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Pre-enrollment procedures and student visas for Academic year 2020/2021.



Pre-enrollment procedures and student visas for Academic year 2020/2021.

The Consulate General of Italy in Dubai informs that the Ministry of University and Research has published the provisions and calendars concerning the procedures for the entry, stay and enrollment of foreign students in higher education courses in Italy for the academic year 2020-2021 (

Pre-enrollment requests must be submitted online through the UNIVERSITALY portal.

Only students who wish to enroll to an AFAM Institution are still required to pre-enroll through the Consulate General. A list of mandatory document and requirements are specified in the relevant checklist. Once the student is in possession of all documents, an appointment can be booked by sending an e-mail to the

Only after completing the pre-enrollment process it will be possible to request an appointment at the visa office by writing an e-mail to Those who do not need the pre-enrollment can write directly to the same address to schedule an appointment.

As a mere indication, a checklist of the documents required for submitting the visa application is available at the following link: [study checklist]. In addition to the checklist, the Consulate General may at any time request additional documents.

Please note that for the purpose of issuing the visa, regardless of the University requirements, a declaration of value/Statement of comparability could be required by the Consulate. Depending on the school attended and the curriculum of studies, you can request the release of the declaration of value to the Consulate (exclusively for schools with local curriculum), or through the CIMEA and NARIC websites, which you are invited to read carefully. As an example, a student with an IB Curriculum in Dubai, has to request the Declaration of Value to the Italian Embassy in Geneva or, as an alternative, can ask for a "Statement of comparability" through the CIMEA website.

Visa fees for "university enrollment" study is € 50 (exchange rates can be verified here) and are non-refundable.

The issuing of the visa does not imply the academic recognition of the qualifications and the eligibility for enrollment, which remains the exclusive competence of the Universities.The Consulate General can always decide to reject a visa application if a migration risk is assessed.

Any further updates will be published on the website of this Consulate