Transfers and transitions

A student enrolled at another university who wishes to study at our university or who is enrolled at this university and wishes to study elsewhere may apply for a transfer. In the former instance, this is an incoming transfer, in the latter it is an outgoing transfer.
If the student is enrolled at this university, but wishes to change degree course, he/she may apply for a course transition.
Students who enrolled on a given academic year may, by the deadline of the second instalment of fees and without charge, request for the option to change to another degree course. After that date, the option is no longer permitted and it is necessary to apply for a change of course (transition).

Applications to enrol onto years subsequent to the first through the credit recognition procedure A.Y. 2022/2023

AVAILABLE PLACES
For the academic year 2022-23, 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: 5 places
3rd year: 3 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.

Applications for recognition of academic qualifications obtained at foreign universities

Applications for recognition of an academic qualification obtained abroad must be submitted by filling in Form A/10, available both from the Student Registry Office and at the following link: Forms.
Applications may be submitted from 1 July to 30 August each year to the Student Registry Office of the Department of Medicine and Surgery - Via Volturno, 39.

The following documents must be attached to the application:
original of the final upper secondary school qualification, valid for admission to university in the country in which it was obtained, accompanied by an official translation into Italian and a declaration of value, issued by the Italian diplomatic or consular representation in the relevant country (to whose education system the qualification relates);
academic qualification – in original – for which recognition is requested, also accompanied by an official translation into Italian and a declaration of value, issued by the Italian diplomatic or consular representation in the relevant country (to whose education system the qualification relates);
degree certificate – in the original – with details of the courses followed and examinations taken abroad to obtain the degree and the relative marks, accompanied by an official translation into Italian and the syllabi (on the headed paper of the foreign university or bearing its stamp) of all the disciplines included in the foreign curriculum, with the relative translation into Italian. The authenticity of these syllabi, as well as all previous documentation, must be confirmed by the relevant Italian diplomatic or consular representation; N.1 photographs.
EU citizens resident in Italy, after having had their documentation finalised by the competent Italian representative, may submit their application directly to the Student Registry Office of the Italian University. EU citizens resident abroad and non-EU citizens resident abroad, or resident in Italy but without a regular residence permit, must submit the application for recognition, accompanied by all the required documentation, to the diplomatic representation with territorial jurisdiction in the country whose university system the foreign qualification refers to; the diplomatic representation, having verified the formal correctness of the applications, then forwards them to the Italian universities.

Please note that the possibility of applying for recognition of a foreign qualification is subject to the availability of places on the course. For the number of vacancies, see the section ‘Applications to enrol onto years subsequent to the first through the credit recognition procedure A.Y. 2022/2023’.