Documents and VISA


The enrollment at the University of Trieste is done either online, via the esse3 platform or in person, presenting your documents at the UniTS Info point. In both cases, you need to obtain all the required documents.

Non-Italian Students

In case your degree was issued by a foreign country, you need to present at your enrollment a Statement of comparability and qualifications certification of your degree certificate, issued by CIMEA. CIMEA issues statements of comparability to UniTS candidates in 15 days only.

If you need help in this respect, please contact via e-mail the international student office, writing to Please specify your prospective study program in the subject of the e-mail.

Recognition and Equivalence of Foreign Qualifications - University of Trieste



Before starting the application procedure it his highly recommended to consult the following essential informative pages:

  1. 2019/2020 Procedures for Entry, Residence and Enrollment at Higher Education Institutions for Students Requiring Visas for Higher Education

  2. Student Visa

  3. Student Residence Permit - How to Apply

  4. Welcome Office for researchers

  5. Welcome Office Friuli Venezia Giulia

Each time your Residence Permit is issued by the local Questura, please remind to present it at the University.

Before the renewal of your Residence Permit, please remind of requesting a University Enrollment Certification with Exams Taken, and bring with you a duty stamp (marca da bollo) of 16 euros. This document must be presented along with your documentation for the Renewal of Residence Permit.

Application Process

1. Pre-Enrollment at the University of Trieste - Foreign students needing a VISA and Living Abroad

2019/2020 Pre-Enrollment Procedure

Please remind that if you are a foreign student needing a VISA and living abroad, you MUST submit a pre-enrollment at the competent diplomatic/consular mission of your country.

The fundamental step to get a VISA is to apply for pre-enrollment to the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your country, by mid July. Please book an appointment with the Italian Embassy in due advance, you may fail to pre-enroll for lack of free appointments.

You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible (preparing all documents and get an appointment takes time): it is sufficient to have applied for the selection procedure. In any case, it is mandatory to apply to pre-enrollment: we cannot accept your application if pre-enrollment deadline expired and you have not applied to the embassy (this is particularly the case for applications in the second selection phase)! Please refer to the Italian Embassy of your country for the pre-enrollment procedures.

If you need help in this respect, please contact via e-mail the international student office, writing to Please specify that you ask help for the master program in Data Science and Scientific Computing in the subject of the e-mail.

2. Enrollment at the University of Trieste

Check all credential carefully to make sure you are entitled to apply consulting the instructions indicated in the following links:

Please notice that you cannot be enrolled in more than one university course at the same time, even at different universities (except for single courses for students enrolled at another university)

3. Follow the other steps required for EU and residents to complete the application