As a private university, NABA is regulated by the Higher Education in Art and Music (AFAM) system, a section of the Italian university system governed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). Under this accreditation, NABA upholds rigorous admissions standards, and our degree programs have a restricted number of available places.
For both European and non-European students, admission depends on fulfilling minimum educational and language requirements, and passing an admissions test.
- SECONDARY HIGH SCHOOL/DIPLOMA
In order to enroll in a Bachelor of Arts program, you must either have an Italian secondary school diploma (maturitÃ ) or an equivalent secondary/high school diploma that is legalized by the Italian embassy located in the country whose educational system the title belongs to. This diploma must be translated and notarized by the Italian embassy or consulate in the country where the diploma was issued, regardless of the schoolâs actual location. For example, if you studied on the French campus of a German school and received a diploma issued by the German Ministry of Education, that diploma must be validated by the Italian consulate in Germany. The embassy or consulate will provide a âDeclaration of Valueâ (Dichiarazione di valore in loco) for the diploma.
- 12 YEARS OF SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
You must have attended school for at least 12 years before earning your secondary school diploma. For more information, see the FAQ section below.
- LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR BA PROGRAMS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN
International students must have reached or surpassed the B1 (intermediate) level of Italian language knowledge, as established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). In order to prove the required Italian language knowledge level, you must submit the Italian language certificate, issued by an authorized institution, as defined in the MIURâs regulations, within the month before the program starts.
- LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR BA PROGRAMS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
Below are the English language certificates that NABA accepts. You must submit the language certificate within the month before the program starts; the certificate and should not be older than two years.
|Cambridge English: FIRST (FCE)||C or 154|
|Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)||Distinction or 160|
|Cambridge English: Business Vantage / BEC V||C or 154|
|Cambridge English: Business Preliminary / BEC P||Distinction or 160|
|TOEFL Paper||494 - 510|
|TOEFL Computer||173 - 180|
|TOEFL Internet||59 - 64|
|PTE Academic||36 â 42|
|BULATS||40 - 59 (all 4 skills should be passed: listening, reading, speaking, writing)|
|TOEIC (provided that student passes all parts)||Listening and reading: score 600|
Speaking: score 140
Writing: score 140
|European Baccalaureate||L1 grade 6, L2 grade 7|
|German Abitur||Grade 11|
|Iceland Studentsprof||Grade 6|
|Norwegian Vitnemal||Grade 4|
|Swedish Slutbetyg||G or C|
|Danish Studentereksamen||Level A grade 7, Level B grade 10|
Students exempted from this requirement are:
- Mother tongue students
- English Speaking Countries (prior check with the admission office)
- English Speaking Degrees (prior check with the admission office)
- English Speaking Degrees in non-mother tongue countries (prior check with the admission office)
For Non-European Students Only: Application for a Student Visa to Italy
Once you have completed NABAâs pre-enrollment procedure, you will receive an official acceptance letter, including information about the status of your admission and possible arrival date in Italy.
Before applying for a student visa, you must first obtain your pre-enrollment form (modello âA bisâ) from your Italian embassy or consulate, fill it out, and submit it to the embassy/consulate. It is thus essential to complete your pre-enrollment form according to the deadlines established by the embassy/consulate. The deadline to submit the âA bisâ pre-enrollment form varies each year according to the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) guidelines, so be sure to confirm the date with your local Italian embassy or consulate. The pre-enrollment session window is usually scheduled between May and June of each year.