ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Studying at Saint Louis. On this page you will find information on the admission of international students to ACADEMIC (Bachelor or Master level) and PRE-ACADEMIC COURSES.
To enroll and study at Saint Louis in other non-academic courses (eg junior courses, personalized courses, etc.) please contact our International Office (international@slmc.it).

PRE-ACADEMIC COURSES: EU or NON-EU citizens in possession of a secondary school diploma (or equivalent), obtained in Italy or in their country of origin. Pre-academic courses are valid for the purpose of compensating for the total years of study required to be able to attend 1st cycle Academic courses. Enrollment in pre-academic courses for non-European students is possible as they are preparatory courses (Foundation Courses) for subsequent inclusion in Academic level courses.

1st Cycle ACADEMIC COURSES: EU or NON-EU citizens holding the Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent), obtained in Italy or in their Country of origin. It is also necessary to demonstrate that you have a minimum of 12 total years of schooling.

2nd Cycle ACADEMIC COURSES: EU or NON-EU citizens in possession of a University Degree or 1st cycle Academic Diploma (or equivalent), obtained in Italy or in their Country of origin. It is also necessary to demonstrate that you have a minimum of 15 total years of schooling.

NB: Students who submit the certification of their foreign qualifications to enter the 1st and 2nd cycle Academic courses of Saint Louis, must submit the original version of the Title (scanned copy), accompanied by a certified translation and the DOV (Declaration of Value). The DOV is a document that certifies the validity of the title and admissibility to academic and university level courses, and is issued by the Italian diplomatic missions abroad (embassies or consulates).

Studying at Saint Louis for international students from countries outside the EU, the procedures, deadlines and regulations for applying for admission to the academic courses of Saint Louis are established by the Italian Ministry of Education . For more information on this please visit: Studiare in Italia
Updates to the enrollment procedures are usually published in May for enrollment in the following academic year (starting in September).

Non-EU students must simultaneously follow a double enrollment procedure:

  • official pre-registration must be made through Italian Diplomatic Representations Abroad (Italian Embassy / Consulate) of your country of origin. It is therefore necessary to contact the Italian embassy or consulate closest to your city to obtain all the information in this regard and to start your pre-registration procedure, which is mainly aimed at issuing the Visa for study purposes (D type). The procedures for issuing the visa can be very long, and require the preparation of many documents by the applicant student. It is therefore advisable to start these procedures no later than January/February in order to arrive in Italy in September for the start of the courses. Official pre-registrations normally close every year in July and do not allow delays.
  • At the same time, starting from January 1st, each student will have to follow the Saint Louis enrollment procedure, following the same Admission steps (sending the admission or enrollment request form, pre-selection, practical Admission tests, etc.) provided for all other students for the purpose of assessing the entry level in the subjects included in the chosen Course. These procedures can be consulted within the "Didactics" section, entering the course of the desired Department and level.

NB: starting from enrollments for the academic year 2021/22, the official pre-registrations made through Italian Diplomatic Representations Abroad will take place through the Portal Universitaly. This is a new procedure for Higher Artistic Institutes such as Saint Louis and the related guidelines will be available starting from May 2021.

ADMISSION PROCEDURES for FOREIGN STUDENTS TO PRE-ACADEMIC COURSES

If you are an international student (both EU and NON EU) wishing to enroll in an academic course at Saint Louis, please follow these steps:

  1. FILL-IN THE REGISTRATION FORM
    Upon receipt of the form, you will be contacted by the teaching secretariat or the international office which will inform you of the next steps.
  2. PAY THE REGISTRATION FEE
    Amount between € 150 and € 190, depending on the month in which you register.
  3. PREPARE FOR ENTRANCE TESTS (Only for Jazz and Pop Performing Courses)
    Although the pre-academic courses start from a basic training, some music knowledge and inclinations are necessary to be admitted to attendance. These prerequisites are checked in a preliminary motivational interview , to be carried out online or in person no later than the month of June.
    The other scheduled tests (instrument, harmony, ear training, etc.) will take place in June, online or in person, and will be used to identify the most suitable attendance year for each subject. It is in fact possible to start, for example, from the 2nd year in your main instrument, and from the 1st one in theoretical subjects.

