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About Italy

  • Italy, a European city, is a parliamentary republic. Italy’s capital is Rome. With a long Mediterranean coastline, Italy is in south-central Europe. The population of Italy, which is the fourth most populous country in the EU, is 61 million. Italy’s economy is the third largest national economy in the Euro zone, the eighth largest in the world in terms of nominal GDP and the twelfth largest in terms of GDP (gross domestic product). It will take 8 hours and 20 minutes to get from Delhi Airport to Rome. Like most popular and traditional Italian towns, there are:
  • Rome – famous for art and architecture.
  • Milan – Italy’s fashion capital.
  • Venice- city of canals.
  • Turin- city of piedmont.
  • Verona- famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
  • Provided the world-famous brands such as Gucci, Versace and Armani, Italy not only has, but Italy is also the country from which the Ferrari sports car originated. But there are others, in addition to these well-known facts, that you do not know. As well as one of the most fundamental necessities – eyeglasses – Italy is the country that brought the world the piano.
  • Italy’s official language is Italian, and the official currency is the Euro. In Western Europe, as well as the islands, Italy occupies a long boot-shaped peninsula. Italy has a genuinely diverse community. In Italy, the temperature in the north, middle or south of the country varies widely.
  • In essence, the nation is rich in culture and tradition. Art, music, lake, forest, golf, boating etc. is its popular field of auspicious history. Italy is also renowned for its flavor, and some travelers used to call Italy a “land of taste.” Often regarded as the birthplace of western culture is Italy.

Why study in Italy

  • When it comes to studying overseas, Italy is one of the most sought-after destinations. It is not just the rich and addictive Italian culture that Italian universities live up to their reputation. Today, Italian universities are some of Europe’s oldest and were founded in the twelfth century.
  • Italy was one of the first countries to introduce a university system and this is the reason for the reform of Bologna. Italian education in every field is outstanding, but Italy specializes in the field of architecture, arts, design, and applied sciences.
  • Top universities with a diversified climate.
  • Visa students from Italy can travel to all the Schengen countries.
  • During their study period, students can get a part time job.
  • Students can work up to 20 hours a week. The part-time job helps them to earn EUR 9-12 per hour.
  • They provide us with so many teaching degrees in English.
  • Italian colleges charge foreign students for tuition fees and offer diplomas, bachelor’s and master’s programs taught exclusively in English.
  • Italy is ranked among the world’s eighth most developed countries.
  • In top MNCs such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Giorgio Armani, Italy offers paid internships.


  • Medium of Instruction- English Medium of Instruction
  • One may waive IELTS/TOEFL.
  • Academic score should be 60 percent with 50 percent even by some schools.

Students need to have strong communication skills and fluent English skills. A student gets a telephone interview call from an Italian school programmer. The interview is to assess the candidate’s English proficiency, which lasts for 10 to 15 minutes.

Costs of study in Italy

Tuition fee:

  • Public Universities: The tuition fee for public universities in Italy depends on the degree level and the program of study you are pursuing. The total cost of studying at public universities is usually between EUR 850-EUR 1000 per year for international students.
  • It can also reach €1000 a year at prestigious public universities. The reduction in study costs provided to EU students would not help Indian students. Indian students, however, can get a certain concession based on parental income in tuition fees.
  • Private Universities: For both domestic and foreign students, the expense of studying at private universities is greater. There is no difference between EU and non-EU students in tuition rates, however. Indian students at private universities should expect to pay €6000-€20,000 a year.

Accommodation costs

35 per cent of Indian students’ monthly spending is on housing. On average, Indian students spend €250-€350 per month on accommodation. A tiny proportion of Indian students live in residence halls, while others prefer apartments. On average, lodging costs are:

  • Private apartment 400 per month
  • Halls of residence: 250 euros-300 euros per month
  • Shared flat: EUR 200 per tenant per month.


  • In Italy, food is usually very cheap. Around EUR 200 per month can be spent on Indian students buying food from supermarkets such as Lidl, Penny Shop, and Esselunga. In Italian restaurants, every meal begins with a €8-€15 antipasto meal.

Transportation costs:

  • The most convenient way to travel to Italy is by public transportation. Indian students can book a monthly bus, tram, or metro fare for anywhere €25-€35. You can rent a bike for € 6 a week in cities like Milan.

Extra expanses

  • Utility costs can run up to EUR 140 per month in Italy, including coal, water, and electricity. Movie tickets and night outs cost another €50 a week in Italy. Additional academic expenses cost €40-€50 a month, such as books and educational supplies. Living costs in some Italian cities for Indian students are:
  • Bologna: 750 Euros-1100 Euros per month
  • Florence: 850 Euros-1300 Euros per month
  • Milano, Rome: 850 Euros-1450 Euros per month


Italy provides the various popular courses. It offers the variations in the courses like bachelor course in product design, visual design, car design tools, and Hospitality and tourism management. Italy covers the all field of masters as well like Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Transportation and Car Design, Visual Design, Dual Specialization Master Course Master Course in Web and Visual Design and Dual Specialization Master Course in Industrial and Interior Design.

