Dichiarazione di Valore

Italian Recognition of JCU Degrees

The University is authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education to operate as an American university in Italy. The John Cabot University degree, accompanied by a Statement of Comparability and/or a Dichiarazione di valore (Declaration of Value) is valid for admission to Italian graduate degree programs such as the laurea magistrale or Italian first level Master programs, pending evaluation from the receiving universities.

The Statement of Comparability, issued by CIMEA, states that John Cabot University Bachelor of Arts degrees are comparable to an Italian 3 year degree (Triennale).  The Dichiarazione di Valore, issued by the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia, grants legal value to the John Cabot University degree and transcripts. 

Graduates who wish to pursue Italian concorsi pubblici should refer to the participation criteria established by each single concorso.

Statement of Comparability

EU students require this Statement for admission to an Italian university. It contains general information related to the foreign university qualification such as recognition/accreditation status of the issuing institution and the level of the qualification according to the Bologna Process and the European Qualifications Framework. Some Italian universities may also require EU students to submit the Dichiarazione di Valore (see above).

How to Request a Statement of Comparability

Dichiarazione di Valore

Non-EU students who need a Study Visa to continue their studies in Italy require this documentation. It is an official document that provides a short description of a certain academic or professional qualification, awarded to a specific person by an institution belonging to an educational system other than the Italian one. Some Italian universities may also require EU students to submit the Dichiarazione di Valore.

How to Request a Dichiarazione di Valore


An apostille is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961. The Office of the Secretary of State provides apostille and authentication service to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals on documents that will be used overseas. An apostille is required as part of the process for the Dichiarazione di Valore. 

How to Request an Apostille