Free! Free! Free! Study in Italy for free? Yes, it’s true! 

International students are eligible for FREE education in Italy with a full scholarship supporting their studies in Italy.

Assessment based on: 

  • Academic background
  • Family income 
  • Potential 
  • Scope for exceptional performance academically 

Universities in Italy accept standardized test scores that are mandatory for those international students applying for a full scholarship. 

Students who prove their abilities in these tests by scoring in the given band can be eligible for a scholarship. 

  • UG Requirements: SAT score of 950 in both sections combined ie EBRW and Math. 
  • Or a combined ACT score is above 32, the ACT may not be required in many cases. 
  • PG Requirements: GRE or GMAT may or may not be required. 
  • There is no minimum score for reference.

Studying in Italy 

Italy is located in the southern and central part of Europe and is the youngest country in the Western world. Italy, declared sovereign in 1861, is home to 51 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Italy attracts over 65 million tourists annually and is the fifth most visited country in the world. The capital of Italy is Rome and it has the smallest city in the world – the Vatican. Since immigration is easy and there are direct flights to Italy from India, it is easier to clear immigration formalities in advance. Travellers to Italy from India do not have a visa on arrival. Studying in Italy can be expensive depending on the type of study, the type of university – public or private, and the type of accommodation. But through the watchful guidance of the best study abroad agent in Kerala, you will be able to choose the perfect course. 

Italy offers some of the most expensive study programs
  • Costs between €900 and €4,000 for undergraduate courses
  • Postgraduate courses in Italy are more expensive compared to undergraduate courses, they can cost between €3,000 - €40,000
  • The higher cost of studying in Italy, therefore, makes it even more important for students to choose to study in Italy for free.
Italy is known for its courses and wonders related to architecture, design, art, and fashion. Around 32,000 foreign students are currently studying in Italy, of which more than 5,000 are Indian students.

Why choose Italy for higher studies?
  • An educational hub of Europe housing 40 universities, all ranking within the top 500 as per QS Rankings 
  • The most affordable country for higher education compared to other countries 
  • A total of 185 bachelor's, 700 master’s, and 70+ Ph.D. degrees are offered and taught in English at Italian universities. 
  • After being admitted to an Italian university, it is easy to obtain a Type-C student visa in Italy for international students coming for a course of more than three months. 
  • International students can quickly learn Italian in an immersive environment, which can be another feather in one's CV cap.
Popular Universities in Italy

International students have the opportunity to choose from more than 60 universities in Italy either public or private. Many of these universities offer courses in both Italian and English, but those international students applying for courses in Italian will need to meet certain language criteria. If you like your personal profile assessed and suitable courses referred, contact Medcity Study Abroad and the counsellors will guide you through the whole process.

  • Politecnico di Milano 
  • University of Bologna 
  • Sapienza University of Rome 
  • University of Padova 
  • University of Milan 
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • University of Pisa
  • Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
  • University of Naples Federico II
  • University of Trento

Italy is safe not only for its citizens but also for its tourists and international students.

  • On-campus housing options cost around €250 - €400 per year approximately
  • Rented rooms, apartments, or even studio apartments can be shared in Italy for international students and can cost them around €500 - €800 per month

English language proficiency level
  • IELTS – Minimum score accepted is 5.5 (UG/PG course) 
  • TOEFL iBT –Minimum score accepted is 80 – 99 
  • TOEFL CBT – Minimum score accepted is 180 – 217
  • TOEFL PBT –Minimum score accepted is 507 – 557

Application Timelines:

There are only two intake seasons in Italy:

  • Primary intake 
  • Secondary intake
Cost of Living in Italy (May vary as per university chosen and style of living) 
  • Average living costs per year can be €12,000 if accommodation is available in public universities 
  • Living costs can go up to €20,000 if the student chooses to live on-campus at a private Italian university
  • A room or a studio apartment, the rentals can go up to €10,000 per year 
  • Expenses on utilities can be around €600 approximately like for mobile bills, internet, LPG, and other services 
  • Food and groceries can cost around €300 for one month, including dining outside
There are placements after the course and students are allowed to work part-time during the course duration. All of this sounds like Italy is a dreamland, right? It could be your dreamland. If you are eager to know more about the possibilities for you in Italy, contact our counsellors at Medcity Study abroad, the best study abroad consultant in Kerala.