Enrollment procedure for Non-EU students residing abroad

A.Y. 2020/2021

INTRODUCTION WITH RESPECT TO THE 2021/2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

These procedures are subject to the current and future emergency provisions of the Italian Government and of the European Union regarding the prevention and containment of the COVID-19 virus epidemic.

The procedures for issuing these visas must be concluded by 30 November 2021, in order to allow the effective enrollment of international students and the subsequent payment of university fees, without prejudice to any future different indications from the Ministry for Universities and Research agreed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, also on the basis of the evolution of the current pandemic situation.

The pre-enrollment application for the issue of visas to candidates of study courses at Accademia di Brera must be submitted using the UNIVERSITALY platform, according to the indications already communicated to all Italian universities.

The qualifications that can be assessed are those issued by the institutions of the national education system of the candidate's country of origin as described in the ENIC-NARIC networks (see Annexes 1 and 2), also in view of any exceptional measures adopted by governments.

The following procedures apply exclusively to international students that require an entry visa for Italy for long-term stays for the purposes of enrollment at higher education institutions, for residence permits and, only for the part relating to the recognition procedures for qualifications, who are holders of qualifications obtained abroad. As regards the procedures relating only to the issue of the entry visa and the relative residence permit, these procedures do not apply:

  1. to citizens from European Union Member States, as well as those from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the Swiss Confederation; from the Republic of San Marino and the Holy See;
  2. to foreigners already officially residing in Italy as expressly indicated in Art. 39, comma 5, of Legislative Decree 286 of 25 July 1998;
  3. to students who hold scholarships released by European Union education, training and research programmes, to which are applied, by analogy, the instructions in place for the “Erasmus Mundus” programme that also cover “Erasmus +”, as well as eventual and further instructions referring to entry visas issued by the Visa Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s D.G.I.T.

Italian candidates with a foreign qualification, from the European Union wherever resident and from outside the European Union duly resident in Italy, as per Art. 39, comma 5 of Legislative Decree n. 286 of 25.07.98, as modified by Art. 26 of Law n. 189 of 30 July 2002 “Modifications to the legislation on the subject of immigration and political asylum” gain access without quota contingents to university courses, if holding a qualification equivalent to the Italian one required and recognised as eligible according to the independent evaluation performed by the single higher education institution.

Candidates should present the enrolment request directly to the chosen higher education institution, according to the modality, terms and the requested documentation as established by each institution, and they accede under the same conditions extended to Italian citizens.

UNIVERSITALY PRE-ENROLLMENT

If you are an international student applying for a visa and live abroad, you will need to make a pre-enrolment and validation procedure, which precedes the subsequent visa application, entry test and enrolment phases, in order to access the Brera Academy of Fine Arts courses.

University pre-enrolment application

Before August 23, 2021 you will to register on the UNIVERSITALY platform and to fill in the pre-enrollment application.

In the application, in addition to your personal details, you must enter the data relating to your qualifications and the course you want to enroll in, chosen from those listed in the section "Quotas reserved for international students".

On the Orientation section of Brera website you can find further information about the courses we offer.

The Academy will validate your application through the UNIVERSITALY platform. At the end of this procedure the system will send you the result by e-mail. If your pre-enrollment is accepted, you have to bring the report received together with the required documents to the Italian diplomatic-consular Representations of your place of residence.

It is not possible to pre-enroll for more than one Institution. However, if your application is not validated, you may re-apply to other Institutions.

Preliminary evaluation

In order to evaluate your pre-enrollment application you will have to upload the following documents (PDF format) on UNIVERSITALY platform:

(A)

First Level (Diploma di 1° Livello) and single-cycle Second Level (Ciclo unico di 2° Livello) Academic Diploma courses:

  • Identity document
  • High school diploma, translated into Italian, legalised and apostilled by the authorities of the country issuing the qualification;
  • CIMEA certificate of comparability or certificate of validity issued by ENIC-NARIC centres, or, if already available, Dichiarazione di Valore in loco (Declaration of Value) issued by the Italian Embassy in the country where the qualification was obtained;
  • In the case of less than 12 years of schooling: Certificate of completion of a foundation course, or Certificate of academic eligibility if provided in the country of origin, or Certificate of enrolment at university with a transcript of records, or post-secondary qualification obtained in a non-university higher education institute;
  • If already available, Italian language certification (minimum level B1);
  • If all the documents are in English, French or Spanish, no translation is required.

(B)

Second Level (Diploma di 2° Livello) not single-cycle:

  • Identity document;
  • Degree (Bachelor Degree or equivalent), translated into Italian, legalised e apostilled by the competent authorities of the country issuing the qualification;
  • CIMEA certificate of comparability or certificate of validity issued by ENIC-NARIC centres, or, if already available, Dichiarazione di Valore in loco (Declaration of Value) issued by the Italian Embassy in the country where the qualification was obtained;
  • If already available, Italian language certification (minimum level B2);
  • If all documents are in English, French or Spanish, no translation is required.

N.B.: Preliminary acceptance of the application by the Academy does NOT confer the right to obtain a visa, for which further verification by the Consular Representations will be required.

