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"Turandot" Programme

The TURANDOT project was launched as a partnership programme between Italy and China, focusing on arts, music and design. Through this new programme Chinese students will have the chance to enrol in Italian Afam institutions – higher education institutions for music and dance - enjoying the same conditions of the "Marco Polo" Project. To achieve this purpose, a set number of places (quota) has been reserved exclusively to Chinese students in the total number of courses.

PHASE I

WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO DO

1.1. Submission of pre-enrolment forms

The Italian diplomatic authorities in China established that the deadline to submit the pre-enrolment applications is the 17th December 2011. Such applications can be submitted for all study programmes offered at Afam Institutions providing quotas for Chinese students.

1.2. The choice of courses for pre-enrolment

On the web site of the Ministry of Education, University and Research, Studenti Stranieri, it is possible to browse the list of the courses with the corresponding quotas that each institution has reserved to Chinese students. The information published on the website is also provided by the Italian diplomatic authorities in China.

1.3. The choice of the seat of the Italian language course

The Institutions eligible to attend Italian language courses are listed on a document published by the Italian Conference of University Rectors. Among others, the following institutions can be selected: University for Strangers in Perugia and in Siena, the University for Strangers ‘Dante Alighieri’ in Reggio Calabria and the Third University of Rome (Terza Università di Roma).
In the pre-enrolment application, students must indicate their preference for the Italian language course, among the universities that organize such courses. If students want to attend a course organised by other Universities, it is necessary to clarify that, in compliance with the principle of academic autonomy, Italian universities can undersign an agreement with external institutions or private language schools for the provision of such courses.

1.4. Documents to be submitted

Together with their pre-enrolment application, students must also hand in a proof of the studies accomplished so far, as requested by the Italian diplomatic authorities in order to obtain the requested Statement of Validity (Dichiarazione di valore). For students holding exclusively a Secondary School Leaving Certificate, only those who obtained a minimum mark of 380/750 at the Gao Kao will be eligible to receive the Statement of Value, as specified also by the Italian diplomatic authorities.
Students from Hong Kong and Macao, who do not have to pass the Gao Kao examination at the end of secondary school, will have to submit to the relevant Italian diplomatic authorities, the proof of their accomplished studies. The authorities will then check the validity of the qualifications for enrolment in Italian Universities and will issue the corresponding Statement of value.

PHASE II

The duties of Italian diplomatic authorities and of AFAM Institutions

2.1. Information transfer

By the 14th January 2012, the Italian diplomatic authorities together with Uni-Italia, will send to the Afam institutions an excel sheet via e-mail or certified e-mail, when possible. The document will be generated by the interactive database of Uni-Italia: it will summarize all the incoming admission applications, showing the necessary data. Furthermore, the Italian diplomatic authorities will also communicate to the Institutions offering the Italian language course, the preferences expressed by the students pre-enrolled in the Afam courses.

2.2. Conditional admission

Afam Institutions will have to conditionally accept all enrolment applications, until they receive the complete documentation. In due time, they will then inform the Italian diplomatic authorities via e-mail, where possible certified email, of the number of students who actually matriculated.

2.3. Entry visa

After receipt of the relevant documents certifying that the applicants do comply with the requirements as provided by law, the Italian diplomatic authorities will issue an entry visa for the eligible students with a start date compatible with the start date of the relevant Italian language courses. The available courses offered by the universities in the framework of the Turandot programme are listed in the official document published by the Italian Conference of University Rectors. Furthermore, the Italian diplomatic authorities will also hand to the students the relevant study documents, translated into Italian, legalised and complete of the Statement of Validity.

PHASE III

Fulfilment of additional duties

3.1. Stay permit

Once in Italy, Chinese applicants have to contact the local police station (Questura) to apply for a study stay permit as provided for all international candidates, in compliance with Ministerial decree of 16th May 2008 and applicable from 2008 to 2011. Such rules can be browsed at the following web pages: www.afam.miur.it, the banner “Studenti Stranieri” at the bottom of the page or on the website Miur-Università clicking on the banner “Studenti Stranieri”.

3.2. Admission exams

Chinese applicants have to take the admission examinations for the selected study programme, on the dates specified by the Afam Institutions according to the schedule provided for all international students.

3.3. Application for transfer to a different Institution

The Chinese students who, despite fulfilling all requirements, have not been assigned a place in the selected Afam Institution, have the possibility to:

  • submit a further application to be enrolled in another course at the same Institution or
  • submit a further application to be enrolled in the same course or in a different course at another Institution
in compliance with regulations and procedures applicable to all international students as provided by law.

3.4. Admitted students

If the result of the admission exam is positive, students will complete the enrolment procedure in Italy, submitting the study documents translated and legalised by the relevant Italian diplomatic authority and completed by a Statement of validity.

3.5. Non admitted students

Students who do not pass admission exams or that despite being eligible could not be enrolled in another course or at a different university, must leave Italy within the expiring date of their entry or study visa, unless they hold another type of visa which allows them to legally remain in Italy beyond that date.


