Study in Italy
Italy is the native land of scientists like Guglielmo Marconi, Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo Galilei who is known as the ‘father of the scientific method’ was born in Italy. The University of Bologna which was established in 1088 and is the oldest university in continuous operation in Europe is situated in Italy. Italian higher education system is remarkable and is based on the scientific method, creative approach, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Italy has excelled in the academic fields of architecture, science, engineering, applied sciences, arts, and sciences. International students prefer studying in Italy because of its historical aura, beautiful landscape, high-quality education, and diversity of culture. The students planning to pursue their higher education degrees in Italy can take a thorough idea of general study abroad requirements in Italy from the guide below:
Admissions in Italy for Pakistani Students:
The requirements for admissions in Italy are different for EU nationals and NON-EU nationals. The EU nationals can directly apply at any Italian University’s official website whereas the NON-EU nationals as Pakistani students would have to follow a different procedure. The Pakistani students willing to get admission to undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in an Italian University will have to register a Pre-Application Request to the Italian consulate in their home country. The Italian Consulate will accept the Pre-Application Form of the applicant and the further admissions process will start. The admissions submissions start from March to July. After acceptance of the Pre-Application Form, the Consulate issues a document (“Dichiarazione di Valore in loco”,) statement of validity. After that you will consult the International Student Office of your chosen university online or in some cases the embassy can forward the application itself. The university will send an email and ask for enrollment documents. The enrollment and merit requirements can be different according to your degree program about which you can take information from the Italian University you have chosen for admission.
Italy Study Visa Requirements for Pakistani Students 2021
After getting an acceptance letter from the university the process for a student’s visa starts. The type of visa applicable to you depends upon your duration of stay for the academic program to which you have taken admitted in. The Consulate will ask for the following documents for a student visa in Italy:
- Two recent passport-size photographs
- An Original Travel document valid for at least three months after the visa
- Acceptance Letter From university/Enrollment Certificate or pre-enrollment in a university course
- A Document proving that you have arranged accommodation in Italy
- A Document /Bank Statement proving that you have financial support (at least € 448,07 per month for the academic year, a total of € 5824,91 per year);
- Proof of adequate insurance coverage for medical treatment and hospitalization
- Bank Statement/ Document Proof of the availability of the financial means needed for repatriation
- Language Proficiency Test Passing Certificate to Prove that you have adequate knowledge of Italian or English according to the language of the program you have taken admitted in
As you arrive in Italy, you must apply for a residence permit within 8 days of arrival. The Residence Permit Information Can Be Obtained From POLICE HEADQUARTERS (QUESTURA) At Once You Enter Italy. A Copy of Your Residence Permit Will Also be Submitted to the Nearest POLICE HEADQUARTERS (QUESTURA) In The City You Are Intended To Stay. This residence permit will serve as a work permit for your part-time jobs and allow you to freely move in the country.
Estimated Living Expenses in Italy for Pakistani Students
Italy hosts a large number of students from all across the world each year. There are all types of student accommodation in Italy. You can live in hostels, dorm rooms, shared apartments, flats, and studio apartments at affordable costs.
Approximate Living Expenses for a Student in Italy
Housing (per month)
- Single room in the dorm: 400 – 600€
- Private single room: 600 – 800€
- Flat: 800 – 1200€
- Electronic card for public transport bus or train: 10€ (first issue)
- A monthly pass for students under age 26: 22€
- A monthly pass for students over age 26: 35€
- Single ride ticket in public transport bus or train: 1,50€
- Daily ticket for public transport bus or train: 4,50€
- Lunch at cafes: 10€
- McDonald’s menu: 6 – 9€
- Dinner at a restaurant: 30 – 50€
Pakistani Student jobs in Italy
The international students residing in Italy for completing their degrees can work part-time 4 hours a day. The minimum per-hour wage is 7 Euros. You can work up to 4 hours a day and 20 hours a week. So by this calculation, you can earn up to 140 Euros a week and 560 Euros a month. Students can find all kinds of jobs in Italy from internships to jobs in cafes, restaurants, and hotels. Students having a residence permit in Italy do not require a work permit to work part time in Italy. Students having a command over the English language have a great potential to earn a good amount of money in Italy. The students who have done TEFL courses can do part-time jobs in schools and academic institutions. Furthermore, there are a number of top-ranked multinational companies in Italy where you can apply for an unpaid internship if your intention is to solely upraise the value of your CV and gain experience. Some companies also offer paid internships to skilled and efficient students. In Italy, you can earn enough to support your day-to-day expenses, especially in the summer season when tourists from around the globe travel to Italy to bask in sun and enjoy Italian beaches.
Permanent Residence in Italy
Only students having a Master’s or Ph.D. degree can extend their visa up to 6 to 12 months to find employment in Italy according to their academic profile. After finding employment they can apply for a work permit only if they provide proof of a valid employer’s contract. After residing in Italy continuously for 5 years adding a student visa stay and work permit stay, you are eligible to apply for a PR visa aka Permanent Residence Visa in Italy.
Health Insurance in Italy for Non-EU Students
Non-EU students have to purchase health insurance for admission to the university as well as for student visas, health insurance is also one of the basic requirements. So Italy allows you to buy Private health insurance that will cover all your medical emergencies. Here are the Private health insurance packages for Pakistani students in Italy