Study in Italy
Here are some reasons why you should study in Italy
Education in English
Currently, Italy has more than 500 English-taught study programs; hence international students can easily study in Italy. Each year the number of courses taught in English is growing. You will need to provide proof of English language proficiency if you apply for an English-taught degree program.
Italy provides an enriched study experience. Italy has a total of 55 World Heritage sites, the highest for any country. In addition, Italy is known for its warm and welcoming people, great food, beaches and coastal towns.
Traditional local festivals and international sporting events also add to the charm of Italian life. Italy is an excellent choice for students wishing to get a degree in the fields of art, architecture or fashion as Italy has always been on the forefront in these fields. Students who are enrolled in Architecture degree programs can get free tickets to museums.
Italy is a student-friendly destination as every big city is connected to others via airports and railway network.
Low Cost of living in Italy
Undergraduate studies in Italian universities are of 3 years as compared to 4 years in other countries. The education system in Italy follows the Bologna system which means you can obtain bachelor’s and master’s degrees after 5 years of studies. This allows you to save expenses of one whole year when you study in Italy.
Italy is one of the most affordable European countries. Some of the cheaper cities to live in are Turin, Pisa, and Padua.
Students should plan accordingly keeping in mind the cost of living in Italy:
Tuition fee (in public universities): up to 1,000 EUR/year
Tuition fee (in private universities): up to 4,000 EUR/year
Housing, food, entertainment: up to 1,000 EUR/month
Phone bills/ internet: up to 50 EUR/month
Study materials: up to 50 EUR/month
Students can pursue higher education at the top universities in Italy with the help of fully funded or partially funded scholarships. There are various government and private scholarships for universities in Italy for international students.
Non-EU students can work up to 20 hours a week during studies and full-time during vacations, on a study visa. This can help students with their living expenses.
Students enrolled in 2nd Degree Masters and PhD can also apply for a temporary residence permit after the completion of their studies. This is an extension of 6 to 12 months and allows ample time to search for job opportunities.
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