How do “free spots” for Non-EU students work?

Following from our previous article, lets proceed to explain how this works with the same example.

Imagine you are the 12th candidate on the Non-EU Ranking List for the University of Tor Vergata. So to summarise you are Non-EU, did your pre-enrollemnt for the University of Tor Vergata, and when registering for the IMAT chose to pick all of the choices available in order of your preferences (even if your first choice is the most important).

On results day you find that you are the 12th person in the ranking, quite close but unfortunately not offered one of the possible 10 seats. You wait for subsequent rounds but unfortunately scrolling did not permit you to be offered a seat in your 1st choice.

However (for example) the University of Bari announced that they have a free seat to be offered. This means that the university of Bari offered a seat to every single candidate that put University of Bari as their first choice, but at the end of scrolling there was still one seat empty.

Each university has to first deal with their own ranking list, **IF **there are free spots available after they have exhausted their own ranking list they will release a statement offering the remaining seats to any other Non-EU candidate.

Here is what the statement looked like last year:

Once the statement is released the only consideration for who will get the remaining spot is the candidate score. Unfortunately the choice of order is not quite considered here. There is no set time for when these statements are released and are completely down to the individual universities.