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The list of 1st cycle programmes (Corsi di Laurea-CL3) in offer at Italian universities is available online in the websites of the Ministry of Education, University and Research and of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs:
You may also apply for information to the universities themselves (database of Italian universities available at Cerca università).
The list of 1st cycle programmes (Corsi di Diploma Accademico di 1° livello-CDA1) in the arts and music in offer at Afam institutions is available online in the website of the Ministry of Education, University and Research, Afam.
You may also apply for information to the individual Afam institutions; their list is available online (go to Istituzioni Afam and select from the menu on the left the category of Afam institutions you are interested in).
General educational requirements
To be eligible for admission, you have to:
1) hold a foreign school leaving qualification that:
2) be competent in Italian (go to Competence in Italian).
The evaluation of foreign secondary qualifications to the only end of admission to Italian H.Ed. studies is a task of individual institutions. Both universities and university-level H.Ed. institutions make their decisions in full autonomy; they apply their institutional regulations which take into account the bilateral agreements and multilateral conventions signed by the Italian government, the latest of which is the so-called Lisbon Convention, as well as some general admission rules agreed upon at national level.
Usually those foreign school leaving qualifications are accepted that grant admission to comparable H.Ed. programmes in the awarding countries; whenever possible, admission to the Italian programmes concerned is made subject to the same conditions as applied by the respective H.Ed. systems of reference.
Acceptance means that applicants to matriculation on the basis of foreign school leaving qualifications have no longer need to ask for the equivalence of their secondary qualifications to the Italian school leaving diploma.
It is up to the Italian H.Ed. institution chosen by each applicant to evaluate the suitability of the foreign secondary qualification concerned; it may decide to:
Italy has extended the application of the Lisbon Convention far beyond its contracting parties; therefore, as a matter of fact, all school leaving qualifications are accepted, independently of the applicants' citizenship (Eu/non-Eu) and of the awarding countries (Eu member states, non-Eu countries in Europe, any other country worldwide), provided they meet the two conditions mentioned under "General educational requirements" here above, or provided they are included in the section "Specific Qualifications".