  • Rome Business School
  • Accademia Italiana
  • John Cabot University
  • Vesuvio International School of Hospitality-Vish, Naples
  • Florence University of the Arts
  • PoliDesign
  • The American University of Florence
  • Raffles Milano- Instituto Moda e Design

Documents Required

Documents required for making an application.

  • 10 the mark sheet and certificate
  • 12th mark sheet and certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree – all individual semester wise/annual mark sheets
  • basic design portfolio for design courses
  • Statement of purpose(sop)
  • Two letters of recommendation (loss)
  • Passport copy- first and last page
  • Resume
  • Experience certificate- if any

All these documents are required in soft for making application.


  1. Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

The Italian Government awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE). The scholarships are offered for the following type of courses: Master’s Degree (LaureaMagistrale 2° ciclo), Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM), PhD program, Research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela), and Italian Language and Culture Courses. The scholarship includes tuition fees, health insurance and a monthly allowance. It is only possible to apply for three-, six-, or nine-month scholarships.

  1. EDISU Piemonte Scholarships

Students including non-EU international students enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, Single Cycle Master’s degree, or PhD Degree courses at one of the Universities of Piedmont (i.e., The Politecnico of Torino, the University of Torino, the University of Eastern Piedmont) can apply for EDISU scholarships if they meet the merit and economic requirements of the competition. Part-time students can apply if enrolled in a bachelor’s degree. The scholarship amount varies depending on many conditions. Accommodation service can also be granted to non-resident students.

  1. Bologna University Study Grants for International Students

The University of Bologna offers study grants to deserving international students who wish to register for First Cycle (Bachelors), Second Cycle (Masters) or Single Cycle Degree Programmes at the University of Bologna.  Each study grant is awarded for one academic year and amounts to a total of €11,059 and full tuition fee waivers.


  1. University of Pavia International Scholarships for Developing Country Students

The University of Pavia (UNIPV), to promote international cooperation with the Developing Countries, offers scholarships to outstanding students from developing countries to study a master’s degree Programme taught in English at the University.  Each scholarship is worth about €8,000.

  1. Bocconi Merit and International Awards

Bocconi University offers merit-based scholarships to international students enrolling in any eligible bachelor’s Program or Master of Science Program at Bocconi. The scholarship includes half to full tuition waiver worth up to €12,000 per year for bachelor’s Program and up to €13,000 per year for Master of Science Program.

See also SDA Bocconi MBA Scholarships

  1. Politecnico de Milano Merit-Based Scholarships for International Students

Every year, Politecnico di Milano offers several merit-based scholarships to the most talented international candidates admitted to a Master of Science programme. Students obtaining a scholarship will have to pay only an administrative fee of about €200. Scholarships of €5.000 to €10.000 per year may also be awarded plus the tuition fee waiver.

  1. Politecnico di Torino International Scholarships

The Politecnico di Torino offers scholarships to international students to attend academic programs in certain fields such as Engineering and Architecture.

  1. Università Cattolica International Scholarships

The UCSC International Scholarship is an annual tuition fee reduction promoted by Università Cattolica to foster the access of international student to the degree programs. The discount covers about 30% of the total cost.

  1. University of Padova Scholarships for All Degree Courses

The University of Padova can handle regional funds to finance low-income students, both Italian and foreign, who have a good academic record and pursuing a degree at the University.  The scholarship consists partly of money and partly of services, such as accommodation or meals at the University canteens.

For 2019/2020, the University of Padova also offers the Padova International Excellence Scholarship Programme which provides full scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a first-cycle or second-cycle degree taught in English at Padova.

  1. ScuolaNormaleSuperiore PhD Scholarships

ScuolaNormaleSuperiore is offering 78 fully funded PhD scholarships to both Italian citizens and students from outside Italy. All students admitted to the PhD program receive full financial support including tuition, fees, and a cost-of-living scholarship.

Documents Required for Italy Student Visa

  1. Application form fully completed and signed by applicant.
  2. One recent passport-size photograph (white background).
  3. Passport


  1. “Dichiarazione di Valore” (Declaration of Value) of the applicant’s educational certificates duly legalized by the Consular office of this Embassy. The local Institution or School should advise this Embassy directly in case it is not required.
  2. Education Certificates duly Apostilled by Ministry of External Affairs.
  3. Acceptance of enrolment by the Italian School or Institution, stating the duration of course.
  4. Receipt of full payment of Tuition fees (if required).
  5. Documentation regarding the applicant’s economic status
  6. Adequate proof of Boarding and Lodging (if required).
  7. A return flight ticket or booking (for courses up to 90 days).
  8. Insurance Coverage for Medical Treatment And/or Hospitalization (Not Required If the Italian University Provides You One. In Case Your University Is Providing You with An Insurance Coverage, This Must Be Mentioned in The Letter ofAdmission) Withan Insurance Coverage, This Must Be Mentioned In The Letter Of Admission).
  9. (For visa requested more than 90 days) The applicant must submit his/her original (not scanned) admission letter stapled with the passport. At the time of collection of the passport applicant must make sure that the admission letter or the declaration letter by the university is duly stamped by the Embassy.



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