How to Apply


Elegibility criteria – Admission:

Any student with a non-Italian academic diploma, degree or equivalent, in order to be eligible for admission, has to provide a 12-year school record:
European Studies Masters Programme is a two-year Programme entirely taught in English and it requires the successful completion of a three-year Bachelors Degree or equivalent University Degree abroad:
At the moment, it is not a restricted access programme, therefore all students must complete our pre-selection application:
For any further enquiries the International Admission Office can be reached at:


EU Citizens:
⦁ Citizens from an EU country;
⦁ Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or the Republic of San Marino;
⦁ Foreigners who already reside legally in Italy (including refugees and people with subsidiary protection);
⦁ Staff on duty in foreign diplomatic delegations or in international organizations established in Italy and that are accredited by Italy or the Holy See, and their children.
Non-EU Citizens residing in Italy:
⦁ Non-EU citizens who have been legal residents in Italy for no less than one year as of test date registration and who have obtained an Italian university degree;
⦁ Non-EU citizens who possess a secondary school diploma from an Italian school abroad or a foreign or international school (either in Italy or abroad)
⦁ legally recognized via governmental bilateral agreements or special legislation;
⦁ Non-EU citizens with a valid residence permit for studies, who already enrolled in an Italian university in a previous academic year
Non-EU Citizens residing abroad
⦁ All the other categories.
Note that Italian citizenship is considered prevalent in case of dual citizenship.


EU Citizens:
1 _ Student registration Code from the online portal Infostud:
2 _ A certified photocopy of your High School Diploma (at least 12 years), which must be translated into Italian, legalized and accompanied by a Declaration of Equal Value issued by an Italian consulate or embassy in the country where the diploma was obtained.
3 _ A certified photocopy and a simple photocopy of your University Degree, which must be translated into Italian, legalized and accompanied by a Declaration of Equal Value issued by an Italian Consulate or Embassy in the country where the degree was obtained. EU students and EU equivalent students may replace the Declaration of Value with the Diploma Supplement for academic qualifications issued by Institutes in the European Higher Education Area (Bologna Process) and self-certify their qualifications and the exams they have passed;
4 _ A certified copy and a simple photocopy of your Academic Transcript issued by your University, including all the courses/exams that you have taken, which can be presented in English language;
5 _ A photocopy of the University Course Catalogue for each single course and the number of hours of theory and training required to obtain a degree. This document must be signed by the University and translated into Italian. (Please note: this point only applies if you are requesting the recognition of exams/courses taken abroad, if you are applying for a Master degree or if you need an evaluation of your foreign degree);
6 _ A photocopy of your ID (Identity Card) or Passport;
Non-EU Citizens residing in Italy:
All the above plus:
7 _ A photocopy of your residence permit and the grounds for its issue. If you are renewing your residence permit, we will need a photocopy of your expired residence permit and a self-declaration in which you state that you are applying for renewal, and a self-certification motivating your return.
Non-EU Citizens residing abroad:
All the above plus:
8 _ A photocopy of your study Visa: normally from March to July of the current year, you should contact your nearest Italian Consulate or Embassy at the beginning of the Academic Year. They will transmit your application to Sapienza. Once Sapienza receives your application, we will send you an approval letter that you can use to apply for your Study Visa. You will be accepted with reserve. Please note: a regular Tourist VISA will not be accepted for university admission.
9 _ Within eight days of your arrival in Italy with a Type-D VISA for study purposes, students must apply for a residency permit for study reasons at the police headquarters (Questura) in Rome. The request can be presented at a post office by using the specific available kit. When you present the application, you will need to identify yourself and pay the following fees: €27.50 for the electronic residency permit application; €80.00 for the residency permit (3 months – 1 year); €30.00 for post office fees; Stamp duty (Marca da bollo) (Prices refer to 2016 and changes may occur).


