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Entry requirements for Italian students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Italian education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Italy and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you hold the Esame di Stato or have a European Baccalaureate.
  • Top-up courses
    To apply for a Top-up course, you need a minimum of two years of tertiary study, which includes qualification such as a Diploma di Interprete di Conferenza (awarded by an Instituto Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori) and a Diploma (from the Instituto Superiore Pareggiato di Educazione Fisica).
  • Postgraduate courses
    You can apply for a taught postgraduate course with us if you have a Diploma di Laurea. We also consider other qualifications, including Diploma accademico di primo livello and Diploma di Mediatore Linguistico. Our International Admissions Team can provide you with further information about what qualification we consider for postgraduate study.
  • Research programmes
    You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK, you can find more information on our immigration information page.