Which certificates can be obtained from the General Secretariat?
It is the certificate required for the submission of the visa application for study purposes.
The first certificate is free
Certificate useful for PDS renewal request
Includes, where possible and if required, the additional diploma
What certificates can be obtained from the Faculty Secretariat?
What certifications can be issued before the completion of an institutional course of study, a master’s degree or a diploma, or after the suspension of studies?
What certifications can be issued on completion of an institutional course of study, a master’s degree or a diploma?
What certifications can be issued at the end of an advanced training course or upon passing the examination test of a course attended as an auditor?
Certificate of participation with ECTS
What certifications can be issued following attendance at a course as a guest or extraordinary student?
Certificate of participation in a course
What certifications can be asked for those who have supported studies in the Magisterium in Religious Sciences?
In case the student has completed the program:
In case the student has not completed the curriculum:
Are APRA titles recognized abroad?
For more information, please refer to the Ecclesiastical Academic Qualifications page.
Is the University proceeding with the recognition of the studies?
No, the request for recognition must be submitted in the country where the studies carried out at the Athenaeum are intended to be recognized. The Athenaeum only offers the service of endorsement of certificates and diplomas issued by it.
Is it possible to request the Hague Apostille?
No, the Holy See is not one of the signatory countries to the Hague Convention.
Is it necessary to apply for a certificate endorsement?
It depends on the country where you intend to present them for further study or to have your qualifications recognized. It is therefore necessary to obtain prior information from the institution for which the documents are intended.
What are the delivery times for the certificates?
Certificates can only be applied for when you meet the requirements to obtain them. In particular, before requesting the documents related to the end of a cycle (certificate of qualification, diploma supplement, parchment diploma) it is necessary to verify that the curriculum is complete in the Career Advancement report available in your reserved area.
Certificates requested in Italian can be collected at the counter, or sent (as a scan by e-mail or sent by post or courier) from the fifth working day after the request.
The parchment diplomas are available from the 30th working day after the request.
It is not possible to establish deadlines for the issue of certificates in languages other than Italian because they depend on translation times outside the University.
Likewise, the time needed for the endorsements of documents does not depend on the University, but on the availability of the Embassies. It is not guaranteed that the stamped documents will be sent before two working months.
How to collect certifications by delegate?
Withdrawal of the documents by a person other than the person concerned may be made by means of a proxy, with a copy of the identity document of the person concerned.
Postal shipment of certifications
The delivery of parchment diplomas is made only by express courier, whose delivery time is a few days. For shipments made by courier, it is possible to follow the status on the courier’s websites through the waybill that is sent to the applicant.
The tracking service is not available for insured shipments and delivery times are not the University’s responsibility.
For the continuation of studies at another institution: what is needed?
You will have to ask in advance about the transfer procedure to the institution where you intend to move. Usually a certificate of supported subjects and a certified copy is required. Sometimes the universities also ask for the declaration of value of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum.
Is it possible to get a copy of the diploma on parchment?
No, the diploma is a unique document. It is issued only once per course of study.
I can’t remember my serial number. How can I get it back?
Contact [email protected] asking to reset your password.