ITALY

  • ABOUT ITALY

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    Italy, a country of south-central Europe, occupying a peninsula that juts deep into the Mediterranean Sea. Italy comprises some of the most varied and scenic landscapes on Earth and is often described as a country shaped like a boot. At its broad top stand the Alps, which are among the world’s most rugged mountains. Italy’s highest points are along Monte Rosa, which peaks in Switzerland, and along Mont Blanc, which peaks in France

    QUICK FACTS

    • Name : RepubblicaItaliana (Italian Republic)
    • Climate : Temperate climate with regional variations
    • 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
    • POPULAR CITIES 
    • ROME
    • MILAN
    • TURIN
    • PALERMO
    • NAPLES
    • WHY STUDY IN ITALY
    • Home to one of the oldest Universities in the Western world (The University of Bologna)
    • 15 Italian universities finds place in the list of Top 200 universities in the world
    • Courses designed in collaboration with companies thus increasing employability
    • English is the prime medium of instruction
    • Italian language and intensive Italian programs are taught at all levels, from beginning to advance levels
    • Scholarships Fee waivers, Free housing ,refectory meal tickets are provided for deserving students
    • IELTS /TOEFL not required
    • Ranks among the 8 most industrialized countries in the world
    • 6 months stay back available
    • Opportunity to work 20 hours per week
    • Home to thousands of industries –ship building, Aircraft commercial vehicles, electrical goods, textiles etc offering excellent job opportunities
    • Extremely warm & co-operative people
    • Extensive transport network of train and bus offers endless opportunities to explore
    • Has reputation for its rich (but surprisingly healthy) Mediterranean diet
    • Italy Milan is the world capital of fashion

    EDUCATION SYSTEM

    The Italian higher education system consists of two main articulations: the university sector and the non-university sector.

    Currently the university sector comprise of 89 university institutions out of which

    • 58 State universities and 17 non-State universities (legally recognized by the State).
    • 2 Universities for foreigners.
    • 6 Higher schools specialized in postgraduate university studies.
    • 6 Telematic universities.

    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

    COURSES OFFERED

    • Science and technology
    • Arts and design
    • Social studies
    • Education
    • Humanities
    • Health
    • Hospitality

    MAJOR UNIVERSITIES/ COLLEGES

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    There are general eligibility requirements for admission into a recognized institution in Italy and they include;

    • Hold a foreign high-school diploma/bachelor degree (for graduate students) that proves that you qualify for university education in Italy with a minimum of 59% in your last two years of study.
    • English or Italian language proficiency depending on the program you want to apply for. TOEFL and IELTS are the generally accepted English exams.
    • Specific programs require particular scores in specific subjects
    • Specific universities also have entrance exams for different programs.

    COST OF STUDY

    • Approximately 3300 Euros per year, fees may vary depending on the university and course of study.
    • For Specialized degree and doctoral courses the fee would be on a higher side

    STAYBACK

    • Stay back of 6-12 months for masters/PhD and part time work rights of 20 hours per week

    INTAKES

    • The academic year consists 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

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    International students can absolutely get a full-ride scholarship in Italy by applying for scholarships offered by the Italian government

    DOCUMENTS REQUIREMENTS

    • Passport photographs
    • Travel passport showing data page.
    • Academic certificates (diplomas and degrees) Academic Transcripts

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