Study in Italy

Did you know that the first ever modern university in Europe was founded in Bologna in 1088 and has managed to train some of the world’s brightest minds since then. Italy is definitely one of the most charming countries in all of Europe; with its culture, history, art, fashion and local cuisine who wouldn’t be happy? Some of Italy’s most well-known and influential people include the famous explorers Christopher Columbus and Marco Polo. From inventors a few notable ones would be Galileo, Alessandro Volta and many others. 

Praising Italy might be the most complicated thing in the world: where do you even start?. Do you mention a bunch of famous Italians, like da Vinci, Borgia, Versace, and Vivaldi? Or just mention the fields they revolutionized, like Architecture, Music, Engineering, and Fashion? I could just focus on the brilliant landscapes and the UNESCO World Heritage sites, or how awesome Italian people are, with their pastas, wines, and signature hand gesture, but it would be redundant.

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A fun fact is that even the origin of the word “University” is from Italy! As expected given how diverse Italy is, it also offers a range of degree programs which are very diverse and the students even have the option of remote learning which is basically studying online.

Below we will take a look at the most frequent reasons that students choose Italy as their study destination: 

  • The beautiful and enriched history and culture of Italy, ranging from metropolitan cities to secluded and untouched landscapes, Italy has got it all. Italy’s culture is amongst the most multicultural and accepting cultures in Europe
  • The high ranking universities, not only the universities are some of the oldest and most prestigious universities but they are some of the highest ranked in Europe as well. 
  • If culture and history was not enough, think of the fashion, art and the food in Italy. Those are pretty much self-explanatory and don’t need much introduction. 

Italy is one of the cheapest countries in Europe but it also depends which part of Italy you will choose to live. Adding accommodation, transportation, food, and entertainment, a student expenses may come between 600 and 900 EUR / month.

You should know that some of the prices you will find in shops and restaurants are:

  • A loaf of bread: 1.5 EUR;
  • A meal in a restaurant: 15 EUR;
  • A one-way ticket for local transportation is 1.5 EUR;
  • Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the centre is 582 EUR.

On average you should prepare about 600-900 EUR/month for living costs.

You can  take an appointment with an Italian Diplomatic Authority in your country (Embassy or Consulate) and then go there with the following documents:

  • two passport-sized photographs, one of which shall be signed;
  • transcript of records, officially translated into Italian;
  • University degree or educational qualification, already legalized by the relevant authority of the country where it was issued or with Apostille stamp (if applicable), and officially translated into Italian;
  • two original copies of the Pre-enrolment Form;
  • the  Formal  Acceptance Letter

Please Note: each Italian diplomatic representation all over the World has its own deadline to submit pre-enrollment application!

Get your formalized documents

The Italian authority should now issue the following documents:

  • a legal italian translation of the University degree;
  • the DOV – Dicharazione di Valore (Declaration of Value) of the University degree necessary for the final enrollment to all the Italian University.

Apply for study visa

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Entry visa application form;
    http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/Moduli/it/Formulario Visto Nazionale.pdf
  • Recent passport-size photograph;
  • Travel document valid for at least three months after visa;
  • Enrollment or pre-enrollment in a university course;
  • Proof that you have an accommodation in Italy;
  • Proof that you have financial support (at least € 448,07 per month for the academic year, a total of € 5824,91 per year);
  • Adequate insurance coverage for medical treatment and hospitalisation;
  • Proof of the availability of the financial means needed for repatriation;
  • Proof of adequate knowledge of Italian or English according to the language of the program;
  • If the student is a minor, they must have the consent of expatriation signed by each of the parental authorities, or in their absence, by the legal guardian;
  • For further information, please consult the Visa portal on the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en) or specific websites of Diplomatic/Consular delegations in your country.

Submission of the required documentation does not automatically guarantee visa issuance. Upon entering Italy and the Schengen Area, even if you have a visa, Border Authorities are authorized once again to check the documents required for issuance of the visa.

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