- Why Study in Italy?
Italy – is one of the most advanced European countries, with students coming to study and research from all around the world. The educational system in Italy is automatically recognized in 42 other Countries; a degree earned there, is equivalent and equal to a degree earned in UK, Germany, France, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and many more (ECTS credit system).
- How long can I stay in Italy after I graduate?
When a foreign student graduates in Italy, he/she has the right to stay in the European Union area (Schengen Countries) for at least 1 year searching for a job or creating his/her own consulting firm.
- Can I work while studying?
Non-European students are allowed to work in Italy while studying in part time mode (knowledge of Italian is recommended for this matter).
- Is it expansive for foreign students to study in Italy?
Public universities in Italy are subsidized by the Italian government; most of the costs are sustained by the central government. There are no differences in tuition fees between Italians and foreigners: all students pay their tuition depending upon the family income (the richer the student is, the more he/she pays). Tuition fees range from total exemption (for lower income students) to a maximum of 5,000 euros per year (for very specialized programs, such as bachelors and masters in Business Administration). Most of the programs cost less than 2,000 euros per year.
- Do I need to learn Italian?
Many programs are delivered completely in English – therefore students are not requested to speak Italian.
- Why should I choose an Italian public university?
Here are 15 advantages that Italian public universities may offer to international students:
- high quality academic programs;
- cutting-edge laboratories and facilities and innovative research;
- internationally-recognized degrees;
- scholarships and funding opportunities provided by the Italian regional governments & local universities
- support services for international doctoral candidates;
- Italian residence permit and visa-free travel for the EU countries;
- educational practice in European companies;
- Italian diploma = European diploma;
- possibility to remain in the country legally after graduation;
- great climate, food, social habits;
- Zero to low tuition fees;
- students have the legal right to work up 20 hours per week and earn up to 5,000 euros per year while doing so;
- opportunity to continue studying or researching in any other university in Europe;
- three sessions a year to pass exams while being enrolled at university; failure to pass an exam does not cause the expulsion from the university (students are required to pass minimum 2 exams per year to maintain their students’ status);
- after graduation, students can stay in the country/and or another Country in Europe, obtain a residence permit, find a job or create their own business. Registration of individual businesses in Italy will provide them legal status to reside in EU (Schengen) Countries.
- How does enrollment works in Italy?
There is only one intake at Public Italian universities – in Fall each year (except one program MBA at Pisa which starts in January, duration is 1 year). International students can pre-apply to all programs taught in English from late January to late May (some programs may vary).
- Which are the general requirements?
Regardless of the program specific requirements, the Italian embassy in your Country may request specific English language competencies. Generally for Bachelor programs students must possess a minimum 6.0 IELTS score; for Master programs – 6.5 IELTS score.
- Can you give me more information about the tuition fee?
Public universities in Italy are subsidized by the Italian government; most of the costs are sustain by the central government. There are no differences in tuition fees between Italians and foreigners: all students pay their tuition depending upon the family income (the richer the student is, the more he/she pays). Tuition fees range from total exemption (for lower income students) to a maximum of 5,000 euros per year (for very specialized programs, such as bachelors and masters in Business Administration). Most of the programs cost less than 2,000 euros per year.
- Is it possibile to get a scholarship?
yes! It is possible for the students to request a scholarship. Please contact us for more information.
- How does the admission procedure work?
Students choose the program of their interest; check the program specific requirements on the web page of the university of their choice and apply accordingly.
Pre-apply on-line or send the application form with the documents to the program coordinator or to StudentsWorld staff.
Wait for a response from the university. If the evaluation is positive students get the letter of pre-acceptance;
With the pre-acceptance letter and other documents translated into Italian (including: previous degrees; passport; other documents requested by the Italian embassy) students can go to the Italian Embassy and apply for a Visa.
- What are the Visa requirements?
Italian embassies around the world have different requirements in relation to students’ funding while in Italy. The general rule of thumb is that each student should have a minimum of 5,000 euros in a bank account under his/her name by the time he/she applies for the visa (this is individually verified by the embassy).
Students applying for scholarships assigned by the regional governments or the university of their choice have to apply AFTER they request a visa; it is therefore advisable to dispose the amount requested by the embassy regardless of their needs for a scholarship.
Both the universities and the embassies are suspicious of older aged students. We recommend our international agents to concentrate their efforts on students who are 20 years or younger when they apply for a bachelor; and 24 years or younger when applying for a master degree.