Please note that this a summary of the main steps you must take to enroll in Three Year IED Diploma Program Courses
Before starting the process download and read the full procedure featured in the chosen course page.
GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Entry requirements set by IED
In order to be eligible for admission to a Three Year IED Diploma students have to:
1) hold a foreign school leaving qualification that satisfies the requirements for access to university education in the awarding country
2) have an entry level of language and proficiency in English (if course is in English language) or in Italian (if Course is in Italian Language)
3) be 18 years old by 31/12/2012;
4) have passed the IED Admission Interview process;
5) comply with the enrolment procedures of IED
IED Language Requisite
Italian Language Courses: IED allows admission to the first year of the course to students who can demonstrate a B1 level of Italian proficiency provided that there is a serious engagement to reach the B2 level within the timeframe indicated above.
English Language Courses: IED allows admission to the first year of the course to students who can demonstrate a 5.0 IELTS (500 TOEFL or equivalent) level of English proficiency provided that there is a serious engagement to reach the B2 level within the timeframe indicated above.
There are two ways for an applicant to prove that he or she has the necessary language proficiency and learning capacity:
a. present a language proficiency certificate issued by authorised institutions;
b. in case of absence of a certificate, take the online Language Assessment Test.
IED Admission and Enrollment Process
IED Diploma courses are structured on IED Credits which are constructed with the same methodology of the Bologna –Bergen treaty and European credit system. For most Diploma courses in Milan and Rome the syllabus, the classes, the academic structure and the academic staff are the same as the ones of the Bachelor of Arts classes. The main differences are that the Diploma entry requirements, though they are aligned with the requirements of other European countries, are slightly less strict than the entry requirements established by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universi- ty and Research (MIUR/AFAM), to allow students that cannot obtain entry to Italian universities to study nevertheless in Italy. The Diploma therefore cannot be validated by MIUR/AFAM. The IED Admission process selectivity and study quality is nevertheless the same as the one of BA Accredited course.
IED ADMISSION AND ENROLMENT PROCESS
The Admission and Enrolment process foresees four steps to be completed before October 15th 2012.
The four admission steps are the following:
1) Pre-enrollment process
2) Personal Admission Test Interview
3) Enrolment confirmation process
4) Matriculation process
IED Pre-enrollment procedures
To gain admission to the selected IED Diploma Degree Course students must comply with the Pre-enrollment procedures and send the following documents:
a. the pre-enrolment form and the registration request forms for the Admission Test Interview, which can be found and downloaded from the web page of the selected IED Diploma Degree Course at www.ied.edu, completely filled out and duly signed;
b. the Letter of motivation;
c. the supporting Portfolio (suggested but non compulsory);
d. a copy of their Passport or (for EU citizens only) of their Identity document;
e. a copy of the Certificate of Proficiency in the language of the chosen course, if available, in compliance with language requirements of the course (if not available the student will have to take the Language Assessment Test);
f. a copy of high school Diploma Translated in Italian or English.
and as as soon as available:
All documents must immediately be submitted to the IED International Admission Office at the following e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to +39 02 5468517 or can be uploaded using the online admission service at this link.
The Admission Test Interview
In order to facilitate the process of admission for foreign students, IED offers the possibility to go through the whole admission test interview process on-line. The on-line sessions will enable students to take the whole admission test interview (including the personal motivation interview and the language proficiency test) directly from the home PC using SKYPE as a platform.
The dates and time of the interview will be jointly agreed directly with the IED international admission office.
The Admission Test Interview consists of:
a. motivational interview based on a mandatory Motivational Letter and a digital Portfolio (suggested);
b. a language assessment test.
Please note: An on-site motivational interview can be organized only in special cases if the students are in Italy
Once students have passed the admission interview, they will receive from IED:
a. a Certificate of Admission;
b. the Enrolment Contract Form for the Three-year IED Diploma Degree course, which enables them to demonstrate to the Italian Diplomatic Authorities that they have passed the Admission Interview and have complied with the admission conditions to IED courses and to the pre-enrolment conditions set by the Italian Institutions;
c. the IED General Administrative conditions and regulations;
d. the IED Academic and Campus rules and regulations;
e. the approval declaration form of Consensus to the personal data treatment according to the Privacy law 196/2003, disclaimer for free services.
