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Foundation Year

The Foundation Year is a full immersion preparatory programme for international students wishing to enroll at the University of Parma or any Italian University or a Music Conservatory. It is organised in collaboration with A. Boito Music Conservatory in Parma.

It addresses prospective students holding a high school diploma but who have linguistic or cultural gaps and/or less than 12 years of schooling, as required by Law to access university in Italy.

Thanks to this programme, international students will have the opportunity to:

- improve their language competence in Italian, up to B2 level, (needed to enroll at an Italian University) and expand their intercultural communicative skills;

- fill in any cultural and intercultural gaps to better integrate in an academic context in Italy;

- obtain a one-year certificate of attendance (for students who do not have 12 years of schooling).

Parma is famous all around the world for its art, where music has a leading role, and food. It is a medium size, efficient, vibrant, university city, with high quality of life.

With more than a thousand years of history, the University of Parma has always been at the forefront of new developments in teaching and research. Responding to students’ needs and helping students develop their own special skills from study life to leisure are among its core values.

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Last updated May 24, 2019
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