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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 1.18k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 1.18k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • Italian
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 290pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    The Bachelor program in Fostering and Animal Health is taught at the Department of Agri-Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences at the University of Udine. The university is located in Friuli Venezia Giulia region, in the city of Udine, Italy. The official code of the program assigned by the Ministry of Education of Italy — L-38. Italian is the main language of instruction for this program as well as for the majority of other programs of the University of Udine. Students applying for their studies should provide a secondary school certificate translated into Italian as well as an Italian language certificate. Application deadlines for international and domestic applicants can be found on the official website of the university.

    University requirements

    General Information

    Foreign non-EU students must submit their application for pre-enrolment to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence usually between the months February - July. On completion of the pre-enrolment procedure, a visa for study purposes will be issued in order to enter Italy.  Each study programme has a number of vacant places reserved for foreign non-EU students. You may consult it in the online data bank of Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research page Vacant places reserved for foreign non-EU students .

    Access requirements to Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Courses are compulsory for all students with a foreign qualification, regardless their nationality, whether it is released by an EU country, or non-EU. We remind you that the “Declaration of Value” or “Statement of comparability for foreign qualification – Cimea” will not affect the Teaching Committee’s academic evaluation.

    Admission to a Bachelor’s Degree Course

    1. Choose the Bachelor’s Degree Course you are interested in Degree Courses UNIUD.

    2. Follow the foreign qualification recognition procedure in order to have access to First Cycle Courses. The foreign high school assessment procedure will allow you to access first cycle degree courses (Bachelor or First Level Academic Diploma). Keep in mind that the procedure will not transform your foreign qualification into an Italian one. Your foreign diploma will be considered valid only if it meets the following requirements:

    • it must be an official high school diploma from the reference foreign education system; 
    • the diploma must allow to enrol in first cycle degree courses in your reference foreign university, academically equivalent to the Italian one; 
    • you must have obtained your high school qualification after at least 12 years of schooling; 
    • where a national exam or a final exam is required in order to access higher education in your country of origin, the same will be required for Italian university courses.

    *  document certified by the Italian diplomatic authorities abroad.

    After obtaining the Statement of comparability, which allows you to enrol in university courses, follow the admission procedures provided for the degree course you selected. Information on admission/enrolment rules and regulations, deadlines, tests is listed in the Prospectus, which is published every year in June.

    Admission to a Master’s Degree

    1.Choose the Master’s Degree Course that you are interested in Degree Courses UNIUD. 

    2. Follow the procedure for foreign qualification recognition in order to have access to Second Cycle Degree Courses: it is necessary to get a Statement of comparability of your foreign qualification in order to have access to Master’s Degree Courses. Remember that the procedure does not transform your foreign qualification in an Italian one, but it is a necessary requirement by means of which the Teaching Committee, of the course you wish to enrol on, will evaluate your application. You will obtain the Statement of comparability only if your foreign qualification meets the following requirements:

    • it must be an official First Cycle Degree qualification released by your foreign education system’s official institution; 
    • it must be a foreign qualification that permits access to Second Cycle Degree Courses; 
    • your qualification must be provided with practical and disciplinary elements that correspond to elements of the Italian qualification required for access.

    3.After obtaining the Statement of comparability, which will allow you to have access to Master’s Degree Courses, please contact the University Mobility and International Relations Office by sending an email studenti@uniud.it and attach the following documents: 

    • Application form click here
    • Statement of comparability of the foreign university qualification, issued by Cimea, or Declaration of value, issued by Italian diplomatic authorities abroad
    • Transcript of records ** of your foreign First Cycle Degree
    • Syllabus** of your foreign First Cycle Degree
    • Copy of a valid identity document: ID/Passport

    ** detailed description of studied subjects.

    The attached documents will be forwarded to the Teaching Committee in charge in order to evaluate the admission criteria listed in the study plan of the Master’s Degree Course you selected. You will be informed of the results of your application within one month.

    4. When the Mobility and International Relations Office will notify you of the positive results of the Teaching Committee evaluation, follow the required admission procedures of the Degree Course you chose. Information on admission/enrolment rules and regulations, deadlines, tests is listed in the Prospectus, which is published every year in June.

    Admission to a Single Cycle Degree

    1.Choose the Single Cycle Degree Course among those offered by the University of Udine.

    2.Follow the procedure for foreign qualification recognition in order to have access to Single Cycle Degree Courses: remember that the procedure does not transform your foreign qualification in an Italian one but allows evaluation of your foreign high school diploma. In order to obtain a Statement of comparability your foreign qualification has to meet the following requirements:

    • it must be an official high school diploma released by the reference foreign institution;
    • it must be a qualification that permits access to First Cycle Degree Courses;
    • you must have obtained your diploma after at least 12 years of schooling; 
    • where a national exam or a final exam is required in order to access higher education in your country of origin, the same will be required for Italian university courses.

    3.After obtaining the Statement of comparability, which allows you to have access in university courses, follow the admission procedures provided for the course you selected. Information on admission/enrolment rules and regulations, deadlines, tests is listed in the Prospectus, which is published every year in June.

    Admission to a PhD 

    1. Choose the PhD that you are interested in Ph.d. programmes UNIUD.

    2. Follow the procedure for foreign qualification recognition in order to have access to Third Cycle Degree Courses. It is required that you have your foreign study qualification evaluated in order to apply for a PhD. Remember that the procedure does not transform your foreign qualification in an Italian one, but it is a necessary requirement by means of which the Teaching Committee, of the course you wish to enrol on, in will evaluate your application. You will obtain the Statement of comparability only if your foreign qualification meets the following requirements:

    • it must be an official Second Cycle Degree qualification released by an official institution of your foreign university system; 
    • it must be a qualification that allows for application to Italian Third Cycle Degree Courses, sharing the same academic features of your reference foreign university system;
    • it must be a qualification provided with practical and disciplinary elements that must correspond to the elements of the Italian qualification, required for admission.

    3.After obtaining the Statement of comparability, which allows you to have access to PhD Courses, follow the online admission procedures on the “Research Doctorate” web page.

    Language Requirements for admission 

    Language certification is another admission requirement. In order to be admitted to degree courses that are entirely taught in Italian, Italian language certification of at least B2 level or equivalent is required. Similarly, for courses that are entirely taught in English, English language certification of at least B2 level or equivalent is required. 

    As far as degree courses that may be taught in both Italian and English, partial language certification might be needed as an admission requirement.  Please check in the Prospectus the linguistic levels that are required for the degree course you are interested in.

    Foreign students or students who have foreign qualifications and who want to enrol at the University of Udine will be tested in the Italian Language. Prospective students who will not need to be tested are:

    • Students with Italian citizenship;
    • Students who intend to enrol at degree courses that are entirely taught in English; 
    • Students who have an international Italian language certification of at least B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), that is issued by a certification authority, for instance University for foreigners of Perugia, University for foreigners of Siena, Roma Tre University and Società Dante Alighieri, Istituto Italiano di Cultura or by other institutions. Such certifications might be obtained in your country of origin or in approved examination centres all around the world.

    Every year the University of Udine arranges an Italian Language test, according to the deadlines of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. If the prospective student does not have a suitable language certificate , he/she will have to take an Italian proficiency test. The test consists of two parts: 1. a written Placement test of approximately 50 minutes with multiple-choice questions from A1 to C1 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR); 2) an oral test.


    The grants are available to attend academic course Fostering and Animal Health in Italy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants in favor of foreign citizens not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE) for this academic year in order to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world (According to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).
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