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Entry requirements for Italy

Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.

Undergraduate courses

We will consider students who hold the Esame di Stato.

As a general guideline, we will consider applicants with a grade of 85 overall or above, although this will be decided upon by the admissions tutor at the time of application.

Students who have taken GCE A Level examinations and the International Baccalaureate (IB) will also be considered for entrance to undergraduate courses.

Alternatively, the successful completion of one or more years of undergraduate study at a recognised Italian university may also be considered as acceptable for entry on to our undergraduate degree courses.

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have successfully completed a Diploma di Laurea or Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti or Diploma di Mediatore Linguistic or Diploma di Laurea (Vecchio Ordinamento) or Diploma accademico di orimo livello from a recognised Italian institution will be considered.

As a general guideline, we will consider applicants with a grade in the region of 104 or above, although this will be decided upon by the admissions tutor at the time of application.

Postgraduate research courses

There are a number of possible entry routes to postgraduate research courses at Cardiff University.

We will consider applicants who have successfully completed a master's from a recognised Italian institution.

In some cases, we will consider applicants who only have a bachelor's degree, although applicants may be required to complete a master's course at Cardiff University prior to embarking upon PhD studies.

English language

A relevant English language qualification is also required — normally a minimum of 6.5 overall in IELTS, however, this may vary from course to course.

In some cases, it may be possible to consider the overall grade in the English language element of the Esame di Stato.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.