Studying in Italy: how to get ready in 7 steps (2023)

Finally, your dream of studying in Italy has come true. After months of document preparation and a deep dive into Italian bureaucracy, your enrolment with an Italian university is complete and you are ready for your next big step: moving to Italy.

Studying in Italy will be the most amazing experience of your life, and you better be prepared for it.

In this article, we’ll go through the fundamental 7 steps to effortlessly move to Italy. We’ve divided them into three chronological phases:

  • Getting ready to move
  • Moving
  • The first weeks in Italy

Are you ready for the big move? Let’s go!

When moving to a new city or country, finding proper accommodation is quite a big deal. Choosing the place where you will live for the next year or so will have a huge impact on your overall life and well-being, hence this choice should not be underestimated.

However, finding the perfect accommodation in Italy will be easy if you will take these little tips into account.

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Research, find, ask, check, repeat.

Looking for a room in Italy while you’re sitting on your sofa back at home might look like a very difficult task. However, thanks to a number of modern tools and resources, it will prove easier than expected.

When moving abroad, you should at first investigate a little bit about the urban structure of the city you will be living in. For example, learning about its size and its public transportation network, or the habits of its inhabitants.

In order to do so, you can start from the neighbourhood where the university is located, and how it is connected with the rest of the city.

Here are a few questions you might want to find the answers to:

  • Is the university in a central area, or far from the city center?
  • Where do students typically live?
  • Are there any areas of the city that are considered not safe?
  • How do students generally commute to the university?

TIP: Always double-check the information you find. Whenever possible, search for official resources and avoid trusting random blogs or casual reviews of fortuitous visitors.

Then, once you’ve narrowed down your search to one or two areas of the city, start looking at rental listings in these areas. This will give you an idea of the average price for a room or an apartment, and their usual structure.

Depending on where you will be studying in Italy, you might encounter different scenarios. In big cities, for example, there’s a huge offer of rooms and apartments, the price of which changes according to the are of the city. In smaller cities, there is limited offer of housing, but the majority of them is fairly priced and centrally located. Overall, while the historic city center is often the most charming area to live in, apartments there might be quite old and not always renovated. For instance, you may find narrow staircases and no elevator in a 5-stories building. In some cases, apartments also appear to have unusual formats, with several rooms only accessible through other rooms and not through the main aisle. For this reason, sometimes different rooms in the same apartment have different prices, according to their size, shape and accessibility.

TIP: Besides a few exceptions, in Italy students tend to share apartments in buildings where other locals live, rather than living in student residences. This allows students to grow from an interpersonal point of view, while also learning to be good and respectful neighbours.

Every university in Italy has a list of suggested resources to help you find suitable accommodation. Some institutions also have a selected network of trusted housing providers. But in the meantime, you can start your research from one of these websites:

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Always remember to note down the exact address of the apartment you’re looking at, so that you can check a few additional things, such as:

  • Are there supermarkets, pharmacies, cafès and restaurants nearby?
  • Where is the closest bus-metro-tram station?
  • How do the street and the area look like on Google Street View?

Once you’ve selected a few listings, here are some of the things you should focus on:

  • How big is the apartment and how many people live there?
  • How many toilets/bathrooms are there?
  • How is the cleaning organized?
  • Are there any common spaces (kitchen, living room, terrace etc.)?
  • Are the other apartment occupants students or workers?
  • How big is the room and how is it furnished?
  • Is there a functioning heating/cooling system?
  • Is there a washing machine?

Before moving into a new apartment, it would be crucial to have a sense of what life in the apartment will be like. There is no right or wrong answer to the questions above; they will simply provide you with an idea of what living and studying in Italy will be like.

TIP: if a specific listing looks particularly attracting, yet unreasonably cheap compared to similar ones, there must be a reason why. Remember that similar or equivalent listings should have similar prices – it’s sort of an unwritten market rule. Very often, an exceptionally high price doesn’t necessarily mean higher quality, but only easier profits for the lessor.

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Do your math

Life abroad is more than school and rent, in a lot of different ways. That’s why studying in Italy will so powerfully enrich you as a person, as you will gain unprecedented human, interpersonal and practical skills.

