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The list of 2nd cycle programmes (Corsi di Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale-CLS/CLM) 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:
Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR): Study in Italy > course search > or università > studenti stranieri),
Ministero degli Affari Esteri (MAE): politica estera >politica culturale > attività > cooperazione universitaria > iscrizione studenti stranieri).
You may also apply for information to the universities themselves (database of Italian universities available at Cerca università).
The list of 2nd cycle programmes (Corsi di Diploma Accademico di 2° livello-CDA2) 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 section.
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
In the positive, you meet the general educational requirements for access to Italian 2nd cycle H.Ed. programmes (go to "2nd cycle" in "Types of Programmes and Degrees" in the section Italian Higher Education).
It is the task of the Italian H.Ed. institution of your choice to evaluate your foreign degree, and decide if you meet not only the above general requirements but also the specific conditions for admission to the 2nd cycle programme of your choice (course requirements).
H. Ed. institutions apply their own regulations which take into account the current national legislation, bilateral agreements and multilateral conventions signed by the Italian government, the latest of which is the so-called Lisbon Convention; they may also follow some general admission criteria agreed upon at national level.
Admission to 2nd cycle degree programmes may require specific conditions, and therefore be subject to the passing of competitive admission exams; for example, that is always the case of, for example, the degree programmes of medicine and dentistry: