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Admission Costume & Fashion – 180 ECTS


Accademia Costume & Moda is a private legally recognized Academy of Fine arts regulated by the Higher Education in Art and Music System governed by the Italian Ministry of Education University and Research (MIUR).

Under this accreditation, Accademia Costume & Moda upholds rigorous admission standards.

Before applying for one of the Undergraduate Courses, students must meet the below mentioned requirements. Those who do not have the minimum language and/or years of education required, can consider the possibility of attending the Foundation Course.

The Secondary School Diploma must be obtained after 12 years of education as required by the Italian Education System. In the calculation of the 12 years, where applicable, a pre-school year may be considered, as long as attendance is compulsory and an integral part of the curriculum, and the program includes the teaching of reading and writing of the language of the Country and the first elements of arithmetic.

For students with 11 year of education: Accademia Costume & Moda’s Foundation Course can be counted as a 12th year of education for the enrolment into Accademia Costume & Moda’s BA Courses.

Please read the section Declaration of Value for more information about the necessary documentation to provide to access Italian Educational System

If the diploma was obtained outside Italy it must be translated, notarized and accompanied by the Declaration of Value (Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco), an official document which certifies the value of the title of study obtained in an Educational System different from the Italian one. It is written in Italian language and it is issued by the Italian Embassy or Consulate of the country in which the study title was obtained.

It is necessary for the following uses:

  1. Continuation of studies
  2. Enrolment in foreign universities
  3. Validation of an academic study title for the continuation of post-graduate studies (Master’s, Phd..)
  4. Equivalence of a study title

In case the country that issued the title of study is one of the countries that signed the Aja convention of 1961 the Italian Embassy/Consulate will put the Apostille on the study title without the need of legalizing it but in any case the the Declaration of Value (Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco) will be needed.

For the countries who signed the Brusselles Convention of 1987 (Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark, Ireland and Latvia), Germany (Convention of Rome 1969) and Austria (Convention of Vienna 1975) neither legalization or Apostille are necessary, but the Declaration of Value (Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco) will be needed in any case.

For more information about the documentation to provide to request the Declaration of Value and to see the list of the Italian Embassies or Consulates please click here.

Alternatively, thanks to an agreement with the Italian ENIC-NARIC centre called CIMEA, it is possible to request a Statement of Comparability whose processing times are usually shorter. The entire procedure is done online using the dedicated link that will be shared after positive admission in the course.

Students who do not provide the Declaration of Value or Statement of Comparability will not get a Bachelor of Arts legally recognized but only an attendance certificate without legal value or credits.

Undergraduate 3-Year Programmes are taught in Italian only.

In order to apply, students must provide a language certificate attesting a B2 level of Italian language according to CEFR.

The certificate must be not older than 2 years and has to be provided before the starting of the course in order to complete the Enrolment procedure.

Italian mothertongue students are exonerated from providing the language certificate.

Those who are interested in studying Italian in Rome can address to Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci


Through admission tests and interviews, Accademia Costume & Moda intends to evaluate the motivation and commitment of the student to undertake the study path of preference with the aim of leading to a much conscious choice.

The admission test for the Bachelor of Arts in Costume & Fashion can be held in person or remotely. It consists in a general culture test, a drawing test (or an entry portfolio for a distance evaluation)  and an admission interview with the Academic Directorship.

To register to the admission test it is necessary to

  • Request the Registration Form to the  Counseling Office of Accademia Costume & Moda (
  • Choose a date
  • Send by e-mail the Registration Form filled and signed together with the receipt of payment of the administrative fee of € 100,00

The online admission test dates of the Academic Year 2023/2024 are:

  • Wednesday March 01st 2023
  • Wednesday March 29th 2023
  • Wednesday April 26th 2023
  • Wednesday May 17th 2023
  • Wednesday July 5th 2023
  • Wednesday July 19th 2023
  • Wednesday September 06th 2023*
  • Friday September 20rd 2023*

*During September session the course could be already sold out. In this event, the admission will be valid for the following academic year 2024/2025.


After the positive admission, applicants who wish to enrol in the course will need to request the enrolment form to the Counseling Office. In addition to the enrolment form, applicants must provide:

  • Secondary School Diploma
  • Declaration of Value
  • 2 Passport sized photos
  • Passport
  • Visa/ Residence Permit (only for Non-European citizens)

Accademia will reserve the place in the course only after the payment of the enrolment fee.

For more information about the documents needed to stay and study in Italy, check the sections below according to your own case.


If you are an European citizen you won’t need to ask for a Visa but if you stay for more than 3 months in Italy you will need to ask for a Certificate of Residence that you can get at the Registration Office of the Municipality.
Bring these documents with you when you go there:

  • Passport or ID card
  • Certificate of Enrolment that we will send you after the enrolment that states you are a student of Accademia Costume & Moda.
  • Health Insurance valid for the duration of your course
  • Proof of available means of support during your stay in Italy which at the moment is fixed at € 5.977,79 per year. This will be demonstrated with a bank or insurance guarantee or a declaration in lieu of certification with the additional indication of the lawful source of income, and any other relevant information for the eventual control.