The first of these will probably be the ability to estimate your monthly expenses, and stick to a set monetary budget.

Probably, the most expensive item on your monthly budget will be the rent, but you should not overlook a number of other costs connected with it. Let’s have a look at a few possible options related to your future rental agreement.

Are the costs of electricity, water, heating, garbage tax and Wi-fi included in your monthly rent? If not, can the owner provide you with an estimate of the additional costs involved? Also, remember that some apartments have relatively high building fees, which can be charged to the apartment occupants.

How far is the apartment from your university? Will you need to commute via public transportation every day? If so, how much will a monthly or yearly metro pass cost? And in terms of time, how long will it take for you to get there every day? You know time is money, even if you’re not apparently paying it. Sometimes, a better-located apartment might be slightly more expensive, but it will save you a lot of hustle and bustle. And more time on your hands also means more time to enjoy your life in Italy!

There’s a new place like home

After hours on a spreadsheet and 12654 e-mails and phone calls, you’ve finally made your choice and are ready to sign your rental agreement.

Before you do so, look carefully at the duration of your proposed rental agreement and make sure it suits your needs. Most importantly, check that the deadlines for communicating a withdrawal from the contract are clearly stated, and what fines (if any) would be applied.

Of course you don’t want to move out of your new apartment after two months, but should you have to, you need to be able to do it fuss-free.

If you’re not sure about any part of the agreement, ask for clarifications. If the agreement is entirely written in Italian, you can ask for an English translation to be attached to it.

Don’t forget that your signature isn’t just nice handwriting, but a serious commitment to comply with.

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Pack your bags, Italy awaits!

How often have you been in need of a fresh start? Studying in Italy can be your opportunity to start from a clean slate, leave some unnecessary things behind and start a new life. We’re not talking about suddenly embracing minimalism and getting rid of all your stuff. We’re simply highlighting the opportunity to select a few things to bring with you on this new adventure, and leave other things safe at home. This exercise can actually help you a lot in the process of understanding how many of the things you own are really necessary, and how many others are nice, but superfluous.

First off, start picking up the things you know you will want with you on this new adventure. These can be clothes, shoes, a notebook, a mug, a backpack, a lucky charm. Be reasonable and don’t overdo it. Are you really sure you need that plush toy from 6th grade? Maybe it’s best to leave it at home with the rest of the furry crew. Besides clothing and shoes, select only a limited number of additional items, like 5 or 10 items top.

When picking up items from your wardrobe, plan carefully. Here are some ideas:

How is the weather like in the city in Italy where I’m moving to? If it never snows, then maybe your snow jacket isn’t really necessary.

Does it rain a lot? Is it very wind? In some cases, a small umbrella will be ok, but in other cases, you will need a rainproof jacket to be on the safe side. And rainboots, too.

Is there central heating in the apartment? Is there any heating at all? Surprisingly enough, there are some places in Italy, especially in the south, where apartments have no heating. Thanks to a very mild climate, heating is sometimes not considered as a necessity, but as a plus. Bring a couple of sweaters more, in this case. In other areas, apartments with central heating can be incredibly hot during winter. In this case, a t-shirt will be more than enough to stay home.

Will there be bed linens and towels, or shall I bring my own? Unless you’re opting for a full-service accommodation, you will probably have to use your own bed linens and towels. If they take up too much space in your luggage, you can buy them on site.

Choose to bring comfortable shoes, as you will need them (especially during the first weeks when you will be exploring the city). You probably think Italians wear heels and fancy shoes all the time, but that’s not true. Even though, some of them manage to be elegant even when wearing trainers. But that’s another story.

Studying in Italy will be a new adventure, of course, but not a wild one. No need to pack giant-sized shower gels and shampoos: they sell those in Italy, too. Save that room and weight for something else!

Pack the essentials, and if the essential is not enough, prepare a box of things that your family and friend can ship over to you once you will have settled in.

Try to travel light, and have at least one of your hands free at all times. Remember that you will have to carry your backpack and luggage on and off the plane, through airports and security, on the bus or train from the airport once you arrive at your destination. In such circumstances, a funny pack or a small crossbody bag can come in very handy to keep your phone and passport at reach.

For a full and extensive list on how to pack for a long-term trip abroad, read this article.

