Study in Italy

Why Study in Italy:

Italy is a land of scenic beauty, charming old monuments, amicable people and delicious food. It is rich in traditional culture, history, as well as world heritage sites that students would love to visit during their stay in Italy. However, it’s the top-notch Universities in Italy that are responsible for pulling the attention of international students as a perfect destination for foreign education.

The Universities in Italy are the oldest in the western world and were established in 12th century. As a result of restructuring of its education system the concept of University institutions originated in the rest of Europe. The great historical aura, scenic beauty, and breath-taking sites make Italy an education destination sure to provide aesthetic experience to its students. Subjects like fashion design, applied sciences, Engineering arts & architecture are the most sought after in Italy’s system of higher education.

Italy has been the most popular study abroad destination among students for ages. It offers high quality education at affordable tuition fee as compared to other Western European Countries.

Types of Universities:

There are 89 university institutions classified within the following categories:

  • 58 state universities
  • 17 non-state universities – recognized by the state
  • 2 universities for foreigners – specialized in teaching/ research of Italian language, literature, culture
  • 6 higher education schools – specialized in postgraduate studies
  • 6 distance-learning universities.

Education System in Italy:

Higher Education System in Italy was reformed in 1999, following the Bologna system which is recognized across Europe.

Three cycle Italian Degrees:

The first cycle Bachelor’s Degree 3 years
The second cycle Master’s Degree 2 years
The Third cycle Doctoral Degree 5to6Years

Admission Process:

  • A valid passport.
  • Academic transcripts of your previous studies.
  • University application form;
  • Letter of recommendation;
  • Personal Statement.
  • Proof of language proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL)
  • You may also have to provide a certified translation of your documents into Italian. Always confirm, as different schools and programs can have different entry requirements.

Italian University admission process is very laborious. Hence, you may need our career counselors at IAEC to help you with the process.

Visas Process for Non-EU Students:

There are two types of student visas in Italy.

  • Visa type C: Short-stay visa valid for one or more entries and for a period of 90 days
  • Visa type D: Long-stay visa valid for more than 90 days

Required Documents for a Student Visa:

  • A valid passport with two blank visa pages and should be valid for a minimum of three months even after the end date of your study program.
  • A letter of acceptance from your institution.
  • A filled visa application form.
  • A copy of your itinerary to and from Italy.
  • Proof of no criminal record;
  • Proof of language proficiency in English (IELTS/TOEFL)
  • Proof of adequate funds to support yourself (between €450 and €515 monthly).
  • Proof of adequate accommodation in Italy;
  • Health Insurance.
  • Receipt of application fee.

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