- The Italian Higher Education System
- Diploma Supplement
The Diploma Supplement is a document attached to the final qualification, intended to improve international “transparency” and to facilitate academic and professional qualification recognition (diplomas, degrees, certificates etc.). Its function is to supply a description of the nature, the level, the context, the contents and the status of the studies performed and successfully completed by the individual mentioned in the original copy of the qualification to which such Supplement is attached. It is based on an international model developed through an initiative of the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO.
The Diploma Supplement, issued in dual languages (Italian and English) is composed of eight sections containing information on the holder of the qualification, on the institution that issued it, on the level and the nature of the qualification, on the curriculum of the study course followed and the results obtained, on academic and professional rights, etc. There is also a section (point 8) dedicated to a description of the national system of higher education related to the qualification obtained and studies completed.
For further information:
Diploma Supplement model for university institutions
University system description (Point 8 of the Diploma Supplement)
Descriptive diagram of university system
Diploma Supplement model for AFAM institutions
AFAM system description (Point 8 of the Diploma Supplement)