The University of Parma’s Foundation Year
The Foundation Year is an eleven-month, full immersion preparatory programme for international students wishing to enroll at the University of Parma or any Italian University or a Music Conservatory.
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:
Students of the Music Programme will be able to take courses offered by Conservatorio A. Boito in different music areas. Students who wish to continue studying music after the Foundation Year will be able to do so in the Italian music academy system, provided they pass the admission test.
Students can choose between two study programmes:
Music courses in many music areas offered by Conservatorio A. Boito in Parma.
The tutoring service of Conservatorio will previously assess students’ competences in order to better guide them. For further information on the music courses offered by Conservatorio, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Parma’s Foundation Year is organised in collaboration with Conservatorio Arrigo Boito di Parma,
a major centre for music training at Italian and European level. Conservatorio A. Boito is an Institute of high culture and provides the highest artistic training, education, specialization, research and production in music.
For further information, please visit the website www.conservatorio.pr.it.
The University of Parma and the Dante Alighieri Society (Italian: Società Dante Alighieri) started a collaboration which has led to the creation of the Foundation Year Integrated Programme (Italian: Programma Integrato Foundation Year – PIFY).
The Dante Alighieri Society has around 500 branches throughout the world and promotes the Italian culture and language.
Thanks to the coordination efforts provided by the head office in Rome and the collaboration of the University of Parma, the branches involved in the programme prepare students for their future life in Parma, providing them with an ad hoc language training.
Once in Parma, students enrolled on the PIFY continue their training following either the General Programme or the Music Programme, in view of their enrolment at an Italian university or a Music Conservatory.