Study in Italy

Apart from the popular notions of delicious food, scenic beauty and warmth of the people, which are all true, by the way, it is one destination of study which is known for its world-class education. International students are introduced to a varied selection of courses and disciplines, which they can take advantage of while pursuing credits in their designated field of interest. So, when it is said that studying in Italy provides a plethora of options for students and is anything but limiting, it is all 100% true.

Some highlights

Comparatively Lower Cost of Education

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International students planning to study in Italy has the benefit of studying at top-ranked universities in the European country at a comparatively affordable cost. Studying in Italy is relatively cheaper than most of the other countries in Europe and North America.

Too many Choices, too little Time

With over 32,000 international students migrating to Italy every year, the education system is known to offer courses which are equally balanced between the theoretical and practical aspects of studies.

Scholarships to the Rescue

Every year, Italian universities do offer scholarships and other grants to help make the education cost affordable for the students. These are either offered based on academic merit or excellence in co-curricular activities.

Hone your English-language skills

To study in Italian Universities where the medium of instruction is English, international students are required to prove their English skills through the scores of English proficiency tests like International English Language Testing System, also known as, IELTS, Pearson Test of English, also called PTE or Test of English as a Foreign Language, popularly known as TOEFL.

But what about Visas?

To study in Italy, you will need a student visa and to obtain that you must provide details of accommodation, proof of financial stability and a comprehensive health insurance policy. Apart from the visa, to stay for the study period, you also must have a residence permit.

All about the life in Italy

While usually, people consider Italy to be very expensive to live in, people who have actually been in Italy would beg to differ and say it is all about finding the right places and life becomes easier and far more affordable.

 

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What is the cost of studying in Italy?

International students planning to study in Italy has the benefit of studying at top-ranked universities in the European country at a comparatively affordable cost. Studying in Italy is relatively cheaper than most of the other countries in Europe and North America.

Although the tuition fee is dependent on the university and course applied for, a bachelor's degree in Italy can cost in the range of 900 to 4,000 Euros per year at the public universities and colleges. On the other hand, pursuing the same at a private university can cost between 6,000 to 20,000 Euros per year.

Italian universities lack Halls of Residence for students and the options left for students are University-owned housing or private renting. Since private renting is an expensive options, international students must prepare to incur that if they wish to study in Italy.

Most of the international students work part-time while studying and this helps funding their studies and also with the other costs of living. Non-EU students must make sure their visa allows them to work part-time while studying and not break any law while doing so. Most non-EU students are usually allowed to work for 20 hours a week, which might not be enough to fund their studies but might be just enough to cover other small expenses or have some extra bucks with them.

Top Courses to Pursue in Italy

Italy has for long been a centre of advanced studies and is also home to the oldest still functioning university, The University of Bologna, which was set up in 1088. With over 32,000 international students migrating to Italy every year, the education system is known to offer courses which are equally balanced between the theoretical and practical aspects of studies. Moreoever, from Science to Culture, Italy's position in the world of education is very high and not without reasons.

Here are the top popular courses in Italy

 

  • Administration Studies
  • Architecture Studies
  • Art Studies
  • Aviation
  • Business Studies
  • Cosmetology Studies
  • Design Studies
  • Economic Studies
  • Education
  • Energy Studies
  • Engineering Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fashion
  • Food and Beverage Studies
  • General Studies
  • Humanities Studies
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Languages
  • Law Studies
  • Life Sciences
  • Management Studies
  • Marketing Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Performing Arts
  • Professional Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Technology Studies
  • Tourism and Hospitality and many more.

Which examinations/tests are required to apply and study in Italy?

To study in Italian Universities where the medium of instruction is English, international students are required to prove their English skills through the scores of English proficiency tests like International English Language Testing System, also known as, IELTS, Pearson Test of English, also called PTE or Test of English as a Foreign Language, popularly known as TOEFL. While each Universities have particular score band requirement for each of these tests, these tests are nothing to be afraid of. Almost each of these tests is concerned with the English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills of the students.

If in case, the medium of instruction is Italian, students will be required to prove their Italian proficiency. Several universities also offer language courses to help students apply into Italian universities of their choice.

What about scholarships to study in Italy?

Every year, Italian universities do offer scholarships and other grants to help make the education cost affordable for the students. These are either offered based on academic merit or excellence in co-curricular activities. Several of these grants are also offered to students belonging to certain economic categories and it is always advisable to consult a certified counsellor to get more information about scholarships and grants.

Visa to study in Italy

To study in Italy, you will need a student visa and to obtain that you must provide details of accommodation, proof of financial stability and a comprehensive health insurance policy. Apart from the visa, to stay for the study period, you also must have a residence permit, which can be applied in the post-office of the new city of residence. This needs to be done within 8 days of your arrival in the country.

Non-EU students must have health insurance to apply for a residence permit and this can be obtained either through resgitering with the Italian Health Services or through purchasing a private health insurance policy at your original country of residence , or you can always purchase a private policy in Italy.

For more details, always consult your study abroad consultant as they are frequently updated on all the issues.

Life in Italy

From a Mediterranean climate to fresh, simple, delicious cuisine, when in Italy, culture will , literally, surround you. The best of wine and all the delicacies attributed to Italy are indeed the best of food the country has to offer you. While usually, people consider Italy to be very expensive to live in, people who have actually been in Italy would beg to differ and say it is all about finding the right places and life becomes easier and far more affordable.

Public transportation in Italy makes moving around the country affordable and the major cost is, as discussed earlier, rent. Even that can be taken care of when apartments are shared which can split the cost.

From lanes that resonate of the music and culture of centuries of tradition and a country full of life like Italy, studying in Italy is an experience of a lifetime.

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