Why applying for recognition of a foreign academic degree Required

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Why applying for recognition of a foreign academic degree
You can apply for the recognition of a foreign academic degree, awarded by a foreign State or
legally accredited university, in order to get a bachelor’s degree, a combined bachelor’s/master’s
degree or a master’s degree offered by the University of Florence (Law n. 148/2002 articles 2 and
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After assessing your academic history, the competent Committee of the degree program for which
you are requesting recognition will decide:
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The full recognition of the degree you got abroad, with the subsequent promulgation of a
decree by the University President
The partial recognition of your academic studies. In case of partial recognition, the
Committee will provide the number of credits you will have to get before getting the
degree. If you apply for recognition of the combined bachelor’s/master’s degree in
Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis, Primary Education Sciences, before
enrolling you will have to pass an admission test and rank among the winners.
If specific bilateral agreements or international conventions, establishing the reciprocal degree
recognition of academic degrees, exist, the decree of recognition will be automatic.
Required documents
In order to apply for a foreign degree recognition you have to submit the following documents:
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Application form, duly filled in, dated and signed. Please note that on the application form
you have to specify the academic qualification for which you are asking the recognition at
the University of Florence
High school leaving certificate, translated in Italian, legalized by the Italian diplomatic
mission in the Country where the certificate was awarded along with the so called
dichiarazione di valore in loco issued by the same Italian diplomatic mission (original one
and copy)
University degree translated in Italian, legalized by the Italian diplomatic mission in the
Country where the certificate was awarded along with the so called dichiarazione di valore
in loco issued by the same Italian diplomatic mission (original one and copy)
Transcript of records, translated in Italian and legalized as above (original and copy)
Official syllabus, signed and stamped by the foreign University which awarded the degree.
The syllabus has to be translated in Italian and legalized as above.
Copy of a valid Id card (for EU citizens) or passport (for non EU citizens)
Receipt of payment of the 150,00 EUR administration fee. The payment has to be made by
postal slip on the post office account n. 5504 in the name of Università degli Studi di
Firenze – Tasse e Contributi - Servizio di tesoreria - 50121 FIRENZE – Piazza San Marco, 4.
Alternatively, payment can be made through bank credit transfer to the bank account
000041126939 in the name of Università degli Studi di Firenze at Unicredit bank spa - via
Vecchietti 11, 50123 Firenze – IBAN code IT 88 A 02008 02837 000041126939 -
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BIC/SWIFT code UNCRITM1F86. Compulsory payment details: domanda riconoscimento
titolo accademico estero.
If you withdraw your application you are not entitled to request the refund of what you paid.
When and where submitting your application for degree
recognition
You can submit your application for degree recognition directly to Sportello Studente Straniero in
every period of the year. For appointment and further information please email
[email protected]
You can also send your application along with the required documents via certified email to
[email protected]
Partial recognition
In case of partial recognition of previous academic history, you can enroll in the relevant degree
program following the procedures described below:
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If you are a non-EU citizen residing abroad you will have to pre-enroll at the Italian
embassy or consulate in the Country you reside in, according to the procedures defined
yearly by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (http://www.studiarein-italia.it/studentistranieri/)
If you are a EU citizen, wherever residing, or a non-EU citizen living in Italy according to Law
n. 189/2002 article 26, you can submit your enrollment application directly to Sportello
studente straniero within 30 days from the date we send you the communication with
decision of the competent Committee.
The decision of the Committee entitles you to enroll to the degree program you applied for
recognition, by the deadlines and with the procedures described for each of the category listed
above or by the deadlines set for enrollment to the following academic year.
If you do not enroll by the above mentioned deadlines you will have to apply for recognition again
and your application has to be examined by the competent committee
In order to enroll to a degree program with numerus clausus, you will have to pass the admission
test and rank among the winners.
For any information on recognition of foreign professional qualifications please consult the
following webpage http://www.cimea.it →Recognition – how to recognize foreign qualifications.
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