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Instructions for university enrollment

Academic year 2024/2025


Last Updated: 09/04/2024

Pre-registration for enrollment in higher education courses in Italy

Students residing in Ethiopia, Djibouti and South Sudan are informed that University pre-enrollment for the academic year 2024/2025 is now open.

Interested students should enter their pre-enrollment application on the Universitaly portal ( and follow the instructions. For the 2024/2025 academic year, visa applications must be submitted no later than November 29, 2024. All international students are encouraged to view the study visa instructions on the dedicated page.


Declaration of value for foreign qualifications

As part of the documentation required by the University for the purpose of proper entry on the UNIVERSITALY portal, the Declaration of Value of your foreign qualification may be required. For the latter, the interested party should follow the instructions on the dedicated page.


Study visa application

Once the pre-enrollment confirmation has been obtained from the chosen university, the Universitaly portal will signal to contact the Italian Embassy in Addis Ababa to submit the application for a visa to enter Italy for study purposes. For this purpose, the student will have to apply for a visa, taking care of having all the necessary documentation, directly to the Visa Office of the Embassy of Italy in Addis Ababa, subject to an appointment to be requested by writing an email to:

Once you receive confirmation of the appointment, please show up on the day and time indicated bringing a copy of the confirmation email. No-shows will imply cancellation of the appointment.

The Embassy of Italy in Addis Ababa will always provide a response to the appointment request. Please DO NOT write to the Embassy to solicit an appointment request.

All documentation to be attached to the study visa application is detailed on the dedicated page.

Finally, please note that a minimum of 15 days is required for the issuance of a student visa. Therefore, interested students are urged to start the entire above process with adequate advance notice.