When discussing university education in Italy, specifically medical, engineering, architecture, economics, fashion, and design faculties come to the fore. Italy is home to the oldest universities in the world; it hosted the Bologna process at the University of Bologna to determine higher education standards in Europe. The process was accepted with the signature of 29 countries in 1999 after the negotiations in order to develop standards in academic subjects and higher education in Europe and to establish a fully compatible higher education system.
Undergraduate education in Italy can basically be divided into two categories:
Universities and other academies provide 1-3 years of education and the application requirements are different for each institution.
You also have the option of ” Studying Prep in Italy “.
The language of instruction in Italy is both Italian and English. For international students, there are also Italian language courses offered by universities to students. In addition, there are English program options for foreign students in both undergraduate and master’s degrees in the country.
If you want to use your language preference for Italian, there is also an Italian course for all levels.
Universities Offering Undergraduate Studies in English in Italy
There are more than 90 public universities in Italy, many of which teach in English. Some of the prominent universities are:
Suggested: Italian Universities in the Top 500 World Rankings
English Medical Education and Admission Requirements in Italy
In Italy, you can study medicine in English alongside medicine in Italian. Medical education in Italy lasts 6 years. It is compulsory to take the English IMAT exam, which is held in more than 20 cities all over the world (including Turkey). You can check our “IMAT ” page for exam duration, exam content, application, registration and more detailed details. The public schools with the best medical education in Italy are:
We can also review our article ” Studying Medicine in Rome “.
In addition, some private universities also provide medical education. There is no significant difference in medical education between public and private schools in Italy. We can list private medical schools as follows:
Recommended: ” Studying Medicine at Private Universities in Italy “
Although the IMAT exam is obligatory in all public universities, private universities apply their own exams.
For detailed information about these entrance exams, you can review our topic ” Studying Medicine in Italy “.
Also, check our page for the “IMAT course ” organized by us.
Architectural Education in Italy
Here are some of Italy’s top universities for architecture education, many of which also have English options:
- Politecnico di Milano (7th best university in the world for Architecture)
- Politecnico di Torino (33rd best university in the world for Architecture)
- The Sapienza University of Rome (among the world’s top 100 universities for Architecture)
- Venice IUAV University (among the world’s top 100 universities for Architecture)
- University of Naples Federico II (among the world’s top 150 universities for Architecture)
- The University of Bologna (among the world’s top 150 universities for Architecture)
- The University of Padova (among the top 200 universities in the world for Architecture)
- Roma Tre University (among the top 200 universities in the world for Architecture)
- Humanitas University (Private University)
- University of Cattolica (Private university)
- San Raffaele University (Private university)
For more detailed information, you can check our ” Studying Architecture in Italy ” page.
Engineering Education in Italy
There are many departments in the field of engineering in Italy. The basic principles required to design, build and maintain various machines, structures and systems are taught in the departments that are trained in the field of General Engineering and Technology. In addition, students in courses such as mathematics, design, thermodynamics, as well as chemistry, mechanical, electrical engineering, etc. will also have the opportunity to specialize. Some of the best engineering universities in Italy, most of which also have English options, are:
- Politecnico di Milano (20th best university in the world for Engineering)
- Politecnico di Torino (47th best university in the world for Engineering)
- University of Bologna (119th best university in the world for Engineering)
- Sapienza University of Rome (127th best university in the world for Engineering)
- University of Padova (the 133rd best university in the world in Engineering)
- University of Naples Federico II (210th best university in the world for Engineering)
- University of Pisa (218th best university in the world for Engineering)
- University of Trento (229th best university in the world for Engineering)
- University of Milan (286th best university in the world for Engineering)
- University of Rome Tor Vergata (314th best university in the world for Engineering)
- University of Genova (378th best university in the world for Engineering)
For more detailed information, you can check our ” Studying Engineering in Italy ” page.
