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Admission criteria and procedure

Admission requirements

You can only enter this course if you have earned a bachelor's degree or equivalent (pre-doctoral degree, university diploma - 3 years, direct school for special purposes - 3 years), if you meet the curricular requirements and if you pass the Verification of the Adequacy of Graduate Personal Preparation.

Did you get your degree abroad?

If you graduated abroad, you will have to take a proof of Italian language skills.

If you graduated in Italy, continue reading.

Curricular requirements

To register for the course you must:

1. have earned one of the following degrees:

  • graduate degree belonging to class L-17, Architectural Science
  • .
  • graduate degree belonging to class 4, Architectural and Building Engineering Sciences (formerly D.M. 509/99)
  • university diploma of three-year duration that allows the recognition of 108 CFUs related to educational activities essential for the class L-17 Architectural Sciences (ex DM 270/2004)
  • Italian or foreign equivalent degree that allows the recognition of the 108 CFUs related to educational activities indispensable for the class L-17 Architectural Sciences (ex DM 270/2004)
  • five-year single-cycle degree from classes 4/S or LM-4, or equivalent degrees, for the sole purpose of obtaining a second degree

2. meet the following curricular requirements:

  • successing the admission test for the course of study with the explicit direct purpose of "training as an architect," as regulated by the Ministry of Education, University and Research, which determines each academic year, the number of places available for matriculation. Nationwide regulations allow admission to years after the first based on availableplaces.
  • Knowledge of a European Union language other than Italian (preferably English) certified by your degree syllabus or a certificate of at least B2
  • level

For undergraduates in the L-17 Science of Architecture class (former DM 270/2004), the curricular requirements are:

  • acquisition of at least 154 CFUs by the pre-registration deadline

If...

 

If you graduated from UniGe with a recent degree (formerly DM 509) and your degree meets the curricular requirements, you should directly link to the Online Services.

 

 

 

If you are a UniGe graduate but your degree does not automatically meet the curricular requirements or you graduated from another university, you must:

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  1. Link to the Online Service of UniGe
  2. Upload your career of studies (only for students from other universities), including the statement of exams taken with the indication, for each subject, of the disciplinary scientific sectors and the relevant CFUs for the verification of curricular requirements.
    . At this time you will have to choose the date on which you will present yourself for the Verification of Initial Preparation.
    N.B. Documentation must be uploaded within 10 days of the date you intend to attend.

The outcome of the verification of curricular requirements will be communicated to you prior to the scheduled date for Verification of Initial Readiness.

If you do not pass the verification of curricular requirements, you will not be able to take the initial preparation verification. In this case you will be suggested a "bridging career" to fill the highlighted curricular deficiencies.

If, on the other hand, you do not pass the initial preparation check, you will be able to take the test for a different Master's degree or submit to a later test.

N.B.If your bachelor's degree grade is at least 9/10 of the maximum or earned a final grade corresponding to the "A" or "B" classification of the ECTS system, you will not have to take the initial preparation test.

You can take the initial preparation test even if you have not yet graduated, as long as you have already passed all the exams and your career meets the curricular requirements.

In this case, after you have pre-registered, you must log on to Unige's Online Services and choose the date on which you would like to take the initial preparation check.

N.B. Because you have not yet graduated, remember that you will not be able to take advantage of any exemption for the grade you earned.

 

 

2. Register and pre-register

UniGe Portal Registration

If you have never been enrolled at the University of Genoa, access the UniGe Portal and get your UniGePASS credentials (for more information you can watch the TUTORIAL).

Pre-registration

Make apply for pre-registration using the UniGePASS credentials you received with your registration.

Join UniGe

Pre-registered

Pre-enroll in UniGe and choose this course.

Are you a foreign student or one with a degree earned abroad?

If you want to enroll in a degree course of the University of Genoa, you will have to complete your pre-enrollment 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-enroll at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their country even though they hold an Italian high school diploma.

Pre-enrolment

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).

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 MIUR.

Contacts

International Students Office (SASS)
Piazza della Nunziata 6
16124 Genoa
+39 010 209 51525
sass@unige.it

If you want to enroll at the University of Genoa you have to register at SASS office, where you also have to submit your diploma -translated into Italian and legalized - accompanied by its Declaration of Value, and then complete the pre-enrollment on line.

Pre-enrolment

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 legalized 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 Declaration of Value issued by the Embassy or the Consulate, OR any document issued by an ENIC-NARIC center (visit the Italian ENIC-NARIC center: 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 program
  • 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 programs 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 programs, unless they are issued in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese

You must hand over all your documents related to your degree to SASS (the International Students Office) to complete your enrolment.

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.

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).

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:

Contacts

International Students Office (SASS)

Piazza della Nunziata 6
16124 Genoa
+39 010 209 51525
sass@unige.it

  • submit your pre-enrollment on the Universitaly website, 2021, 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
  • ff 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

For further information please check the MIUR website.

Go to the page dedicated to Personal Readiness Check.

4. Confirm registration