Study in Italy. Italy is a popular destination for international students. It offers quality higher education with more affordable tuition fees than other Western European countries. The country has a rich history and tradition of higher education.
Cost of living and tuition fees in Italy
Italy is a budget-friendly study destination in Europe. While the cost of accommodation and living can be high in large cities like Rome or Milan, smaller cities are much cheaper. Larger universities usually offer support in finding accommodation; with luck you might get a place in a cheap student home.QUICK FACTS
Compared to other countries in Europe, Italy’s public universities are also relatively cheap. On average, public universities in Italy charge around 1,000 EUR per year. Top-ranked prestigious universities might charge more. A special case is the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where tuition fees are tied to your family’s financial situation: Based on the income, you are charged from a low minimum around 150 EUR to a maximum of around 5,000 EUR per year.
- Name : Repubblica Italiana (Italian Republic)
- Climate : Temperate climate with regional variations
- Population : 61.3 million (2013)
- Capital : Rome
- Government : Democracy, Republic
- GDP : 2071.31 billion US dollars (2013)
- Language : Italian as well as German, French and Latin in some regions in Northern Italy
- Currency : Euro
- Number of universities : 89
Student life in Italy
Italians are known to be welcoming, open people. You will make local friends quickly. And they will teach you that eating out and enjoying high-quality, healthy food are fundamental to la dolce vita (“the sweet life”) for every Italian.
Although you will get by with only a handful of words and phrases in Italian, English is not widely spoken outside the academic context, and you will definitely benefit from taking some lessons in Italian before and during your stay. That is especially true if you should decide to stay and work in Italy after graduation.
Cultural activities include everything from traditional local festivals to major international sporting events. Italian night life is always lively, especially in cities. In summer, the majority of people head for the sea or countryside. For quality of life, unforgettable, charming Italy provides value for any student.
The academic year comprise 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.