Italy is known as the historical city of Rome – the churches and the Pope. This country is multilayered and as it is expressed in its name itself ‘Italia’ that means wide or numerous. From Mount Blanc to the Coliseums, World heritage sites to the Expressways, fascism to Christianity from restrained thinking to scientific application, from conservative dressing sense to uptown fashion, from dentures to dictionaries. Italy is as diverse as one can expect .Education remains to be the foundation of society. A historical higher education hub, foreign students travel here to fulfill their various academic pursuits and be a part of this wonderful multidimensional society.
Studying in Italy gives students access to some of influential art, architecture, and also offers a breathtaking and eventful history. Italian universities and institutions are affiliated to many US universities and colleges.
Italian Universities are renowned for the programs in hotel management and catering, languages, social sciences, humanities, legal studies, politics and international affairs.The Bologna process of education also belongs to the country.
The weather is good and people are warm.The living environment is safe and international students are welcomed.
The country also has many leisure activities for students on weekends. There is history and heritage to explore. There are many lounge bars for pastas and wine lovers. Shopping for attire, accessories of world famous brands and availing student discounts on the same is an opportunity that one should not miss. Moreover it is a priceless opportunity for students to learn and fulfill their academic and career prospects in a country that has continued to be a leader in education.
Cost of study
Universities and other Higher Education Institutes establish their own fees but in the case of university education there is a legal minimum fee for enrolment and maximum level for student contributions to costs and services, which cannot exceed 20%of state funding.
The average fees a student has to pay is somewhere between 850 euro and 1,000 euro per year since this varies from one university to another and also depends on the chosen course of study. Private universities are clearly much more expensive.
Admission to “master universitari” and other specialisation courses also have much higher fees. Doctoral students who receive a grant from the university do not pay fees, but non- grant holders are required to pay the fees, which will vary again according to the university chosen.
How to apply
Following is the eligibility criteria for Study in Italy for MBA, engineering, bachelors, masters and phd programs for getting admission into italian universities:
If you have successfully completed upper secondary studies in one of the signatory countries of the Lisbon convention, are in possession of a valid school leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in your home country, you also qualify for higher education studies in Italy. However, you are requested to prove your level of knowledge in the Italian language. In some cases, you are also requested to take additional qualifying courses for some competitive study programs.
If you are applying for a Master’s program at university in Italy, you are required to be in possession of a relevant Bachelor’s or equivalent degree diploma.
In the event you are applying for doctoral studies at university in Italy, you are required to be in possession of a relevant diploma or Master’s degree program.
Application procedures to study in Italy varies depending on whether you are an EU or a non-EU student and whether you would like to participate in undergraduate or graduate studies.
How to apply for university studies in Italy as a non-EU student
If you plan to enroll in full time undergraduate studies at a higher education institution in Italy for the first time and you are not an EU student, you will have to submit your application by following the steps as explained below:-
01 Search for a study program that best meets your personal expectations and academic profile.
02 Contact the institution you are interested in, and ask for a prior assessment to learn whether you might be eligible for the study, by presenting the following documents:
The filled-in application form to receive a Letter of Academic Eligibility and Suitability (in Italian, Dichiarazione di Valoro in Loco (DV)). The DV is a certificate that acknowledges your foreign studies prior to applying for university studies in Italy.
program of your choice.
03 Once the institution you are interested in informs you might be eligible, you have to submit a pre-application request to the Italian embassy of your country of residence.
The filled-in pre-enrollment form (Model A) (preinscrizione modello A) or the filled-in pre-enrollment form for studies at institutions of arts, deign, music and dance (AFAM) (Model A-bis)
A copy of your school leaving certificate and the certificate of the results of the university entry examinations you have taken in your country. Please, observe these documents must be officially translated into Italian and legally authenticated by a competent authority.
Two passport-sized photographs, one of which must be signed by you.
04 Once the Italian embassy or consulate has received all the necessary documentation, it will submit your application and documents to the Italian higher education institution you are interested in.
By the end of August, the Italian embassy or consulate will publish a list of admitted candidates.
If you would like to apply for graduate studies at university in Italy, you will have to follow the same steps as explained for undergraduate, non-EU students. However, you will have to present a relevant university certificate that allows you to apply for further higher education programs and fill in the appropriate pre-enrollment form and form to receive a Letter of Academic Eligibility and suitability.