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Italy

Italy, with its location and long Mediterranean coastline, has been the seat of Roman civilisation for a long period in the past. Considered the cradle of renaissance, it made a powerful mark on medieval and recent history. Seat of art, sculpture and architecture, it produced a galaxy of geniuses from Michael Angelo, the polymath Leonardo Da Vinci to modern day writers like Roberto Calasso or Umberto Eco. Today it is the capital of the Roman Catholic Church and the centre of modern fashion. When it comes to education, Italy is making great leaps in catching up with big league institutions in Europe besides being home to one of the leading and world’s oldest university—the Bologna University.

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Discover Italy

Italy, with its location and long Mediterranean coastline, has been the seat of Roman civilisation for a long period in the past. Considered the cradle of renaissance, it made a powerful mark on medieval and recent history. Seat of art, sculpture and architecture, it produced a galaxy of geniuses from Michael Angelo, the polymath Leonardo Da Vinci to modern day writers like Roberto Calasso or Umberto Eco. Today it is the capital of the Roman Catholic Church and the centre of modern fashion. When it comes to education, Italy is making great leaps in catching up with big league institutions in Europe besides being home to one of the leading and world’s oldest university—the Bologna University.

Key Facts

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Intakes

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90

Listed Universities

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34

Ranked Universities

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$6000 to 20,000

Average Tution Fees

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€550 - €800

Range Living Cost

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32,000

International Students

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Top Universities

  • Sapienza University of Rome
  • SDA Bocconi
  • Università degli Studi di Milano
  • University of Bologna
  • University of Milano-Bicocca

Courses

  • Architecture and Design
  • Engineering
  • New Technologies
  • Economics
  • Agriculture
  • Human Sciences
  • Conservation
  • Cinema
  • Drama
  • Music

Why Study in the italy

Providing a rich cultural experience as well as a great education, Italy has long been a popular destination for international students. Universities here are particularly attractive for students studying architecture and design.

  • Over 500 English-taught study programmes

  • 27 top 500 universities

  • Italy has been educating students since 1088

Student Life in Italy

Student Life

Besides excellent classroom assignments and work, besides animated interactions with faculty and fellow students on a subject you love, there are other things that can fascinate you in Italy; museums, canals, street-side cafés where you can bump into a writer or an artist or visit studios where once the famous, very famous like Michael Angelo or Da Vinci worked. The Italians are very friendly and gregarious, and you can get by well even if your Italian vocabulary is minimal. The place resonates with centuries of history, art, fashion and culture. It constantly reminds you at every nook and corner of its ancient heritage; it reminds that it was once the seat of Roman civilisation and the cradle of renaissance.

Tuition Fees

Cost of Living

Though accommodation can cost you a lot in Rome and Milano, the cost of living in Italy is very affordable. Depending on your hobbies and what kind of accommodation you choose, you can expect to spend around € 800 to €1200 per month.

Average Monthly Costs

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    £ 535

    Accomodation

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    £ 50

    Study Materials

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    £ 70

    Mobile & Internet

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    £ 50

    Travel & Others

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    £ 50

    Movies & Others

Work and study in Italy

As a student you can work part-time but only to a maximum of twenty hours a week. If you want to work full-time, you must convert your stay visa to work permit.

If your English is good and you can speak like a native speaker you can give tuitions in English. Other popular jobs, besides those in restaurants or bars, include web-designing, UX or those that are related to information technology.

Work and Study in Italy

Entry Requirements

For the first cycle leading to a bachelor’s degree

Qualifying school leaving certificate or equivalent certificates.

For the Second cycle leading to a master’s degree.

A relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent diploma in the field.

For the Third cycle leading to Ph. D

A relevant master’s degree or equivalent diploma in the field.

Language Requirements

The medium of instruction in many colleges and universities is Italian. However, a number of colleges also offer higher education programmes in English.If you are applying for a college where the medium of instruction is Italian, you must prove that you Italian is to the level of B2 in Europass Language Passport classification. You will appear for a language test conducted by the university passing which you will be qualified for admission. If your level of Italian corresponds to C1 or C2 (proficient users), you will be exempted from the language requirement test.If you are applying for admission to college or university where the medium of instruction is English, you will have to provide proofs of passing English with high grades at your higher secondary school or any other English test that you have sat to demonstrate your proficiency in the language.

        Italy Scholarships

        Scholarships

        You can avail yourself of scholarships for various levels of study offered by the Italian government. But ensure that you fulfil all the requirements laid down from time to time. Some of the basic conditions are that you must be an international student, of under 28 years of age if you are doing a master’s programme and not over 30 if you are a doctoral student. Scholarships include fee waiver, health insurance besides a monthly stipend of €900. For more details, visit the web page of the university you want to enroll in.

        Visa

        If you are a non-EU or EEA student, you must apply for a visa before you book your ticket.

        Visit the Italian Consulate in your district, state or country. Apply for an Entry Visa

        Valid for up to 6 months, it can be extended up to 11 months for English language courses.

        £97 for a 6-month visa, £186 for an 11-month visa

        For students aged 4-17 who want to study at an independent school in the UK.

        £348 for the Tier 4 (Child) Student visa

        For students aged 16 and over.

        £348 for the Tier 4 (general) Student visa

        Italy student visa requirements

        • Letter of offer from the university
        • Passport with validity period of at least three months more than your period of stay and study in Italy
        • Proof that you have accommodation in Italy
        • Proof that you have enough funds to finance your study and for repatriation, if needed.
        • Proof of health insurance
        • Proof of language skills: Italian or English depending on the medium of instruction at your university.

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