italy

Once you arrive in Italy you have to go to the University’s International Students Office (SASS), where you will hand over all the paperwork related to your diploma in order to complete your enrolment. If you have applied for a degree course with admission and limited access, you have to pay the admission test fee first. For further information, please contact the International Students Office (SASS).

Documents you have to submit

In order for you to enrol in the University of Genoa you have to submit the following documents:

  • your diploma, in the original or in a certified copy, already legalised by the Embassy or by the Consulate
  • the Italian translation of your diploma issued by the Embassy or the Consulate OR translated by an official translator and then certified by the Embassy or the Consulate or approved by the Italian Court. The Italian translation is not necessary if the document is issued in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • the Declaration of Value of your diploma, issued by the Embassy or the Consulate
  • any certificate attesting your successful completion of the admission test – if any – required by the university of your country.

If you have obtained a diploma after less than 12 years of school:

  • an academic certificate attesting the successful completion of the exams scheduled for the 1st year or for the first two years of your degree study programme
  • an official Italian or foreign post-secondary diploma obtained in a higher education institution – universities excluded – subjects
  • any certificate issued by an Italian University attesting the successful completion of foundation courses.

These documents should attest the attendance to courses during at least one or two years, according to whether your country has a 10-year or an 11-year education system.

If you want to apply for a master’s degree course, besides your bachelor’s degree, you also have to submit:

  • the original certificate attesting all the teaching units you have attended and all the exams you have passed approved by the Embassy or the Consulate
  • the course contents and the study programmes of the teaching units included in your degree course duly certified by the University
  • an Italian official translation of the certificate as well as of the single units’ study programmes, unless they are issued in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.

If you choose to apply for a single teaching unit

You have to pre-enrol at the Italian Embassy or Consulate where you will also have to submit your grade transcript, or your diploma, or any other document issued by your Faculty for its translation, legalization and issue of the declaration of value.

Check out the teaching units

Places allocation

Every year each degree course reserves some places for non-EU students with residence abroad.
Click the following link.  

Italian language test

If you obtained your high school diploma abroad you must take the Italian language test, except if you choose a course entirely taught in English.
For further information, please visit the Italian Language Test.

Italian degree

Students who obtain an Italian degree can ask for the accreditation status of their academic qualification at CIMEA (Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence).
Visit CIMEA

Useful information

If you need help to find accommodation, to obtain the residence permit as well as the Italian fiscal code, or if you need information about healthcare, bus passes or university canteens, or about how to open a new bank account, please contact SASS.

For further information about entry visas, stay permits and the enrolment for foreign students in a degree course of higher education for the a.y. 2021-2022, visit MUR

Study in Italy

Contacts

 Chinese version      Italian version

The necessary documentation for the validation of a degree achieved abroad is the following:

  • Academic degree (original or certified photocopy)1
  • Official translation in Italian of the above mentioned degree 2
  • “Dichiarazione di Valore” (original)3
  • Certificate (original) with the detailed subjects and exams taken to obtain the degree1
  • Official translation in Italian of the above mentioned certificate2 (not required if documentation is provided in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese)
  • Syllabus (confirmed with the original stamp of the University on each page) of each exam included in the foreign curriculum.
  • Official translation in Italian of the above mentioned syllabus2 (not required if documentation is provided in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese)

How can I submit my request of Equivalence?

Students from non-EU countries must apply for pre-enrollment on the website www.universitaly.it, within the deadlines established for
each academic year.EU students and non-EU students legally resident in Italy can contact the International Students Office and submit: •    the above mentioned documents and a photocopy of each document or scanned copy of each saved on a USB driver
•    € 16,00 revenue stamp
•    ID card  or passport and, for students coming from non-EU countries, the residence permit

The payment of € 100,00 is requested as a fee for obtaining the evaluation.The competent Course Board will examine the student’s previous career and curriculum and will evaluate the equivalence of the international academic degree with the corresponding Italian degree issued by the University of Genoa or alternatively, the transfer of credits. If the student obtains a partial equivalence, he/she is allowed to enrol in the requested course of study through the credits transfer and pass the exams still missing to obtain the Italian degree. If the student obtains the total equivalence, he will have to pay an extra amount of € 400,00 for the activities related to the issue of the certificate of equivalence and/or the recognition of the foreign qualificationIf the requested course is a restricted access course, before enrolling the student must pass the admission test, following the deadlines and instructions contained in the announcement.

Notes

1.    authenticated by the competent Italian Diplomatic or Consular Authority
2.    provided by the competent Italian Diplomatic or Consular Authority, or by an official translator and confirmed by the Authority itself, or validated by an Italian Court. The translation is not necessary if the document is provided in either English, French, Spanish or Portuguese
3.    provided by  the competent Italian Diplomatic or Consular Authority. Foreign students can provide, as an alternative to the Dichiarazione di Valore, a document issued by one of the ENIC-NARIC centres (see www.cimea.it) or other document issued by the Diplomatic or Consular authority of the country where the title was obtained

Incoming Erasmus+ students

Important Notice

Dear student, following the Government measures taken to handle the Coronavirus emergency, we inform you that all didactic activities (classes and exams) and front desk students services at our University are suspended.This decision has been taken only as a precautionary measure.However, our University guarantees, wherever possible, that all deadlines and scheduled issues of the academic calendar will be updated accordingly.Should you require any information, please do not hesitate to contact our offices:

The Vice-Rector for International RelationsProf. Andrea Trucco


Welcome to the University of Genoa!

Every year the University of Genoa welcomes more than 400 Erasmus+ students coming fom over 350 Partner Universities.

In this page you can find the registration procedures, useful information on application, study, arrival and life in Genoa.

