HEAD OF STUDENT OFFICE
The Student Office is the primary point of contact for all students. From the very beginning of the academic path, we work to assist students to make the most of their time at the University. The Student Office assists international students in preparing their arrival in Rome, providing answers to their questions and informing them about all matters related to the visa process.
We also help students in their search for accommodation, and if you plan on working while studying in Rome, we also help with finding employment. Mostly, we encourage students to get involved in academic and non-academic initiatives, strengthening and stimulating a vibrant international community.
Long-Term Visa (Over 90 Days)
If you are planning to study in Italy for a period longer than 90 days, you must apply for a Long-term visa for study reasons (type D) at your local Italian Consulate or Embassy. This visa is valid for one year and it entitles you to travel inside the Schengen Area for a period of 90 days within 6 months.
If you are a Religious, it is also possible to apply for a visa for religious purposes.
The Visa is only issued by the country of origin.
Please see the website of Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to verify and deepen the given information, depending on your country of origin.
Originals and Copies of:
For the religious:
For lay people:
SHORT STAY (UP TO 90 DAYS)
Foreigners entering Italy for periods that do not exceed 90 days, according to the Law no. 68/2007, do not need to apply for a residence permit.
The residence permit has been replaced by a Declaration of Presence on Italian soil.
For foreign people coming from countries outside of the Schengen Convention, the obligation to make a declaration of presence, is satisfied through application of the USV sticker on the travel document, at the moment of border control.
Foreigners from countries that apply the Schengen Convention are required, on the other hand, to submit a declaration of presence within 8 days of arrival to the police headquarters (Questura) of the district in which he/she is staying, using the proper form.
For those staying in hotels and other reception facilities, the declaration of presence is handled by the reception facility upon check-in, a copy of which is supplied to the guest to be displayed to authorities upon eventual request.
Foreign students coming from countries outside the EU and EFTA and the Schengen zone, who enroll for the first time, need the Pre Registration Certificate released by the University in order to obtain a “Visa for Study purposes” from the Italian Consulate in their countries and for the release of the first Residence Permit.
Please note that in Italy it is not allowed to change a tourist visa into a student visa.
The Pre Registration certificate needs to be authenticated by the Congregation for Catholic Education and must be stamped by the Secretary of State.
Please note that if you ask for a Visa for RELIGIOUS PURPOSES, you will not need the Pre Registration Certificate.
In order to get a pre registration certificate you must provide the following documentation to the Faculty:
Application for the Residence Permit needs to be done within 8 days from your arrival.
In case of self maintenance, students have to provide the letter of their sponsorship or declare they have sufficient financial means in order to sustain themselves during their course of study. This letter has to be signed by the Bishop of the country of origin. It is advisable to double check the exact amount legally required and instructions about the letter of responsibility with your local Italian Consulate or Embassy.
Copy of the previous university studies undertaken with the marksheets enclosed.
The student will bring all original copies with him when completing the registration formalities at the university.
Once the Dean has evaluated all the documents, the pre-admission certificate will be issued by the Secretary General.
The same certificate must be then endorsed by the Congregation of Catholic Education and/or other appointed offices and approved by the legalization Office of the Vatican Secretary of State.
In certain cases even by the Apostolic Nuncio in Italy and the Prefecture of Rome.
It is always advisable to consult the Italian Consulate in one’s own country for further information.
The certificate is free, whereas the expenses incurred by the Secretariat for obtaining the document and the mailing are on payment.
For further information please contact the General Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The original documents will be submitted at the time of admission to the Registrar’s Office (Segreteria Generale).
Upon arrival, you must remember to apply for your residence permit within n. 8 days from your arrival in Italy, for which is necessary having completed the process of enrollment.
Students must first go to their Faculty Office to fill out the registration forms and to check they have all the required documentation for registration.
Once the registration form is signed by the Dean, students can pay their tuition fees either at the Administrative Office or at the Bank.
After payment, students have to turn in all documentation and the registration form to the Secretariat.
For more information about registration, fees and payment please look in the English section of the Handbook of Studies.
Within n. 8 working days from the arrival in Italy, non-EU citizens in possession of a Visa for over 90 days stay, must apply for a residence permit (Permesso di Soggiorno) through a specific application pack known as “Kit a banda gialla”, available in all Poste Italiane offices.
The permit allows the holder to have a part-time job for a maximum of 20 hours per week, i.e., 1040 hours per year.
A residence permit for study reasons can be renewed only if, on its first issue, the Visa states that the student will be attending a multi-year study curriculum. Residence permits cannot be renewed for more than three years beyond the legal length of the degree course concerned.
It is possible to renew the residence permit for study purposes and register to a different course of study from the one shown on the Visa. This is possible only in case of transition to another university course. It is not allowed in case of transition to private courses.
Foreign students who have graduated in Italy, can change the residence permit for study purposes into a residence permit for work purposes. To this end, they must submit the application for conversion to the Sportello Unico per l’Immigrazione (Immigration Help Desk), together with the university degree.
The foreign citizen already in possession of a residence permit for study reasons released by another EU member State, can enter Italy with exemption of visa obligation, also for stays superior to three months. Such disposition is applied, exclusively, to the foreign students coming from EU member states that integrally apply the Schengen Agreement.
You need to provide the following documentation:
Students must first go to their Faculty Office to fill out the registration forms and to check if they have all the documentation required for registration.
At the time of registration, the student shall make a down payment of € 200,00 towards the academic fees for the appropriate semester. This payment may be made in one of the following ways: bank draft, debit/credit card, cheque or cash in the Administration Office.
