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National Information Centres

CIMEA - NARIC Italia (Associazione CIMEA)
Italian ENIC/NARIC centre

Viale XXI Aprile, 36
I - 00162 Rome, Italy

Web Site:
Contact person: Mr. Luca Lantero - Director

National education bodies

Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR)
Ministry of Education, University and Research

Link(s): Italian

System of education

EURYDICE: Italian Education System

EURYDICE: Il sistema educativo di istruzione e di formazione

Link(s): Italian , English

University education

Italian Higher Education system - CIMEA website
Il sistema italiano di istruzione superiore
Link(s): Italian, English

UNIVERSITALY is the portal of the Ministry specifically designed to accompany students in their studies. The site is a real gateway that allows you to enter the world of degree courses and higher education in Italy. It is designed to help school students and their families when choosing a university or continuing their studies at high school, and can assist universities with the facilitation of appropriate training. It is a comprehensive source of accurate and up to date information that is simple and effective.

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Agenzia di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (ANVUR)

Post-secondary non-university education


Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Link(s): Italian, English

Recognised higher education institutions

Recognised institutions and accredited courses
Link(s): Italian, English
UNIVERSITALY - Interactive map of Italian HE institutions

Interactive map with information on Italian Universities and other Higher Education Institutions.

International HE institutions based in Italy

The European University Institute - EUI is a Higher Education Institution created by the Member States of the EU (intergovernmental organisation) and based in Italy (Florence). Its mission is to contribute by its activities in the fields of higher education and research to the development  of the cultural and scientific heritage of Europe in its whole or constituents parts. The doctoral diploma issued by the EUI is officially recognized by Italy and it is equivalent by law to the Italian Dottorato di Ricerca (Law No. 352 of 11 July 1986 - Legge Ordinaria n. 352 del 11/07/1986 - recognising the Institute's doctorate as equivalent to the 'Dottorato di Ricerca' established by Presidential Decree No. 382 of 11 July 1980).

Link(s): English

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

Recognition of foreign qualifications in Italy

Riconoscimento in Italia di titoli esteri

Link(s): Italian, English

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

Recognition of qualifications held by refugees

Riconoscimento titoli dei rifugiati

Link(s): Italian, English

Qualifications Framework


Quadro dei titoli italiani - QTI

Italian Qualifications Framework for the European Higher Education Area

Link(s): Italian, English
Qualifications of the university system

Qualifiche del sistema universitario

Link(s): Italian, English
Qualifications of the AFAM system

Qualifiche del sistema AFAM

Link(s): Italian, English

Self Evaluation Report

First Italian Referencing Report to the European Qualifications Framework - EQF
Link(s): English

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR)
Ministry of Education, University and Research

Link: Italian

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

Italian Diploma Supplement
Link(s): Italian, English

Access to higher education

Q-Entry Database
Link(s): English

Verification sources

For information about the authenticity of qualifications, it is possible to contact the awarding institution directly (the list of official HEIs is available here:

The holder of a qualification can request CIMEA’s Verification service in order to obtain a digital and verifiable "Statement of Verification":