Call for Applications: First & Single Cycle Degree Programs for TOLC-holder International Students

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  • Italy, Italy View on Map
  • Post Date : February 28, 2021
  • Apply Before : May 31, 2021
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Other
  • No. of Opportunity 3
  • Fields of study Different
  • Opportunity Type : Fully FundedPartially Funded
  • Duration One Year
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
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Opportunity Description

Overview of the program

Applications are now open for the UniBo Action1&2 TOLC- international students registering for first and single-cycle degree programs offered by the University of Bologna, Italy. The university has designed 3 grants and tuition fees allowances to encourage international students to enroll in its degree programs. so, the program requires students to have TOLC scores for admission. Students from EU and Non-EU nations who are interested in pursuing a degree in Italy can apply for this call.


Deadline for Application: 31 May 2021 at 12.00 CET

Result Publication: June 2021

Host institution: University of Bologna

Country: Italy

Academic year: 2021-22

Program: First and single cycle degree program

Duration: Each Unibo Action 2&1 grant is awarded for one academic year but there is a possibility for renewal.


The university has designed the following benefits and has termed them (Action 1 &2):

  • 3 study grants that amount to €11.059 each (Unibo Action 2)
  • Full tuition fee waivers for a total amount of €20.000 (Unibo Action 1).

Note: these benefits cannot be granted to students who register in multiple or joint programs for which the fees have to be paid to a partner university other than UniBo. In addition, the benefits are provided only if students have earned their qualifications before registering at the university.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants fulfilling the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Have obtained a degree issued by a foreign higher education institution other than an Italian one necessary for admission to the selected First and Single-cycle degree program.
  • Or, have completed a degree at an Italian institute outside of Italy after at least two years of attendance.
  • If the educational record is a one-year diploma, the prior education will also be considered.
  • The applicants can apply regardless of their nationality;
  • Meet the admission conditions for the degree program of choice or will satisfy such requirements at the time of registration for the given academic year;
  • Are not current students of any First, Single or Second Cycle degree programs at the University of Bologna.
  • Have not already obtained the Unibo Action 2 study grant or the Unibo Action 1 waiver;
  • Are not 30 years or higher as of the deadline of this publication.

Grants and waivers awarding criteria

These study grants and waivers are granted as per the TOLC (Test On Line CISIA) _ a type of online knowledge evaluation test.

Total scores will be considered except for tests taken in Italy.

Tests’ date should not be earlier than 01 February 2018, otherwise, they won’t be acceptable.

The minimum scores required are:

The following TOLC tests are accepted:

  • The TOLC-E and English TOLC-E comprise of 36 questions (maximum score is 36), while the other TOLC tests consist of 50 questions (maximum score is 50).

How to apply?

Application is online; therefore, qualified candidates must submit an online application using the application website below.

Apply Online

Applications cannot be submitted on paper, by fax or by e-mail.

Note: if you don’t already have an account, access the site, register, and create an account for yourself providing the exact registration details according to your passport/ID Card and complete other steps as instructed (see the main link below).

Required documents

Applicants must submit the following documents with their application:

  • a copy of their currently valid passport;
  • TOLC scores (“TOLC Results Certificate”), available in the personal area on the website The Result Certificate must include the applicant’s personal data, the type of TOLC taken, the score achieved, the identification number and the date of the TOLC.
  • A diploma and/or certificate confirming the qualification necessary for admission to the chosen degree program, or school report cards of the last two years.
  • Students who have not completed a qualification by the application time may provide a certificate of registration and school report cards of the previous school year.

Note1:  All documents presented by applicants must be in English, Italian, French or Spanish. In case they are in other languages, they must be translated into one of the above 4 languages.

Note2: All information on the field must be properly filled, and the required documents must be submitted.

Note3: Documents should be submitted in pdf format.

For more detailed information about the program that can help you get clear information about the whole process, visit the Call for Application in pdf.

Or, please contact the International Desk of the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Via Tel. +39 051 2099584 – 051 2099529 – 051 2099055 – 051 2099510 or [email protected].

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