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Italy

WHY STUDY IN ITALY

Owing to its multicultural ambience and top universities, it is amongst the top study destinations. It is a popular and affordable study destination in Europe, for both studying and living. The best part about living here is its connectivity and proximity to various other European and non-European countries. Travel is made easy by Trains that connect all the countries and the presence of 87 connected airports.

 

EDUCATION SYSTEM

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES/BACHELOR’S

  1. DEGREE/LAUREA- 3 YEARS
  2. MASTER’S DEGREE-1 YEAR
  3. PhD- 3 ACADEMIC YEARS

Most of the courses are offered in Italian Language but the numbers of courses taught in English are growing consistently as well. Therefore, there is a chance that you might find the course of your choice being taught in English if your Italian isn’t fluent.

COST OF STUDY

Tuition fees vary depending on the institution, but the costs are relatively lower than those in other parts of Europe.

The cost of attending a private university is more. It may cost you EUR 6000 TO 20,000 a year approximately, whereas attending a public university on an average would cost you EUR 900 TO 4000 a year.

Italian universities do not provide residential facilities but there are certain services that help students in finding accommodation that may be university-owned or private housing.

INTAKES

First academic year generally starts in the month of September and October while it ends in January or in February. However, the second semester starts in February and lasts till July.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

If you belong to any other country besides Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, you will require a visa. Details of accommodation, proof of financial stability and a health insurance policy must be presented in order to secure a visa.

A non-EU or EFTA student needs to apply for a residence permit within 8 days after arrival in the country.

WORK OPPORTUNITIES

For a non-EU student, working is permissible only if the visa says so. If allowed to work, it will be 20 hours a week; therefore, one mustn’t rely entirely on a job to fund their education. Fluency in Italian is an added advantage.