All students applying for admission to Sapienza degree programmes that accept pre-selection applications should complete this process.
Please note: the pre-application process does NOT replace or substitute the Embassy-based pre-enrollment process for Non-EU students (see: BEFORE APPLYING).
For the 2018-19 academic year, please keep in mind that:
Applicants must have presented a pre-enrolment application at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence by:
March 20 – July 21, 2018 for all Programmes

Step One: access the on-line pre-selection form to request a Student Login Code:

Step Two: upload the following documents to be submitted on the on-line platform:
⦁ Copy of your passport (pdf)
⦁ English language certificates (optional)
⦁ Transcript of Records and/or Diploma Supplement (pdf)
⦁ Letters of Recommendation
⦁ Passport Photograph (see requirements below)

Photo Requirements:
⦁ Color
⦁ Square sized (possibly 51 x 51 mm)
⦁ Front full-face view with white background and neutral open-eyed facial expression

Deadlines for application:

⦁ before April 15th – online Platform
Link to platform:
⦁ April 15h – July 21th – direct application on an ongoing basis
Documents and formats: as above in Step two.
Send directly via email to the Course Director or Course Tutor.
Procedure: your document will be evaluated for fulfillment of pre-selection criteria, and with a positive result, you will receive a letter of invitation signed by the Director of the Programme Course, Prof. Luca Di Donna, addressed to you and the Italian Embassy or Consulate of your home Country, in order to start issuing the Visa, as above explained.


After having provided all the necessary documentation and passed the entrance examination (if applicable), you must complete your enrolment:
⦁ Register with InfoStud:
⦁ Pay applicable enrolment fees;
⦁ Present the following documents to the Student Administration Office:
⦁ Payment receipt for enrolment fees;
⦁ Copy of your ID or Passport;
⦁ Copy of your VISA for study reasons (only for non-EU students resident abroad);
⦁ Copy of your residence permit or application receipt (only for non-EU equivalent students and non-EU students resident abroad):
⦁ Legalised and translated academic title and official transcript;
⦁ Declaration of Value from Embassy or Consulate.
Deadlines for registration:
Non-EU students resident abroad may pre-enrol at an Italian Consulate or Embassy as determined by the Italian Ministry of Education. Please note : registration deadlines is set each year by the Master Programme.
Refer to Manifesto degli Studi  for all specific dates and details.
For Academic Year 2018-19, pre-admission procedures begin on November 1, 2017.
– Deadlines for Non-EU students (via online platform): April 15, 2018.
– Reminder: Non-EU students must pre-enroll at an Italian Consulate or Embassy


Tuition fees at Sapienza University are among the lowest in Europe. Moreover, Sapienza offers lower tuition costs to students from developing countries.
Sapienza provides a variety of scholarships also to foreign students based on merit and need to reduce the cost of their education. Moreover, other scholarships are provided by EU authorities and programmes.
Sapienza also offers many paid part-time positions within university offices that allow students to earn an income and gain valuable work experience.

Tuition Fee Reduction for Non-resident Foreigners
Foreign students who work in Italy (or have other income) can take advantage of tuition fee reductionss, based on certified family income (ISEE form). Students who are not able to present an ISEE form will be provided with a €1000 flat rate tuition fee, a 200 euro reduction over last years fees. Moreover, students from developing countries will have the right to 600 and 500-euro flat rate tuition fees. Students should not present a zero-euro ISEE as this might block the renewal of their residence permits.
Tuition Fees – Three Instalments
Meeting a specific student request, starting next year, all students will be able to pay their tuition fees in three instalments (October, December, March). This measure will make it easier to meet the ISEE form deadlines that must be presented together with the second payment in December.
Grants for Top Students
Students who excel in their programmes will receive a grant that they can use to pay their tuition fees. These grants will be presented to the top 5% of Sapienza students, nearly 3000 students. Students will be evaluated based on exam grades, number of exams taken and attendance, independently from which faculty they attend. Students will be able to check their placement in real-time via the on-line university student system.


First instalment Second instalment Third instalment Total Regional fees
Developing Countries €150 €175 €175 €500 €140
Other Foreign Students €300 €350 €350 €1000 €140

Officially recognised developing countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Democratic Republic, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea Dem. Rep., Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


⦁ First instalment:  generally mid to end of October.
⦁ Second instalment: mid to end of December.
⦁ Third instalment:     mid to end of March.
Please check your Infostud profile for the exact deadlines.


Check out all the opportunities on our University website:
Presently a few options are presented:
⦁ Invest Your Talent in Italy:
⦁ Laziodisu: Please note there annual calls open around mid January and and by the end of July. Take the opportunity!
⦁ MAE (Italian Foreign Affair Ministry) Scholarships:
⦁ Student Collaboration Scholarships: