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Overview

Overview
When it comes to choosing top quality education abroad, Italy comes at the top of the list. Italy boasts a high standard of education in almost all streams. The country is home to the University of Bologna, one of the oldest universities in the world. Italy has been known as the hub of art, science, and engineering for hundreds of years. Italy boasts an employment rate of 60.50 percent. The country is mostly known for its high-quality education and employment. You will find some of the worlds best institutions here. Almost 57 universities in Italy are ranked by the QS World University Rankings.

Sometimes international students decide to study in this country for its bespoke education, but it’s actually the beauty of Italy as well as the lifestyle that stands out the most. Being a student in any of the universities in Italy is more than just about getting a world-class degree and valuable work experience. This is one of the reasons; Italy has become one of the demanding destinations for higher studies. The job opportunities in Italy are huge in different sectors, like Engineering, Business, Accounting and Finance, Computer Science & Information Technology, Healthcare and Education, and more. The average Euro is 56332 annually for a fresh graduate in Italy, though it varies from program to program. International students can apply for a post-study work permit in Italy after completing a bachelor's or master's program. As an international student, you are also allowed to take part-time jobs whenever needed in order to help cover your costs.

 

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Capital

Rome

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Currency

Euro

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Int. Students

32,000

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Happiness Index

28

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Top University

Uni. Bologna

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ENG Test Reqd

IELTS/TOEFL

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PCI

29888 Euro

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EMPL Rate

60.50%

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Happiness Index

28


Intake for Study in Italy

Intakes

Colleges and Universities in Italy provide a total of two intakes every year, international students can apply for either of these. The first intake happens in September to January and the second intake begins in February till July.

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Italy Education Types

Education Types

Higher education in Italy is mainly offered by a large and international network of public as well as state affiliated universities. Universities run by states of Italy are under the Ministry of Education, Italy. There are also a large number of private universities and post secondary educational centres run by states that provide vocational education.

  • Undergraduate Degree: Laurea: The Laurea, which is equivalent to a Bachelor of Science in the European university system, is an undergraduate degree obtained after a 3 years programme of study. A few programs are there that need 4 years of study, but most of the programs of study are of 3 years.  
  • Graduate Degree: Laurea Magistrale: The duration of study depends on the course taken, with medicine or paramedical science taking at least six years and law five years. Aside from these exceptions, the typical duration of a bachelor degree in Italy is three or four years. The Laurea Magistrale degree, which is equivalent to a Master of Science in the European university system, is obtained after two years of graduate studies and aims to provide rigorous, advanced training in specific sectors.
  • Postgraduate Degree (PhD): Dottorato di Ricerca: The duration of study depends on the course taken. The PhD degree is the highest level of university education and requires that candidates pass a comprehensive examination and complete original research leading to a dissertation. The program lasts at least 3 years.One can get an extension for more years to complete and submit the thesis work, after that the candidates are awarded PhD. 
  • Specialising Masters and Continuing Education Programs: For specialised masters and continuing programs the duration of study also depends on the course taken. Some universities also offer a specialisation or postgraduate degree course aimed at increasing students’ professional education, which is often called 1st and 2nd level university Master’s Degrees.Continuing education system is also same as specialised master courses, but the eligibility criteria is different.


Study Ranked Universities

Universities

Eligibility: Academic Prerequisites

Eligibility

1. Undergraduate Degree: Laurea - Min 60% in Secondary exam, TOEFL – 80 minimum & Passport copies

2. Graduate Degree: Laurea Magistrale - First cycle degree copy or Senior Secondary, Passport copies, Testing Scores and Essays, Evidence of Scholarship and Funding if it is financed by any corporate or university, TOEFL – 80 minimum, LOR & SOP.

3. Postgraduate Degree (Ph.D.): Dottorato di Ricerca: - Bachelor’s and Master’s degree copy, Passport copies, Testing Scores and Essays, Evidence of Scholarship and Funding if it is financed by any corporate or university, TOEFL – 80 minimum, LOR & SOP

4. Specialising Master and Continuing Education Programs: -  Bachelor & Masters degree proof, TOEFL – 80 minimum, Passport copies, Testing Scores and Essays, Evidence of Scholarship and Funding if it is financed by any corporate or university, TOEFL – 80 minimum, LOR, LOA, and SOP

 

 

 


Documents Required

Documents
Passport

Passport

GMAT/GRE scores

GMAT/GRE scores

Bank Statement

Bank Statement

Proof of Fund

Proof of Fund

Birth Proof

Birth Proof

Health Certificate

Health Certificate


Courses in Italy

Courses
Name of Course Duration Average FEE Average Salary Range
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 3 Years 65,000 EURO EURO 39,000 - EURO 43,500
MBA or Master of Business Administration 2 Years 56,000 EURO EURO 110,000 - EURO 133,350
Bachelor of Human & Environmental Health (BA) 3 – 4 years 54,500 EURO EURO 38,500 - EURO 41,500
Bachelor in Interior Design (BA) 3 Years 49,000 EURO EURO 35,000 - EURO 38,500
Bachelor in Fashion Design (BA) 3 – 4 Years 63,600 EURO EURO 46,000 - EURO 48,350
Master in Applied Computing (MTech) 2 - 3 Years 59,000 EURO EURO 49,000 - EURO 51,230
Bachelor in International Business (BBA) 3 Years 43,050 EURO EURO 31,000 - EURO 34,000
Master in Automobile Engineering (M.Eng) 2 - 3 Years 39,050 EURO EURO 56,000 - EURO 59,800
Master in Technology (M.Tech) 5 Years 81,000 EURO EURO 117,000 - EURO 192,000
BHM or Bachelor of Hotel Management 2 Years 36,000 EURO EURO 88,100 - EURO 102,500
Master in Media Studies 2 Years 35,500 EURO EURO 45,600 - EURO 48,350
Master in Culinary 2 Years 43,000 EURO EURO 25,400 - EURO 27,500
MBBS or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery 6 Years 183,100 EURO EURO 96,229 - EURO 99,340
Bachelor in Finance & Accounting (BFA) 3 Year 33,000 EURO EURO 51,000 - EURO 54,500
Bachelor in Sustainable Fashion Management (BBA) 3 Years 34,000 EURO EURO 39,004 - EURO 42,230
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Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)Duration: 3 Years | Fee : 65,000 EURO
MBA or Master of Business AdministrationDuration: 2 Years | Fee : 56,000 EURO
Bachelor of Human & Environmental Health (BA)Duration: 3 – 4 years | Fee : 54,500 EURO
Bachelor in Interior Design (BA)Duration: 3 Years | Fee : 49,000 EURO
Bachelor in Fashion Design (BA)Duration: 3 – 4 Years | Fee : 63,600 EURO
Master in Applied Computing (MTech)Duration: 2 - 3 Years | Fee : 59,000 EURO
Bachelor in International Business (BBA)Duration: 3 Years | Fee : 43,050 EURO
Master in Automobile Engineering (M.Eng)Duration: 2 - 3 Years | Fee : 39,050 EURO
Master in Technology (M.Tech)Duration: 5 Years | Fee : 81,000 EURO
BHM or Bachelor of Hotel ManagementDuration: 2 Years | Fee : 36,000 EURO
Master in Media StudiesDuration: 2 Years | Fee : 35,500 EURO
Master in CulinaryDuration: 2 Years | Fee : 43,000 EURO
MBBS or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of SurgeryDuration: 6 Years | Fee : 183,100 EURO
Bachelor in Finance & Accounting (BFA)Duration: 3 Year | Fee : 33,000 EURO
Bachelor in Sustainable Fashion Management (BBA)Duration: 3 Years | Fee : 34,000 EURO

Cost of Study in Italy

Cost

If you are planning to study abroad and looking for an affordable degree in Europe, then you can study in Italy. It is home to some of the oldest and most reputed universities in the world, which offer high-quality education and affordable tuition fees. You will also enjoy traveling and exploring the rich culture and history of Italian cities, along with studies.

The cost of living in Italy depends on one’s lifestyle, but, most of all, the expenses depend on the chosen location, mainly the city of Italy you are studying in. You can enjoy a decent lifestyle and comparatively low tuition fees in Italy with the living expenses and others in your budget; as Italy comes under a reasonable budget for international students.

The cost of study includes the cost of food, home allowances, clothing, utility cost, insurance, and more. It goes without saying that your week-by-week or month-by-month sustenance expenses will depend upon your expenditure, for instance, if you are visiting somewhere and shopping or eating out, and then it will be a bit costly. However, we have listed some of the important expenses that you need to know while studying in Italy, though the utility will totally depend on the climate where you are currently living, and also the property you are using. Let’s see the average expense at a glance.

Type of Expense Avg. Monthly Cost (EURO)
Accommodation 500.00
Food 300.00
Transportation 1200.00
Internet 30.00
Health Insurance 550.00
Miscellaneous 200.00
Total 2780

Scholarships

Scholarships

You might want to start your study adventure in Italy; you have good marks in senior secondary but lack financial assistance. In this situation, you can get help from scholarships available in Italy for international students. We will tell you about the scholarships offered at top universities in Italy.

