Monica Nizzoli


Phone: +39 06 670 24 27
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 – 15:30

Friday: 8:30: – 15:00

The Student Office is the primary point of contact for all students. From the very beginning of the academic path, we work to assist students to make the most of their time at the University. The Student Office assists international students in preparing their arrival in Rome, providing answers to their questions and informing them about all matters related to the visa process, and other burocratic issues such as residence permit and tax code.

The Student Office also takes care of many other non-academic issues, such as searching for accommodations, the purchase of health insurance or registration in the National Health Service. Mostly, we encourage students to get involved in academic and non-academic initiatives, strengthening and stimulating a vibrant international community.

Long-Term Visa (Over 90 Days)


If you are planning to study in Italy for a period longer than 90 days, you must apply for a Long-term visa for study reasons (type D) at your local Italian Consulate or Embassy. This visa is valid for one year and it entitles you to travel inside the Schengen Area for a period of 90 days within 6 months.


If you are a Religious, it is also possible to apply for a visa for religious purposes.


The Visa is only issued by the country of origin.


Please see the website of Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to verify and deepen the given information, depending on your country of origin.


Required Documents


Originals and Copies of:


  • Pre registration Certificate* released by the University, (this document is not required if you apply for a religion purpose visa),
  • Health Insurance for the full duration of stay and valid in all Schengen area countries. The policy must cover expenses in the event of emergency treatments and/or urgent hospitalization and must ensure repatriation in case of serious illness.


For the religious:


  • Letter of assumption of responsibility (ndr. Lettera di presa in carico) released by the sponsoring religious institute that will be hosting you and responsible for the academic fees, boarding and lodging, as well as for the health insurance. This letter has to be endorsed (stamped) by the General Superior and the Vatican appointed office, i.e. the Congregation for Religious.


For lay people:


  • Self declaration in which stating you have sufficient financial means to support all expenses (tuition fees, insurance, rent…), attaching certifying documents (i.e. scholarship, bank statement…).
  • Letter of hospitality either by the person hosting you or a copy of the rental lease,  plus a valid document of the owner.


* Please note that if the Embassy requires the letter of pre registration to be stamped by the Vatican Authorities, the PUST Student Office may handle this practice and the cost for the student is 80€.


Please see below the documents to be submitted to the University in order to endorse the letter of pre registration at the Vatican Authorities:


  • Passport copy;
  • For religious students: letter of recommendation from their General Superior, stamped and signed by the Apostolic Nuncio (the stamp of the Apostolic Nuncio is not needed only in the case that the religious will reside in the same congregation to which he/she belongs);
  • For diocesan students: letter of recommendation from their Bishop, stamped and signed by the Apostolic Nuncio;
  • For lay students: letter of recommendation from a parish priest, stamped and signed by the Apostolic Nuncio.




  • For lay students: declaration of accommodation (letter of hospitality) or a copy of the rental lease, as well as a declaration of economic self-support, with a copy of a bank statement; or scholarship award evidence.
  • For religious students: declaration of accommodation (letter of hospitality), as well as a letter of assumption of responsibility (ndr. Lettera di presa in carico), in order to certify that all expenses for boarding and lodging, insurance included, are covered.




Foreigners entering Italy for periods that do not exceed 90 days, according to the Law no. 68/2007, do not need to apply for a residence permit.


The residence permit has been replaced by a Declaration of Presence on Italian soil.


For foreign people coming from countries outside of the Schengen Convention, the obligation to make a declaration of presence, is satisfied through application of the USV sticker on the travel document, at the moment of border control.


Foreigners from countries that apply the Schengen Convention are required, on the other hand, to submit a declaration of presence within 8 days of arrival to the police headquarters (Questura) of the district in which he/she is staying, using the proper form.


For those staying in hotels and other reception facilities, the declaration of presence is handled by the reception facility upon check-in, a copy of which is supplied to the guest to be displayed to authorities upon eventual request.