ADMISSION PROCEDURES for FOREIGN STUDENTS TO ACADEMIC COURSES

If you are an international student (both EU and NON EU) wishing to enroll in an academic course at Saint Louis, please follow these steps:

  1. PREPARE FOR THE PRE-SELECTION Record a video (by any means/device) containing 4 pieces you performed, of which at least 3 must be performed in a group (in trio the minimum)*. Live performance videos are accepted. At least 2 of the 4 songs should be chosen from the given list. The videos must be uploaded to youtube or other similar web portals and must be indicated as a link in the application form.* Given the current difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, performances made with the support of backing tracks are currently accepted.
  2. FILL IN THE ADMISSION REQUEST
    The application for admission to academic courses can be sent every year starting from January 1st, no later than April 30th.
  3. WAIT FOR THE RESULTS OF THE PRE-SELECTION
    Candidates who pass the pre-selections will be admitted to the Admission Tests, which can be taken every year either in March/April or in June, in person or online (on request). However, we recommend that non-EU international students who have passed the pre-selection phase request the International Office to take the admission tests online (at least for theoretical subjects), in order to have sufficient time to receive feedback on admission and prepare the documents and the visa procedure, which could be very long.
  4. PREPARE FOR THE ADMISSION TESTS
    In the event of a positive result in the pre-selections, you will be contacted by the International Office to define the period in which to take the admission tests. The contents of the tests can be consulted in the "Didactics" section, corresponding to the chosen course, by clicking on the "Admission Requirements and Study Plan" button

On the basis of the results of the test, the didactic commission will form a ranking based on which students to be admitted will be decided, obviously also based on the number of places available.

The ACCEPTANCE LETTER, necessary for obtaining a visa for study purposes, is usually prepared by the International Office at the end of the entire process.

The entire admission process is FREE. Payment will be required for registration only at the end of the selections and official admission to the Course.

Students whose entry preparation is NOT DEEMED SUITABLE for direct entry to Academic level courses, will be able to access the most appropriate level of pre-academic courses, thus also starting from the 2nd or 3rd pre-academic year.

The applications for enrollment in pre-academic courses, can be sent every year starting from January 1st, no later than 1st June..

The applications for admission to academic courses, which must be submitted complete with links for pre-selection, are accepted every year starting from January 1st, no later than April 30th. Applications arriving late will be considered individually, at the Management's discretion, on the basis of available places and possible cancellations.

The cost of pre-academic courses is about € 3,500 per year.

The cost of academic courses is about € 4,000 per year.

All students applying for academic courses can apply for two types of scholarships:

  • Saint Louis Scholarships
  • Laziodisco scholarships, Body for the Right to Education of the Lazio region, which provides international students with scholarships of up to € 5,000 per year, accommodation places and canteen service.
Eligibility

PRE-ACADEMIC COURSES: EU or NON-EU citizens in possession of a secondary school diploma (or equivalent), obtained in Italy or in their country of origin. Pre-academic courses are valid for the purpose of compensating for the total years of study required to be able to attend 1st cycle Academic courses. Enrollment in pre-academic courses for non-European students is possible as they are preparatory courses (Foundation Courses) for subsequent inclusion in Academic level courses.

1st Cycle ACADEMIC COURSES: EU or NON-EU citizens holding the Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent), obtained in Italy or in their Country of origin. It is also necessary to demonstrate that you have a minimum of 12 total years of schooling.

2nd Cycle ACADEMIC COURSES: EU or NON-EU citizens in possession of a University Degree or 1st cycle Academic Diploma (or equivalent), obtained in Italy or in their Country of origin. It is also necessary to demonstrate that you have a minimum of 15 total years of schooling.

NB: Students who submit the certification of their foreign qualifications to enter the 1st and 2nd cycle Academic courses of Saint Louis, must submit the original version of the Title (scanned copy), accompanied by a certified translation and the DOV (Declaration of Value). The DOV is a document that certifies the validity of the title and admissibility to academic and university level courses, and is issued by the Italian diplomatic missions abroad (embassies or consulates).

Non-EU students

Studying at Saint Louis for international students from countries outside the EU, the procedures, deadlines and regulations for applying for admission to the academic courses of Saint Louis are established by the Italian Ministry of Education . For more information on this please visit: Studiare in Italia
Updates to the enrollment procedures are usually published in May for enrollment in the following academic year (starting in September).

Non-EU students must simultaneously follow a double enrollment procedure:

  • official pre-registration must be made through Italian Diplomatic Representations Abroad (Italian Embassy / Consulate) of your country of origin. It is therefore necessary to contact the Italian embassy or consulate closest to your city to obtain all the information in this regard and to start your pre-registration procedure, which is mainly aimed at issuing the Visa for study purposes (D type). The procedures for issuing the visa can be very long, and require the preparation of many documents by the applicant student. It is therefore advisable to start these procedures no later than January/February in order to arrive in Italy in September for the start of the courses. Official pre-registrations normally close every year in July and do not allow delays.
  • At the same time, starting from January 1st, each student will have to follow the Saint Louis enrollment procedure, following the same Admission steps (sending the admission or enrollment request form, pre-selection, practical Admission tests, etc.) provided for all other students for the purpose of assessing the entry level in the subjects included in the chosen Course. These procedures can be consulted within the "Didactics" section, entering the course of the desired Department and level.