"Marco Polo" Project

PHASE I

WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO DO

1.1. Submission of pre-enrolment forms:

As decided by the Italian diplomatic authorities in China, Chinese students participating in the “Marco Polo” Project must submit the pre-enrolment applications for first, second and for single-cycle degree programmes within the 17th December 2011. Such applications can be submitted for all study programmes offered at Italian Higher Education Institutions providing quotas for Chinese students.

1.2. The choice of courses for pre-enrolment

On the web site of the Ministry of Education, University and Research, Studenti Stranieri, it is possible to browse the list of the courses with the corresponding quotas that each institution has reserved to Chinese students. Among others, the information published on the website is also provided by the Italian Conference of University Rectors, by Italian Universities and by the Italian diplomatic authorities in China.
In case some applications refer to courses with a limited number of available places, the information about such courses can be found at the relevant University and accessed with the same means available to all other applicants.

1.3. The choice of the seat of the Italian language course

In their applications, candidates have to mention the university seat where they want to attend the Italian language course, selected among those offering courses of this type, such as the University for Strangers in Perugia and in Siena, the University for Strangers ‘Dante Alighieri’ in Reggio Calabria and the Third University of Rome (Terza Università di Roma). The Institutions eligible to attend Italian language courses are listed on a document published by the Italian Conference of University Rectors. If students want to attend a course organised by other Universities, it is necessary to clarify that, in compliance with the principle of academic autonomy, Italian universities can undersign an agreement with external institutions or private language schools for the provision of such courses.

1.4. Documents to be submitted

Together with their pre-enrolment application, students must also hand in a proof of the studies accomplished so far, as requested by the Italian diplomatic authorities in order to obtain the requested Statement of Validity (Dichiarazione di valore). For students holding exclusively a Secondary School Leaving Certificate, only those who obtained a minimum mark of 380/750 at the Gao Kao will be eligible to receive the Statement of Value, as specified also by the Italian diplomatic authorities.
Students from Hong Kong and Macao, who do not have to pass the Gao Kao examination at the end of secondary school, will have to submit to the relevant Italian diplomatic authorities, the proof of their accomplished studies. The authorities will then check the validity of the qualifications for enrolment in Italian Universities and will issue the corresponding Statement of value.

PHASE II

The duties of Italian diplomatic authorities and of Universities

2.1. Information transfer

By the 14th January 2012, the Italian diplomatic authorities together with Uni-Italia, will send to the Italian Universities an excel sheet via e-mail or certified e-mail, when possible. The document will be generated by the interactive database of Uni-Italia: it will summarize all the incoming admission applications, showing the necessary data. Furthermore, if students decided to attend the language course at a University different from the one they will be matriculated in, the Italian diplomatic authorities will also communicate the preferences expressed by the students to the Universities offering the Italian language course.

2.2. Conditional admission

Universities will have to conditionally accept all enrolment applications, until they receive the complete documentation. In due time, they will then inform the Italian diplomatic authorities via e-mail, where possible certified email, of the number of students who actually matriculated.

2.3. Entry visa

After receipt of the relevant documents certifying that the applicants do comply with the requirements as provided by law, the Italian diplomatic authorities will issue an entry visa for the eligible students with a start date compatible with the start date of the relevant Italian language courses offered at the Universities and listed in the official document published by the Italian Conference of University Rectors. Furthermore, the Italian diplomatic authorities will also hand to the students the relevant study documents, translated into Italian, legalised and complete of the Statement of Validity.

PHASE III

Fulfilment of additional duties

3.1. Stay permit

Once in Italy, Chinese applicants have to contact the police station (Questura) of the city they are going to live in, to apply for a study stay permit as provided for all international candidates, in compliance with Ministerial decree of 16th May 2008 and applicable from 2008 to 2011. Such rules can be browsed at the following web page Miur-Università clicking on the banner “Studenti Stranieri”.

3.2. Admission exams

If necessary, Chinese applicants have to take the admission examinations for the selected study programme, on the dates specified by Universities or by MIUR – if they are national courses with a limited number of places - according to the schedule provided for all students.

3.3. Application for transfer to a different University

Chinese students who, despite fulfilling all requirements, have not been assigned a place in the reserved quotas at the University of choice, have the possibility to:

  • submit a further application to be enrolled in another course at the same University or
  • submit a further application to be enrolled in the same course or in a different course at another University
in compliance with regulations and procedures applicable to all international students as provided by law.

3.4. Admitted students

If the result of the admission exam is positive, students will complete the enrolment procedure in Italy, submitting the study documents translated and legalised by the relevant Italian diplomatic authority and completed by a Statement of validity.

3.5. Non admitted students

Students who do not pass admission exams or that despite being eligible could not be enrolled in another course or at a different university, must leave Italy within the expiring date of their entry or study visa, unless they hold another type of visa which allows them to legally remain in Italy beyond that date.