It's possible to enroll at the Pontifical Lateran University starting from June 7th

By Enrollment we mean the procedure that must be followed by those who for the first time enrol in a Faculty / Institute of the Pontifical Lateran University.

It is possible to complete the online enrolment application if:

  1. you have completed your high school diploma.
  2. took part in the orientation tests for the assessment of the initial preparation for the degree courses in Law LMG / 01 and Peace Sciences.

How to enroll online


Connect to the PLUS platform to start the enrollment procedure


Enter your personal data and those relating to residence and domicile


Attach a photo and in PDF format, your identifying document, letter of presentation from the parish priest (if a lay person), the Bishop (if a clergyman), the Superior (if a religious), and International Passport (if a foreign student)


You will then be contacted by the Faculty / Institute / Study Cycle Secretariat to arrange an interview with the Dean / Principal / Delegate / Director, and fill out the study plan



Once the study plan has been signed, you will receive from the Student Secretariat an indication of the method of payment and the amount of the enrollment fee


Once the payment receipt has been sent to the Student Secretariat, you will receive the student registration number


If you want to start the enrolment process online or you have tried to register but you had difficulties during the various steps, download the complete guide to make the registration.



The courses are held in Italian. For students who need to improve the study of the Italian language it is possible to follow courses of Italian held by Clas. For information visit the dedicated page.


PRE-ENROLLMENT (Students from abroad)

In order to obtain an entry visa to Italy for study purposes, the student coming from a country not belonging to the European Union must present – in the first months of the calendar year – at the Italian Diplomatic or Consular Missions of the country of residence, in addition to the necessary documentation, also a pre-enrollment letter signed by the Secretary General of the Pontifical Lateran University.

The General Secretariat of the Pontifical Lateran University issues this pre-enrollment letter to those who, by June, have submitted the following documentation:

  • pre-enrollment application, on plain paper, with an indication of the student’s personal data, the Diocese they belong to and the chosen course of study (Faculty and Cycle of studies);
  • photocopy of International Passport;
  • photocopy of the High or Secondary school qualification, which allows enrollment at the University in the student’s country of origin;
  • photocopy of study diplomas, necessary for access to the chosen study cycle and Faculty;
  • cover letter:
  • for lay students, signed by the Ordinary of the Diocese of residence and authenticated by the Nuncio;
  • for diocesan priest students, signed by the Ordinary and authenticated by the Nuncio;
  • for religious students: if the Institute to which they belong is of Pontifical laws, signed by the Superior General, with authentication of the Bishop and the Nuncio; if the Institute to which he belongs is of pontifical laws, signed by the Superior General, with authentication of the Nuncio;
  • letter of assumption of responsibility or “taking charge” – to cover all expenses (food, accommodation and medical expenses) for the period of stay in Italy during the chosen study cycle, including travel cost coverage return – signed by the head of the college or boarding school where the student will reside while studying at the Pontifical Lateran University.

If the documentation submitted for pre-enrollment meets the requirements, the interested party is provided with useful information for the payment of Euro 180, as administrative fees and advance payment of academic fees. This amount, if the registration is completed, will be deducted from the total amount of the annual academic fee. On the other hand, if the interested party does not obtain an entry visa for Italy, the sum will not be refunded.

Once the procedure is completed, the Secretary General issues a letter, which ensures the acceptance of the enrollment application. This letter, before being sent to the interested party, must be endorsed:

  • by the Congregation for Catholic Education;
  • from the Secretariat of State – endorsement Office (where it is necessary to show the presentation letter and the declaration of “taking charge”);
  • from the Apostolic Nunciature in Italy (only for some countries).

Given the required formalities, the applicant must have a contact person in Italy who can carry out the procedure in all its parts.

Faculties and Institutes

Theology, Philosophy, Canon Law, Civil Law, Pastoral Institute, Peace Sciences (International Political Sciences)

Language courses

Modern language courses: English, French, Spanish, German. Italian language courses for foreigners. Classical language courses: Latin and Greek

Right to study

Measures and facilities to allow students in less favourable economic conditions the right to study.


Orientation activities and initiatives for choosing the training trail