Department

Courses

Level

Sede

Quote posti stranieri

Visual Arts

DAPL01 - Pittura

1

Milano

100

DAPL02 - Scultura

1

Milano

40

DAPL03 - Decorazione

1

Milano

60

DAPL04 - Grafica

1

Milano

40

Design and Applied Arts

DAPL05 - Scenografia

1

Milano

80

DAPL06 - Progettazione artistica per l’impresa

1

Milano

30

DAPL08 - Nuove Tecnologie dell'arte 

1

Milano

30

Communication and Didactics of Art 

DAPL09 - Discipline della Valorizzazione dei Beni Culturali

1

Milano

10

DAPL10 - Comunicazione e Didattica dell'Arte

1

Milano

20

Visual Arts

DASL01 - Pittura

2

Milano

25

DASL02 - Scultura

2

Milano

10

DASL03 - Decorazione

2

Milano

20

DASL04 - Grafica

2

Milano

20

Teoria e Pratica della Terapeutica Artistica

2

Milano

6

Design and Applied Arts

DASL05 - Scenografia Indirizzo Scenografia per il Cinema e la TV

2

Milano

5

DASL05 - Scenografia Indirizzo Scenografia Teatrale

2

Milano

5

DASL05 - Scenografia Indirizzo Costume per lo Spettacolo

2

Milano

5

DASL06 - Fashion Design

2

Milano

25

DASL06 - Product Design

2

Milano

15

DASL08 - Nuove Tecnologie dell'Arte Indirizzo Arti Multimediali delle Reti-Net Art

2

Milano

5

DASL08 - Nuove Tecnologie dell'arte Indirizzo Arti Multimediali del Cinema e del Video

2

Milano

5

DASL08 - Fotografia

2

Milano

10

Design and Applied Arts

 

Single-Cycle

DASL07 - Restauro - PFP1: Materiali Lapidei e Derivati

2

Arcore

2

DASL07 - Restauro - PFP2: Manufatti Dipinti su Supporto Ligneo e Tessile

2

 Arcore

2

DASL07 - Restauro - PFP5: Manufatti Librario e Archivistico

2

Arcore

2

Communication and Didactics of Art

DASL09 - Comunicazione creativa per i beni culturali

2

Milano

5

DASL10 - Visual Cultures e Pratiche Curatoriali

2

Milano

5

TEST OF PROFICIENCY IN THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE

Entry test as well as the courses offered by Brera Academy are held in Italian language. If you are a non-EU student residing abroad and you need a visa, you are required to demonstrate the knowledge of the Italian language (equal to B1 for 1st level courses and B2 for 2nd level courses).

Language skills can be demonstrated through a level certification issued by recognised MUR certifying authorities.

In the absence of a language certification, the verification will take place through an interview in Italian language (online modality), scheduled for the 6, 7, 8 of September 2021, according to a calendar that will be notified to applicants at the end of the pre-enrolment procedures, before the starting of the Entry test (planned for the middle of September 2021).  

In case you fail the Italian language interview, you will not be able to take the Entry test.

Exemption from the language proficiency test

The following students are exempted from the Italian language test, but subject to the limit of the specific number of places reserved for visa applicants and residents abroad:

  1. those students who have obtained certificates of proficiency in the Italian language with a grade not inferior to B1 for the First level courses and B2 for the Second level courses, awarded as determined by the CLIQ (Italian Quality Language Certification) quality system, which unites in one association the current certification bodies (University for Foreigners of Perugia, University for Foreigners of Siena, Rome Tre University and the Dante Alighieri Society) and University for Foreigners “Dante Alighieri” of Reggio Calabria, as well as in convention with Italian Institutes of Culture abroad or other institutions. These certifications may be earned in the country of origin, in the approved exam centres found all over the world;
  2. the students described in the following paragraph are also exempted from the preliminary Italian language test and are enrolled independently of the fixed quota of places.

Exemption from the language test and quotas

For enrollment to Laurea and Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico (single-cycle) degree courses, exemption of the language test is granted to, irrespectively of the number of reserved places:

  1. those students who hold the final 4- or 5-year senior secondary school diploma awarded by Italian State or State- recognised schools abroad;
  2. those students holding one of the final leaving qualifications from a secondary School as listed in Attachment 2;
  3. the holders of certificates pertaining to the Lower Secondary School final qualification obtained in Argentina, which certify the attendance of a study course which includes the teaching, for at least 5 years, of the Italian language, according to Law no. 210 of 7.6.1999 (Gazzetta Ufficiale no. 152 of 1.7.1999);
  4. those students who have earned the Diploma in Italian Language and Culture at the Universities for Foreigners of Perugia and Siena;
  5. Those students who have earned the certification in Italian language proficiency, with a grade of C1 or C2 of the Council of Europe, awarded as determined by the CLIQ (Italian Quality Language Certification) quality system, which unites in one association the current certification bodies (Universities for Foreigners of Perugia and Siena, Roma Tre University and the Dante Alighieri Society), as well as those issued by the University for Foreigners “Dante Alighieri” of Reggio Calabria, also in convention with Italian Institutes of Culture abroad or other accredited institutions.
  6. For enrolment in Laurea Magistrale degree courses (should the University autonomously require the test) exemption is granted to those students holding the qualifications outlined in the previous letters d) and e).

