Study in Italy

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Support for applying to University in Italy

What Italy can offer students

Italy has some of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world, with the University of Bologna being the oldest university in the world. Many of the private and public universities are highly ranked and increasingly are offering a range of degree courses taught in English. Italy also offers good weather, an interesting culture, delightful cuisine and architectural delights.

A Bachelor’s degree in Italy is referred to as a Laurea and the programme normally consists of three years of study. Master’s degree programmes are one or two years long and there are also PhD programmes taught in English across a range of subject areas which last for a minimum of three years.


Study costs

Tuition fees are price competitive ranging from as low as £2,000 to upwards of £13,000 for some courses. There are a range of universities for city lovers and for those who prefer a rural location - you will no doubt find a place that matches your budget and ideal site. The costs of living are similar to other European destinations and you can also learn Italian whilst studying in English.

The application process

University applications often open in ‘rounds’ where you have strict deadlines to apply throughout the year. The actual application process itself is likely to consist of a completed application form submitted alongside your school transcripts, English language proficiency tests (IELTS or TOEFL) and a copy of your passport. EU students don’t require visas but international students will need to submit a visa application.

If you’re interested in studying in Italy, we can help you navigate the university application process, ensuring you make the right choice of university course and location. Please contact us to speak to one of our advisers.