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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 1.19k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 1.19k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • Italian
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 76pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    The Bachelor program in Legal services operator is taught at the Department of Law at the University of Ferrara. The university is located in Emilia-Romagna region, in the city of Ferrara, Italy. The official code of the program assigned by the Ministry of Education of Italy — L-14. Italian is the main language of instruction for this program as well as for the majority of other programs of the University of Ferrara. 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.

    The Legal Services Operator course is organized on a three-year curriculum, for a total of 180 academic credits, divided in two parts. In the first two years, are included all the mandatory lectures, which aim to provide to students different fields knowledge:  historical, cultural and theoretical which are fundamental for the Italian legal experience, basic juridical English language, and mainly the in-depth knowledge of fundamental Italian and European Union’s law knowledge. This is for the purpose to ensure the graduated student an adequate placement in every professional position which requires a solid fundamental juridical preparation. In the second part, during the third year, student will be able to choose one of the three alternative thematic routes, consisting on specialized lectures and on a practical internship, aimed to provide a highly qualifying education (unique in Italy) for the following professional profiles:

    • Legal expert in real estate
    • Judicial Police Operator
    • Legal expert in workplace, environmental and product safety

    During the third year’s second term  is included an internship at a company or public administration, having as purpose an employment consistent with the chosen curriculum, as well as a final examination consisting in presentation and discussion of student’s written paper and related to thematic and disciplines which are the subject of followed lectures during this course.

    It is also provided a Double Degree Program (accessible by selection, and for a period of four years) with the University of Granada’s four-year Criminology degree course. At the end of studies, the graduated student attain both the Legal Services Operator degree (curriculum in Judicial Police Operator) and the Spanish Grado en Criminologìa.

    It is also included the possibility to conduct study experiences abroad in the context of Erasmus+ and Atlante projects.

    University requirements

    Admission Requirements

    Non-EU citizens living abroad, that wish to study at the University of Ferrara, must first complete an online registration procedure.

    Once completed the procedure, the Incoming Students Office will contact the applicant by mail asking for further information on the chosen degree course. This information will allow the University to assess if the applicant fulfills the admission requirements for the selected degree course. If the evaluation will be positive, a provisional letter of admission will be submitted to the applicant in order to start the enrolment process through the Italian Embassy/Consulate.

    Documents for admission: 

    • ID card/Passport
    • Hight school diploma qualification trasnalsted and legalised 
    • Bachelor or Master degree qualification translated and legalised 
    • Declaration of value issued by the Italian Embassy

    Pre-university school years

    The student willing to enroll to an Italian Degree course must have completed at least 12 years of pre-university school attendace in his/her home country (including primary, middle and high school). The indication of the overall school attendance must necessarily be stated in the "Declaration of Value" issued by the Italian Diplomatic Authority located in the country where the student studied.

    Students who just attended 10 or 11 pre-university school years have to:

    1. certify they somehow attended the remaining one/two education years at a foreign University in order to meet the requirement of 12 school-year attendance. This period will not be considered to reduce the duration of the student's degree course in Italy, whereas it will simply make the student meet the requirement of 12 school-year attendance, as stated by Italian Government. Once proved the student actually attended 12 years of overall education, he/she has what it takes to enroll in the 1st year (1st level degree only);
    2. get an Italian High School Diploma.

    Those students who obtained a Diploma after 10 years of attendance and also obtained a Bachelor's Degree in their home country will be considered as follows:

    1. the University of Ferrara considers 2 out of the years of University attendance to meet the requirement of 12 compulsory school-year attendance;
    2. moreover, the University of Ferrara may decide to partially or totally recognize the remaining University year to reduce the student's study plan.

    Registration to admission tests

    Students applying for a limited access degree course have to go through an additional online procedure:

    • For Medicine and Architecture: registration throught the platform UNIVERSITALY
    • For all the other limited access courses: registration through the UNIFE portal (non-eu citizens will be direclty registered by the International Mobility Office).

    Enroll to a Bachelor's degree/uni-levelled Master's degree

    When getting to Italy, the student must have the right documents for enrolment. The documents must be handed straight to the International Mobility Office for a check just after the student arrives in Italy. The documents for enrolment are:

    1. High School Diploma (ORIGINAL HARD COPY) obtained abroad (after at least 12 years of school attendance) translated into Italian language and duly legalised (Legalizzazione dei documenti and Perfezionamento documenti)
    2. Declaration of Value issued by the Italian Diplomatic Authority (Dichiarazione di valore in loco). Student should first check the opportunities for students with less than 12 years of education attendance;
    3. (only for countries where students are supposed to pass a national selection after high school) Certificate proving the student passed the national exam of academic suitabilty, only in case this exam is compulsory in the country where the student attended High School. (i.e. Gaokao in PRC, Vestibular in Brasil, Veveossi Prosvassis in Greece, prueba de selectividad in Spain, prova de Aferiçao in Portugal and so on..).

    For non-EU students we also require:

    1. Pre-registration A form;
    2. Passport-sized photo certified by the competent Italian Embassy.

    If the student would like to get a partial recognition of his/her previous academic degree, must also provide the Academic transcript (credits, grades) and the related syllabus, or, the Diploma awarded by an Italian institution.

    Any certificate issued in a foreign language must be along with an official translation into Italian. The official translation is either processed in the student’s home country or in Italy. The Italian institutions allowed to it are the local Courts or the legally recognised translators. As well as being duly translated, any certificate must be legally recognised by the Italian Diplomatic Authority located in the country where the students got his/her Diploma. Exceptions to this requirement will be made in case of other specific agreements.

    The grants are available to attend academic course Legal services operator 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).


    Accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (Ministero dell' istruzione, Universita' e Ricerca, MIUR).

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