After payment, students must exhibit the receipt of payment and formalize the registration at the General Secretariat.
For further details, please check on the Order of the Studies booklet available on the Angelicum’s website
Please check if your country belongs to the list of countries that have special agreements with EU countries on safety matters.
Our students generally subscribe to a convenient insurance company called INA ASSITALIA that covers urgent hospitalization expenses.
If you have a double citizenship (a European and a Non European one), you will be asked to register according to the passport you used to enter the country.
Once you make the payment, on the very same day please send the receipt either by email or by fax to the Insurance Company, along with the copy of your passport and the address where the company can send you the policy by mail (it is advisable to add a phone number).
Fax number: +39 06 361 36 26
After sending the receipt of payment, please call the number (+39) 06 361 16 76 in order to verify they received everything. They also speak English.
Your insurance policy will become effective on the day you made the payment, starting from 12.00 AM.
Validity: your insurance policy validity depends on the residence permit expiry date.
Always carry with you the receipt of payment, your residence permit and copy of the page of your policy showing the expiry date.
In the unfortunate event of urgent hospitalization you may need to prove that you are covered by insurance.
The European Team Card released by the country of origin covers health care assistance during the first three-month stay in Italy. Therefore, it does not replace the Health Insurance Policy.
However, according to the circular letter no. 18 dated 21st July 2009 of the Ministry of Interior – Internal Affairs Division, in case of temporary stay, the Team Card in course of validity guarantees the coverage of needed medical expenses, as stated by Legislative Decree no.30/2007, art. 9, subparagraph 3.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE VALIDITY OF THE ITALIAN HEALTH CARD IS BASED ON SOLAR CALENDAR (January 1 – 31 December)
HOW TO PROCEED:
The amount to be paid changes according to specific conditions.
In case of non working students (D.M. 08.10.86)
Students have to apply for registration at the ASL of their municipality of residence and bring:
In case of students having a job and/or dependent family members have to provide:
A – EU citizens who have resided legally in the country for at least five years can request to the local Public Office, a permanent residence permit that allows them to register to the Italian National Health Care Service and choose their family doctor for an indefinite period of time.
B – Students in possession of E106/S1 forms in temporary stay, can register to the Italian Health Care System providing the following documentation:
In this case the assistance of a family doctor is guaranteed and it is possible to go directly to a family doctor affiliated with the National Health Service, both for health problems and/or to ask for medical prescriptions. The ASL (Local Health Authority) will request the reimbursement to the competent foreign institution, according to the rules of the National Health Service of the country of provenance of the student (see EU regulation n.631/2004).
C – Students in temporary stay and in possession of the EHIC card released by their country of origin, can receive all necessary medical treatments and appointments with general practitioners.
D – Students NOT in possession of the European Health Insurance CARD or E106/S1 forms, can stipulate private insurance policy or apply for a voluntary registration in the Italian Health Care Service.
In line with art.34 bis of Regulation no. 1408/71, the European Team Card must be accepted as proof of compliance with the condition of an obligatory medical coverage from all risks, also stated in art. 7, paragraph 1, letter c) of the Directive 2004/38/CE. The European Team Card covers mostly all needed medical expenses during the period of stay of the student. In an additional Communication of March 2011, Bruxelles declares that if it is correct and right that a municipality requires an insurance covering the student from all risks in line with the provisions of the EU Directive, it is also true that the Team Card entitles students to receive all needed medical healthcare services in the EU country they are currently living.
In addition to a private insurance policy, it is also possible to voluntarily register to the National Health Service (NHS).
The registration with NHS entitles you to the same health care provided to people permanently living in Italy such as: choosing a family doctor, requesting medical certificates, exams and specialist visits; requesting home health assistance, mandatory vaccinations etc …
Voluntary registration with NHS only respects the solar calendar (1st January-31st December) and cannot be split up.
Non EU students residing in Italy for less than 3 months have the right to access to hospitalization and/or medical treatments upon payment. In this case they have to show their declaration of presence if requested (ref. Law May 28, 2007).
The fee must be paid at the post office, postal current account no.370007, in favour of Regione Lazio.
The cost for unemployed students is € 149,77 and for students having a job income or coming to Italy for religious purposes is € 387,34.
Once paid, the student must go to the Local Health Care Departments (ASL) and ask for the Team card. He/she must bring the following documentation:
Students in temporary stay can register at the Ufficio Anagrafe (Registry Office) as Temporary Present Citizens Registry (Schedario della Popolazione Temporanea).
It can be requested by:
The Registry Office will issue the ‘Attestazione di Regolarità di iscrizione temporanea’ (temporary registration certificate) immediately, free of charge, stating the regularity of your temporary registration.
If you want to move your permanent residence to Italy, it is possible to register to the Anagrafe della Popolazione Residente (resident citizens registry) at the Ufficio Anagrafe (Registry Office).
This will automatically imply the change of your residence from your home country to Italy.
You are entitled to register if you are enrolled in a course of study; you have enough financial means to sustain yourself and a valid health care insurance.
The “Codice Fiscale” is an Italian tax code card.
It consists of an alphanumeric code of 16 characters and it is very important for you in order to:
Where you can get it
Go to the Italian Tax Office called Agenzia delle Entrate located in Via Piazza Ippolito Nievo, 36 – 00153 Trastevere Area. (You can get the tram no. 8 from Piazza Venezia).
What to bring with you:
Once there, you will have to fill in the application form as on the right side toolbar
Remember to take a ticket on entry!