Study Abroad in Italy places you in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and into a vibrant country, rich in history, art, architecture, culture and cuisine. When you study in a foreign country, it gives you a sense of discovery, but not in the same way as being a tourist. When studying abroad in Italy, first of all, you are stepping out of your comfort zone. Second, you are taking in your surroundings while cultivating friendships, settling into the ritual of attending classes, finding local places to eat and hang out as well as going on excursions and field trips. Whether you are interested in an Italian language immersion or another subject, studying in Italy warrants consideration for so many reasons.
Italy is a beautiful country located in Southwestern Europe, on the Apennine peninsula. The country comprises of the mainland Italy and the surrounding islands. The country stretches southwards almost to the coasts of North Africa.
Italian higher education system consists of two main articulations: the university sector and the non-university sector.
Currently, the university sector comprises of 89 university institutions out of which
The non-university sector includes 4 education typologies with their institutions:
Higher schools of design: polytechnics for the arts, academies of fine arts, higher institutes for applied arts, music conservatories, and recognized music institutes, higher institutes for musical and choreographic studies, national academies etc
The academic year comprises of two semesters. The first semester starts in September/October and ends in January/February. The second semester starts in February and ends in July. Intakes may vary from university to university.
In Italy, scholarships are offered by the Italian government at the national and regional level and Italian universities.
Examples of scholarships you can apply to:
Some Italian universities such as Politecnico di Milano, University of Padova, Bocconi University, Bologna University, offer scholarship programmes for international students; these are usually between 5,000 and 12,000 EUR/year.