Interested in studying abroad?

Global Campus can help – fill in your details and we’ll call you back.

.

Global Campus will not share your details with others without your permission:

Why Study in Italy.

Italy is one of the most sought after destinations when it comes to studying abroad. Not only is the Italian culture rich and addictive, but Italian universities also live up to their reputation. The present-day Italian universities are some of the oldest in Europe and were founded in the twelfth century.

Education System in Italy

With more than 1,100 institutions and 22,000 courses to choose from and consistently top ranked universities, Australian education system makes you ready to take on the world. Here’s all you need to know about it.

Cost Of Studying in Italy

Tuition Fees in Italy are generally lower than in other countries in Europe. Institutions of higher education in Italy establish their own tuition fees, but in the case of university education, there is a legal minimum cost for enrollment

Student Visa Process

Non-EU students may work during their studies if they obtain a work permit. Processing times vary between regions and it takes an average of two months. Therefore it's better if students don't rely on getting a job upon their arrival in Italy.

Universities In Italy

We only Partner with the top-notch universities in Italy.
Click to visit our partner universities.

Why Study In Italy?

Italy is one of the most sought after destinations when it comes to studying abroad. Not only is the Italian culture rich and addictive, but Italian universities also live up to their reputation. The present-day Italian universities are some of the oldest in Europe and were founded in the twelfth century. Italy is the country that was one of the first to adopt the University system and this is the reason for Bologna Reform. Italian education in every field is excellent, but Italy specializes in the field of architecture, arts, design and applied sciences.
Research is given much importance by the Italian government and a lot of investment is made in this niche for staying in the mainstream of technological developments. Italy has dominated research in the field of environment, transport, and energy and leads the European scientific research activity.

 

Italy has a long history of academic excellence. Some of the first universities were founded here. The University of Salerno was founded in the ninth century and that of Bologna in the year 1088. The Italian government is very conscious of education and is constantly trying to improve the education system through reforms.

 

The Italian universities lay a lot of stress on making students employable. The education is designed based on real market needs and training is a compulsory part of the academic study. Not only do the Italian Universities have an academically sound curriculum, but they also have a curriculum that lays much emphasis on Practical Learning making Italian graduates much sought after by employers.

 

Italian education leaves nothing to be desired. From its stellar history to its exciting present, Italy is a dream come true for most students. Students who get an opportunity to study in Italy never forget the experience. There is no dearth of the reason why to choose Italy for higher study.

Higher Education System In Italy

Know how the Australian education system works!

 

When you choose to study in Australia, you can be guaranteed of unparalleled quality of education, globally perceived qualification and massive work prospects. Colleges in Australia are famous for their research and training strategies, and this makes it a mainstream goal among Indian students.

 

The academic excellence, campus life, and qualified instructors are other key reasons for Australian colleges being positioned in the QS World Ranking and Times Higher Education Rankings reliably. It has well organized educational modules that focus on different aptitudes, for example, critical thinking, creativity, communication, literacy, analytical thinking ability, ethical understanding and more.

 

Besides, Australia offers a variety of courses – you can select over 22,000 sorts of courses accessible in over 1,100 institutions; and hosts the five best student cities in the world including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and Brisbane.

 

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

 

The unique factor of the Australian education system is its execution of Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), the national policy set up in 1995 that determines the principles of capabilities for the tertiary education area (higher education, professional education, and training) in addition to the school leaving certificate, called the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. With AQF, your degree is perceived and approved by the government.

 

Under the AQF, there are 10 levels that inter-connects different schools, universities, colleges, and educational institutions in a single national system. This permits adaptability, decision, and better profession planning for students to move from one examination level to the next as long as their student visa requirements are fulfilled.

 

Study levels in Australia

 

The education system in Australia is three-layered with primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education. Here’s a review of the different levels and qualifications available as per the AQF.

 

Levels and qualifications as per Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)
Level 1 Certificate I
Level 2 Certificate II
Level 3 Certificate III
Level 4 Certificate IV
Level 5 Diploma
Level 6 Advanced Diploma, , Associate Degree
Level 7 Bachelor Degree
Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
Level 9 Master’s Degree
Level 10 Doctoral Degree

 

Source: https://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf-levels

 

Universities
The university level is the highest level of education in Australia. A student can study at the undergraduate level or the postgraduate level in a university. Students will be expected to conduct independent research at all institutions, especially at university. There is a vast range of courses to choose from including traditional academic areas of learning and research, as well as more practical courses with a vocational orientation. Generally universities follow semester system and for some programs, they have trimester system.

