STUDY IN ITALYStudent VISA,
for studying in Italy
and living.
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All You have to know before applying,
with Frequently Asked Question.

STUDENT VISAWhy would I choose it ?

Are you considering a study abroad experience and want to apply for a university in Italy? Italian universities are among the most prestigious in the world and you will not only experience excellent teaching, but you will also have the chance to enjoy famous cuisine, magnificent architecture and get to see numerous breath-taking attractions.

If you decided to study abroad in Italy and come from an EU/EEA country, You won’t need an Italian student visa.

STUDENT VISAWhich benefits can I have?

  1. Education: Excellence in Research, Science and Creativity.
  2. Quality: Outstanding educational system based on solid notions, scientific method and creative approach. Development of complex problem solving, critical thinking and flexibility
  3. Financial Help: every year, Government gives the opportunity to access to Study Grants, for helping Students with lower incomes and resources.
  4. Italian Citizenship: after 10 years of legal residency in Italy an individual should be eligible to apply for Italian citizenship. In order to be eligible one must have registered as resident and filed tax returns at least 3 years before filing and show a taxable income of not less than € 6,000 (adjusted every year).
  5. Competitiveness:Wide offer of courses also in English in a dynamic and pleasant environment, for being formed and competitive on the recruitment market.
  6. No quota limits:differently as for other types of visa (f.e. work visa), there is no annual quota limits for applying and relocating to Italy.

WHAT WE DOHow to obtain your
Student VISA

Requirements & Procedures

WHAT WE REQUIRE FOR ASSIST YOU

Only Non-EU citizens must apply for a student visa.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Entry visa application form;
  • Recent passport-size photograph;
  • Travel document valid for at least three months after visa;
  • Enrollment or pre-enrollment in a university course; (You must provide the official letter of acceptance issued by an Italian university confirming your admission to the course)
  • Proof that you have an accommodation in Italy;
  • Proof that you have financial support (at least € 448,07 per month for the academic year, a total of € 5824,91 per year);
  • Adequate insurance coverage for medical treatment and hospitalisation;
  • Proof of the availability of the financial means needed for repatriation; (You must provide a copy of your flight itinerary. This is required to confirm the details of your return tickets to your home country as one-way tickets are unacceptable)
  • Proof of adequate knowledge of Italian or English according to the language of the program;

RESIDENCE PERMIT

Non-EU citizens

If you are a non-EU citizen, once in Italy you must apply for the residence permit in the city where you’ll be living within 8 working days after your arrival.

You can apply at the post office of your city of residence in Italy.

In addition to the application, you must also submit the following documentation:

  • Copy of your passport with visa and personal data page.
  • A copy of your health insurance policy; health insurance bought abroad must be validated by the Italian Embassy in your country (if not already in English). You can also buy health insurance upon your arrival in Italy.
  • University Letter of acceptance. For Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) students: FORM A/Modello A filled in at the Embassy or self-certification of enrollment; For Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) students: copy of the admission letter or FORM A/Modello A filled in at the Embassy or self-certification of enrollment. For NON-Eu Exchange students: a letter of acceptance to the exchange programme.

At the Post Officeyou will receive a receipt that certifies your residence permit request.

International students with a valid permit of stay are allowed to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week and 1,040 hours per year, but in order to obtain a residence permit renewal, they must pass the exams yearly.

EU citizens

If you are an EU citizen or come from EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), you must not apply for a residence permit. However, if you are going to stay in Italy for over a 3 months period, you should register with the Anagrafe (Register office) of your municipality of residence.

VISA SPECIFICATIONS

Students who DO NOT intend to set their permanent residence in Italy

In this case, you will register as a temporary resident at the main Anagrafe office of your municipality. Registration must be renewed every year, following the same procedure.

The following documents are required to complete your registration:

  1. Copy of ID card;
  2. Copy of “Codice Fiscale”;
  3. University enrollment certificate (to be collected at the Registrar’s Office of your campus upon submission of 2 “marche da bollo”/duty stamps of 16 euro each);
  4. Proof of health insurance (European health insurance card/ S1 form/private health insurance with 1 year validity/voluntary registration to the Italian national health system);
  5. Proof of sufficient resources (minimum € 5825), provided through “Modello EURO 1” self-certification.

Students who intend to transfer their permanent residence to Italy

Please, first verify with your country of origin which are the implications of transferring your residence permanently.

Register with the Anagrafe office sending an email, attaching the following documents:

  1. Copy of ID card;
  2. Copy of “Codice Fiscale”;
  3. University enrollment certificate (to be collected at the Registrar’s office of your campus upon submission of 2 “marche da bollo”/duty stamps of 16 euro each);
  4. Proof of health insurance (S1 form/private health insurance with 1 year validity/voluntary registration to the Italian national health system. The European health insurance card is not sufficient);
  5. Proof of sufficient resources (minimum € 5.825 for students with no family members to support), provided through modello EURO 1 self-certification (fill out point “b” only if with family members to support);
  6. Statement of residence, provided through Dichiarazione di residenza self-certification.

Residence permit costs

  • € 16,00 “marca da bollo” (a stamp that can be purchased at any tobacconist with a “T” sign out of the shop) to be put on the residence permit application;
  • € 30 to be paid at the second step of the procedure, when handing in the Kit to the Post Office;
  • € 30,46 to be paid at the Post Office to get the Electronic Residence Permit.

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