Find out how to become IAAD. student




Admission to IAAD. Undergraduate courses is subject to the following requirements:

  1. an upper secondary school diploma or an equivalent qualification obtained abroad;
  2. a passing grade on the admission test.

The main objective of the admission test is to verify the applicant’s analytic skills as well as the motivation and interests that led the applicant to apply to the Bachelor’s course.


International students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s course taught in Italian must present official certification of their knowledge of Italian, with a minimum proficiency level of intermediate B2 (except for cases of exemption related to entry procedures, residence and registration of international students published annually by the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research).

Step 1. Application

Before submitting your application, if you haven’t had the opportunity to speak with the Guidance Office we suggest you to call or email us to book a meeting and discuss the details of the course you are interested in, so that you can apply with greater knowledge.

Please include the following with your application:

  1. A motivational letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae with a description of completed studies (optional);
  3. A small portfolio of your works (optional).

Note for foreign students

During the application phase, we recommend that you start requesting the certificate of comparability of your qualification through the CIMEA portal.


Obtaining / issuing the certificate of comparability is a necessary condition for the admission.

The cost of the CIMEA service is approximately € 150.00 (this amount may be subject to annual variation).

Step 2. Admission Test (online)

Required only for the Bachelor’s courses

A passing grade on the admission test is required for enrollment in IAAD.’s bachelor’s courses. You can select which test session to attend by registering online and completing the required steps.

International students (and Italian students who are working or studying abroad) can take the test virtually on a different date by Skype or Google Meet. To meet specific needs and taking into consideration time zone differences, the date and time of the test will be agreed upon by email with the Orirentation office after the online registration is completed.

NB: if you are unavailable on one of the test dates indicated on the IAAD. calendar, we can consider different dates upon request. For more information book an appointment with the Orientation office.

On the test registration form, you will be asked to attached a scanned copy of your fiscal code and ID (identity card or passport).
In the days before your chosen date, you will receive an email with useful information about taking the test.

In the event that you have registered to take the test and are unable to participate on the test date due to personal reasons, you may request to postpone to a later date within 5 days of the original date. Otherwise, your registration will be voided and you will need to register again.

The admission test takes place online and consists of the following steps:

  • creative test;
  • short interview.

The purpose of the test is to know and evaluate candidates from a motivational and engageable point of view.
The test does not include a multiple choice test.


After the test you will receive an official email with your results within 10 days. If you have been admitted into the course, you will have 15 days to accept the offer. Within 15 days of the official communication, you will be able to complete your enrollment by paying the registration fee.

N.B: In the event that you are finishing the final year of secondary school, the reservation is considered a pre-registration pending the successful completion of final secondary school exams. Following this confirmation, we will complete the enrollment and provide you with the necessary documentation.

Enrollment in subsequent years (students in progress and out of course)

Enrollment in the years following the first takes place automatically when the Student Secretariat records the payment of the first installment of the registration fees.


Once enrollment is complete, with the required documents received and a copy of the enrollment contract received and countersigned by the Director’s office, you will officially be part of the IAAD. community.

You will receive updates related to the start of the academic year and will begin communicating with IAAD.’s academic office, which will provide initial information about the official calendar and course schedule for the first semester.



Applicants to the Master’s programmes must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree. The application process can be completed in one simple step, by forwarding the following documents:

  1. Copy of a valid identification document (passport for international students)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Cover letter
  4. Portfolio (if you do not have one yet, we do not consider this a limitation to your eligibility)

These documents will allow us to evaluate your eligibility for admission so that we can provide feedback in a timely manner.


A level of English language proficiency of at least B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) standard is required to enter and attend the Master’s course.

IAAD. accepts recognised English language certifications that have not been obtained more than 5 years prior.
Candidates who are not able to obtain and submit the certification by the beginning of the Preliminary module, but who meet the other criteria of admission required, may submit a copy of the certification obtained subsequently, no later than the end of the aforementioned module.
Students who can certify the attendance and completion of a bachelor’s degree entirely held in English will not have to present a linguistic certification.

Visit the general MASTER’S pages.

Any questions?

Visit our FAQ section.


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Citizens of the European Union can stay in our Country for up to 3 months without any conditions or formalities, except in possession of a valid identity document for expatriation issued by their country. After 3 months from their entry, it is necessary to register at the Registry of the place of residence. For registration in the Registry, it is necessary to submit the following documents: IAAD. registration certificate, health coverage and documentation certifying economic availability.


Italian immigration law provides that non-European Union citizens who want to stay in Italy for more than 3 months must apply for a residence permission within 8 days from their entry into Italy.
It is possible to collect the kit for signing the residence application’s permission at any post office where the “Sportello Amico” is present.