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Recognition of British qualifications


Recognition of British qualifications

Foreign qualifications are not automatically recognised in Italy. Holders of British qualifications (awarded by officially recognised educational institutions or professional bodies), who intend to have them recognised in Italy must contact one of the following authorities:

• for pre-university diplomas or qualifications - Uffici Scolastici Provinciali.
• for foreign degrees – Universities.
• for foreign PhDs - the MIUR (Ministero dell'Istruzione, Università e Ricerca).
• for professional qualifications  (view a view to practicing a regulated profession in Italy) - the relevant Ministries (
• to take part in a "concorso" (public competition):
Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
Dipartimento della Funzione Pubblica
Ufficio P.P.A. – Servizio Reclutamento
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 116 – 00186 Roma
Tel. 06-6899.7563 / 7453 / 7470;

For all the above cases, it will be necessary to request a “dichiarazione di valore” (declaration of value) issued by the relevant Italian Consulate in Great Britain. Once recognised and declared equivalent to an Italian qualification, they will have legal value in Italy.