Are your flights booked, and your bags packed? Have you checked your itinerary from the arrival airport in Italy to your final destination? If you still haven’t, you might want to look at a couple of transportation options, just in case something doesn’t go as planned. Be informed about taxi fares: they’re almost always more expensive than public transportation, but they can get you straight to your new apartment after a long, exhausting flight. Always keep a taxi number, just as plan B. Very often, a plan B can become your best friend.

Do you have a contact number for the person who will check you in into the new apartment? Make sure to let them know about any relevant changes to your arrival schedule (like a flight delay). Start off with the right foot, be responsible and professional. They will appreciate being informed of any changes (they have a life, too!).

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Italian resident-to-be

Finally, you’re in Italy! If you have received a study visa, you have 8 days from your arrival in Italy to apply for your permesso di soggiorno.

The residency permit (permesso di soggiorno) is the actual legal document that will allow you to live in Italy.

Generally, universities have help-desks that will support students through this fundamental step of the study abroad experience. However, let’s have a quick look at what this residency permit is and why it is so important.

The residency permit is the official document that will allow you to legitimately live and study in Italy. While the residency permit is issued by the Immigration Office of the local Questura (a police body), the application must be handed in at any post office with a Sportello Amico. The application documents are available, for free, at every post office. Inside this white and yellow C4-size envelope, there is a paper booklet (Modulo A) and the instructions to prepare the application and fill out the documents.

For a successful application, you will need the following:

  • Residency permit kit (white&yellow envelope)
  • € 16.00 revenue stamp (Marca da bollo), that you can buy at a tobacconist
  • Photocopy of your passport (all pages containing information and stamps, including the visa page)
  • Photocopy of proof of financial means (same as the one you needed to apply for your study visa)
  • Photocopy of proof of medical insurance
  • Copy of University’s enrollment confirmation letter (on University’s letterhead)
  • € 70.46 (permit-request fee)
  • € 30.00 (posting fee)

While filling out the residency permit application, you will need to fill out a payment slip of € 70.46. This is the required amount to pay for an up-to-a-year residency permit.

TIP: Do not try to fill out the documents by yourself. Even the smallest mistake will force you to re-do the entire application from scratch. Trust your university’s help desk with this.

In order to complete your application, you will need to send the envelope with the postal service. The fee for this mailing service is € 30.00.

TIP: remember to bring your original passport with you at the post office. Do not seal the envelope, but let the post office employee check that all the documents are in order. Do not stick the revenue stamp on the document, let the post office employee do it.

Once your application will be sent, the post office employee will give you a receipt. It will contain a USER ID and a PASSWORD, together with the details of an appointment (day and time) to go to the Questura Immigration Office.

From now on, you should always carry a copy of this receipt with your passport, to prove that you have applied for your permit of stay.

During the appointment at the Immigration Office, where you will get fingerprinted, you must also bring the following:

  • 4 identical passport photos
  • your passport and the postal receipt
  • all original documents whose copies were enclosed in the application

You will be able to check the status of your application at any time on this website: Portale Immigrazione

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Studying in Italy means living in Italy

Your first days in the new city are essential to get you acquainted with your new life. Studying in Italy is also about living in Italy, and most importantly about living like an Italian.

Take advantage of every opportunity that comes to you (a guided tour, a welcome event, a free tour of the city) to meet locals and explore the area.

Your new life in Italy will be made of many small things and new habits, in an entirely different setting.

Let’s have a look at a few things that might help you during your first days in your new city in Italy:

  • Know your way around

Get familiar with how to travel to your university (on foot, by bike or public transportation), and learn all possible itineraries. If you have purchased a metro pass, use it to explore the city and get familiar with the public transportation system. Learn which buses and trams stop by your area, and find out where they go. Getting to know the place you live in will make your life a lot easier!

  • Be an honorable roommate

Every house has some common rules to help the occupants get along well with each other. Make sure you learn these rules, which are often unwritten. Be respectful of the common spaces of the apartment, and of your roommates’ privacy and serenity. Knowing the rules can also be helpful in case someone else breaks them!

