To apply for the Admissions Test, candidates must satisfy one of the following criteria:
- Candidates must be enrolled in the last year of a secondary school to obtain a Secondary School certificate before the IMAT.
- Candidates already possess a Secondary School certificate.
Bilateral agreements and special conventions exist with various countries. However, as a general rule, applicants must have studied for at least 12 years before applying. Those from countries where admission to university is possible after only 10 or 11 years of study must prove that they have attended the local university and passed all the required examinations for 1 or 2 years, so as to reach a total of 12 years of study. As an alternative to university studies candidates must prove they have a post-secondary title. In any case, candidates must have passed the University entrance examination in their country, if required by law. For details concerning the validity of qualifications obtained abroad, consult the ministerial regulations (Italian text), in particular the updated attachments to regulations 1 and 2 .
When applying for a university course, you must enclose your qualifications and the required documentation with your application. All qualifications must be officially translated into Italian and authenticated by the authorities of the country in which they were issued (except in the case of international agreements and conventions that allow exemption). Each qualification must be accompanied by a “Dichiarazione di valore in loco” (Certificate of Equivalence of Qualification), which is issued by the Italian Embassy in the country in which the qualification was awarded.
When a valid Diploma Supplement is available, Dichiarazione di valore in loco and translation of the University Diploma are not required. The Diploma Supplement (DS)(in italian) is a document attached to a higher education qualification, with the aim of improving international transparency and facilitating the academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates). It is designed to provide a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were successfully completed by the individual named on the original qualification to which this supplement is attached.
The DS is produced by national H.Ed. institutions according to a template developed by a Joint European Commission – Council of Europe – UNESCO working party that tested and finalised it.
For candidates holding UK, US and Greek high school diplomas
UK: Students who already have (or will obtain) a high school diploma from UK institutions are eligible if they have achieved (or will achieve) at least 3 A-levels in relevant scientific disciplines, English, Italian or another language of the European Union. No minimum A-level grades are required.
USA: Students who already have (or will obtain) a high school diploma from US institutions are eligible if they meet at least one of the following conditions (or will meet one of the conditions by the time of enrollment):
- Candidates must have completed at least 3 APs (Advanced Placements) in relevant scientific disciplines, English, Italian or another language of the European Union;
- Candidates must have completed at least two years of college education;
- Candidates must have completed at least one year of college education and 4 APs (as mentioned above).
Greece: Students who achieve an “Apolityrion” score higher than 10 out of 20 are eligible to apply.
Students who will receive their diplomas after the admissions test can apply for the test, but successful enrollment is conditional to the fulfillment of the above admissions requirements.