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It can be confusing which country to choose for your studies abroad. You will need to learn a lot about each of the possible countries and the educational systems before making a decision. That’s why PingmeStudyAbroad has set up a useful guide about the top study abroad destinations.
Italy is another most important study abroad destination with several benefits and advantages for international students. Italy offers affordable education options with high standards and infrastructure. You will have a lot of personal growth opportunities in Italy with a good quality of life and job opportunities in the country. The education systems are well designed to welcome international students.
● Affordable tuition fees and living costs
Both the living expense and the tuition fees are pretty lower in Italy compared to the other counterparts of Europe. Therefore, students can enjoy all the privileges at an affordable cost.
● Plenty of attractions and entertainment for international students
Italy has some of the great cities of art such as Rome, Venice, and Florence. They have been attracting visitors for centuries. Italy’s landscapes are very attractive with beautiful coasts, Alpine lakes, and mountains. Overall, it is a sweet and memorable treat for study abroad students.
● Variety of scholarship opportunities
Italy will again surprise you with its low tuition fees and living expenses. Still, you have the chance to apply for scholarships like ERASMUS or private scholarships.
Both the living expense as well as tuition fees in Italy are pretty lower compared to the other counterparts of Europe. Therefore, students can enjoy all the privileges at an affordable cost.
Average tuition fees in a public university is around 850 – 1000 euro/year
Average tuition fees in a private university is around 6000 – 20,000 euro/year
Adding accommodation, transportation, food, and entertainment, a student can live on 1000 EUR/ month quite luxuriously – and that’s for Milan and Rome, two of the biggest cities in Italy.
For cities like Bologna, Bolzano, and Florence, expenses may come between 650 and 800 EUR/ month.
To get a better picture, you should know that some of the prices you will find in shops and restaurants are:
The application process in Italy is a little bit complicated. You have to contact the university you are interested in with your documents to check if you are eligible for the program or not. They will do a preliminary assessment and gives you feedback about your eligibility.
Some of the documents required for supporting your application are:
You can prove your language proficiency by providing the following certificates:
We know that it is a very complicated process for you. But don’t worry, Pingme has successfully admitted many students in famous Italian universities. Call us today!
Some of the popular study options in Italy are:
There is also a huge list of top-rated universities in Italy.
Some of the highly recommended universities for international students are:
Intakes & Deadlines
The first academic year generally starts in the month of September and October while it ends in January or in February. However, the second semester starts in February and lasts in July. Most undergraduate program application period is from July to September. The application period of postgraduate admissions for open admissions is October – November.
If you are confirmed as eligible, you have to submit a pre-application request at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in India. Because they are the ones, who will carry on the processing further, by the end of August, students can find a list of candidates admitted to the universities on the embassy’s or consulate’s page.
Documents required for visa
Receipt of application fee payment
All applicants should deposit the minimum required money in a blocked account, which is 515€ per month. However, many students deposit more amount to increase the chance for visa approval.
The visa fees will be 50€.
Processing time for all the processes will be 3-4 weeks.
After completing your studies in Italy, you can start searching for good jobs. If you are comfortable with working in Italy, you will find easily find several high paying jobs in the country. You can get plenty of jobs in the country with English proficiency. However, if you learn the Italian language and get qualified for it, you will have a lot more career opportunities in Italy than English only candidates. Anyways, it is highly dependent on your choice of profession. Otherwise, you can use Italian certificates to apply in reputed organizations and employers in other countries too. Students can apply for a work permit at the local immigration office in Italy.
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