The procedure has no cost and the registration is immediate if you go in person with all the required documentation.


If you are a Non European citizen you will need to get a Student Visa (type D) to come to Italy.
We strongly suggest you to start the procedure at least 3 months before your planned departure as the time for the issue of the Visa may require up to 90 days.
For precise and detailed information on the documentation required for Visas, please refer directly to local Diplomatic and Consular representatives or visit the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Non European country is a country that is not part of the EU (European Union).

You must request the Student Visa to the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your country.
For a list of the Italian Consulates and Embassies please check the site
The Student Visa will last as long as your course of study but no more than 1 year.
Kindly note that the Visa simply allows your entrance in Italy and It can’t be renewed or converted in a different type of Visa.


  1. A valid passport: it should be valid at least for 3 months after the expiration date for the requested Visa
  2. Airplane reservation or ticket
  3. A recent ID photo
  4. Enrolment Certificate: the certificate issued by Accademia Costume & Moda which states that you are duly enrolled in one of our courses.
    Pay attention: make sure the Embassy leaves you a copy of the Enrolment Certificate with the Embassy stamp along with the Visa.
    This stamped certificate will be necessary when you will ask for the Residence Permit (Permesso di Soggiorno) so don’t lose it!
  5. Accommodation Certificate: a certificate issued by Accademia Costume & Moda which states the conditions of your accommodation in Italy. As the school doesn’t have a campus you will need to rent a room or an apartment.
  6. International Health Insurance Policy valid in Italy for emergency medical care and hospital stays. If you are already insured in your country, you will have to prove the extension of the insurance coverage to Italy and the other states in the Schengen Area. Otherwise, you will need to sign up for suitable insurance in your country of origin or in Italy. Check also Eduservices for a basic Italian health assistance.
  7. Poof of available means of subsistence both for your entire stay in Italy and to go back to your country (€ 459,83 per month and € 5.977,79 per year).

When you go to the Embassy for the Student Visa, in case you haven’t done it yet, start asking also for the Declaration of Value (Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco).

From the moment you have the Student Visa you can come to Italy.
Pay attention: Once arrived in Italy you will have 8 days to start applying for the Residence Permit (Permesso dI Soggiorno).

You will have to go to a local Post Office and ask for a Residence Permit Kit (Kit Permesso di Soggiorno).
Usually in the Post Office there is a dedicated office called Sportello Amico which is in charge of this type of requests.

What is the Residence Permit Kit?
It’s a white envelope with a yellow stripe containing:

  • 3 manuals useful for the correct filling of the application form
  • 2 application forms: Modulo 1 and Modulo 2.
  • a bill where to put the right amount of the cost of the procedure

Note:For the Residence Permit for study reasons you will need to fill only Modulo 1 in the interested parts and the bill.
Be careful: both the application form and the manuals are written in Italian only. If you don’t feel confident enough with your knowledge of Italian or if you can’t find someone to help you at the Post Office don’t hesitate to arrange an appointment with us and we’ll help you out in order to avoid mistakes.

Which documents do you need to request the Residence Permit?

  1. Copy of all the pages of your passport
  2. 2 copies of the pages with the stamp put by the Italian Embassy in your country and with the stamp of the arrival date at airport custom office.
  3. a 16,00 Euros revenue stamp (Marca da bollo, on sale at tobacconist’s shop or at Post Office)
  4. Original copy of the Enrolment Certificate issued by Accademia Costume & Moda with the stamp of the Italian Embassy/ Consulate that was given to you when you got the Student Visa.
  5. One of the following insurance which allows you to benefit from the Health Service in Italy
  6. insurance policy from your own country with a declaration from the Consulate about its validity in Italy, term and overview of the health service indicating no limitations on the cost of the duration of an urgent hospitalization
  7. any other insurance from other insurance companies that covers the same risk along with a declaration from the company or corporation that indicates no limitations on the cost of the duration of an urgent hospitalization.

After preparing all the documents listed above you must put them in the envelope of the Residence Permit kit, leave it open and hand it to the Post Office.
At that point the Post Officer will ask you to pay for the cost of the procedure depending on the duration of your Residence Permit. Ask the Post Officer or check the Police website to be updated in case of changes in the amount to pay for the procedure.

Pay attention: the Postal Officer will give you a receipt of payment. Guard it and don’t lose it!
You will also receive:

  • A revenue card with a User ID and password to be used on the the website to control the status of the Residence Permit request.
  • A registered letter from the Immigration Office of the Police Station with the date and time in which you will be fingerprinted.

We will need a copy of this document. You can send it by email or you can hand it to us when you come to school but make sure it is before the starting date of the course.
Pay attention: When you are called please do not miss the appointment as a new  convocation will take a long time to be scheduled.
At the Police Station you must bring with you:

  • 4 passport-sized photos

The procedure of obtaining the Residence Permit may take a long time so don’t panic and check the website regularly in order to be informed when you will be given the appointment to get the permit.


For more information contact the Counseling Office of’ Accademia Costume & Moda by filling the form below. You can also call us at +39 066864132 or find us on Whatsapp +39 3423815672.

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