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Why Study in Italy.

There are many reputed institutes for higher-education in Italy especially in the areas of Design, Architecture, Engineering & Sciences, Economics & Management, Human sciences, Dance, Drama, Cinema, Restoration of cultural assets and advanced musical studies.

Education System in Italy

The focus of Italian Universities is to provide strong theoretical and academically-oriented degree programs in a broad range of disciplines. Universities provide degree programs at all levels - Undergraduate, Post-graduate, Doctoral (PhD), and specializing Masters and Continuing Education Programs.

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

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Why Study In Italy?

There are many reputed institutes for higher-education in Italy especially in the areas of Design, Architecture, Engineering & Sciences, Economics & Management, Human sciences, Dance, Drama, Cinema, Restoration of cultural assets and advanced musical studies.

 

Academic Excellence: The education standards of Italian Universities are recognized throughout Europe and consistently ranked as one of the best in the world.

 

Furthermore, the quality of teaching and strengthened international relations between Italian and many foreign institutions give students many opportunities for a fulfilling educational path and successful future career within an academic environment as well as in many other professional fields.

 

There are plenty of reasons why Italy is a great study destination for international students for higher education. Some of them are as follows:

 

World-class Education System: Italy is home to some of the most ancient universities in the world. It used to be the center of education for the entire European region. Even to this day, the education system in Italy is one of the best in the world. Although Italian is the native & preferred the language in Italy, many institutions provide programs in the English language and thus the foreign students don’t need to learn the local language & they can still excel in their professions

 

The Local Language – Italian: By studying in Italy, it becomes easier for international students to learn the language of the country. Due to an immersive learning environment, foreign students pick up a new language faster and enhance their employment prospects in the local job market. Moreover, gaining proficiency in a language that is spoken widely can truly open the doors for a global career.

 

Rich History: Foreign students who are pursuing certain courses like history, anthropology, and archaeology get a wonderful practice ground due to a rich ancient and medieval history. International students get countless opportunities to participate in digs and other archaeological activities.

 

Other Reasons: Italy is world-popular for its cuisine and products like pasta & pizza. It is the birthplace of some of the finest dishes in the world. Moreover, the climate in Italy is favorable to the growth of grapes. Hence wine is produced in abundance quantities since time immemorial. These features of the country make it even more appealing amongst the students who thoroughly enjoy their studies and food both.

 

Italy is well-known for being a gracious and hospitable nation. Students are welcomed with warmth and affection here. This makes the experience of studying here more delightful and foreign students don’t feel homesick because of the comfortable and pleasant environment around.

Higher Education System In Italy

The higher education system in Italy includes:

 

  • Universities (Public & Private)
  • The higher education for fine arts, music, dance fields.
  • Higher Technical Institutes

 

Universities:

 

The focus of Italian Universities is to provide strong theoretical and academically-oriented degree programs in a broad range of disciplines. Universities provide degree programs at all levels – Undergraduate, Post-graduate, Doctoral (PhD), and specializing Masters and Continuing Education Programs.

 

Undergraduate Degree: Laurea

 

This degree is obtained after a 3-year program of study and is equivalent to Bachelor of Science in the European University System. This degree is pursued after completion of the higher secondary diploma. After earning this degree a student can either directly enter the job market or continue further education

 

Graduate Degree: Laurea Magistrale:

 

This degree is gained after two years of graduate studies and the focus is to provide rigorous, advanced training in specific fields and is comparable to a Master of Science in the European University System. It is mandatory that a student must earn the required credits in a Bachelor’s degree to get admission in the Master program.

 

Postgraduate Degree (PhD): Dottorato di Ricerca:

 

This is the highest level of University education and required a student to pass the comprehensive examination and complete research with a dissertation. In general, a PhD degree is obtained after a study period of at least 3 years under the supervision of a guide. This course is pursued by students who want to advance their knowledge and research skills.

 

Institutes For Higher Artistic Education (AFAM)

 

These institutions provide a range of courses in artistic areas such as dance, drama, visual arts, design, etc. They are divided into the following categories:

 

  • Academies of Fine Arts (State and legally recognized)
  • Higher Schools of Design (ISIA)
  • State Music Conservatories
  • Higher Institutes for Musical Studies
  • National Dance Academy
  • National Academy of Drama

 

Higher Technical Institutes (Istituti Tecnici Superiori – ITS)

 

The aim of these institutions is to provide strong practice-oriented programs to the students. The courses cover theoretical background and prepare students for the real-world requirements of the industry. Internships form an integral part of these courses wherein students are asked to work in the company for at least 30% of the curriculum in order to apply the concepts learned during the program.

 

The courses cover 6 main technological areas:

  1. Energy efficiency
  2. Sustainable Mobility
  3. New Technologies for Life
  4. Innovation Technologies for Cultural activities and Tourism
  5. Information and Communication Technologies
  6. New Technologies for Made in Italy

 

At the end of the program, students are assessed with a final exam

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