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No, Universities in Italy are not free for foreign students. But if your budget is low, you can consider applying for grants and scholarships to help you study in Italy. There are numerous scholarships offered by the government as well as individual universities. For more information check this: Scholarships in Italy

There are a total of 36 universities in Italy which have secured their positions in QS world university ranking. The top 5 universities are the Polytechnic University of Milan, University of Bologna, Sapienza University of Rome, Università di Padova and the University of Milan.

Italy is an attractive destination for International students. There are approximately 32,000 foreign students in Italy.  It offers high-quality education with more affordable tuition fees than other Western countries in Europe. This makes it an attractive option for students.

Free education is everyone’s dream. Unfortunately, you cannot study for free, everything comes at a price. Many international students want to go to Italy for education but are not able to afford it. For them, many scholarship programs are available like Bocconi scholarships, UNIPV international scholarships, Domus Academy scholarship competition, etc. The University of Bologna awards even international deserving students' study grants. To know more information about scholarship programs click on the link given: Scholarships in Italy

Before applying to the universities in Italy make decisions regarding the course and university you want to study, Once you have selected the course and University, you will need to go through the course-specific eligibility requirements and deadlines of that particular university. Then collect the required documents and apply. For more information regarding how to apply Italian universities click here: How to apply to universities in Italy?

The studies gap will majorly lower your chances of getting admission in universities not only in Italy but anywhere across the world. If you have the valid documents covering your reason for your gap may be that you have relevant work experience or internship that is in the field of your study, this may help you to get admission in that university. The final decision is in the hands of the admission officer only.

There are many higher education institutions in Italy where students can pursue their Master’s degree. The first and foremost requirement of Masters in Italy is to have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in a related field of study. Fill in an application form and submit any requested documents such as your passport and photographs. For more information about masters in Italy click on the link given: Masters in Italy

You will be surprised to know that students not knowing the Italian language can also pursue their higher education in Italy, as there is the very common misbelief that the student cannot pursue higher education in Italy if he/she does not know the Italian language. Yes, in earlier days, one needed to learn the Italian language to get education from Italy, but today, the universities and colleges conduct their classes in the English language. This means that students from other countries not knowing the Italian language can now study in any of the universities in Italy.


You should first contact your selected university in Italy to check if you are eligible to apply in. Then complete your pre-application request and submit it to the nearest Italian embassy in your home country. Collect and submit all the documents such as transcripts, LOR, SOP etc. A proper and complete application form will increase your chances of getting admission.

Yes, you can study in English in Italy. Universities in the country offer a wide range of study programmes taught both in Italian and English languages. However, most English study programmes are available at Master's degrees and PhD courses.

Italy has become increasingly popular among abroad students who go to the country to take gain the advantage of its high standard of education and multiple academic options available there. Italian Education has a wide range of academic institutions, welcoming students from across the world are interested in any of the subject. The country offers the best infrastructure and scholarships to ensure that the process of education is not hindered in any way. To know more reason about study in Italy click here: Top Reasons to Study in Italy

Italy is a country attracting students from all over the world for higher education. Cities in Italy, like Milan, Rome, Pisa, Bologna, Tuscania, Florence, Taormina etc are excellent for studying, having a number of universities for students from different nations. To know more about the cities of Italy click here: Top Student Cities and Universities in Italy

Italy is a country which has multiple academic options available for the students coming from different countries for their education. Courses in Italy cover a wide spectrum of themes such as banking, management, healthcare, theology, science, social media economics etc. The branch of architecture, design, applied sciences, design and arts are leading Italy's domain of higher education.

If the students pursue in a public university for higher education, they must have a budget between 850 and 1000 Euros a year,  for the study depending on which university or programme they have taken admission in. In Italy, Private universities are much more expensive compared to public universities. For more details, about the cost of studying in Italy click here: Cost of studying in Italy

If you belong to the nation which is a part of the EU you can work while studying in Italy without any limitation. Foreign students who are non-EU students have some limitations which relate to working in Italy.  Whether a student is pursuing a graduate or is studying Masters, he or she can get a job that will help him or her to earn while studying for a degree, but with a limitation that they cannot work for more than 20 hours per week and cannot work full time during vacations.

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