Qualifications obtained abroad at foreign universities are not automatically transferable. If you wish to have your foreign academic qualifications recognized as Italian qualifications, you should contact our International Student Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org). Requests for validation of foreign qualifications are accepted during the year in the period January-February. Details on how to validate qualifications and exams are also available on Cimea website (www.cimea.it), the national information centre for the validation of foreign qualifications. To validate qualifications for other purposes (for example, for public competitions or access to regulated professions), you must get in touch with the competent State authority.