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APPLICATION FORMQUESTIONS AND ANSWERSINCOMING KIT AND DOCUMENTS
How to applyApplicationInformation sheet 2018/19
Application formStudy informationErasmus incoming students kit 2019/20
 Arrival and life in GenoaHow to get invitation letter for visa
  Request for extension of the Erasmus period A.Y. 2019/2020

PLEASE NOTE that the application procedure CANNOT be completed via smartphone

Application forms should reach our University by Autumn term / full year: 30 September; by Spring term: 30 November.

Contacts

International Mobility OfficeP.zza Nunziata 6, 2nd floor – 16124 Genovatel. +39 010 209 9545 – Fax +39 010 209 5012E-mail: coopint@unige.itOpening hours:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,Friday 9.00 – 12.00Tuesday 9.00-11.00 and 14.30 – 16.00

Scholarships for foreign students

Here you can find scholarships, awards and other incentives provided to foreign students enrolling at the University of Genoa.

UniGe incentives

You can benefit from partial or total exemptions from tuition fees based on specific criteria.
Further information

ALiSEO scholarships

You can win the ALiSEO Scholarship offered to foreign students only, thanks to which you can get the most out of your university experience.
Visit ALiSEO

Erasmus Mundus scholarships

By winning an Erasmus Mundus scholarship you can attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) in which the University of Genoa takes part. 
Further information

Other scholarships and awards

Students and graduates can also benefit from other scholarships and awards.

Best Countries To Study Abroad

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Studying abroad is a great way to develop additional social, academic and language skills, whilst adding an unparalleled depth to your university experience. Study overseas can enhance your university years, and will also ultimately give you a competitive advantage when it comes to finding employment, as recruiters seek out those who have proactively pursued different ways to broaden their experience. If you are considering completing all or some of your university studies overseas, check out this summary of the best countries to study abroad.

France

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Romantic Paris consistently tops lists of the best cities for students. Although the vibrant night life, thriving cultural scene, and the prospect of long walks along the left bank of the Seine are surely partly the reason, the almost non-existent tuition fees also help. Whilst much undergraduate teaching is carried out in French, graduate education is often available in English. Or take the opportunity to brush up your French and attend a course given in the ‘language of love’.

United States

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The choice of Universities in the US is quite mind-boggling. From internationally renowned ivy league institutions to hubs of innovation and cutting edge thought, whatever you study here you will have opportunities to add to your life experience. Over 750000 international students attend university in the US every year, and despite the high costs of fees, students love living in both Boston and San Fransisco enough for both cities to rank among top student cities. But if you sign up to study and decide that you would like a change of scenery, switching between universities in the US is not unusual.

Germany

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As one of the economic powerhouses of Europe, Germany has more going for it than just Oktoberfest. It is also one of the best known European destinations for free (or almost free) university tuition fees, which might explain why outside of anglophone nations (the UK, US and Australia) it is the country with the highest number of international students. Head to Munich to attend an internationally rated university without breaking the bank, or Berlin to join the thriving tech hub and immerse yourself in the German take on hipster culture.

Canada

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Toronto ranked recently as the most desirable city for students, among an impressive three Canadian cities in total to make the top 15. With cities this attractive it is no wonder that 6.5% of students in post secondary education in Canada come from abroad. With a vibrant culture, stunning natural environment and massive regional variations, Canada offers lots to explore for visiting students, in addition to several internationally ranked universities.

Taiwan

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Taipei was recently ranked as the most affordable city for students around the globe. Tuition fees are low, and the high quality of education can make this a great choice. Learn more about the local history and politics, as well as experiencing life in a new culture, where old and new come together in a vibrant symphony.

Argentina

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Argentinian students enjoy free university tuition, and although international students must pay a nominal enrolment fee, the costs are still low outside of the private institutions. The University of Belgrano gets a special mention, as a modern and well equipped facility just outside of downtown Buenos Aires, with great global connections. Take the time in Argentina to perfect your Spanish and maybe even learn to tango.

Australia

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Australia is one of the world’s most popular places for international students – and with sandy beaches, year round sunshine and a relaxed outdoors lifestyle, it is no surprise. Australian universities welcome international students and are well prepared to support newcomers. Considering its relatively small population, Australia has an unusually high number of institutions making the top hundred for university academic rankings, making it the perfect destination for sun, sand and academic success.

South Korea

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Who didn’t love Gangnam style? Get to the heart of K-Pop by studying in Seoul. And if you’re not a catchy-pop-tune kind of person, then you will be delighted to hear that the capital – as well as being a seriously fast paced fun place – is home to 14 internationally rated universities. Get outside your comfort zone and learn about an amazing culture whilst improving both your academic record and your CV.

United Kingdom

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The UK has a wide variety of high quality universities, and although fees vary across institutions and can be fairly high, it is worth seeking out scholarship opportunities. Students often work to support their studies, and flexible opportunities to fit around university schedules are not unusual. With a melting pot of cultures, a mix of location from cutting edge urban to sleepy rural idyll, students in the UK never need to be bored.

Denmark

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If you are from the EU/EEA or Switzerland then you may be eligible for free university tuition in Denmark. And if you are intending to pursue a PhD, there are even opportunities to study whilst earning a salary as this higher level study comes fully funded. The costs of living are undeniably high, but Denmark provides a fascinating base to explore Europe and experience nordic culture at its best.

Wherever you go, studying overseas is about more than the academic qualifications you may gain.  Showing the curiosity, organisational skills and ambition to arrange a period of study overseas is a great selling point. Whether you are heading off for your entire university program, for a semester or two, or even to study during the summer holidays, you are gathering armfuls of skills and experiences that will stand you head and shoulders above competitors when it comes to looking for graduate jobs. Take the opportunity to combine study and travel, and immerse yourself in a new culture to broaden your horizons. You won’t regret it.

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