Study in Italy

Study in Italy

Italy is a beautiful country to visit and explore while on vacation but it is also an amazing place to come to for furthering one's education. Why not continue career study abroad in a country that is considered to be the the birthplace of Western civilization. Contrary to popular belief, a high-standard post secondary education can be acquired in Italy even in some of the most world-renowned universities at a reasonable cost. 

Italy is known across the globe for having produced some of the world’s greatest thinkers, inventors, artists and designers. Some of the world’s most well-known people originated from this great country and received their education here. Famous and influential people such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Giorgio Armani, Enzo Ferrari and Gianni Versace all have roots in Italy and have helped to shape the educational environment of the country. 

Whether you plan to study the arts, fashion, mathematics, science, law or medicine, Italy can provide you with a world class education in the field of your choice. As a bonus, Italy’s rich culture is guaranteed to teach you things that you would never be able to learn or experience while studying at home. A history lesson can be found around every corner and you are sure to quickly become an expert in the Italian language.

Italy University

There are nearly 40,000 students who have chosen Italy as the country where they wish to receive their post-secondary training; and for good reason. With over 90 universities, including some of the world's oldest and most well-known, and dozens of other post-graduate institutions, every student is sure to be able to get the first-class education that they are seeking.

Tuition are different, depending on the institution. Most people assume because it's Italy - the costs of educating would be astronomical, well - they are not. Actually, you could expect to pay €900 - €4,000 yearly for a bachelor's course. Private institutions do cost more however, in the range of €6,000 - €20,000 per year depending on what type of school and where it is. Italy is home to some of the best and most distinguished Universities in the world:

  • The University of Bologna, which is considered to be the oldest known university was first formed in the 11th century and is well known for helping to mould some of the greatest minds in history. 
  • PIXNET, located in Pisa, is one of the world’s educational destinations for degrees in computer science, IT, engineering and technology. 
  • Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa was founded in 1810 and is an institution based on the principle of the importance of research. This state-of-the-art facility strives to stay up-to-date on the most recent research techniques.
  • The University of Padova is a multidisciplinary institution that offers a broad range of different degrees. It is one of Europe’s oldest universities and but prides itself on its ability to stay up-to-date on the newest trends in the ever-changing labor market.

Not only does Italy provide excellent, world-renowned institutions for higher education, it also provides an environment that is well-suited to the international student. There are endless attractions and sights to see, ample shopping and dining experiences and an overall atmosphere that is perfect for the average student. Students and scholars, Italy welcomes you!

Cost of Living in Italy While Studying

Living in Italy for the purpose of studying is comparable to other parts of Europe as well as North America. Certain things are more affordable such as rent, cell phone service, internet, transportation, while other things are slightly more expensive such as gasoline, food, natural gas and hydro. You can find an apartment to stay in for as low as €300 - €500 euro per month which becomes even more affordable when with a room mate. Sometimes the landlord will ask you to pay for the utilities as well. 

Another option for staying somewhere is simply checking with the head professor in your faculty while studying here. Most times they will have a few contacts where students can dwell with all comports needed to complete the semester such as wifi, desk, cooking facilities. Places like this often resemble rooming houses or flats with other students staying there and sharing space. 

Getting around is not a problem either, buses are fairly cheap to ride on, plus you can purchase a cost affective pass especially if travelling often. A monthly bus pass could run you about €12.50, which is worth it since a single ride is around €2. You can also purchase a block of 5 or 10 tickets and price will vary slightly on the distance the tickets cover.

Trains, ferries and even plane tickets to other parts of Europe are also very reasonable so you can visit your friends on the weekends or holidays. Tickets for these means for travel are often in the double digits if travelling in Italy or other destinations in Europe. This is very reasonable compared to other parts of the world. Hands down, transportation is really well thought out and developed for everyone to be able to get around economically and safely. 

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