Study in Italy.

Let us talk about another cheap European study destination. Do you know that you can study in Italy with less than €200? Yes, it’s very possible. Before we talk about how possible, let us talk about the country itself.





About Italy

Italy’s historic treasures and magnificent cuisine continue to draw visitors as they have done for centuries. From the snow-capped Dolomites in the North to the warm maritime Mediterranean culture of the South, Italy’s regions are diverse and exciting. For the international student seeking world-class but affordable education, with a wide range of social and leisure activities, few countries are as exciting a choice as Italy.

The country’s cultural importance extends back to ancient times and the past greets the student of history and archaeology on every street corner. For many, Rome is still the Eternal City, the centre of an empire that – some 2,000 years ago – stretched from rainy Britannia to the deserts of Syria. At its height it also encompassed Egypt, much of North Africa and nearly all of Continental Europe.

Study in Italy

It’s perhaps not surprising that many international students feel instantly at home in Italy. The University of Bologna has been welcoming students since 1088 – it is the oldest university in the world and its foundation gave the city one of its nicknames: la dotta, “the learned one”. Bologna remains at the leading edge of academic innovation in the 21st century. The Bologna Process was initiated in the city, and has established a set of standards for excellence in higher education across the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Italian universities take pride in their heritage and rankings. The University of Rome Tor Vergata offers more than a dozen international degree courses that are taught in English. Founded only in 1982, Tor Vergata was ranked one of the best young universities in Europe, and is known for high student satisfaction and far-above-average employment rates of its graduates.

Italy is also home to some of the best business schools in Europe, including the prestigious SDA Bocconi in Milan, the country’s financial capital. Its MBA programmes frequently top global and European rankings, and many top business leaders are among its alumni.

These and many other universities in Italy are stepping up efforts to accelerate their internationalisation and offer degree programmes specifically for international students. There are currently more than 500 English-taught study programmes available in the country. And every year, there are more and more options to study in Italy in English.

Universities in Italy

  • Accademia Costume & Moda
  • American University of Rome
  • Ca’ FoscariUniversity of Venice
  • Domus Academy
  • ESCP Business School
  • Global Campus of Human Rights
  • Istituto Marangoni International
  • Luiss University
  • Polimoda 
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • University of Bologna
  • University of Florence
  • University of Pisa
  • University of Verona
  • University of Turin

Scholarships in Italy

Italy is a popular destination for international students, and there are a number of scholarships available to help make studying there more affordable. These include the:

  •  Italian Government Scholarship
  •  ENIT Italian Government Scholarship
  •  Leiden University Excellence Scholarship for International Students
  • University of Milan International Scholarship
  •  Scuola Normale Superiore PhD Scholarship
  •  Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna PhD Scholarship
  •  Bocconi University International Scholarship
  •  Politecnico di Milano Scholarship for International Students
  • Bologna University Study Grants for International Students
  •  University of Padova International Excellence Scholarship

Application Process 

Each University & Scholarship have their respective Application Process so it is best you check them.


Italy is a budget-friendly study destination in Europe. While the cost of accommodation and living can be high in large cities like Rome or Milan, smaller cities are much cheaper. Larger universities usually offer support in finding accommodation; with luck you might get a place in a cheap student home.

Compared to other countries in Europe, Italy’s public universities are also relatively cheap. On average, public universities in Italy charge around 1,000 EUR per year. Top-ranked prestigious universities might charge more. A special case is the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where tuition fees are tied to your family’s financial situation: Based on the income, you are charged from a low minimum around 150 EUR to a maximum of around 5,000 EUR per year.

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