  • Build a new routine

Studying in Italy doesn’t mean leaving your previous lifestyle entirely behind. It is more about integrating your hobbies and interests in a new routine. If you like sports, find out which options are available now that you are in Italy. If you love cooking, learn how to use the local ingredients, as some of your preferred ones might not be easy to find in Italy. If you’ve never cooked, learn some easy Italian recipes (pasta, of course!) to bring back home with you.

Plan your week including time for grocery shopping, house cleaning and for doing your laundry.

On top of it all, don’t forget that you are in Italy to study, so studying should always be your top priority.

  • Involve your friends and family back home

Being away from home also means not being physically present in the everyday life of your family and friends. Luckily for you, there are so many other ways to keep yourself up-to-date with what goes on back home! Remember that while you’re having a great time abroad, the life of everyone else back home will continue, too. Try to set up a weekly video call with your family and friends to let them know how well you’re doing in Italy, but also to confess how much you miss them.

Italian bureaucracy has never looked easier

Finally, let’s have a look at a few eventual steps to finalize your administrative set up in Italy.

  • Get a Codice Fiscale (fiscal code) at the local Agenzia delle Entrate (revenue agency). The fiscal code is an alphanumeric code used by the Italian public administration to uniquely identify everyone who lives in Italy. Only in some cases, you will be required to obtain a fiscal code before enrolling into your Italian university.

The fiscal code will be necessary for a number of administrative tasks such as opening a bank account or signing a job contract.

Let your Italian university’s international office help you filling this form out.

  • Open a bank account with an Italian bank. This can be useful to avoid high commission rates when withdrawing money or paying with your credit card. Every city has several banks that offer very convenient plans for students.

In any case, the documents you will need to open a bank account are the following:

    • Your Codice Fiscale (fiscal code)
    • Your passport / ID card
    • Your residency permit (or the postal receipt of your application)
    • Certificate of enrolment with the Italian university
    • Signed rental agreement or proof of your local address in Italy

Studying in Italy is an extraordinary experience, unique to every individual.

Everyone has their own background, aspirations and expectations, which will make this adventure so unique.

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No how-to list will ever be long enough to include everything you might need to know while abroad. However, a great how-to list (such as this one) will prompt your ability to solve upcoming matters, or anticipate future issues. Moreover, it will help you process and use the information and advice you will be receiving every day while studying in Italy.

Are you ready?


What is the process to study in Italy? ›

To be eligible for enrollment in the Italian university system, you must be at least 17 years old and have completed 12 years of schooling. Students with Italian nationality or of another EU country or permanent residents in Italy may apply directly to their chosen university or institution of higher education.

How do I prepare for study abroad in Italy? ›

10 Things to Know Before You Study Abroad in Italy
  1. You need to know some Italian. ...
  2. You should plan to dress appropriately. ...
  3. You must pack smart. ...
  4. You will walk…a lot. ...
  5. Your smart phone won't come in handy. ...
  6. Cash is king! ...
  7. Italian-time is real, and you will probably eat dinner at midnight.
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Is studying in Italy hard? ›

Italy is really student-friendly

That's why you need to go and study in Italy! Honestly, Italy is a perfect combination of great tuition fees, fun student life, low living costs, and amazing student experiences, seeing how knowledge and scholars are celebrated there.

Which subject is best to study in Italy? ›

  • Science and Technology.
  • Art and Design.
  • Social Studies.
  • Education.
  • Humanities.
  • Health.
  • Hospitality.

How many hours a day should you study in Italy? ›

We recommend spending at least 20 hours actively learning Italian. You could attend a full-immersion course of 4 hours a day. Ideally, you should take one-to-one lessons. Make sure the Italian course you choose doesn't just focus on grammar and vocabulary but also on speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

How do I prepare for Italy? ›

8 of the best Italy travel tips
  1. 1: Be prepared for public transportation. ...
  2. 2: Have reasonable expectations for where you can go and what you can see. ...
  3. 3: Get off the tourist trail! ...
  4. 4: Know busy times from slow times. ...
  5. 5: Learn a little about Italian regions. ...
  6. 6: Pack appropriately. ...
  7. 8: Pick up some Italian.
28 Jul 2020

How many bags should I bring for study abroad? ›

ASA suggests to pack one main full-sized luggage piece, a carry-on piece and a backpack (second carry-on and used for school purposes). Some students bring this and then some, and they instantly regret it when they have to climb four floors of stairs since most places in other countries don't have elevators.

