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About Italy

Italy is a country located in Southern Europe comprised of the boot-shaped Italian peninsula and a number of islands including Sicily and Sardinia. Neighboring countries include Austria, France, Holy See, San Marino, Slovenia, and Switzerland. Italy has a strategic location dominating central Mediterranean as well as southern sea and air approaches to Western Europe. The government system is a republic. The chief of state is the President and the head of government is the Prime Minister. Italy has a diversified industrial economy, which is divided into a developed industrial north, dominated by private companies, and a less-developed, welfare-dependent, agricultural south. Italy is a member of the European Union (EU).

Requirements for studies at university in Italy

  1. Undergraduate studies (first cycle) – If you have successfully completed upper secondary studies in one of the signatory countries of the Lisbon Convention are in possession of a valid school leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in your home country, you may also qualify for higher education studies in Italy. However, you are requested to prove your level of knowledge of Italian. In some cases, you are also requested to take additional qualifying courses for some competitive study programs.
  2. Master’s studies (second cycle) – If you are applying for a master’s program at university in Italy, you are required to be in possession of a relevant bachelor’s or equivalent degree diploma.
  3. PhD studies (third cycle) – In the event you are applying for doctoral studies at university in Italy, you are required to be in possession of a relevant diploma or master’s degree program.
  4. Source: Italian National Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Ministerodell’Istruzione, dell’Universit√† e dellaRicerca)