Based on the principles established by Art. 6, comma 1 of Ministerial Decree 270/2004 for the university sector and by Art. 7, comma 2 of Presidential Decree 212/2005 for the AFAM sector, higher education institutions can organise foundation educational activities for access to Laurea study courses, proposing foundation courses (corsi propedeutici), even for less than one year, to bolster the requisites for admission requested for enrolment in Italian higher education courses.
University of Siena has activated the “Foundation Course” in English from the A.Y. 2020/2021. It will be designed for international students who:
- do not possess the minimum years of schooling (12) required for enrollment in a Degree Course
- possess the minimum years of schooling required, but do not pass the mandatory admission test to enroll to the Degree Courses in Economics and banking and in Economics and management
You can apply via our online application system https://apply.unisi.it/ where you can find many useful information to apply, on the steps to be followed for the application and how to carry out the pre-enrollment procedure by contacting the Italian diplomatic authority (Embassy or Consulate) in the country of residence
To be admitted at the “Foundation Course”, students must have the secondary school diploma and a certified knowledge of English at least at B1 level. No entrance knowledge of the Italian language is assumed.
In order to take part in the "Foundation Year" is required a tuition fee of €3.500,00 for student (+16 euro for virtual stamp).
For further information please look at this link: https://foundation-course.unisi.it/en
Provider: University for Foreigners of Siena
Basic language requirements for incoming students and language level for outgoing students:
Students might join the Foundation Year with at least B1- level (CEFR) incoming language competence in Italian .
At the end of the Foundation Year an outgoing B2 - level (CEFR) competence in Italian will be assured. This corresponds to the level required by Italian Universities for admission in a Degree course.
Students might join the Foundation Year with at least A2 - level (CEFR) incoming language competence in Italian .
At the end of the Foundation Year an outgoing B1 - level (CEFR) competence in Italian will be assured. This corresponds to the level required by Italian Universities for admission in a Degree course.
In order to take part in the Foundation Year is required a tuition fee of €4.800,00 for student who choose the Option A and of € 5.500,00 for student who choose the Option B.
The deadline for enrollment at the University for Foreigners of Siena will be 20 September 2020. Detailed information are available at this link: https://www.unistrasi.it/1/652/Foundation_Year.htm