FAQ

PRE-ADMISSION, ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE, FACILITIES

I AM A NEW STUDENT, WHEN SHOULD I APPLY FOR THE PRE- ADMISSION?
International students interested in enrolling at UNICAM must fill in an online form, and upload the documents specified in the instructions.
The form is available online at international.unicam.it (home page), usually from the end of January to mid-April.
If the curriculum receives a positive evaluation, the candidate will receive a pre-admission letter. This provisional acceptance does not replace regular pre-enrollment.  This can take place only in accordance with the required procedures through the Italian Diplomatic Authority in your home country.

ARE THE ADMISSION PROCEDURES THE SAME FOR EU AND NON-EU STUDENTS?
Admission procedures are different for EU and non-EU citizens.
Detailed information:

- EU citizen http://international.unicam.it/full-time-students/eueaa-citizens;
- Non EU citizen resident in Italy http://international.unicam.it/how-to-enroll/non-eu-citizen-resident-italy;
- Non EU citizen resident outside http://international.unicam.it/full-time-students/non-eueaa-citizens.


I AM A NON-EU CITIZEN, LIVING IN AN EU OR A NON-EU COUNTRY, WHERE DO I HAVE TO PRE-ENROLL?
If you are a non EU-citizen living in a non-EU country, you must pre-enroll at the  Italian Embassy in your home country during the period March to July.
If you are a non EU-citizen living in an EU country, you must pre-enroll at the Italian Embassy in the country where you live. 

ABOUT TUITION FEES?
The amount can vary according to the economic situation of the student.
For yearly updated information please contact the Student Registry.

I WANT TO APPLY FOR A DEGREE COURSE TAUGHT IN ITALIAN.  WHICH LEVEL OF ITALIAN SHOULD I HAVE?
According to the International students admission rules, for courses taught in Italian, you must prove your proficiency in Italian at level B2 with an international certification like CILS or CELI. If not, you must sit for a Language Exam.
The Language Exam is usually held at UNICAM in the first week of September.

DO I NEED TO PROVIDE ANY ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE?
For courses taught in English, you must prove your proficiency in English.
International certifications that are accepted are : ESOL  Cambridge Exams ,  IELTS - min 5.0, TOEFL/TOEIC
The minimum  level required is:
For a Bachelor Degree: B1 (IELTS 5.0/5.5, CAMBRIDGE PET, TOEFL 57/86).
For a Master Degree Level B2 IELTS 6.0/6.5, Cambridge First certificate, TOEFL 87/109.

I HAVE SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION, BUT I DID NOT GET ANY FEEDBACK YET
In this case you can send an email to the Welcome Office (fiorella.paino@unicam.it) and/or the China Office (china@unicam.it).

DOES THE UNIVERSITY PROVIDE ANY HELP FOR GETTING THE VISA?
The application for a visa for study is a personal responsibility. The University provides a pre-admission letter to be enclosed with the documentation required by the Italian Diplomatic Authority for the pre-enrollment procedure.

I AM A NEW STUDENT, DOES THE UNIVERSITY PROVIDE ANY ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES?
Students are asked to apply for scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded by ERSU/ERDIS (Regional Agency for the Entitlement to Higher Education) on the basis of merit and family income and cover food, lodging and tuition fees.
The scholarship call is announced in the second half July each year.
The ranking list of successful students is announced in September.
Information at www.ersucam.it.
Further info at http://international.unicam.it/services/food-and-lodging.

HOW MUCH IS THE AVERAGE LIVING COST FOR A SINGLE PERSON PER MONTH?
Without a scholarship, the living expenses for students, depending on their accommodation and lifestyle, range between €500 and €800. 
With a scholarship, the living expenses range between €300 and €500.

DOES THE UNIVERSITY PROVIDE ANY INSURANCE COVERAGE?
All UNICAM students are covered by law by an Insurance in case of accidents occurring  within university structures.
UNICAM offers first-year student from non-EU countries an additional Health Insurance to help them obtain their first residence permit.
Further info at http://international.unicam.it/admissions/practical-things.