You need to provide the following documentation:


  • Application for admission;
  • Copy of a valid document;
  • Copy of the Curriculum Vitae and Studiorum undertaken with mark sheets enclosed.
  • Please remember that in order to complete your application, you will need to bring the original documents with you.
  • Recommendation letter (lettera di presentazione) stating the good faith, the morality and the willing to study of the student signed according to conditions, as follows:
    • Lay students have to provide a recommendation letter signed and stamped by the Ordinary of their diocese;
    • All religious have to provide an authorization letter from their own Superior;
    • Clerics and seminarians have to provide an authorization letter from the Rector of the student’s College of residence;
    • Secular or religious priests living outside the Diocese of Rome must present the nihil obstat of their own Ordinary, which proves their diocesan incardination, or affiliation to a particular religious institute, and the place of their habitual residence;
    • Diocesan priests have to provide a letter signed and stamped by their bishop.
    • Those diocesan priests residing in Rome in a non officially authorized College need an authorization from the Office of Clerics, issued by the Vicariate of Rome.


Upon arrival


Students must first go to their Faculty Office to fill out the registration forms and to check if they have all the documentation required for registration.

At the time of registration, the student shall make a down payment of € 200,00 towards the academic fees for the appropriate semester. This payment may be made in one of the following ways: bank draft, debit/credit card, cheque or cash in the Administration Office.

After payment, students must exhibit the receipt of payment and formalize the registration at the General Secretariat.


For further details, please check on the Order of the Studies booklet available on the Angelicum’s website

Please check if your country belongs to the list of countries that have special agreements with EU countries on safety matters.


Our students generally subscribe to a convenient insurance company called INA ASSITALIA that covers urgent hospitalization expenses.


If you have a double citizenship (a European and a Non European one), you will be asked to register according to the passport you used to enter the country.



Once you make the payment, on the very same day please send the receipt either by email or by fax to the Insurance Company, along with the copy of your passport and the address where the company can send you the policy by mail (it is advisable to add a phone number).


Email: [email protected]

Fax number: +39 06 361 36 26


After sending the receipt of payment, please call the number (+39) 06 361 16 76 in order to verify they received everything. They also speak English.


Your insurance policy will become effective on the day you made the payment, starting from 12.00 AM.


Validity: your insurance policy validity depends on the residence permit expiry date. 


Always carry with you the receipt of payment, your residence permit and copy of the page of your policy showing the expiry date.

In the unfortunate event of urgent hospitalization you may need to prove that you are covered by insurance.

Students in temporary stay can register at the Ufficio Anagrafe (Registry Office) as Temporary Present Citizens Registry (Schedario della Popolazione Temporanea).


It can be requested by:


  • Italian citizens who have been living for at least 4 months in a different city from the one of residence;
  • Third country nationals (not belonging to the EU countries), who have been living, in this case, in Rome for at least four months, but kept their residence abroad or in any other Italian municipality;
  • EU citizens who have been living, in this case, in Rome for at least 3 months, but kept their residence abroad or in any other Italian municipality;
  • The registration in the Temporary Registry Office does not imply the release of any certificate. The Registration is valid for one year, but EU citizens can ask to extend the registration as long as they specify the reason for their request.



The Registry Office will issue the ‘Attestazione di Regolarità di iscrizione temporanea’ (temporary registration certificate) immediately, free of charge, stating the regularity of your temporary registration.

If you are looking for a place to stay in Rome, whether at private houses or religious institutes, please send an email at [email protected], specifying your budget and needs.


Please see the link: Headmaster Job Posting



Holy Spirit Preparatory School in Atlanta, Georgia USA is looking for a secondary school humanities teacher who would be interested in teaching at a Catholic school committed to Catholic orthodoxy and classical education.

The ideal candidate would be able to teach across more than one discipline in our humanities program, including theology, philosophy, literature, history, and/or classical languages.  We hope for our teachers to approach each course with an appreciation for the coherence between subjects and the unity of reality.

Candidates must be grounded in Catholic piety, Thomistic philosophy, and a profound love of God and neighbor.  Further, they should be committed to building an authentic Catholic culture at our school and in our community.

Those interested should reach out to [email protected] for more information.


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