We've tried to provide all the information you will need if you are thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from Italy.

If you need to know anything else, you can contact our team using the details below.


We require applicants to have completed a Diploma di Esame di Stato with good overall grades. Applicants with other qualifications will be required to undertake a foundation year programme or equivalent.

For applicants who do not meet the above requirements, there are foundation options available via the University of Plymouth and University of Plymouth International College (UPIC).

A-Level UCAS Tariff  Esame di Stato overall comparable offer    
AAA 144 90%
AAB 136 85%
ABB 128 80%
BBB 120 70%
BBC 112 70%
BCC 104 65%
CCC 96 60%


We require applicants to have completed a Diploma di Laurea with the following entry criteria:

Italian Degree Classification  UK Degree Equivalent
110 1st
100 2:1
88 2:2

English language

A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses.

Enrico Da Lio – Research and Development Composites Engineer, Lamiflex

"Having worked for six years in a chemical factory in Italy, I decided to come to England to study. I have long been fascinated by mechanical components and the use of alternative materials such as composites and the MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Composites programme enabled me to couple my two interests.

During the summer vacations I was lucky enough to secure two work placements at NASA. I worked on X-Core, a composite material still in its early stages of study and then on the characterisation of the physical properties of moon dust, apparently not worked on since the 1970s. It was an extremely exciting experience. I went to NASA unsure of myself, but left knowing I had an incredible engineering future ahead of me. After graduating I returned to Italy to work as a Research and Development Composites Engineer for Lamiflex. I'm responsible for the development of medical components for radiology purposes. My work has included the development of a new table top for CAT scans and the development of composite components for a mammography scan device."