HOW CAN I REACH CAMERINO?
Camerino is located in the Marche Region lying on the eastern side of Central Italy, between the Adriatic Sea and the high Apennine mountains. Camerino is 670m above sea level. 
Winters can be cold and snowy with temperatures between +10°C and -5° C.
Travel Information at http://international.unicam.it/services/maps-and-travel.

HOW DO I CONFIRM MY ENROLMENT, AND WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES?
Once you are in Italy, to confirm enrolment, you must produce the ORIGINALS of the following documents at the Student Registry:

- Identity Document (ID or passport);
- Residence Permit or proof of application for a Residence Permit;
- the original High-School diploma or B.Sc. diploma and its Legal Translation, with the official stamps of the Italian Diplomatic Authority (Embassy or Consulate);
"Dichiarazione di valore” document (Declaration of Validity), issued by the Italian Diplomatic Authority in the country where the diploma was awarded, in which it is specified that the Diploma has been conferred following completion of a minimum of 12 years of education;
- receipt of the payment of the Tuition Fees.

FROM WHERE DO I PICK UP THE RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION AND TO WHERE MUST I SUBMIT IT?
Within 8 days from your arrival in Italy, the request for a Residence Permit must be sent by post to the local Immigration Office.
The application form (KIT, a big envelope with instructions and application form) is available for free at Post Offices.
In case of need. the Welcome office can help you in filling in the application form, checking the documents and providing information on the procedure to follow.

DOES IT COST MONEY TO SUBMIT THE RESIDENCE PERMIT, AND HOW MUCH?
The cost for the residence permit is €118 and it must be renewed each year.

WHERE DO I GO TO OBTAIN MY FISCAL CODE (CODICE FISCAL)?
To get the Fiscal Code, you must go to the local Tax Office (Ufficio delle Entrate).
The Fiscal Code is free. It is an alphanumeric code of 16 characters that identifies a citizen in all their dealings with Public Authorities and Administrative Units.
The Code is mandatory if you want to open a bank account, to rent a room or apartment, to receive payments (such as grants or other monetary support).

I AM A EUROPEAN STUDENT, DO I NEED TO APPLY FOR A RESIDENCE PERMIT?
EU/EAA citizens do not need to apply for a Residence Permit. 

HOW LONG IT TAKE TO FINALIZE THE ENROLLMENT? 
It is difficult to specify precisely. In general it takes not less than 3 to 4 weeks from the date of the presentation of the documents to the Student Registry until the activation of your login and password.

MY CREDENTIALS DO NOT WORK.  WHAT CAN I DO?
You should contact the Student Registry. 
Office Opening Hours:
MON/WED/FRI 10:30 - 13:00
TUE/THU15:00 - 17:00

I DO NOT KNOW THE COURSE TIME-TABLE. WHERE CAN I GET IT?
Course Timetables for each semester, are available online at http://www.unicam.it/studente/OrariLezioni.

IS THERE AN ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE FOR NEW STUDENTS?
Contact the Student Services to get updated information.

HOW CAN I GET THE FREE BUS TICKET?
You must go to the CONTRAM Ticket Office (Local Transport).
Don’t forget to take with you your Student’s Booklet.

FROM WHERE CAN I GET MY CANTEEN CARD AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Students get their Canteen Card at the ERSU Cash Desk. The Card is a swipe card that must be charged in advance in payment machines located in the University Canteens.
Students awarded a scholarship will receive a pre-paid swipe card valid for two meals a day between Monday and Friday.
The average cost for a meal is €6.

I HAVE BEEN AWARDED OF AN ERSU/ERDIS  SCHOLARSHIP. TO COMPLETE THE DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED, WHERE CAN I MAKE MY ISEEU, AND HOW?
ISEEU is a fiscal document certifying the value of a student’s family income and properties. It is issued by the CAAF (Fiscal Assistance centre). To get this document that is mandatory for scholarship confirmation, you must bring the original fiscal documents about your family’s income and properties to the local CAAF (Fiscal Assistance centre). The CAAF is responsible for issuing this document.