Applications to enrol onto years subsequent to the first through the credit recognition procedure A.Y. 2023/2024
For the academic year 2023-24, it will only be possible to apply for enrolment onto years subsequent to the first according to the availability of places, defined as followed:
2nd year: 1 places
3rd year: 6 places
Applications may be submitted from 1 July to 25 August; the postmark will not be accepted as proof of respecting these parameters. The deadline is final and late applications will not be considered.
Applications that are incomplete or lacking the required documentation will also not be considered.
The following prerequisites apply when applying to enrol onto years subsequent to the first year:
having passed the placement examination for the specific professional profile of Orthoptist and Ophthalmology Assistant for the previous year or, alternatively, if the placement examination has not yet been recorded at the time of the transfer/enrolment application for subsequent years, a declaration from the coordinator of the placement/director of professionalising training activities (DADP) certifying that it has been successfully completed should be attached.
For enrolment onto the second year: having passed all the examinations on the programme of study for the first-year degree course, with a maximum training debt of 2 examinations or 15 ECTS credits.
For enrolment onto the third year: having passed all the examinations on the programme of study for the first-year of the degree course, and having passed the examinations on the study plan for the second-year of the degree course with a maximum training debt of 2 examinations or 16 ECTS credits.
Transfers are not accepted from degree courses from university systems prior to Ministerial Decree. 270/2004.
The Nuovi Ordinamenti (New Systems) (Ministerial Decree 270/04) have been active since 2011/2012. Students who meet the requirements to be enrolled in the 2nd and 3rd year of the new system may apply for transfer/enrolment in subsequent years.
A prerequisite for a transfer request is to have an active registration in the previous year.
Criteria for assessment of applications
Assessment of applications will be carried out by the Teaching Committee and ratified at the first available Course Council meeting.
The Committee will assess the individual applications mainly with reference to the following criteria:
the congruity of the teaching syllabus of the examinations taken at the university of origin;
the number of university credits (ECTS credits) acquired or equivalent (ECTS or equivalent as dictated by the regulations of the country of origin);
the number of examinations taken and relative marks obtained;
the verification, with respect to the examinations taken by the student at the university of origin, of the prerequisites and blocks dictated by the Regulations of the degree course in Orthoptics and Ophthalmological Assistance.
In the event of potentially acceptable applications exceeding the availability of places, a ranking will be drawn up and taken into consideration:- for transfers from the same degree course from Italian universities, the highest total number of examinations taken and the highest weighted average at the time of application (if students are still tying, the younger will be selected);
- for transfers from foreign universities* (EU or non-EU) the highest number of ECTS achieved (if students are still tying, the younger will be selected);
- for equivalences, the highest degree attainment mark (if students are still tying, the younger will be selected).
*the foreign universities of origin must be accredited by the relevant national authority to deliver a degree course of the same name.