Statement of Comparability
Since 1984, CIMEA - Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence has been engaged in the field of information and consulting services relating to the procedures for the recognition of academic qualifications and to issues relating to Italian and international higher education and training.
CIMEA is the official Italian centre within the NARIC - National Academic Recognition Information Centres – network of the European Union and the ENIC - European National Information Centres – network of the European Council and of UNESCO.
CIMEA supports academic mobility in all its forms and facilitates the understanding of the components of the Italian and foreign higher education and training systems and promotes the principles of the Lisbon Convention in the field of academic qualification recognition.
CIMEA has implemented a Credential Information Service – CIS, a service of certification and comparison of Italian and foreign qualifications, with a view to rendering qualifications increasingly more comprehensible and recognizable in a national and international context.
The Statement of Comparability contains general information related to the foreign university qualification such as recognition/accreditation status of the institution from which it has been issued in the country of origin and the level of the qualification according to the Bologna Process and to the European Qualifications Framework. The nature of the course (academic or professional) is also indicated.
Such comparison does not imply the formal recognition of foreign qualification within the Italian system, but it is a useful recommendation to the Italian institutions that have to evaluate the foreign qualification within recognition procedures: the Statement of comparability has the form of an advice, and does not bind the institutions during their own procedures of assessment and recognition.
The service is only available for official university qualifications (being officially part of the foreign system of higher education) issued by foreign official institutions (recognized/accredited in the foreign system of higher education).
The Statement is only available in Italian. There is no cost for this service.
In order to receive the Statement, please send the documents listed below to:
Carmen Scarpati, Registrar
John Cabot University
Via della Lungara 233
00165 Rome, Italy
• Original Diploma
• Official Transcripts
• Copy of passport
• Consent Form for Release of Information duly filled in and signed
• Cover letter with complete contact information (email, mailing address, phone number)