Bachelor Programs 2021/22 AY
SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
In case of admission, students will receive a “RESULT” with a conditional offer on My Application. All the admitted
candidates MUST refer to their own admission result for the complete list of
requirements to be
Enrolled students must provide a valid secondary school diploma (national or international) suitable for access to the 1st cycle of academic studies (i.e. Bachelor programs) in the country to which the educational system of the school refers by the end of
July 2021. A minimum final high school leaving score is not required. The final diploma must be always
provided in original, and with an official translation (in Italian or English)
In order to be considered valid, all the secondary school diplomas must be awarded after at least 12 years of education (starting from the first year of primary school) and after at least 2 full years of attendance in the educational system to which the final diploma refers.
Therefore, diplomas obtained after only 1 year of attendance will not be considered valid for enrollment. For this reason, it is highly recommended to Italian students to attend the full last year of secondary school in Italy, without skipping the Italian Maturità. American or Canadian diplomas awarded after just 1 year abroad are not valid for enrollment.
Diplomas released in December (i.e. South American diplomas), must be obtained in the year before the enrollment (i.e. diploma awarded in December 2020 for the enrollment to 2021/2022 a.y.).
Diplomas awarded after 10 or 11 years of studies MUST be integrated with 2 full years of University with all the exams passed (for 10-year diplomas), or 1 full year of University with all the exams passed (for 11-year diplomas). The year/s of integration must be fulfilled in accredited and recognized Universities, with at least the equivalent of 60 ECTS per year. Please note that University years used as integration to fulfil diploma requirements cannot be considered for credits recognition. Foundation courses are not automatically accepted and their suitability as diploma integration will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee according to the documents uploaded in the online application.
Please note that if the national system of education requires a qualifying
academic exam for university admission (i.e. Gaokao,
Matura, Selectividad, ENEM/Vestibular, YKS (TYT and
AYT) Veveosi Prosvasis, ICFES etc.), candidates MUST pass this exam in order to enroll in Italian Universities (a minimum grade is not required). In addition, these exams are usually requested by the Italian Authorities (Embassy/Consulate/Italian Cultural Institute) in order to issue Declarations of Value and visas for study purposes.
When required in the admission result, the Declaration of Value (DoV) is a compulsory requirement for the secondary school diploma. If not requested in the admission result, non-EU applicants are kindly invited to check anyway with the Italian Authorities (Embassy/Consulate/Italian Cultural Institute) in their country if a Declaration of Value would still be required for the study visa procedure.
Further information about specific secondary school diploma requirements and integration (IB Diploma, British and Irish Qualifications and American Diploma) are available at this page
In their decisional autonomy, Universities can decide to admit international students by evaluating their path of studies and final diploma
The evaluation of foreign qualifications presented for enrollment to Italian higher education courses of study is under exclusive jurisdiction of higher education institutions, as established by Art. 2 of Law 148/2002. For this reason, any documentation produced by Italian diplomatic Missions or other Authorities does not affect the autonomous evaluation decisions of Bocconi University regarding foreign qualifications for admission and enrollment to courses.
This evaluation does not confer legal value to foreign diplomas. In case candidates make use of their diplomas to access another cycle of academic studies, for the participation to a public contest or for the exercise of a specific profession, the diploma recognition for such purposes must be carried out by responsible authorities.