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

This document contains general information related to the foreign university qualification such as recognition/accreditation status of the institution from which it has been issued in the country of origin and the level of the qualification according to the Bologna Process and to the European Qualifications Framework, besides the indication of the nature of the course (academic or professional).

Comparability means the indication of the foreign qualification’s level in reference to the cycles of the Bologna Process and the levels of the European Qualifications Framework. 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 university qualifications (being officially part of the foreign system of higher education) issued by foreign official institutions (recognised/accredited in the foreign system of higher education).

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 university institution:

  1. ID document (passport or ID card);
  2. diploma in original language;
  3. diploma Supplement or certificate of the exams (transcript) in original language;
  4. translation in Italian or English of the two documents mentioned in points 1 and 2: 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, download here the file to be attached to the application form 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 digital copy of Statement of Comparability to the applicant and the University of Piemonte Orientale in 15 working days from the acceptance of the request and once all the necessary documentation has been received (including any additional documentation). No documentation can be delivered in person at the CIMEA offices.

The information regarding the conditions and costs of the service are available in the Application form.

CIMEA will 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.

15 working days from the acceptance of the request, or from the delivery of additional documentation if requested by CIMEA.

The cost of each Statement of comparability, including the service of verifying the title, for the qualifications to be presented to the University of Piemonte Orientale only is:
€ 120 (VAT included) for each Statement.

Note: the service is exclusively dedicated to foreign qualifications of the university 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. 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. CIMEA reserves the right to refuse the request to issue documents concerning foreign qualifications that are not considered officially part of a foreign system or in case it is not possible to access to recognition procedures in Italy for unquestionable opinion of CIMEA itself, holding the 40% of the total amount in order to cover the administrative costs. In order to verify the formality of the institution in a particular country belonging to the ENIC-NARIC network, we suggest you to visit the following web site:

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