Attestato di comparabilità del titolo estero - titolo scolastico finale (Sample of the document)

This document contains general information related to the foreign school leaving qualifications in order to enrol in university courses at Italian universities, such as the recognition of the institution that issued the document in the country of origin, the duration of the entire schooling period, the possibility to access with such qualification to same courses in the foreign system, and any other relevant information in order to allow the evaluation of the qualification to enrol at Italian university courses according to the rules of our system.

Comparability means the indication of the level of foreign qualification in reference to the levels of the European Qualifications Framework and considering the rules of comparison of foreign school qualifications to the Italian school leaving qualification (known as Diploma di Maturità). Such comparison does not imply the formal recognition of foreign qualification within the Italian system, but it is an useful recommendation to the Italian institutions that have to evaluate the foreign qualification within recognition procedures: the Statement of comparability has the form of an advice, and does not bind the institutions during their own procedures of assessment and recognition.

The service is only available for official secondary school leaving qualifications (officially being part of the foreign national system of school education and suitable to enrol in the university courses) issued by foreign official institutions (recognised / accredited in the foreign education system).

It is recommended to check beforehand with CIMEA offices ( the status of the qualification and of the foreign institution for which it is required such service: the online request only does not imply any acceptance of the service by CIMEA.

The Statement is only available in Italian language.

In order to receive the Statement, please fill in the Application form, attaching a copy in PDF format (max 2MB) of the following original documents related to the foreign qualification, as issued by the foreign institution:

  1. Diploma in original language;
  2. Certificate of school subjects (transcript) of the last two years in original language;
  3. Certificate that attests the student has passed the national exam to access to university studies (if any) according to the national rules of the foreign system concerned (i.e. Selectividad in Spain, Prova de Aferiçao or Prova Geral de Acesso ao Ensino Superior in Portugal, etc.);
  4. Translation in Italian or English of the three documents mentioned in points 1, 2 and 3: please note that translations are not required in case the documents are produced directly in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin by the institution.
  5. Consent Form for Release of Information, duly filled in and signed.

In addition to the standard documentation indicated, CIMEA reserves the rights to require additional documentation in order to better understand each element of the foreign qualification.

The online procedure will be concluded exclusively through formal acceptance by CIMEA and only after having received all the required documentation and sent it in a readable PDF format (including any additional documentation).

CIMEA - NARIC Italia will send the original Statement of comparability in PDF at the email address indicated in the Application form in 30 working days from the acceptance of the request. The printed copy of the Statement of comparability will be sent by ordinary mail only under the applicant’s request.

It will be possible to indicate the email address of the Italian institution to which the Statement of comparability has to be presented, so that CIMEA can send it directly to the institution in the digital format.

The information regarding the conditions and costs of the service, beside the optional costs of delivery are available in the Application form.

It is possible to opt for a more quick procedure for the delivery of the Statement of comparability of the foreign qualification by selecting in the application form the option Urgent Request: in this case the Statement will be sent within 15 working days. For the service of Urgent Request will be applied an additional cost for each qualification, all the details are available in the Application form.

CIMEA assign a code to each Statement to be used for any communication regarding the Statement of comparability by the applicant and useful for institutions in order to verify the document issued by CIMEA: through the acceptance of the service, the applicant authorises CIMEA to send the original Statement to public administrations in case of request, besides the authorisation to contact the foreign institution which has issued the degree in order to obtain more details and carry out the appropriate verifications.

- Ordinary procedure: 30 working days from the acceptance of the request.
- Urgent procedure: 15 working days from the acceptance of the request.

€ 150 + VAT (€ 183) for each Statement.
€ 250 + VAT (€ 305) for each Statement issued with the urgent procedure.
The delivery options change depending of the destination area: € 15 + VAT (€ 18,30) for Italy; € 25 + VAT (€ 30,05) for UE countries + EFTA; € 32 + VAT (€ 39,04) for extra-UE countries.
By selecting the option "Do not send" you can receive the document in digital form only. In this case no extra cost will be charged.

Note: the service is exclusively dedicated to foreign qualifications of the educational sector officially recognised/accredited in the foreign country. The document produced has the value of non-legally binding advice and it does not entail any obligation for institutions or third parties. We suggest to verify beforehand the acceptance of the document produced by NARIC Italia from the receiving institution. Documents produced by NARIC Italia do not confirm and do not guarantee the authenticity of the qualification. NARIC Italia will not carry out the service for the qualification of non-official institutions and for courses that are not officially accredited within the territory of the country of reference. Elements within the Statement related to the foreign qualification are based on an evaluation of CIMEA’s experts and these elements are not subject to any change requested by the applicant. CIMEA reserves the right to refuse the request to issue the Statement of Comparability on its own discretion, holding the 30% of the total amount paid to cover the administrative costs.. Any request for reimbursement by the applicant should be claimed within and no later than 90 days from the request. After this period (90 days) no reimbursement will be made.

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