How to enrol with LAO
To book their chosen course, the students should complete the enrolment form online, or request a copy at the address firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow the instructions, selecting the desired course from the list of the courses available.
The form should be filled out in all sections following the instructions on the form itself. Together with the enrolment form, students should send (by fax or e-mail) a copy of the receipt of payment of the first instalment of the school fees. The secretaries’ office will send written confirmation of the reservation, and in addition:
- the documentation to obtain a study visa for students from outside Europe
- the enrolment certificate
- the list of equipment for personal use
- information on apartments and rooms which can be rented through the school
- the school regulations to be signed
- the deadlines for payment of the subsequent fee instalments
Registration can be done in the following ways:
- online, with PayPal system
- by bank transfer to LAO srl
BANCO POPOLARE (name of the bank)
Piazza Davanzati, 3 – 50123 Firenze (address of the bank)
IBAN: IT 67 B 05034 02801 000000 136267
The reservation for the course will only be considered complete after payment of the sum to be deposited at the time of enrolment (the first instalment of the total fee):
- For three-month, six-month and one-year courses: Euro 1.200
- For two-year and three-year courses: Euro 2.000
- For short courses and seminars: 50% of the total fee
The school does not require advance payment of the whole fee: after payment of the enrolment fee, the student will receive a schedule of payments with the deadlines for subsequent instalments.
For cancellations that are received by registered mail at least thirty days before the start of the course, 50% of the fee paid will be refunded excluding any bank or postal charges. No refund will be made after that date.
Students from Africa, Asia, America and Oceania: by 31 July every year.
Students from Italy and Europe: by 15 September every year.
The lessons are conducted in Italian.
Foreign students must demonstrate knowledge of the Italian language corresponding to level B2 by presenting a certificate awarded by an accredited centre (Università per Stranieri in Italia, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Centro Dante Alighieri, Linguaviva, etc.).
Students who do not possess this certificate must attend a course in Italian before the start of the course and obtain the required certification (B2).
Foreign students who do not possess study certification relating to knowledge of the language must sit a test in Italian in the month of August, either in Italy or in their own country, at an Italian Culture Institute or similar, which will be communicated in due time.
Students who do not pass this test must attend an Italian language course, and so will begin their course at LAO the following academic semester or year.