Is Learning Italy Easy? ›

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) considers Italian to be one of the easiest languages to learn. Indeed, it is a lot faster language for monolingual English speakers to learn than for example Russian and Chinese. Russian might take nearly twice as many classroom hours as Italian to reach the same level of fluency.

How many hours do Italian students go to school? ›

A typical school day in Italy starts around 8am and ends around 1:30pm. The students have 5 hours of classes and a lunch break. Italians have full school days on Saturdays, too.

What are the disadvantages of studying in Italy? ›

7 Reasons NOT to Study in Italy
  • You might run the risk of becoming bilingual. ...
  • You'd become too employable for your own good. ...
  • There are too many UNESCO sites in Italy. ...
  • Your Instagram followers would start to resent you. ...
  • Your taste buds aren't prepared to indulge in the world's best cuisine.

What is the hardest part of learning Italian? ›

From complicated conjugations to tongue-twisting pronunciations, the Italian language is full of challenges that often give learners a headache.
  1. Complicated Conjugations. ...
  2. Numerous Verb Tenses. ...
  3. Confusing Pronoun Rules. ...
  4. Exceptions Galore. ...
  5. Rolling Your Rs.
18 Nov 2020

What are exams like in Italy? ›

Exams are almost always oral!

During this appointment, the professor and the student engage in a conversation of sorts, with the professor leading the discussion with questions from the course, often interrupting students during their answer to probe further.

Is Italy safe for female students? ›

Italy is a safe country, and women will feel safe here with normal precautions.

What are the highest paying jobs in Italy? ›

Surgeons have one of the highest-paying jobs in Italy.
8 best jobs in Italy for a profitable career!
  • Surgeons.
  • Lawyers.
  • Bank managers.
  • Marketing directors.
  • University professors.
  • English teachers.
  • University teaching assistants.
  • Italian language teacher.
20 Sept 2022

What is the main course called in Italy? ›

The secondo: The main course is called il secondo, or the second course. Chicken, meat, or fish are the usual choices, and portions are generally small. These main courses are usually fairly simple, especially if a rich pasta or rice dish precedes them.

Which course is best for job in Italy? ›

If the civil infrastructure is your passion, you also might want to take a look at the best civil engineering masters in Italy. In second place are the Health Professions with an employment rate of 91%.
  • Technology.
  • Environmental.
  • Health.
  • Engineering.
  • Digital.
  • Construction.
  • Business.
  • Tourism.

Is it OK to study 18 hours a day? ›

First of all you won't be able to manage the time and stress if you study for almost 18 hours a day. If you do so, you won't have enough time left for your other things like having food and getting enough sleep and lack of sleep can cause various diseases. 12-13 hours a day would be enough.

Which country study most hours? ›

Chile has the highest average amount of school days worldwide for primary school students. These Chileans spend 1,007 hours a year behind a desk.

What is the perfect hours to study? ›

Most of the students prefer to study in the early morning, generally from 4 or 5 AM in the morning as the brain is more likely to concentrate. It could be the best option for students who have more stamina early in the day.

Which English exam is required for Italy? ›

Either IELTS test or TOEFL test is compulsory.

How much money do you need to survive in Italy? ›

So how much does it cost to live in Italy? To answer this question, let's take a quick look at the average basic living expenses in Italy per month. Based on this, we can say that the average cost of living in Italy per month is around €1600.

How much money do I need to bring to Italy? ›

What is this? On average you can expect a trip to Italy to cost €55-130 per person per day (around $60 to $150 USD) for budget to mid-range travellers. These prices will be heavily influenced by how you chose to spend your money across accommodation, transportation, food, activities, and entertainment.

