BACHELOR OF ARTS PROGRAMS (Diploma Accademico di 1Â° livello)
Students holding qualifications which meet all of the following requirements can access Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs (Diploma Accademico di 1Â° livello):
(i) the title is an official upper secondary school leaving qualification of the foreign education system of reference;
(ii) the qualification allows entry to first-cycle academic courses in the foreign education system of reference;
(iii) the qualification has been conferred after an overall path of at least 12 years of schooling;
(iv) where foreseen in the country of origin, students are also requested to pass an academic suitability test /national university entrance exam (e.g. Gaokao and Yikao in China, YKS in Turkey, Vestibular in Brazil, Selectividad in Spain...).
In the calculation of the twelve years, where applicable, a pre-school year may be considered, as long as attendance is compulsory and an integral part of the curriculum, and the program includes the teaching of reading and writing of the language of the Country and the first elements of arithmetic.
For certain educational qualifications and systems, specific requirements or conditions are identified by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Ministero dell'Istruzione dell'UniversitÃ e della Ricerca - MIUR). The main instances are listed below. In any event, all students holding foreign qualifications are advised to check ministerial provisions and in particular Annex 1 and Annex 2 published annually by the Ministry for specific indications or requirements relating to their qualifications.
THREE-YEAR PRIVATE NABA COURSES (Diploma Programs - not accredited)
Students holding upper secondary school leaving qualifications that do not meet all the above-mentioned requirements for BA Degree programs, may enrol in NABAâs three-year private courses (Diploma Programs - not accredited) if the qualifications in question were attained after at least 11 years of schooling.
MASTER OF ARTS AND 1st LEVEL MASTER COURSES
Students holding a first-cycle university qualification suitable to enrol into second-cycle courses are eligible to apply to postgraduate programs: two-year Master of Arts Degree Programs (Diploma Accademico di 2Â° Livello) and one-year 1st Level Master Programs. Said first-cycle qualifications must meet all the following requirements:
(i) official first-cycle qualifications of the relevant foreign higher education system, awarded by an official institution of the foreign higher education system;
(ii) qualifications that allow entry to comparable second-cycle programs in the relevant foreign higher education system;
(iii) qualifications equivalent in nature and level to the Italian qualifications required for admission to the courses in question.
These requirements apply to all students with foreign qualifications, irrespective of their nationality, including qualifications issued in the European Union (EU) and Non-EU Countries.
PRIVATE POSTGRADUATE COURSES (Diploma Programs - not accredited): TWO-YEAR and ONE-YEAR MASTER PROGRAMS
Students holding non-university qualifications or qualifications which do not meet all the above-mentioned requirements to enrol into second-cycle Master of Arts Degree Programs (Diploma Accademico di 2Â° Livello) and 1st Level Master Programs, can apply for private postgraduate master courses (Diploma programs - not accredited) if they possess specialised skills pertinent to the relevant educational path chosen.Professionals with proven work experience in the relevant sector are also eligible to enrol on private two-year and one-year Masterâs courses.