Non-EU students who need a Study Visa to continue their studies in Italy require this documentation. It is an official document that provides a short description of a certain academic or professional qualification, awarded to a specific person by an institution belonging to an educational system other than the Italian one. Some Italian universities may also require EU students to submit the Dichiarazione di Valore.
Students who require a Study Visa to be able to continue their studies at an Italian University to pursue a Laurea Magistrale will be asked to request a Dichiarazione di Valore for their John Cabot University Degree.
The Dichiarazione di Valore is a document issued by the Italian Consulate that describes and certifies a foreign degree; it is required for non-EU students who do not have an Italian or EU Degree and it provides eligibility to apply for admission to an Italian University.
For further information, please see: https://www.miur.gov.it/studenti-in-entrata-internazionale
The Italian Consulate requires proof of admission to an Italian University in order to issue the Dichiarazione di Valore (for example: Admissions letter or receipt of tuition payment). For academic purposes, the Dichiarazione di Valore is issued free of charge.
Should you request the Dichiarazione di Valore for other purposes, the Consulate will inform you of the required fee.
Please note that if you are in possession of a high school diploma that was not issued through the Italian Ministry of Education, you will be required to submit a Dichiarazione di Valore for that diploma as well. If the high school falls within the jurisdiction of the Consulate of Philadelphia, then the request for the Dichiarazione di Valore and supporting documentation can be sent to the Consulate directly. Otherwise, you must obtain the Dichiarazione di Valore from the competent Consulate and forward it to the address below.
Requesting a Dichiarazione di Valore for a John Cabot University Degree is a very simple procedure that takes approximately 4 to 8 weeks, provided that you make sure to follow the instructions in this section carefully and submit all of the necessary documentation.
The Registrar’s Office at John Cabot University can assist with the preparation of the official request and the supporting documentation for a subsidized fee of $50 for non-EU students, and $100 for EU students. Please email Registrar Carmen Scarpati at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to proceed.
You will be required to prepare a package of the following documents, all appropriately filled out and signed, that you will then send to the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia:
*Please use UPS, FEDEX or Mailboxes for the prepaid return label.
Along with the Apostilles (Diploma and Transcripts) and with the translations of the diploma, transcripts and sworn verification, remember to include:
The student is responsible for paying the return shipping fee.
You are required to provide a PREPAID RETURN LABEL issued by a courier service (such as FedEx, UPS or similar). Only with the prepaid return label will the Consulate be able to send back the documents.
The Address of the Italian Consulate of Philadelphia:
Italian Consulate of Philadelphia
Consolato Generale d'Italia
150 South Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For further information you may refer to the Instructions for requesting Dichiarazione di Valore provided by the Consulate of Philadelphia (link in Italian)