Please notice that, before arriving in Europe, you will only need to apply for a visa at an Italian Embassy/Consulate, as Italy is the location for your first semester. By using the documents we will send you, you will normally receive an Italian visa for one year (notice that it is necessary to have a passport valid until 3 months after the expiry of your visa). Afterwards, during your first semester you will have to apply for a German visa (Germany being the location for your second semester) at the Germany Consulate in Rome, and so on.
Find the nearest Italian consulate/embassy here
Documents you'll be required to provide
The Italian Embassy in your country will ask you to provide the following documents:
- a passport valid until 3 months after the expiry of your visa
- an invitation letter (in Italian) from the MathMods Consortium, which states information regarding your admission to our programme and the programme itself, the Erasmus Mundus scholarships and the official list of its holders, the language of instruction, proof of accommodation, tuition fees and health insurance coverage;
- a certified copy of your first cycle university qualification (degree, diploma, title), which allows access to a MSc Course.
- a transcript of records, issued by the competent academic authority, which records all the subject courses/exams included in the curriculum of your 1st cycle of Higher Education qualification.
- for non-EM scholarhip holders: proof of sufficient financial means to cover tuition fees, travel and living costs;
- other additional documents, depending on the Embassy you visit.
You'll also be required to produce a "Declaration of Value" (DV), which is a document providing an official description of your academic certificates, duly legalized by the Consular office of the Italian Embassy in the country where such degree was gained. When you're here, you will have to provide our registrar's office with such declaration in order to finalize your enrollment at our university. However, if the issuing of such document should delay the issuance of your visa, the Consular office should be informed that the DV can be provided even later after your arrival and so this should not affect the issuing of your visa at all (this is remarked in the invitation letter in Italian you'll hand in to them). Also, note that our university may also accept a Diploma Supplement instead of a DV to finalize your enrolment (most EU universities should be able to produce one).
For further information (study visa, declaration of value, legalisation of documents and more) visit:
Applying for an Italian Residence Permit (non-EUs only)
Within 8 days after your arrival in Italy, you will have to apply for a residence permit. Very important note: if you're going to get to Italy several days before our suggested arrival day, please make sure you apply for a residence permit in time.
The MathMods team will assist you with preparing all the required documentation, which includes a couple of forms to be filled in and, among others:
- a photocopy of your full passport (every single page, cover included)
- a photocopy of your health insurance card
- a photocopy of your Italian codice fiscale (some sort of social security number)
All of these documents will have to be put into an envelope and submitted to the local police station (questura) through a post office. At the end of the submission, the clerk at the post office will hand you three different receipts, which will be your temporary residence permit (keep them safe at home and bring a copy of them with you while travelling).
When the police station (questura) has received your application, they'll fix an appointment (usually after around one month) to complete the rest of the required procedures and finally issue the plastic card you can see on the right.
The whole process will cost you around 150 euros.