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Italian or International program?

The Accademia Italiana offers two types of Bachelor’s degree programs:

The Italian program accredited by MIUR (the Italian Ministry of Education)
The international program that leads to a European Bachelor’s Degree accredited by the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools. 

Integrated program leading to double academic degree:

Students enrolled in the MIUR program can obtain a double degree (Academic Degree of the first level + European Bachelor’s Degree) by submitting the required English language certification within a year of passing the third year final exams. To enroll in the double degree program please visit this page or contact the secretary’s office.

 

Chiudi

Italian MIUR Program

 

Start date

September (Florence)
October (Rome)

 

Degree awarded

The program accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR - Ministero dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca) awards an Academic Diploma of the first level after of three years of study. The diploma is the equivalent of a university degree of the first level in the Italian education system (180 CFU; 60 CFU per academic year).

 

Total annual lesson hours

The program provides about 600 lesson hours.

 

Requirements for enrollment

Students applying to the Bachelor’s degree program accredited in Italy must complete an entrance exam. It consists of:
• an aptitude/motivation interview at the school. In case of difficulty reaching the school the candidate can request an interview by teleconference (Skype);
• the evaluation of a small portfolio of student works. The portfolio should include a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 personal works of the student’s choice, such as drawings, photographs and paintings. Please note that the materials will not be returned.
IMPORTANT: Italian citizens who have a five-year ISA (Istituto Statale d’Arte) diploma, a diploma from an arts high school or a diploma in a field equivalent to the selected course are exempt from taking the admissions exam and qualify for direct enrollment into the program.

 

Documents to submit for the entrance exam

completed application for the entrance exam;
photocopy of ID and fiscal code;
photocopy of previously earned diploma, or of certificate issued by school secretary, or self-certification attesting to attainment of diploma;
three passport-sized photographs;
portfolio of works (as described above);
receipt for the 150 euro exam fee.

 

International students who are citizens of the European Union must also present a statement of validity (Dichiarazione di Valore in loco) for the secondary/high school diploma (minimum of 12 academic years) provided by the Italian diplomatic/consular representative in their home countries. This document verifies that the diploma earned in the student’s home country is valid for access to Italian Bachelor’s degree courses.

 

International students who are not citizens of the European Union who wish to apply for the Bachelor’s degree courses offered by Accademia Italiana must make a formal request at the Italian consulate or embassy in their own country, where they will begin the PRE-REGISTRATION process, which is the first step toward enrollment. 

For further information about pre-registration, please consult the site www.universitaly.it or www.studiare-in-italia.it.

The Accademia Italiana will communicate the results of the entrance exam within 5 working days.

 

Documents to submit to finalize enrollment after receiving the results of the entrance exam:

• completed enrollment form for the program;
• signed copy of the rules and regulations;
• receipt for the enrollment fee.

 

International Program

 

Start date

September (Florence)
October (Rome)

 

Degree awarded

The program accredited by the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools awards a European Bachelor’s degree after three years of study. It recognizes 180 European academic credits.

 

Total annual lesson hours

The program provides about 600 lesson hours.

 

Requirements for enrollment

There is no entrance exam.
Students must submit a copy of their high school diplomas. If not issued in Italy, this document must be officially translated into Italian or English*;
* International students must also present a transcript of their grades from high school and results from any university entrance exams that are obligatory in their country of residence (A levels, AS levels, SAT, etc.).

To qualify for the European Bachelor’s Degree, students must certify their knowledge of English during the three-year period or within a year of the third-year final exams.
The European Bachelor’s Degree will be awarded only after the student has presented the certification of his English proficiency.

Any student already in possession of an internationally recognized certificate of English proficiency can submit it along with his or her application. Native English speakers must certify their knowledge of Italian (at the B2 level).

 

Documents to submit for enrollment in the program

completed application form;
signed copy of school regulations;
photocopy of passport or identification card;
photocopy of fiscal code (if in student's possession);
photocopy of high school diploma. If not issued in Italy, this document must be officially translated into Italian or English*;
three passport-sized photographs;
portfolio of works (from 3 to 5 personal works selected by the student, such as drawings, photographs and paintings. Please note that the materials will not be returned.);
receipt for the enrollment fee.

* International students must also present a transcript of their grades from high school and results from any university entrance exams that are obligatory in their country of residence (A levels, AS levels, SAT, etc.).