Non-European Union students living abroad who want to attend a university, conservatory, or academy in Italy must have filed a pre-enrollment request for the 2012-2013 academic year by June 29, 2012. Each university has a quota for enrollments from abroad. In early August, the Italian consulates will release information regarding entrance exams, including the Italian language exam, that will take place on September 3, 2012. Students will receive entry visas for Italy before August 24. Only those who pass the exams may enroll and stay in Italy with a residence permit for study purposes.