Study In Italy
Italy is one of the famous study destinations for students because of its quality higher education with very reasonable tuition fees. Besides the vast legacy of the Roman civilization, this vibrant nation has a long history of leadership and innovation. Interestingly, the word ‘university was also officially recognized by Italy first, and the University of Bologna is assumed to be one of the oldest in the world. Italy is home to around 90 universities, the majority of which are publicly funded. Italian Higher educations consist of other academic centers like polytechnics and dedicated postgraduate centers as well. Italian higher education offers three years bachelor’s degree followed by two years master’s degree. Similarly, after completing a master’s degree, students can do a Ph.D. which generally takes 3 academic years. For international students, more than 500 English track programs are being offered. While talking about their ranking, dozens of Italian universities are ranked into the world’s top 500. (QS world university ranking, 2019)
There are major two intakes in Italian Universities. The first semester starts in September/October and the second semester starts in February.
Undergraduate: Completed higher secondary school level and recognized English language test like TOEFL or IELTS.
Postgraduate: Bachelor degree in relevant field or equivalent degree with recognized English language test like TOEFL or IELTS.
After getting letter of acceotance from the university, students are eligible to apply for a visa. Visa processing time may take between 1 – 3 weeks.
Types of visa application depend upon the duration of your chosen course in Italy.
Short stay visa – type C – if you apply for a language course that lasts up to 90 days
Long stay (national) visa – type D, for study purposes – if you apply for any degree course that has at least 20 hours of courses per week (or 80 hours a month)
- Do I need to speak Italian to study in the Italy?
No, Italian people speak English easily, so the student can manage their life in the Italy without the Italian language. However, knowing the local language is always great to support for everyone to adjust easily to a new place.