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Studying@Poliba - International Students

Politecnico di Bari offers several opportunities for international students, either undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. students in the marvelous Apulia region.
Politecnico di Bari quick facts
Where: Politecnico di Bari is present in three cities of Apulia: Bari, Foggia and Taranto. The administration, the departments and most degree programmes are in Bari, the main city of Apulia. Further degree programmes are offered in Foggia and in Taranto.
History: Politecnico di Bari was founded in 1990. The Engineering courses dates back to 1944, when they were started by Università di Bari “Aldo Moro”. Architecture courses started in 1990, with the foundation of the Politecnico.
Degree programmes: Politecnico di Bari offers 1st cycle, 2nd cycle and 3rd cycle degrees, in the main areas of Engineering and Architecture. Each degree programme belongs to a specific Department.
Departments: Politecnico di Bari has four Departments: DEI (Dept. of Electrical and Information Engineering), DICAR (Dept. of Civil Engineering Sciences and Architecture), DICATECH (Dept. of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building and Chemistry Engineering) and DMMM (Dept. of Mechanics, Mathematics and Management)
Academic staff: about 300 professors, including full professors, associate professors, assistant professors
Non-academic staff: about 300 staff members, including administrative, technical and library staff
Students: About 2,000 new students are enrolled every year at Politecnico di Bari, and about 70 of them are incoming students from European Countries. Other international students (mostly Ph.D) come from non-European Countries. Politecnico di Bari has a total of about 11,000 students.
Degree programmes and course catalogue.
A complete list of the degree programmes offered at Politecnico di Bari is available here. <inserire link alla versione inglese della pagina http://web.poliba.it/it/didattica/corsi-di-laurea> For each degree, a complete list of the courses is provided, complete with syllabi and info about teaching, office hours of the professors, examinations, etc.
As for Engineering, there are 1st cycle and 2nd cycle courses in the areas of civil, buildings, mechanical, management, electrical, electronic, telecommunication, computer, and automation engineering. Besides, there is a single-cycle (1st+2nd) degree in Architecture, and a 1st cycle degree in Industrial Design.
Apart from degree programmes, Politecnico di Bari offers also post-degree master programmes <inserire link alla versione inglese della pagina http://web.poliba.it/it/didattica/master>  and Ph. D programmes <inserire link alla versione inglese di http://web.poliba.it/it/didattica/dottorati-di-ricerca>
Enrollment @ Poliba for foreign students
If you have not Italian citizenship, and you want to enroll as a regular student in one of the degree programmes at Politecnico di Bari, first of all you must comply with the rules fixed by the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR), described in the official website for this special purpose. Infopoint at POLIBA is segreteria.studenti@poliba.it.
If you want to enroll in a restricted entry degree programme, you must take the annual selective test for the programme and pass it before enrolling. The call for application of the selective tests is published here. If you want to enroll in a degree programme with non-restricted entry, the selective test is not needed. In any case, you have to show a good competence of Italian Language (at least B1 level of the CEFR): you will need to pass an Italian Language Test, or to demonstrate a B1 knowledge of Italian language by a recognised Language Certification.
Other requirements for the enrollment depends on your actual status:
1) EU-citizen
2) Non EU-citizen with Italian residence permit
3) Non EU-citizen without Italian residence permit
EU citizens
EU-citizens can enroll in an university in Italy, provided they have a valid qualification, regardless from their residence. The application must be submitted during the enrollment period, and besides the usual forms, the following documents are needed:
1) Original secondary school qualification with a legal translation in Italian.
2) “Dichiarazione di valore” (declaration of equivalent value) for the school qualification. It is issued by the competent Italian diplomatic authority. This declaration must certify that the qualification has been obtained at the end of a school period of at least 12 years, and must indicate the final marks and the mark range.
Non-EU citizens with Italian residence permit
Non-EU citizens resident in Italy are those holding a residence permit (“permesso di soggiorno”). The enrollment procedure is the same for EU citizens, but they must also provide a copy of the residence permit.
Non-EU citizens without Italian residence permit
Non-EU citizens living with residence outside Italy must address a pre-enrollment to the Italian diplomatic authorities in the applicant's country of residence, or where she/he obtained the qualification, during the period established yearly in the Ministry's notice (www.esteri.it). It is necessary to enclose the secondary school qualification for the legal translation, and the declaration of equivalent value ("Dichiarazione di valore").
The Italian diplomatic authorities will send the applicant’s documents to Politecnico di Bari.
If you want to come to Politecnico di Bari within the framework of student mobility programmes, like Erasmus+ Student Mobility, you are a perspective mobility student.
Pre-arrival information for incoming students
First of all you must contact the International Relationship Office, that will provide you all the information about the arrival procedures, e.g. important dates and deadlines, registration, check-in, insurance, visa for non-European citizens, etc.
For information about specific courses, see  guidance about Degree programmes and course catalogue. You may want to contact directly a specific professor to obtain further information about her/his course.
To prepare in advance your Learning Agreement, after getting information on the courses you may also want to contact an academic Coordinator for International Mobility. You must select the right person, according to your area of studies.
ECTS System and ECTS Grading Tables
Politecnico di Bari fully implements the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation (ECTS) System. The ECTS System is designed to facilitate recognition of all studies across European and non-European countries, and international study programmes.
More information about the ECTS System are available at http://ec.europa.eu/education/ects/ects_en.htm See also the ECTS Guide, which can be downloaded at http://ec.europa.eu/education/tools/docs/ects-guide_en.pdf.
A fundamental tool to implement correctly the ECTS System is the set of ECTS grading tables in the University. ECTS tables ensure fair conversion of grades of mobility students, using the statistical distribution of the grades achieved by group of students in the same degree programme or the same subject area. At Politecnico di Bari, ECTS Tables are updated each academic year.