This will complete the admission phase, but will not guarantee the enrolment in the course.
In order to be assured of having a place in the course the applicants will have to complete the enrolment process by returning the Enrolment Contract Form duly filled and signed, pay the Enrolment Fee, Regional Tax and the Admission Test Interview fee and send it with a copy of the receipt of payment by mail to email@example.com or by fax to +39 02 5468517.
NON-European Union Citizens
Applicants from outside the EU must apply for a student visa at the nearest Italian Embassy or Consulate prior to leaving their home country.
Applicants should be prepared to submit the following documents in their original form (no photocopies are accepted):
a. a valid passport;
b. the Enrolment Certificate from IED;
c. proof of sufficient funds to support their stay in Italy (bank documentation is required in some countries);
d. evidence of private health insurance.
European Union Citizens
EU citizens do not need a student visa to enter Italy. However, when they stay in Italy for a period of more than 3 months, the law requires to register at the local registry office (in Italian: Anagrafe), which requires:
a. a valid passport or Identification Document;
b. the Enrolment certificate from IED;
c. a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC);
d. an E106 form, which must be obtained in the student’s home country before coming to Italy.
Finally to complete matriculation in the chosen BA degree course, students must proceed to:
a. the payment of the first year tuition fee: this should be done with a single payment no later than October 15th 2012;
b. the application for a residence permit (Permesso di soggiorno): to be requested through the Italian Post Office within 8 days from the arrival in Italy;
c. the payment of the first module of the Prerequisite Course fee if required (not later than August 31st 2012).
IED to complete matriculation must have received from the student all the requested documents.
Enrolment for the 2012-2013 academic year at IED started in November 2011 and ends in September 2012. In order to successfully enroll foreign students, especially those coming from NON-EU countries, are strongly advised to send all documentation and start the process of admission to IED as soon as possible.
Direct Admission / Transfer Student
Students who wish to be admitted the 2nd year of the Three Year Course Diploma must go through the same Admission Process described above and complete it with the following extra documentation:
a. Transfer Student Form duly filled and signed (downloadable on the BA Course web page);
b. study curriculum translated into Italian or English, specifying the credits obtained (transcript) and a Description of the subjects;
c. a personal Curriculum Vitae;
d. a digital Portfolio.
All documents must be send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to +39 02 5468517.
Once IED has received all this documentation, the Academic Council will appraise the application’s suitability to be directly admitted to the 2nd year after evaluation of the academic credits and/or debits situation. If admitted the applicant will have to undergo an interview with a member of the Academic Team of the chosen location to undersign the Course Structure.
Enrolment and Tuition Fees
Enrolment and tuition fees can be found for each BA Course you wish to apply for in the pre-enrolment form downloadable in the selected Course page. They are composed by: Enrolment Fee, Regional DSU Tax, Admission Test Interview Fee and Tuition Fee.
The Language Prerequisite course fee, if requested, is not included in the above mentioned fees.
IED will reimburse the Enrolment Fee only if NON-EU visa application is refused (letter of refusal to be provided as evidence).
Please note: Withdrawal from courses follow IED General Administrative Conditions and Regulations, that can be downloaded from the website.
Payment of tuition fee
After enrolling, students need to proceed with payment of the tuition fee and, if requested, the Prerequisite fee within the provided timing.
Prerequisite placement test
Students who need to follow the Prerequisite language course, have to report to IED at the beginning of September to undergo a language placement test necessary to evaluate the appropriate class level.
All the students enrolled to IED courses have to participate in the Induction Programme, which is designed to welcome and introduce new students to IED and gain important information about the course they are enrolled in.
After completing all these steps will be officially an IED student, ready to begin your new experience!