How to obtain a declaration of value

Declaration of Value (DV)


The (DV) is a document certifying the value of a certain academic qualification awarded to a specific person by an institution belonging to an educational system other than the Italian one. The qualifications or degrees obtained abroad are not automatically recognized in Italy. Therefore, the Declaration of Value is needed to describe the value of the applicant’s education in the country of origin or other countries outside of Italy. The DV contains the following data:

• Surname, name, date and place of birth of the holder
• Establishment under whose authority the certificate was issued
• Data for licenses
• Institute of education issuing the degree
• Duration of studies
• Final grade
• Grading system


The DV is produced in Italian language and can be issued by the Italian diplomatic representative (Embassy/Consulate) in the country where the highest education qualification was attained. Usually, students can pre-apply for issuance of a Declaration of Value from early April to the first week of July.

Please note that the requirements and deadlines established for pre-application for the DV and student visa request are subject to the directives of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research: