Italy is not just a tourist charm but is now a booming study destination attracting thousands of international students. With over 30 Italian Universities in the top QS World Universities 2019, Italy is definite moving up the chart. The Italian Higher Education System includes- Universities, The Higher Education for Fine Arts, Music and Dance sector (AFAM- acronym for Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale), and Higher Technical Institutes (ITS – acronym for Istituti Tecnici Superiori).
In Italy, there is a total of 61 public and 30 private universities, 11 public research organizations, ground-breaking university programs, AFAM (Centers for higher artistic education) and 339 courses offered in English.
If you are interested to study in Italy, here are the basic information you need to get started:
Politecnico di Milano
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
University of Bologna
Sapienza University of Rome
Università di Padova
#2 Popular Courses in Italy
Italy is popular for Design degree that includes – fashion design to interior design, transportation design, graphic design and accessories design; Visual arts; Music; Architecture; Philosophy, History; Creative writing and more.
#3 Admissions and Fees to Study in Italy
If the applicant is over 17 years of age and have completed 12 years of schooling, he/she is eligible to enrol in Italian university system. Enrolment information can be sourced at respective university and can be enrolled though online registration at the same.
Tuition fees ranges from 900€ to 4.000€ (per year) at a public University; and 6.000€ – 20.000€ at a private University.
#4 Student Visa and Work Permit
International students in Italy are required to apply for the residence permit in the city where he/she will be living within 8 working days after arrival. International students with a valid permit can work part time for a maximum of 20 hours per week and 1,040 hours per year. To renew their residence permit, students must pass the exams yearly.
#5 Living Cost in Italy
Italy is considered affordable as compared to other EU countries. The cost of living in Italy covering food, accommodation, transport and other miscellaneous is estimated around €12,000-18,000.
If you are interested and would like to know more about studying in Italy, speak with a student counselling expert and start your journey to studying abroad.