| University abroad: Italy

| University abroad: Italy

Italy is a beautiful country and there are many important universities where you can study: La Sapienza in Rome, University of Bologna, Sant’Anna and Anormale in Pisa, Politecnico of Turin, Politecnico of Milan, University of Padova, etc..

Before applying to an Italian University, evaluate if your qualifications are valid for higher education studies in Italy. After this, contact the University you are interested in and ask for a prior assessment. If they give you a positive feedback about your admission, submit a pre-application request to the Italian embassy or consulate in your area. They will submit your application and documents to the Italian higher education institution. The list of admitted candidates is published by the Italian embassy or consulate at the end of August.

Even if each Italian Universities may have different specific requirement, there are some basic qualifications required:

  • Secondary School Diploma obtained after at least 12 years of school, when applying for an undergraduate course
  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent, when applying for Master’s programs
  • Master’s degree, when applying for doctoral programs or medical specialization.

Students from countries where admission to university is possible after 10 or 11 years of study, must prove that they are attending the local university and have passed all necessary examinations.

The Language tests accepted by Italian Universities are:

For Italian:

  • CILS – exam may be taken in Italy or at Italian Institutes of Culture worldwide
  • CELI –  at certified centers in partnership with the University of Perugia

For English:

  • Cambridge

The most common deadlines are:

  • Non-EU students: from November 1st to April 15th the following year.
  • EU students: between November 1st and September 1st the following year.