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Recognition of American educational and professional credentials in Italy


Recognition of American educational and professional credentials in Italy

1. Educational Credentials

Foreign degrees are not automatically recognized in Italy.The first step to obtain equivalency with the corresponding Italian degree, is to request a Declaration of Value to the Italian Consulate which has jurisdiction over the territory where the educational institute, attended by the student, is recognized. After obtaining the Declaration of Value, you can present a request for acquiring  equivalency to the competent Italian authorities (depending on the case, it could the Ministry of Education, University and Research or the individual schools).

Generally, the Declaration of Value can be issue for educational credentials obtained from a school that is recognized in the US by an accreditation agency registered with the US Department of Education. For a complete list, click here. For special cases, contact us via email at

For more information on the validation of foreign degrees in Italy, please consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s website by clicking here.

To apply for a Declaration of Value, you will have to follow the instructions below based on your level of education:

Other Special Cases:

  • If you want to study abroad in Italy for one semester or one year, click here

2. Professional Qualifications

  • For general information  on the recognition of American professional credentials in Italy, click here
  • For specific information on the recognition of American medical degrees in Italy, click here


For additional information, please contact the Office of Recognition of foreign educational qualifications in Washington, DC. For contact information, click here.