The students from the countries of the European Union, and from the universities with which LUMSA has bilateral agreements within the framework of the LLP-Erasmus programme, must present themselves on their arrival at the international relations office of LUMSA for the purposes of enrolment and to fill in the form dealing with admission to the courses. (The students belonging to the Erasmus programme are exempt from enrolment fees). The registration deadlines for Erasmus students are at the end of June (I semester) and the end of November (II semester).
This is done at the international relations office and the following documents must be presented:
a) Declaration by the university to which the student belongs that the student in question is an Erasmus student;
b) Certificate by the student's university that the student in question is enrolled at that university and Transcript of Records.
c) Original Application form (a completed and signed application for registration)
d) Learning agreement signed by the home coordinator.
e) The European health coverage or private health insurance.
f) Passport or identity card (photocopy).
g) Two photographs suitable for such documents.
For information on the application process check the Lumsa Website
1. Non-EU candidates resident abroad must additionally do their pre-enrolment through the Italian authorities (normally the Italian consulate) in the country in which they gained, or are in the process of studying to gain, their academic qualification(s). Candidates must comply with the regulations
and deadlines of the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research (Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca - http://www.miur.it/).
If candidates do not pre-enrol through the Italian consulate abroad, and send the pre-enrolment application form straight to the university, it will be declared null and void as the Italian authorities abroad are the only ones able to process university applications.
For the master courses, the curriculum studiorum gained at your university of origin - must be enclosed, as indicated in the Lumsa Study Manifesto.
2. Non-EU citizens with valid stay permit
If you are a non-EU citizen with valid stay permit for Italy (according to the dispositions of the Italian Law no. 286/98, art. 39, 5) you have to follow the same procedure as Italian and EU citizens: by presenting an application for pre-enrolment by the deadline set down by the Lumsa University of Rome. If you have a foreign qualification, you will also have to present a declaration of value.
This declaration of value can be obtained from an Italian embassy or consulate in the candidate’s home country.
This certificate, which is issued by the Consulate’s academic office, confirms that the qualification obtained at secondary school (for admission to undergraduate degree courses) or the university degree (for admission to postgraduate courses) by the candidate would allow him/her to be admitted to higher education in the country in which the qualifications were achieved. If the candidate’s certificate/s is/are not written in Italian, an official translation into Italian must be attached to the declaration of value. If the duration of studies in the country in which you received the qualification, is less than 12 years, you will need to present a certificate that states you have passed all the exams required:
for the first year of university (in the event the local school system lasts 11 years)
for the first two years of university (in the event the local school system lasts 10 years).
3. Non-EU citizens resident abroad
In order to access a degree course at the Lumsa University of Rome non-EU citizens resident abroad must hold the qualifications awarded at the end of secondary education that must have lasted for 12 years, as is the case in Italy. If the school education lasted less than 12 years, then candidates must also present the academic certificates that attest that she has passed all the exams required for:
the first year of university (in the event that the local school system lasts only 11 years)
the first two years of university (in the event that the local school system lasts only 10 years).
To pre-enrol at the Lumsa University, it is necessary to:
- Pre-enrol online through the LUMSAs’ website following the deadlines and requirements of the Department. Once the online pre-enrolment has been completed, the form must be printed, signed and sent through the normal postal system to the Student Secretariat together with all the documents that are listed in the Lumsa Study Manifesto.
- Present the pre-enrolment application to the Italian Representatives (embassy or consulate) in the candidate’s home country, for one course only (it is not possible either to pre-enrol at any other Italian university).
Arrival in Italy:
You have been admitted onto the course you have applied for (results will be shown on the relevant rank list), the Italian embassy or consulate will issue a visa for study/university reasons: this will allow you to travel to Italy to sit the Italian-language test (for undergraduate courses), to sit any other tests that are planned and to enrol for the course for which you have pre-enrolled. By law, within 8 working days of arrival in Italy, it is necessary to apply for a permit to stay: once you have arrived, you should go to the Lumsa University of Rome’s Advisory Service, which will provide you with all the information you need to apply for the permit. In order to obtain the permit to stay, you need to have:
application form (can be obtained from a post office);
passport, or equivalent, which is valid with the correct visa, if required, and a photocopy of it;
the documents that you need for the permit to stay for study reasons (enrolment certificate and photocopy of your medical insurance).
In order to apply for a permit to stay, you need to go to a post office, where you can obtain the kit that includes an envelope (with a yellow stripe), two forms and the instruction leaflet. Once you have filled in the form, you need to attach a duty stamp of €14.62. A further € 30 has to be paid when you send the insured envelope and its contents. Another € 27.50 has to be paid using a post office payment slip for any stay over 90 days. The procedure costs €72.12 in total.
Once filled in, the application has to be sent from the same post office that you got it from. The post office will then give you a receipt for the application, which you must keep: this will allow you to track your application through a dedicated website www. portaleimmigrazione.it and you will be able to see when it is ready to pick up from the police station. You will also have to show this receipt if you are required to show identification by the police. The receipt acts as a provisional permit to stay and as such, has certain restrictions compared to the full permit to stay. After having sent your application for the permit to stay, you will receive a letter from the police: in this letter they will let you know when you have to go to the police station. When you go, you need to take 4 passport-sized photos (identical with a light background and with your face and head uncovered) and the list of the documents that might be missing. If it is your first time in Italy, they will take your fingerprints. After a certain period, you will receive your electronic permit, which is a credit-card like card with its own microchip and magnetic strip that contain your personal details, your photo and your fingerprints. For further information, you can phone the following free phone number 800.309.309 (where you can get information in English, French, Spanish and Arabic). You will also have to apply for an Italian fiscal code (codice fiscale), which is how citizens identify themselves when dealing with the public administration system.
The tax code issued by the Tax Office (Agenzia delle Entrate) is the only tax code accepted in Italy. All that one needs to do to obtain this tax code is to go to the Tax Office with an identity card; foreigners normally have to present their passport.
To obtain medical cover and have access to a doctor during their studies, non-EU citizens resident abroad must go to the Azienda Sanitaria Locale (local health authority) with the following documents:
permit to stay or receipt that this has been requested, and if the candidate is in receipt of a study grant or scholarship: confirmation letter that this is the case.
N.B. All the documents listed above can be sent by the student's university to the international relations office of LUMSA at the following address, but this must be done by 30 July :
Ufficio Periferico delle Entrate (for the issue of the fiscal code) Rome -Via Ippolito Nievo, 36
Tel. + 39 06 583191
tram n. 8
Comune di Roma (for the issue of a permit of stay European students)
Via Luigi Petroselli, 50
Tel. + 39 06 060606
Mon - Fri 8.30 – 13.30
bus 40 stop Piazza Venezia
Questura Centrale - Ufficio Stranieri (for the issue of a permit of stay)
Via Genova, 2
Tel.+39 06- 46863216
Mon - Fri 8.30 – 13.30
bus 40 stop Via Nazionale
Questura di Roma – Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico (for the issue of a permit of stay)
Via di S. Vitale, 15
Tel.+39 06- 46863401
Mon - Fri 8 - 20
bus 40 stop Via Nazionale