Degree Translation and Certification
- How do I know if my degree is considered equivalent to the Italian "laurea specialistica/magistrale" for the sole purpose of applying to the Programme?
- your foreign degree must give access to PhD Programmes in the country in which it was obtained and it must be considered equivalent to the Italian laurea magistrale for the purpose of applying to the Programme.
- The laurea magistrale is a 2 year programme equivalent to 120 ECTS (MA/MSc). In order to access the laurea magistrale in Italy a student must have completed a laurea triennale equivalent to 3 years/180 ECTS (BA/BS).
- The University where I completed my M.Sc. issues a Diploma Supplement. Will this suffice in order to verify equivalency of degrees?
- Yes. The Diploma Supplement is an internationally recognized academic document which purpose is to improve transparency with degrees of other countries.
- My diplomas and degree transcripts are neither in Italian nor English. Can I translate them myself?
Yes, you can, for the purpose of applying. Only admitted students will need to have their degree certificate translated and certified by the Italian embassy in the country where the degree was issued. All applicants must submit an English translation of their transcripts, along with copy of degree and transcripts in the original language, if the degree and transcripts aren't already translated into English by their University.
- I have a foreign degree and have been admitted to the Doctoral Programme. I now need to have my degree certificate translated and certified by the Italian embassy in the country where the degree was issued, but there is no Italian diplomatic representation in that country. What do I do?
In this case you may contact the Italian embassy responsible for your area, which will usually be an embassy in a neighboring country. If you are not sure what embassy to contact, visit http://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/laretediplomatica/
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