Academic qualifications obtained abroad are not automatically recognized in Italy, but are assessed on a case-by-case basis, according to the following criteria:
- purpose of the request
- type and level of the qualification achieved
- contents of the completed study path
- structure of the education system that issued the qualification.
For detailed information about recognition procedures in Italy, please consult carefully the portal of CIMEA - Information Center on Academic Mobility and Equivalence.
As CIMEA specifies:
"Our system is still culturally influenced by the concept of nostrification (equipollenza) as the exclusive possibility for recognition of foreign qualifications. On that matter, it is noteworthy that Law 148/2002 no longer uses this term and that, as a result of Art. 9 the previous procedures of nostrification (equipollenza) were repealed".