VISA APPLICATION

The pre-enrollment phase must be completed at the competent diplomatic-consular offices in order to obtain the study visa.

In order to apply for a study visa, you will have to apply as soon as possible at the competent diplomatic-consular Representations in your place of residence.

You have to submit to the competent Italian embassy/consulate the pre-enrollment summary of the application generated by the UNIVERSITALY platform. The visa application procedure may vary depending on the provisions issued by the individual Italian Representations abroad and it is your responsibility to get the information about the specific procedures and deadlines.

Entry visa procedures must be completed by 30 November 2021.

Once you have obtained preliminary validation of your application, you must complete the pre-enrollment process at the competent diplomatic/consular Representations in order to obtain your entry visa, submitting the documents validated by the Academy and those requested by the Embassies/Consulates.

Further information can be found on the pages of the Farnesina, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

 

 

DICHIARAZIONE DI VALORE (Declaration of Value)

When you will enroll in our Academy, you will ask to submit, together with all the documentation submitted during the pre-enrolment process, also the Declaration of Value of your academic qualification (High school diploma if you are enrolling in a 1st Level course or single-cycle course; Bachelor degree if you are enrolling in a 2nd Level course).

The declaration of value does not need to be accompanied by the exam transcript or the course descriptions.

Admission to the First and Second Level Diploma Courses - Academic Year 2021/2022

The admission to the Diploma Courses at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, requires to pass an Entry Test, which will take place online with specific contents depending on the level and type of course chosen.

You will be able to enroll in the Entry Test only after the pre-enrolment application assessment procedures have been completed, which will end on 23 August 2021.

Following the preliminary evaluation, after you have received a notification from the Academy, you can register as a new student (not at this moment) on the Academy website, create your profile and register for the Entry Test by selecting the course you are interested in directly from your profile.

The Entry Test for admissions to the 2021/2022 academic year will be held online in the middle of September 2021 according to a calendar that will be published later. 

At the these pages you will find the information about the admission to the First Level courses or admission to the Second Level courses.

In the section dedicated to Fees, Taxes and Contributions you can check the fees to be paid according to the deadlines for the Entry Test.

Once you have checked the enrolment procedures, the fees to be paid and the deadlines, you have to register for the Entry Test for the same course chosen during the pre-enrolment application on UNIVERSITALY.

Admission to the five-year single-cycle course in Restoration.

The five-year second-level Academic Diploma in Restoration, which qualifies students for the profession of "Restorer of Cultural Heritage", is a limited-access course with local Entry Tests.

Differently from all other courses, if you wish to be admitted to the Restoration courses you have to participate to a call for application (Bando) planned to be published on the Brera Academy website by the middle of July. 

Diploma Courses Enrolment

If you have passed the entrance test and have been ‘admitted’ in your online profile, you will have to proceed with enrollment according to the procedures and deadlines published on the web pages of the Secretariat.

Should the foreign student not be in possession of the required residency permit also during the phase of enrolment, or in general not in possession of all the established requisites, the registration for the requested First Level degree or Second Level degree course is conditionally accepted until the month of June of the year following that of the presentation of the request.

Upon your arrival in Italy you will have to deliver the original documents uploaded on the platform of UNIVERSITALY, at the International Students Office of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera.

 

Enrollment in Single Courses

At the Academy of Brera it is possible to enroll in single courses for a maximum of 5 subjects in one academic year. Even for these educational activities you must carry out the pre-enrollment procedures using the platform UNIVERSITALY, as for the Diploma Courses.

Enrollment requires the preliminary evaluation by the Academy.

For the enrollment in Single Courses there is NO entrance test, but it is necessary to have a B1 level certification (first level subjects) and B2 level certification (second level subjects) of the Italian language or to pass the Language interview.

Once the pre-enrollment application has been completed, you will have to apply to the Italian diplomatic-consular Representations in your country of residence for a study visa.

If you pass the preliminary validation of your application, you can make the enrollment procedure following the instructions published in mid/late July on the Academy website in the specific section Secretariat: Enrolment procedures for Single Courses

In the case of enrollment in single courses, the renewal of the residence permit for study reasons is only permitted for the continuation of studies in a training course related to or resulting from the single course completed, according to a relevance certified by the host institution.

FEES, TAXES AND CONTRIBUTIONS

All information about the amounts according to income taxes range as well as all other information about the fees can be consulted on the website of the Brera Academy in the specific sections at the following links:

SCOLARSHIP

International students can apply for scholarships, provided through financial allocations from the Lombardy Region, according to the procedures and deadlines specified in the call for application that will be published on the Brera Academy website.

For further information:    

INFO AND CONTACT

For further information or inquiries, please contact the Orientation Office - International Students:
orientamento@accademiadibrera.milano.it or (+39) 02-86955363.

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