Do you want to study in Europe? Then, Italy is just the right choice for you! And the best thing? The top universities in Italy, including Sapienza University of Rome, University of Padua, and University of Bologna, offer free education to international students. High academic standards are upheld at Italian universities, which also place a strong emphasis on research and development. More than 30,000 foreign students join in these esteemed institutions each year in order to receive a free education in Italy.


Yes, you read that right. But there’s more to it. International students from a variety of academic fields, including the humanities, sciences, management, law, and more are offered free education by Italian universities. By submitting an application for any of the numerous scholarships being provided by some of the top institutions across all subject areas, international students can receive a completely free education in Italy. Additionally, you can explore many opportunities for higher education.


The secret to receiving free education in Italy is having access to the greatest scholarships. As part of their scholarships, many top Italian universities offer both full scholarships and waivers of the tuition charge. You’re just a few actions away from obtaining free education in Italy.




Hunt the universities that offer scholarships

In your search for scholarships, be sure to take your target school into account. You can review their prerequisites and finish them one at a time after selecting the finest matches and universities to attend. When you’ve finished all the requirements, submit a scholarship application to study for free in Italy as an international student.




List universities & apply for financial aid

As the tuition costs are much cheaper than the country’s average, many public universities and some private institutions in Italy offer exceptional value. Make a list of potential inexpensive schools depending on your academic interests, and then pick the school that offers the most value for your money. With a solid scholarship, you can easily lower your college costs in Italy. Once you list the universities, you can start to apply for scholarships.




Keep the documents on the go!

The list of documents are as follows:

  • IELTS 5.5 band & above;
  • 12th pursuing pass out or with minimum 60%;
  • For MBA, MA, LL.M, M.Arch- Bachelor’s pursuing (55% till the last appeared examination) or if completed, minimum 55%;
  • For M.Sc., M.Tech, MHTM- Bachelor’s pursuing (60% till the last appeared examination) or if completed, minimum 60%;
  • Amount of GAP accepted:
  • For Bachelor’s program- 3 years maximum
  • For Master’s program- 8 years maximum
  • Passport
  • Two LORs from two professors (all on college letterhead signed by the concerned authority & sealed).
  • Experience certificate.
  • Passport picture sizes attached (two sizes soft copy).
  • Resume/CV
  • Aadhar card.
  • 10th & 12th mark sheet.
  • Bonafide certificate (If he/she is pursuing studies then he has to provide a bonafide certificate).



Meet Visa Requirements

Along with the academic qualifications, you also need to meet the visa and residency criteria to study in Italy.

The following are some of the eligibility requirements for studying in Italy:

  • High school certificate or Bachelor’s degree certificate, depending on the program of your choice;
  • You must be 18 years of age;
  • Some knowledge of Italian vocabulary;
  • Academic score of 60% and above;
  • You must be in good health and should not carry any contagious diseases;
  • Copies of the transcript of all records.



Look out for university application deadlines in Italy

Every institution has a different application deadline, so be sure to check with the one you’re interested in and submit your application as early as you can. In mid-April to mid-May, you may contact the Italian embassy to receive a Letter of Academic Eligibility and Suitability Deadlines.




What to do after receiving your offer letter?

    • Free education in Italy means a few extra steps after the application process:
    • Apply for a student visa if you need one (mainly students that come from non-EU/EEA countries).
    • Apply for a residence permit by registering with the local police (Questura), within eight working days of your arrival in Italy.

Prepare a health insurance plan with a minimum coverage of 30,000 EUR. EU citizens with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) have the same access to medical services as Italian citizens. Both EU citizens (without an EHIC) and non-EU citizens can purchase a health insurance policy in their home country before traveling to Italy or as soon as they arrive. They may also join the Italian National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale – S.S.N.).

  • After arriving in Italy, students must formally enroll in the institution before they may begin their classes.

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