Admissions

To be admitted to Universities in Italy, students are required to have completed high school and achieved their leaving cert after having completed 12 years of schooling. To be admitted to a Master of Arts students are required to have completed a Bachelor’s Degree.

Students that come from an education system that does not foresee 12 years of schooling (Russia, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan etc.), may also be admitted, after attending a Foundation Year. For further information regarding the Foundation Year at RUFA, please check out our Foundation year page.

To be able to study in Italy, students will have to fulfill specific procedures depending on their nationality and if they are EU or non-EU students.
More specifically, non-EU students are required to apply for a study visa.

For further information regarding the visa application procedures and procedures for EU students please visit our “before you arrive” International students page.

Joining the RUFA community is not difficult, but it requires commitment and determination. To be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts programs you will need to pass an admission test, that will enable us to assess your motivation and aptitude to study at RUFA. Admission tests vary according to the chosen course, cycle, and if the student is transferring from another University.

To enroll to a Bachelor of Arts Degree program you will need to have:
– a leaving cert confirming that you have attended 12 years of schooling. preferably recognized through a “Declaration of Value in Loco (DV)” and legalization of the qualification (to be requested at the Italian Embassy / Consulate of your Country);
– a certificate stating that you have passed the proof of academic suitability exam, if required to be admitted to Universities in your Country (Selectividad, YKS etc.);
– a certificate stating that you have an adequate level of Italian or English (depending on if you wish to attend a BA in Italian or English), achieved over the last 10 years. If you have achieved your qualification in an English/Italian speaking Country, or if the program you attend was in English/Italian you may not be required to submit a language certification. For further information contact our International office.

DEADLINES REGARDING ADMISSION

Deadline to apply for the test

Second session: 5 september 2019

Third session: 3 october 2019

Admission test

Second session: 9 – 10 september 2019

Third session: 7 – 8 october 2019

Direct enrollment deadline

3 october 2019

REGISTRATION TO ADMISSION TESTPROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

ADMISSION BACHELOR OF ARTS

The admission exam for the BA program consists of a two-day exam:
– day 1: aptitude test and specific culture (of the chosen course) – 60 questions in 50 minutes, computer based version. Candidates of the courses of Painting and Sculpture will also have to sit an artistic test;
– day 2: motivational interview.

For foreign students living abroad, it will be possible to sit the entire admission test on Skype.
The final score will be calculated as follows:
– 60% psychometric+specific test;
– 30% oral and portfolio (practical test / drawing for painting and sculpture courses*);
– 10% final score in high school diploma.
*Regarding the artistic test, students sitting the exam on skype will be required to submit a portfolio
Results: at the end of the admission tests, a ranking will be published stating the admitted, eligible and non-admitted students.

Documents to register for the admission test

  • Application for admission (can be downloaded online)
  • Photocopy of an identification document and the tax registration code
  • School leaving certificate, original copy or a self-declaration – Download Template
  • Proof of payment of the admission fee amounting to € 180 (only for the September and October sessions and not for Master of Arts programs)

Once you have passed the admission test, you will be required to submit your application for matriculation, by the specified deadline, together with the following documents:

  • Application for matriculation (can be downloaded online)
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Payment receipt of the matriculation fee amounting to € 520 and of the regional tax amounting to € 140
  • Language knowledge certificate or substitute documentation

 

Direct Matriculation

Students who have a high-school diploma in subjects related to the chosen program may be admitted directly.

Documents requested for direct matriculation

  • Application for matriculation (can be downloaded online)
  • Two passport size photos, photocopy of an identification document and the tax registration code
  • School leaving certificate, original copy or a self-declaration – Download Template
  • Payment receipt of the matriculation fee amounting to € 520 and of the regional tax amounting to € 140
  • Language knowledge certificate or substitute documentation

To be admitted to the Master of Arts programs you will need to have:
– Bachelor’s Degree . preferably recognized through a “Declaration of Value in Loco (DV)” and legalization of the qualification (to be requested at the Italian Embassy / Consulate of your Country).
– a certificate stating that you have an adequate level of Italian or English (depending on if you wish to attend an MA in Italian or English), achieved over the last 10 years. If you have achieved your qualification in an English/Italian speaking Country, or if the program you attended was in English/Italian you may not be required to submit a language certification. For further information: international.students@unirufa.it
Students are also required to pass an admission test.

DEADLINES REGARDING ADMISSION

Deadline to apply for the test

Second session: 5 september 2019

Third session: 3 october 2019

Interview and portfolio presentation

Second session: 10 september 2019

Third session: 8 october 2019

Direct enrollment deadline

3 october 2019

Registration to admission testProcedure for admission

ADMISSION MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE

The admission test aims to assess the students’ academic curriculum and reason why they wish to study at RUFA. Candidates for the Master of Arts programs will need to sit a motivational interview which will focus on the digital and/or hardcopy portfolio they will provide (if they do not have one, they may provide their Degree thesis).
During this occasion, students may be admitted, but asked to attend additional courses (for a maximum of 18 credits), and sit the exams of these courses during the following exam sessions.
The admission committee will involve lecturers of the chosen program and the Academic Management Board.
For foreign students living abroad, it will be possible to take the entire admission test through Skype.

Documents to register for the admission test:

  • Application for admission (can be downloaded online)
  • Photocopy of an identification document and the tax registration code
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certification, original copy or a self-declaration Download Template

Once you have passed the admission test, you will be required to submit your application for matriculation, by the established deadline, together with the following documents:

  • Application for matriculation (can be downloaded online)
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Payment receipt of the matriculation fee amounting to € 520 and of the regional tax amounting to € 140
  • Language knowledge certificate or substitute documentation (see above)

 

Direct matriculation

Students who have a Bachelor’s Degree in a subject strongly related to the MA Degree the choose may be admitted directly.

Documents requested for direct matriculation

  • Application for matriculation (can be downloaded online)
  • Two passport size photos, photocopy of an identification document and the tax registration code
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate, original copy or a self-declaration Download Template
  • Payment receipt of the matriculation fee amounting to € 520 and of the regional tax amounting to € 140
  • Language knowledge certificate or substitute documentation (see above)

TRANSFERRING TO RUFA FROM BACHELOR’S AND MASTER’S DEGREES

All students enrolled at other Universities will be able to access the BA and MA Degree programs, provided that they complete all of the transferring procedures by the deadline (30th of September 2019).
By transferring (without withdrawing from their studies), students can ask to have the exams they took at their university of origin recognized.
To have the exams recognized, students must submit the list of the exams they sat and the program of each subject. Before enrollment students can ask for a preliminary evaluation from the professors of the course they wish to attend. The preliminary evaluation is to be considered only as a guideline. This first evaluation is not binding for enrollment purposes. For further information contact the International office.

This admission procedure may consist of:
– an admission interview (level I and level II): if the student has achieved many credits and exams that are similar to those of the course they have chosen at RUFA, but they come from a different academic/university background;
– interview and admission test (level I and level II): if the student has achieved only a few (or no) exams that may be recognized, and if he/she comes from different academic studies/University faculty.
For further info please contact the Orientation office.