How can I be strong abroad? ›

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  3. Level Up Your Self-Care. ...
  4. Understand the Adjustment will Take Time. ...
  5. Keep in touch with Family and Friends. ...
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16 Feb 2022

What should you not do when studying abroad? ›

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  1. Self-entitlement. Often international students feel that they should be given first preference or choice on most matters. ...
  2. Language. ...
  3. Living like a tourist. ...
  4. Fast food chains. ...
  5. Partying too much/less. ...
  6. Friends. ...
  7. Culture. ...
  8. Open Mind.
19 Apr 2021

How should I dress to study abroad? ›

Clothing 👚 for study abroad:
  1. Underwear (2 weeks' worth)
  2. Socks (2 weeks' worth)
  3. Long-sleeved shirts or blouses.
  4. Short-sleeved shirts or blouses.
  5. Sweaters, hoodies or sweatshirts (2 or 3)
  6. Jeans, chinos or khakis (2 or 3 pairs)
  7. Shorts or skirts.
  8. Belts.
24 May 2022

What should I take with me as an international student? ›

Items to Bring With You
  • Your passport.
  • I-20 (student visa)
  • Admission letter.
  • Flight information.
  • Academic documents (diploma, letter of recommendation, school transcripts)
  • Driver's license.
  • Health insurance documents.
  • Medical records.
14 Jan 2016

What should I learn first in Italian? ›

Start with the alphabet and sound system

Unlike many other languages, Italian pronunciation rules are consistent. Most words are spoken the way they are written. The exceptions are few, so once you learn the rules, you'll be able to talk and read with confidence.

Is Italian grammar difficult? ›

Italian grammar can be complex and challenging, particularly for those learners who wish to progress from higher intermediate to advanced level. However, it is entirely possible to overcome these challenges without being overwhelmed by them.

What grade is a 16 year old in Italy? ›

Middle school lasts three years (roughly from age 11 to 14), and high school lasts five years (roughly from age 14 to 19).

Are Italian schools stressful? ›

And the results suggest the Italian school system is one of the world's most stressful. More than half of Italian pupils said they felt nervous when studying, compared to an OECD average of 37 percent. A vast majority (77 percent) felt nervous when unable to complete a task, compared to an average of 62 percent.

Do students do homework every night in Italy? ›

If you're Italian, it could reach fever-pitch! According to research conducted by the OECD, 15-year old children in Italy have to contend with just under 9 hours of homework every week, more than anywhere else in the world.

How many days a week do Italian students go to school? ›

Students in Italy attend school Monday-Saturday, from about 8:30am to 1:30pm. There are about five classes per day, with one 15-30 minute break in the middle of the day. Lunch is not served in school. During the school day, students stay in the same classroom, while teachers move from class to class.

What are the weaknesses of Italy? ›

  • Public debt still very high.
  • High dependency to Russian gas (19,7% of primary energy consumption)
  • Prevalence of small, low-productivity companies (more than 90% of firms have 10 employees or less)

How much a student earns in Italy? ›

Average part-time salary for International Students in Italy: The minimum wage per hour is 7 Euros. So according to this, you can earn up to 140 Euros a week and 560 Euros a month. Generally, Italian companies hire you as an intern and pay you between 500 and 1000 euros; paid internships are rare.

Is Italian grammar easy? ›

Is Italian Grammar Easy? Many people choose to learn Italian over other languages because they've heard that Italian grammar is relatively easy to learn. While it's true that Italian grammar rules aren't necessarily hard, they do take patience and practice to master, just like with any new skill.

Which language is the most easier? ›

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  • Frisian. Frisian is thought to be one of the languages most closely related to English, and therefore also the easiest for English-speakers to pick up. ...
  • Dutch. ...
  • Norwegian. ...
  • Spanish. ...
  • Portuguese. ...
  • Italian. ...
  • French. ...
  • Swedish.
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What happens if you fail an exam in Italy? ›

The education system in Italy gives the right to take an exam 6 times. If you do not like the grade or fail, you can re-enter the exam at a later date. Exams are usually written and oral.

Is Italy good at math? ›

Italy was the first country in Europe where mathematics started during the Renaissance. It always was and still is one of the principal contributors to mathematics.

Which study is best for future in Italy? ›

  • BA in Innovative Technologies for Digital Communication. ...
  • Bachelor in Human and Environmental Health. ...
  • BBA in Sustainable Hospitality Management. ...
  • BBA in Sustainability Management. ...
  • BA in Interior Design. ...
  • B.A. in Fashion Design. ...
  • B.A. in Graphic Design. ...
  • Bachelor in Design, Fashion and Visual Arts: International Year One in Italy.

