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Universities


Higher Education System in Italy

At some Universities in Italy several courses are taught in English !
The Universities have a special budget for foreign students. Therefore most Universities guarantee cheap housing facilities and free (or cheap) Italian Language courses to foreign students who register via Italstudio.

Italian Higher Education System in Italy
Higher education in Italy falls into three distinct categories:
university education, higher-level artistic and musical training, higher-level technical training and other higher education opportunities.

The Italian university system is divided in three cycles

First cycle
– Bachelor programme (Laurea – 3 years)
– Single-cycle Degree (Corso di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico – 5 or 6 years)

Second cycle
– Master programme (Laurea Specialistica / Laurea Magistrale – 2 years)
– 1st Level vocational master (Master Universitario di Primo Livello – 1 year)

Third cycle
– Doctorate (Dottorato di Ricerca/ Perfezionamento – 3 years). It leads to a PhD equivalent.
– Specialisation School (Scuola di Specializzazione)
– 2nd Level vocational master (Master Universitario di Secondo Livello – 1 year)

BACHELOR PROGRAMME

The 1st level degree course gives the student an appropriate command of general scientific methods and principles, even when the programme is oriented toward the acquisition of specific professional knowledge, and provides a solid base for those who wish to continue their studies with a 2nd level degree or a 1st level master.
To be admitted to a 1st level degree course, you must have a secondary school diploma or a suitable equivalent foreign qualification like IB, Vwo, Secundair onderwijs.
The 1st level degree course lasts 3 years.
To obtain the qualification (1st level degree) it is necessary to accumulate 180 credits (60 for each year of the course).

MASTER PROGRAMME

The 2nd level degree, also known as a specialised degree, provides the student with advanced education and training for professions in specific fields that require a high level of qualification.
To be admitted to a 2nd level degree course, you must have a 1st level degree or a suitable equivalent foreign qualification.
The course lasts 2 years.
To obtain the qualification (2nd level degree) it is necessary to accumulate 120 credits (60 for each year of the course).

VOCATIONAL MASTER

The aim of a master course is to reinforce, broaden and hone the skills and expertise of graduates and postgraduates, utilising and expanding upon previous training to meet the demands of the professional world. There are both 1st and 2nd level vocational master courses.
To be admitted to a 1st level master course, which is part of the second cycle of university studies, you must have a 1st level degree.
To be admitted to the 2nd level master course, which is part of the third cycle of university studies, you must have a 2nd level degree.
A vocational master course generally lasts from six months to one year (500 didactic and experiential hours).
To obtain the qualification (1st or 2nd level master) it is necessary to accumulate 60 credits.
There are a limited number of places available for vocational master courses. To be admitted you must pass the selection examinations.

DOCTORATE (PhD)

Provides the expertise necessary for high-level research activities in universities, public institutions and private associations.
To be admitted to a doctoral programme you must hold a 2nd level degree. Candidates must also pass the selection examination, as only a limited number of places are available.
A doctoral degree is awarded after a period of study lasting 3 to 4 years.

Academic Calender

First Semester: September – January
Second Semester: February – May


Academic fees


Fees academic year

N.B. These fees regard the public universities in Italy, private universities and academies can have different fees!

The 1st installment is the same for all faculties: circa 700 Euros
1st installment is generally to be paid by October.

The 2nd installment to be paid by May.
The second instalment varies according to the course of study you have chosen and your family’s income (from 0 to 3200 Euros circa), as shown by ISEE/ISEEU (University Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator) certification.

ISEEU Certification
If you would like the second instalment to be calculated according to income, you must produce ISEEU certification, otherwise the University will charge you the maximum amount foreseen for your course of study. We can provide you with all the necessary information.


Application procedure


Pre-application process (for European student)s

Students can register online (contact us for details web page and pre-enrolment form), receive a registration code (which must be forwarded to Italstudio) and upload documents required by the course you wish to apply for (the originals and copies in either Italian or English; official translation is not necessary at this stage).
Students applying for a bachelor or a master which is not requiring an entrance exam, will sometimes be interviewed by the relevant program coordinator (for example via Skype).

Official application process

European/Dutch students need to contact the Italian Consulate in The Hague and DUO in Groningen, producing their academic qualifications officially translated into Italian in order to obtain the “Dichiarazione di Valore” (Certificate of Equivalence of Qualification). Please contact us for more detailed information.

General deadlines
  • Bachelor and Single-Cycle Degree Programs with an entrance examination: from July to August
  • Bachelor and Single-Cycle Degree Programs without entrance examination: from July to December
    Master programs without entrance examination: from April to September
  • Master programs with an entrance examination: from July to August
  • Phd: from July to October


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