Declaration of Value and Statement of Comparability
The Declaration of Value (DV) is an official document that provides a short description of academic or professional qualifications that have been awarded to a specific person by an institution belonging to an educational system other than the Italian one.
The Declaration of Value is a certification that is issued in Italian by the Italian diplomatic authorities located in the country where the qualification was awarded. Each diplomatic authority follows different procedures, in any case the declaration MUST indicate the years of schooling, the official translation of the qualification into Italian and the legalization of the Embassy / Consulate of Italy in the country in which it has been awarded. We encourage candidates to contact the relevant Italian diplomatic authority for specific indications regarding the correct process to follow.
The Statement of Comparability is a document containing the information relating to the academic qualification (such as the recognition/accreditation of the institution that issued it in the country of origin and the level of the qualification according to the Bologna Process and the European Qualifications Framework) to let it be evaluated by the competent bodies in the different national systems.
To access the service candidates must register on cimea.diplo-me.eu/cimea. Registration is free. (Please note that you need to put the check in the box close to the Italian sentence “non sono un robot” to complete the registration).
All the information regarding costs, service timeliness, required documentation (which depends on the country where the degree was awarded) and short guides can be found on CIMEA website http://www.cimea.it/en/index.aspx. In most cases documents required are:
- Diploma (in original language)
- Diploma Supplement, if available
- Official Transcript of Records (in original language): a document that lists all the modules you have studied and the grades you have received throughout your degree and it is issued by your University
- Translation in English or Italian