About Italy

Acknowledged for its vital place in the development of Western civilization, Italy is best known for the magnificence of its ancient cities and towns, Roman era ruins and unparalleled public works of art dating from the iconic Renaissance period. Its rich cuisine is world-famous, and its wines tell of the warm sunshine grown in verdant hills. Sailing is a popular outdoor activity on Italy’s extensive coastline, and water sports are available at all the larger resorts. The country isn’t just a summer adventure destination, with the Italian Alps offering world-class skiing in the winter along with rock-climbing, mountaineering, white-water rafting and hiking year-round.

The Italian people love their music, art and lifestyle with a passion unknown in more northern climates and share their love with all those who visit. Noisy, exuberant and boisterous, they live life to the fullest in a unique, laid-back manner. Accommodation is easily found at all budgets from inns and self-service to upscale hotels offering the best in dining and entertainment. Heading off the beaten path can find the least expensive lodgings and food, and top city prices compare with those in most European capitals.

Wherever you’re based in Italy, there’ll be fascinating places to see and things to do. In the north there are alpine lakes, mountains, ancient towns and the glories of Venice. In the central region there’s Rome, Florence and magnificent countryside. In the south are volcanic Vesuvius, Naples, the Isle of Capri, the Amalfi coast, glorious beaches and Sicily, made famous by the Godfather books and movies, with its wild, volcanic vistas and tiny traditional mountain villages.

Getting around in Italy is easy, with the train services reliable, fast and a good value. The roads are in good order and both Autostrada motorways and the buses make long distance travel comfortable and inexpensive. Italy is well-stocked with domestic airports serving the major towns and cities, and ferries links coastal cities. Self-drive isn’t a huge challenge, although mountain roads and narrow streets should be taken with caution, especially in the winter months.


  • Rome – the Eternal City for 2,000 years, home to innumerable UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Venice, one of the north’s Byzantine cities, with its canals and ancient palaces
  • The museums of Florence with their Renaissance masterpieces
  • The stunning Amalfi coastline, one of the world’s most spectacular drives
  • Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius, all in the Bay of Naples area
  • The Basilica of St Francis at Assisi and its surrounding Franciscan sites
  • The Vatican Museum and the breathtaking ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • Pisa’s iconic Leaning Tower and splendid cathedral

ligibility criteria for Italy student visa

To be eligible for Italy student visa you must fulfil the following conditions:

  • You must provide the official letter of acceptance issued by an Italian university confirming your admission to the course
  • You must have a valid passport with at least two blank visa pages
  • Your passport must have a validity that exceeds the duration of the visa you are applying for by at least 3 months
  • Your passport must have been issued within the previous 10 years
  • You must have a copy of your completed and signed visa application form
  • You must provide proof of your financial ability so as to support yourself financially during your entire period of study in Italy.
  • You must provide a copy of your flight itinerary. This is required to confirm the details of your return tickets to your home country as one-way tickets are unacceptable
  • You must provide a recent statement of your financial situation from your bank, duly signed by a bank official.
  • You must provide proof of having obtained valid health and medical insurance that covers the entire duration of your stay in Italy.
  • You must not have a criminal record
  • You must not have been refused entry into Italy previously
  • You intend to leave Italy at the end of your authorized stay

How to Apply for Italy Student Visa

A foreign student who wants to study in Italy will have to avail the Italy student visa. If a student opts for a course or program that does not extend beyond 90 days, he or she will require a Schengen visa or short stay visa. However, if the student opts for a course or program that lasts for more than 90 days, he or she will have to obtain long term student visa or national visa (NV).

Italy student visa in an entry visa and a student will need to obtain a “permit to stay” after arriving in Ital

Steps to follow to apply for Italy student visa

You will have to apply at the Italian Embassy or Consulate for the student visa. After you receive the letter of acceptance or letter of admission for your intended course of study, you can check your eligibility for obtaining an Italian student visa and then go ahead with the below mentioned procedure.

Step 1: Get the student visa application form

As the first step of your visa application procedure, you need to obtain the student visa application form. You can download the form from the internet.

Step 2: Fill up the student visa application form

Carefully fill out the details required in the visa application form.

Step 3: Gather the required documents for student visa application

  • Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
  • Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
  • University of Bologna
  • Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
  • University of Trento
  • Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
  • Politecnico Di Milano
  • Sapienza University of Rome
  • The University of Milan
  • University of Padova
  • University of Pavia
  • University of Pisa
  • University of Salerno
  • University of Trieste
  • Polytechnic University of Turin
  • Tor Vergata University of Rome
  • Università Politecnica delle Marche
  • University of Bari Aldo Moro
  • University of Bergamo
  • University of Brescia
  • University of Calabria
  • University of Florence
  • University of Genova
  • University of Milano - Bicocca
  • University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • University of Parma


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