NB: starting from enrollments for the academic year 2021/22, the official pre-registrations made through Italian Diplomatic Representations Abroad will take place through the Portal Universitaly. This is a new procedure for Higher Artistic Institutes such as Saint Louis and the related guidelines will be available starting from May 2021.

Admissions

ADMISSION PROCEDURES for FOREIGN STUDENTS TO PRE-ACADEMIC COURSES

If you are an international student (both EU and NON EU) wishing to enroll in an academic course at Saint Louis, please follow these steps:

  1. FILL-IN THE REGISTRATION FORM
    Upon receipt of the form, you will be contacted by the teaching secretariat or the international office which will inform you of the next steps.
  2. PAY THE REGISTRATION FEE
    Amount between € 150 and € 190, depending on the month in which you register.
  3. PREPARE FOR ENTRANCE TESTS (Only for Jazz and Pop Performing Courses)
    Although the pre-academic courses start from a basic training, some music knowledge and inclinations are necessary to be admitted to attendance. These prerequisites are checked in a preliminary motivational interview , to be carried out online or in person no later than the month of June.
    The other scheduled tests (instrument, harmony, ear training, etc.) will take place in June, online or in person, and will be used to identify the most suitable attendance year for each subject. It is in fact possible to start, for example, from the 2nd year in your main instrument, and from the 1st one in theoretical subjects.

ADMISSION PROCEDURES for FOREIGN STUDENTS TO ACADEMIC COURSES

If you are an international student (both EU and NON EU) wishing to enroll in an academic course at Saint Louis, please follow these steps:

  1. PREPARE FOR THE PRE-SELECTION Record a video (by any means/device) containing 4 pieces you performed, of which at least 3 must be performed in a group (in trio the minimum)*. Live performance videos are accepted. At least 2 of the 4 songs should be chosen from the given list. The videos must be uploaded to youtube or other similar web portals and must be indicated as a link in the application form.* Given the current difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, performances made with the support of backing tracks are currently accepted.
  2. FILL IN THE ADMISSION REQUEST
    The application for admission to academic courses can be sent every year starting from January 1st, no later than April 30th.
  3. WAIT FOR THE RESULTS OF THE PRE-SELECTION
    Candidates who pass the pre-selections will be admitted to the Admission Tests, which can be taken every year either in March/April or in June, in person or online (on request). However, we recommend that non-EU international students who have passed the pre-selection phase request the International Office to take the admission tests online (at least for theoretical subjects), in order to have sufficient time to receive feedback on admission and prepare the documents and the visa procedure, which could be very long.
  4. PREPARE FOR THE ADMISSION TESTS
    In the event of a positive result in the pre-selections, you will be contacted by the International Office to define the period in which to take the admission tests. The contents of the tests can be consulted in the "Didactics" section, corresponding to the chosen course, by clicking on the "Admission Requirements and Study Plan" button

On the basis of the results of the test, the didactic commission will form a ranking based on which students to be admitted will be decided, obviously also based on the number of places available.

The ACCEPTANCE LETTER, necessary for obtaining a visa for study purposes, is usually prepared by the International Office at the end of the entire process.

The entire admission process is FREE. Payment will be required for registration only at the end of the selections and official admission to the Course.

Students whose entry preparation is NOT DEEMED SUITABLE for direct entry to Academic level courses, will be able to access the most appropriate level of pre-academic courses, thus also starting from the 2nd or 3rd pre-academic year.

When

The applications for enrollment in pre-academic courses, can be sent every year starting from January 1st, no later than 1st June..

The applications for admission to academic courses, which must be submitted complete with links for pre-selection, are accepted every year starting from January 1st, no later than April 30th. Applications arriving late will be considered individually, at the Management's discretion, on the basis of available places and possible cancellations.

Costs

The cost of pre-academic courses is about € 3,500 per year.

The cost of academic courses is about € 4,000 per year.

All students applying for academic courses can apply for two types of scholarships:

  • Saint Louis Scholarships
  • Laziodisco scholarships, Body for the Right to Education of the Lazio region, which provides international students with scholarships of up to € 5,000 per year, accommodation places and canteen service.
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