Can you survive in Italy with English? ›

Like Spain, Italy isn't known for being an anglophone country. While the English language will be enough to study there, it won't be enough to live or settle in Italy. Learning at least the basics of the Italian language will help you travel around, ask for help or find items faster while shopping.

What are the benefits of studying in Italy? ›

Here are nine reasons to study abroad in Italy.
  • You Get to Experience Italian Culture. ...
  • There Are Plenty of Programs to Choose From. ...
  • You'll Receive a High-Quality Education. ...
  • You Can Learn Italian in an Immersive Environment. ...
  • You Can Eat Authentic Italian Cuisine. ...
  • It's an Inexpensive Country to Travel In.

How much does it cost to study in Italy? ›

How much does it cost to study in Italy? Undergraduate programs at public universities in Italy can cost between €900 (US$1,000) and €4,000 (US$4,800) per year, with the average being about €1,500 (US$1,800). Private university annual costs generally vary from €6,000 to €20,000 (US$7,200 to US$24,100).

How many marks are required to study in Italy? ›

Application Requirements in Italy

Hold a foreign high-school diploma/bachelor degree (for graduate students) that proves that you qualify for university education in Italy with a minimum of 59% in your last two years of study. English or Italian language proficiency depending on the program you want to apply for.

How does it cost to study in Italy? ›

Regular fees for EU and Non-EU students depend on the students family income and on the program you are applying for, from a minimum of 900€ to a maximum of 4.000€ at a public University. For private universities range from 6.000€ to around 20.000€ per year.

How much does it cost to be a student in Italy? ›

Cost of living in Italy for students. The total cost of living for students in Italy ranges from 600 to 900 euros a month, including accommodation, food costs, public transportation, and local travel or leisure.

Which university is the cheapest in Italy? ›

The University of Florence is the cheapest university in Italy for international students. The university offers more than 130 degrees under its 12 main faculties, which cover disciplines such as agriculture and law. These faculties hold 53,000 students enrolled in various degree programs.

Is studying Italian worth it? ›

Learning Italian will make any other romance language, including Spanish, French, Portuguese and Romanian, more approachable and easier to learn. Italian classes taken in the past will take on new meaning during a study abroad experience in Italy, when vocabulary learnt will surface and the language will come to life.

Is Italian easy to learn? ›

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) considers Italian to be one of the easiest languages to learn. Indeed, it is a lot faster language for monolingual English speakers to learn than for example Russian and Chinese. Russian might take nearly twice as many classroom hours as Italian to reach the same level of fluency.

What subjects do Italian students study? ›

All students receive the same curriculum which comprises basic education in Italian, English, mathematics, natural sciences, history, geography, social studies, physical education, visual and musical arts. Each class will have three main teachers.

Can I study abroad with 50% marks? ›

Atleast 60% of the marks is required. And for the Master's degree, the required is above 60% in the undergraduate degree. Some country also take SAT score.

How much bank balance is required to study in Italy? ›


Proof that you have an accommodation in Italy; Proof that you have financial support (at least € 467,65 per month for the academic year, a total of € 6.079,45 per year);

Can I study in Italy for free? ›

Every student questions “does Italy offer free education?” The simple answer is yes, Italy offers free education to International students. Italian Universities are a popular choice amongst students who wish to study without spending much.

Where can I study for free in Italy? ›

International students can get free education in Italy from the most prestigious universities like the University of Padua, University of Bologna, Sapienza University of Rome, and many more. Italy is an ultimate destination for students looking to get education for Free.

How much students earn in Italy per hour? ›

The average hourly pay for part-timers in Italy is €7, thus weekly earnings can go up to €140 and monthly, the international student can earn up to €560.

Do you get paid to study in Italy? ›

Many universities such as Politecnico di Milano, University of Pisa and University of Milano have such a program. The amount of the scholarship is calculated based on your income bracket (financial situation) and geographic origin. The benefits of DSU scholarships in Italy include: monetary compensation.

Is Italy a good as a student? ›

Plenty of top universities with an impressive international environment. Italy is a popular international study location not just due to its high multicultural ambience, but the country also has several top public and private universities.


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