Student Visa Requirements for Italy
Depending on your nationality, you may need to get a visa to study in Italy. If you are from an EU or EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) you will not need a visa. If you are from any other country, you will need a visa. All students will need to present details of accommodation, proof of financial stability and a comprehensive health insurance policy.
To get more information about the visa process, documents required, application costs and where to apply, please visit the MAECI website and provide the relevant information. This website will give you information that is specific to your situation.
If you are a non-EU or EFTA student, you will need to apply for a residence permit once you have a visa. This needs to be done within 8 days of your arrival in the country. You can apply for this at the post office in your new city of residence. If you need any advice or information about this process, your institution will be able to assist.
Students who are from an EU or EFTA country do not need to apply for a residence permit. However, if you plan to stay for over 3 months, you must register with the Anagrafe (register office) in your city of residence. You can register as a temporary resident if you do not intend to move your permanent residence to Italy. If you choose this option, it must be renewed every year. You are also able to transfer your permanent residence to Italy.
EU students who plan to study in Italy for longer than 3 months need to register with the Italian National Health Service (SSN) to gain complete health coverage. You can do this at the Local Health Authorities (ASL). You will not have to pay any fees, and you will be issued with a health insurance card (Tessera Sanitaria). This allows you access to the same health services as Italian citizens.
Non-EU students must have health insurance to apply for a residence permit. There are three different options for international students.
- Register with the Italian Health Service (SSN) – you can do this at your Local Health Authority (ASL).
- Purchase a private health insurance policy in your own country – it is always advisable to get this policy validated by the Italian embassy and translated into Italian or English.
- Purchase a private health insurance policy in Italy – you can do this before or after your arrival, but you need it to apply for a residence permit.
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Studying in Italy
Why Study in Italy?
Some of the first universities in Europe were founded in Italy during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The University of Bologna, founded in 1088, is recognised as the oldest university to still operate. Today, Italy is the home of many prestigious institutions of higher education. Many of Italy’s institutions perform well in the QS World University Rankings, appearing in the top 200 each year.
Education System in Italy
Italian colleges are among the most established colleges on the planet. As a major aspect of the training framework in Italy, most instructing happens in extensive address corridors, contingent upon the particular course. Students are likewise expected to finish a lot of self-consideration hours outside the study hall to get ready for examinations.
Cost of Studying in Italy
Tuition fees at Italian institutions vary, but they are generally lower than in other parts of Europe or North America. This makes Italian universities an enticing proposition for foreign students. International students in Italy have a chance to receive a quality higher education at an affordable cost.
Job Opportunities After Studying in Italy
Students from EU/EEA do not require a specific work permit to work in Italy, however, they cannot work for more than 20 hours a week during the academic session. The non-EU students will require an international student work permit for working while studying, and the allowed working hours are the same for them.
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