 

Vocational

Vocational courses are offered by government funded TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutes and also by some private colleges. These institutions are closely linked with the industry so the courses are practical and skilled based. In Australia’s vocational education and training institutions you will gain career-focussed skills that are valued and sought by employers. You can step directly into a career or use your vocational studies as a pathway to university.

 

School

It is compulsory for children aged between 6 and 15, with matriculation exams for university generally at 18 years old. Australian schools are public and private.

 

English Language Institutes

Specialist English language tuition is offered by more than 210 institutions located all over Australia, in major cities as well as country centres.

Cost of studying in Italy.

Tuition Fees in Italy are generally lower than in other countries in Europe. Institutions of higher education in Italy establish their own tuition fees, but in the case of university education, there is a legal minimum cost for enrollment and a maximum cost for student contributions, which cannot exceed 20% of state funding. Admission to “master universitari” and other specialized degree courses in Italy may have much higher tuition fees. Doctoral students who receive university grants do not pay tuition fees, but non-grant holders are required to pay the tuition fees of their university.

 

Public Universities

Average tuition fees for higher education in Italy are between €850-1,000 per year, depending on the university and program of study.

 

Private Universities

Private universities in Italy are much more expensive and the majority of them have the same tuition fees for both EU and non-EU students.

 

Funding and Scholarships 

 

There are many funding and scholarships that students undertaking education in Italy can apply for. Some scholarships not only cover tuition fees but living costs as well. Scholarships and funding are often limited and are given to the students based on merit, after an assessment of their previous grades.

 

 

  • Italian government Scholarships for foreign and IRE students: These are offered to foreign citizens studying in Italy, as well as Italian citizens studying abroad, and are available for a large number of program types.

 

  • EDISU Piemonte Scholarships: These are available to students including non-EU international students specifically enrolled in a full-time program at the Universities of Piedmont.

 

  • Bologna University Study Grants for International Students: The University of Bologna awards 48 study grants to international students studying in Italian universities.

 

  • Bocconi Scholarships in Italy for International Students: The awarding of the scholarship takes into consideration not only the economic conditions of the students but also their academic performances; includes a full tuition waiver, worth up to €12,700 per year.

 

  • Politecnico di Torino International Scholarships: This is offered to international students to attend academic programs in Engineering and Architecture.

Visa Process to Study In Italy

Student visas in Italy are issued by Italian Embassies and consular posts in a student’s country of origin or permanent residence.

 

European Union (EU) students can enter Italy with a valid passport or an ID card and are entitled to complete a degree in Italy without a visa for as long as they wish. These students must, however, register with the Questura (police station), to obtain a residence permit.

 

Non-EU students are required to obtain a student visa prior to entering Italy.

 

Visa types

 

There are two types of student visas in Italy, depending on the duration of the study program.

 

  • Visa type C: Short-stay visa or travel visa valid for one or more entries and for a period not exceeding 90 days

 

  • Visa type D: Long-stay visa valid for more than 90 days

 

Always start these procedures well in advance of the intended date of entry as the process time can be lengthy. The procedures for student visas in Italy are subject to change, so it is worthwhile to contact the Italian Embassy for information to confirm current visa requirements.

Required Documents

 

Application forms for student visas in Italy must include a recent passport-size photo, a valid travel document and supporting documents depending on the type of visa the student is applying for.

Students also have to present the following:

  • Letter of acceptance from the university
  • Proof of adequate financial means of support, including the amount necessary to travel back to their home country or have already purchased a valid return-ticket
  • Health documents
  • Accommodation

 

Working during your studies

 

Non-EU students may work during their studies if they obtain a work permit. Processing times vary between regions and it takes an average of two months. Therefore it’s better if students don’t rely on getting a job upon their arrival to Italy.

Our Partner Universities

Sr. NoUniversity Namewebsite
1Istituto Europeo di Design - IED, Milanwww.ied.edu
2Accademia Riaci, Florencewww.accademiariaci.info
3Scuola Politecnica di Design - SPD, Milanwww.scuoladesign.com
4Accademia di Costume e di Moda, Romewww.accademiacostumeemoda.it/en
5John Cabot University, Romewww.johncabot.edu
6Raffles Milano- Instituto Moda e Designrafflesitaly.com/en/
7Florence University of the Arts, Firenze FI, Italywww.fua.it
8Florence Academy of Art, Firenze FI, Italywww.angliss.edu.sg
9Kent State University, Florence, Italy (Summer Programs and Short Term Non Degree Programs)www.kent.edu/Florence