Needless to say, Italy is mostly known for its high standard of education and employment. It is home to a number of the world’s best education institutions in the world and  most of the universities ranked by the QS World University Rankings outside of the EU are situated in Italy.

The problem is many international students give up their dream of studying in Italy because of the cost of education. If you are one of them, you don’t need to worry about it. You can avail of any of the scholarships mentioned here. Hundreds of scholarships are available at Italian Universities for international students for the academic year 2022 to 2023. Most of the scholarships provide an average monthly stipend of 2352 Euro along with health insurance, travel allowance, tuition fees and accommodation. With a fully or partially funded scholarship, you can fulfill your dream of studying at the world’s top universities in Italy.

1.     Scuola Normale Superiore PhD Scholarships - 75 PhD scholarships are offered by the Scuola Normale Superiore to both students from outside Italy and Italian citizens for the duration of four years. This scholarship covers tuition fees and a grant for board and accommodation.

2.     Arturo Falaschi Postdoctoral Fellowships - Is a fully funded scholarship for international students. The fellowship period is 2 years with the possibility of a 1-year extension. It provides stipend, health insurance and additional benefits.

3.     Bocconi University Scholarships - It is a fully funded scholarship for international students. These scholarships are available for undergraduate and master’s studies. The scholarships are worth up to approximately €12,000 per year (for Undergraduate) and  € 13,000 per year.

4.     University of Bologna Scholarship - It is a fully funded scholarship for international students. This scholarship is offered for undergraduate and master’s studies. This scholarship provides the recipient with study grants of €11,000 gross. 

5.     Italian Government Scholarship - It is a fully funded scholarship for international students to pursue master's or Ph.D. This scholarship covers monthly payments of 900 EUROS.

6.     NATO Defense College Fellowships - It is a fully funded research scholarship for international students. This fellowship will provide a stipend to cover the costs of his/her stay in Rome and his/her travel expenses.

7.     Gran Sasso Science Institute Scholarship for Ph.D. - It offers 32 Ph.D. fellowships to international students. This scholarship will provide tuition fee waiver, accommodation and free meal vouchers.


Visa Italy - Type of Visa

Visa

You will need a student visa if you want to study in Italy. There are two types of student visa applications for international students depending on the duration of the study program. The types of visas are: Visa type C and Visa type D.

 


Document Required for Visa

Visa Document

Your application for a student visa for Italy will only be approved when you will be able to show that you have each of the following documents:

 

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    Valid passport/ photo ID

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    12 recent passport photographs

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    LOA, POF

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    Health Certificate HIV, TB

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    Proof of health insurance

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    Proof of Accommodation


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Other Destinations

Careers in Italy

Careers

One of the best parts of studying in Italy is the work opportunities for international students. As an international student, you are free to take a part-time job as well in order to help cover your study costs. There is a huge scope of getting jobs in the following fields after studying in Italy.

Part-Time Work Opportunities

The universities in Italy allow international students to work up to 20 hours per week or 80 hours per month.

Post Study Work VISA

Students must require a post-study work visa to work full time after completing the graduate or post graduate degree in Italy.

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Frequently Asked Question

FAQs

You will certainly be able to enjoy a great multicultural study experience, therefore, bringing together cultures from all around the world in Italy. Students who travel to this country for higher studies appreciate the cultural diversity, highly developed cities and the great variety of social life. Italy boasts 9 top-class international level universities, out of which 5 institutes are ranked within the world's top 300 institutions.

Tuition fee varies from program to program and the duration of the program you choose. Normally tuition fees for undergraduate programs at public universities in Italy can cost between €900 and €4,000 per year. If you have a plan to pursue higher studies in a multicultural country on a budget, then Italy is the best option for sure.

To obtain a student visa in Italy, a few compulsory documents ranging from verification of enrolment, proof of English proficiency, academic qualifications, and much more must be presented.

Milan, Rome, Pisa, Bologna and Padua are some of the best cities to study in Italy for international students.

Either IELTS test or TOEFL test is compulsory to take admission at any of the UG and PG level programs in Italy. You can’t study in Italy at public and/or private universities without appearing on any of these exams.

The cost of living in Italy depends on your lifestyle and the city you decide to dwell in. So, the annual average cost of living in Italy for an international student is around €8,400 approx or 739687 INR.

After graduating in Italy, job opportunities are plentiful for people who have completed their higher education. Students must require a post-study work visa in Italy to work after completing the graduate degree or master’s degree.

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