Requirements & Application

Applications for the academic year 2022-2023 are now open until 31 August 2022! 

Entry Requirements:

  • Possess at least 11 years of schooling (from primary education to graduation at high school).
  • Possess a high school diploma with complete transcript of records, translation and
    declaration of value.
  • Being at least 17 years old. If you are 17 years old, a legal tutor is required. In this case you find the Statement of assumption of responsibility for underage students to fill here and send it by email at foundationyear@unipv.it
  • The student must turn 18 years old by the end of the program (June 30, 2023)

How to apply:

  1. Fill out the online application form by 31 August 2022
  2. Attach:
  • A copy of your passport (main page – front cover – back cover);
  • A copy of your High School Diploma officially translated into Italian or English with Apostille/legalization;
  • A scan of your transcript of records of the last High School year, officially translated into Italian or English with Apostille/legalization;
  • A scan of the Declaration of Value of your High School diploma. The declaration of value has to be issued and validated by the Italian authorities of the Country of residence. Alternatively, a legal replacement accepted by the University of Pavia is the Statement of Comparability issued by the CIMEA Institute.
  • Italian language certificate (if any)

In case you do not possess your High school diploma yet, we ask you to attach a document or letter from your High School to your application, certifying the date in which you will obtain the diploma. The final diploma must be integrated in the online application or sent via email to foundationyear@unipv.it by 15 September 2022, under penalty of exclusion from the program.

If you do not possess the Declaration of Value and the legalization yet, you can still submit your application, but bear in mind that all the missing documents must be sent out to us by the 31 October 2022.

Students will receive the outcome based on the following calls:

Calls Dates Results by
1st call 15 Nov – 25 Nov 20 December
2nd call 1 Dec – 10 Jan 15 February
3rd call 15 Jan – 25 Feb 31 March
4th call 1 Mar – 10 Apr 15 May
5th call 15 Apr – 31 May 30 June
Summer calls 1 June – 30 June

1 Jul – 31 July

1 Aug – 31 Aug

15 July

15 Aug

15 Sept

Admitted students will receive all the following steps to take, together with their acceptance letter.

Important: all the non-EU admitted students must register on the Universitaly platform and submit their pre-enrollment. Consult the guidelines here.

Bear in mind to upload:

  • high school diploma
  • translation of your documentation in English or Italian
  • passport
  • acceptance letter to the Foundation Year program