Study in Italy

About Italy

Italy (Italian: Italia) officially the Italian Republic is a country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and several islands surrounding it. Italy is located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, in Southern   Europe.

A unitary parliamentary republic with Rome as its capital and largest city, the country covers a total area of 301,340 km2 and shares borders with France,  Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and  the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the third-most populous member state of the European Union. Italian culture flourished, producing famous scholars, artists, and polymaths. During the Middle Ages, Italian explorers discovered new routes to the Far East and the New World, helping to usher in the European Age of Discovery. Nevertheless, Italy’s commercial and political power significantly waned with the opening of trade routes that bypassed the Mediterranean. By the mid-19th century, rising Italian nationalism and calls for independence from foreign control led to a period of revolutionary political upheaval. After centuries of foreign domination and political division, Italy was almost entirely unified in 1861 following a war of independence, establishing the Kingdom of Italy.

Italy has an advanced economy. The country is the eighth-largest by nominal GDP (third in the European Union), the sixth-largest by national wealth and the third-largest by central bank gold reserve. It ranks highly in life expectancy, quality of life, healthcare, and education. The country is a great power and it has a significant role in regional and global economic, military, cultural, and diplomatic affairs.

Italy has a long history of over 3000 years. Modern Italy or the Italian Republic came into being in the year 1946, soon after World War II. Italy practices parliamentary democracy and is one of the founding members of the European Union. Italy has about 150 cities and townships, out of which Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin and Venice are the major cities. While Italian is the official language of Italy and is widely used, there are pockets where French, German and Greek are predominant. The current population of Italy is about 60 million and the per capita income is pegged at about US$ 33,000. Education is given high prominence in Italy. It has a high literacy rate; of 99% amongst both men and women. The Government spends about approximately 9% of its total budget on education and a large percentage of this goes to secondary education. About 18 % of the education budget is spent on higher / tertiary education.

Higher Education in Italy

Generally, higher education in Italy includes Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral courses which is provided by universities, technical universities, institutes, academies, and by a number of professional training institutions related to commerce, e-technologies, fashion etc. Most of the existing universities and institutions were established by the Government. Degree programs are structured in credits (crediti formativi universitari-CFU at universities and crediti formativi accademici-CFA at AFAM institutions).

Why Study in Itlay

1) Top Universities

2) Affordable Tuition Fees

3) A country full of wonders

4) Many English-taught degrees

5) The valuation / examination pattern

6) Country Surrounded by arts, architecture and fashion

7) Scholarships and Grants or International Students

8) Work part-time while studying

9) One year Post Study Work Visa


Some of the popular universities in ILTAY

Bocconi University

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Humanitas University

International School for Advanced Studies

Marche Polytechnic University

Politecnico di Milano

Polytechnic University of Bari

Roma Tre University

University of Bologna

University of Brescia

University of Cagliari

University of Calabria

University of Florence

University of Milan

Few English taught Universities

University of Pisa

University of Milan

University of Padua

University of Trento

University of Bologna

University of Rome

Popular programs in Itlay for International Students

  • Architecture
  • Bioinformatics and Computation Biology
  • Biosciences and Biotechnology
  • Business Management
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Fashion Design
  • Finance
  • Food Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality Management
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Luxury and Brand Management
  • Marketing
  • MBA
  • Medicine
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Product Design
  • Sociology