Documents Required for Undergraduate Applications in Italy
In order to study undergraduate education in Italy, one of the things you need to know is the education period. Medicine and dentistry education lasts 6 years. Economics and international relations take 3 years at the undergraduate level in Italy. Although the documents required for application vary for each department, they are generally as follows:
- Photocopy of only the front of the passport ( passport must be at least 2 years old )
- Original and Italian translation of high school diploma
- A document proving that he has passed the university entrance exam (must be received in the year of application)
- If the student has already registered at a university, the student certificate and OSYM result document
- If you are going to study in English, have test scores of IELTS 5.5 (minimum) or TOEFL 72 (minimum) (not required for all sections).
- Acceptance letter from the university you are applying to (You can request it from our advisors)
While all documents must be translated into Italian for applications, some universities also accept English translations. All listed documents should be sent to “email@example.com”.
We can also take a look at our topic “SAT TOEFL and IELTS Exams “.
Undergraduate Study Duration and Dates in Italy
In Italy, the first semester of the academic year starts in September-October and ends in January-February, while the second semester starts in February and continues until July. For more detailed information on Italian license applications and deadlines, we recommend that you fill out the application form and generally submit your applications before the end of December and before the 15th of January.
Registration for university entrance, application, acceptance of applications and completion of preparations vary according to each university, but it is a process that continues until June at the latest. For this reason, if you contact us as soon as possible, we can start your application processes immediately according to your university and department preference.
Life in Italy
Italy, which has hosted different cultures for centuries, has traces of it in every street. Italy’s endless history and its dishes continue to attract both students and visitors as they have for centuries. From the snow-capped Dolomite Mountains in the North to the warm sea Mediterranean culture in the South, each region of Italy is beautiful and exciting in its own way. For international students looking for world-class and affordable education with a wide range of social activities, Italy is the right choice in many respects.
Studying at a university in Italy is among the best options for a student to choose. This is why the University of Bologna has been the oldest university in the world since 1088. Having important universities for each department, Italy also shows this in world university rankings. Thanks to universities that offer incredible opportunities such as tuition costs, scholarships for international students, dormitories and accommodation, many departments and universities in both Italian and English are waiting for those who want to study in Italy.
You can also review our article ” Moving to Italy and Living in Italy
Undergraduate Study in Italy – Tuition Expenses
Public university fees in Italy usually range from 150 to 3,500 € per year. In private universities, it varies between 5.000-20.000 €. However, there are different scholarship opportunities in each region and university in Italy. The results of these scholarship opportunities differ according to the student and the family of the student. Students who want to study in Italy on scholarships can earn different scholarships. The results of these scholarships can be in the form or form of:
- You can pay tuition fees with a minimum amount.
- You can earn a scholarship of 2000-5500 euros per year.
- You can use the dining halls free of charge.
- You can take advantage of school accommodation options.
For details, you can check our article “University Fees and Scholarships in Italy” .
Undergraduate Education in Italy – Accommodation and Dormitory Facilities
Almost every university in Italy provides dormitories. However, since there is a student limit for the dormitory, applications must be made on time. Apart from this, there are some agencies that universities partner with. These agencies offer students a variety of accommodation options. Prices vary according to the quality of the house, dormitory or hotel. When making accommodation transactions, it is necessary to be careful about contracts. Adding and removing a substance can put you under a great financial burden. For this reason, it is recommended that you seek help from people who have experience and speak Italian.
Fill in our application form, and our team in Italy will help you with your journey to Italy.
For details, you can check our article ” Accommodation in Italy “.
How to Apply for University Education in Italy?
After choosing the university you want to study at for your undergraduate education applications in Italy, you can start the preparations. We recommend that you start early, as the quotas for undergraduate programs at public universities in Italy can be limited and competitive. License applications in Italy are slightly different for citizens of non-European Union countries. Therefore, we recommend that you contact us early on.
You can apply to schools by going to the Italian Embassy or Italian Consulate in your country. According to the university degree you have chosen, you must fill in your application form and submit all required documents to the consulate. Missing documents may lead to your applications being returned. Every year, many students’ applications are rejected due to incomplete or erroneous procedures. Therefore, we recommend that you get detailed information from an education consultant from Pava education.
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