Marco Polo & Turandot

The Marco Polo project is designed to facilitate the enrolment of Chinese students at Italian universities.

Every year  LUM University reserves a number of places (contingenti/quote) for Marco Polo students.

Through the Marco Polo project, Chinese students wishing to enrol at a university programme in Italy can obtain an entry visa even if they have no knowledge of the Italian language. To participate, students must successfully attend an Italian language course lasting ten or eleven months at one of the Italian universities or language schools involved before starting the chosen university programme.

From 17 June 2020, Chinese students choosing for the Marco Polo programme a.y. 2021/2022 are required to fill in the pre-enrollment application for Bachelor’s Degree,



If you are a Chinese student interested in the Marco Polo project, carefully read the guidelines on the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.

When pre-enrolling you must specify where you will attend the Italian language course and the degree programme you wish to enrol in, choosing among the programmes which reserve places for Marco Polo students.


If you are a Marco Polo student:

– you must attend the Italian language course in the period and at the school or university chosen upon pre-enrolment from the Embassy;

– you must successfully pass the final exam of the Italian language course mentioned above, obtaining at least the B1 level;

Students can attend the Italian Language Course at LUM University School of Italian for Foreigners.

Marco Polo students can only enrol in degree programmes taught in the Italian language.



LUM Programs taugt in English

Please check LUM’s University Programs taught in English

For any Info please contact the International Office

Italian Language Course

Visit our School of Italian for Foreigners for all the information regarding our courses of Italian Language or contact our International Office.

Italian Ministry of Education

Since the agreement between the Chinese Popular Republic and the Italian Republic has been coming into force in 2006, students can ask for an entry visa issue for studying Italian language in Italy (from November to August) and later enroll in a study course without coming back to their home country and ask for a new visa. For more information about the Marco Polo/Turandot procedure please check the Ministry website