General Information About Studying Dentistry in Italy

Studying dentistry in Italy has been the choice of candidates planning to study abroad, especially if they have a desire to study in the field of medicine. Rather than other European countries, Italy is preferred by students in many fields, especially in medical area in recent years. Every year, students from many countries of the world,  who prefer Italy for education, receive a blue diploma if they successfully complete their education and thanks to this diploma, they have a chance to work wherever they want in Europe also all around the world. Dentistry education, which lasts for 6 years in total, is available in Italian and in English languages. Thanks to our Italian course, you can study at majority of universities by learning Italian, but if you want to study dentistry in English, you can also study at the University of Siena.

For more detailed information about the university, you can read our article about “University of Siena“.

Moreover, there are opportunities to study dentistry in Italy for your master’s and doctoral studies either in English or in Italian.

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Studying Dentistry at the University of Siena

The main objective of the Department of Dentistry taught in English at the University of Siena is to train doctors with sufficient clinical expertise and ethical values in oral and dental health for patients. Students will receive training in basic sciences such as oral physiology and pathology, medical subjects related to dentistry and basic subjects such as restorative dentistry, endodontics, periodontology, oral surgery, implantology, prosthodontics, orthodontics, gnathology. Each subject will be covered in lectures and practical trainings to increase the theoretical knowledge of students and develop their professional skills.

The Department of Dentistry at the University of Siena is also recommended by the ADEE (Association for Dental Education in Europe), the European organization that brings together the most renowned dental schools and by the Italian Ministry of Education.

Advantages of Studying Dentistry in Italy

So, why should you study dentistry in Italy? Here are the pros of studying dentistry item by item:

  • Italian universities are among the best  universities in the world
  • Issuing a blue diploma valid all over Europe
  • A recent survey by the Italian Dental Association showed that 91.5 per cent of dentists are stably employed within three years after graduation, as in other European countries.
  • Bilingual study (even if you study in English, you will improve your Italian a lot during your stay in the country)
  • Opportunity provided in terms of tuition fees and scholarships to students that are not available in many countries
  • international social scene
  • Opportunity to experience Italian history and culture

You can also read our article about ” Job Opportunities after Graduation in Italy “.

Application Requirements for Dentistry Education in Italy

In order to study dentistry in Italy, students must meet the following application requirements:

  • Must have completed their 12 years of education.
  • The applicant must have passed the threshold in the university exams to be entered in the year in which the application will be made.
  • For those who want to study in English, a minimum of B2 level of English is required.

Attention: TOEFL and IELTS in some years may be required due to the intensity of the course. For this reason, it is recommended to obtain an English proficiency certificate.

  • It is necessary to achieve success in the IMAT exam for medicine and dentistry at public universities or similar exams for private universities.

IMAT Kursu

For more detailed information, you can take a look at the page IMAT (International Medical Admissions Test) or if you want to prepare for the exam as soon as possible, you can check out the IMAT course:

IMAT Course (Online)

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Course Lengths: Please Review Course Details

Level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

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Studying Dentistry in Italy – Tuition Expenses

Universities in Italy publish regulations on student fees annually. On average, annual university fees are between 156€ and 3,500 €. Students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and long single-cycle degree programs (5-6 years) pay an annual fee in one or more installments (up to four).

The amount of tuition fees depends on both the student’s stated family income and success factor (number of credits obtained on 10th of August each year). After the real economic conditions of the family are calculated correctly, the contribution is calculated. Accordingly, if there is a minimum income of 16.000 € and a maximum of 90.000 €, a contribution fee is paid to the university. If less than 16,000 € no contribution is expected.

You can check our article about “University Fees and Scholarships” for more detailed information.

Studying Dentistry in Italy – Scholarships and Accommodation Opportunities

Students who want to study dentistry in Italy are aware that Italy is very generous in granting scholarships compared to other European countries. After the scholarship application, students are offered many scholarship alternatives. As a result, students can continue their education by paying the minimum contribution to the University (156 €), receive a scholarship for cafeteria fees, free accommodation in university or state dormitories, or an annual scholarship of 2000 € to 5200 €.

You can also check our page about “Scholarship Opportunities in Italy“.

Dormitory facilities are offered to students in many universities and state dormitories in Italy. In addition, you have an opportunity to stay in private dormitories and student houses thanks to the companies contracted by the universities. Accommodation fees also vary among regions.

For more detailed information, you can check our article on “Accommodation in Italy“.

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Why Pava Education?

Pava Education, an Italy-based study abroad consultancy firm, successfully completes the procedures of prospective students who want to study dentistry in Italy with its progressive and professional attitude. The institution, which assists the prospective student from the moment he/she decides to apply until the moment he/she settles in Italy, requests only the necessary documents from the students during all the procedures and then carries out the procedures. Thanks to its team that has experienced the one-to-one process, it ensures that prospective students have minimal contact with the bureaucratic process during the exam preparation process and manages the mixed application process. Pava Education, which can easily access the most up-to-date information since its center is in Italy, has adopted the principle of “good education reaching everyone”.

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