ITALY QUICK FACTS
Italy is a country in Southern Europe. The country is located on a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea.
Italy borders six countries: France, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Vatican City and Sanmarino.
Population: About 60 million people live in Italy (2020)
Capital: Roma (Rome) with 4 million inhabitants
Name: Repubblica Italiana (Italian Republic) or simply: Italia,
Government: Democracy, Republic
Language: Italian. Official minority languages are German, French and Ladin in some regions in Northern Italy
Literacy: More than 98% can read and write
Religion: mainly Christians (80%, of theses most are Roman Catholics)
Currency: 1 Euro = 100 cents, before 2001: Italian Lira
EDUCATION IN ITALY
In the last few years, Italy has become increasingly popular among international students, who go to the country to take advantage of its high standard of education and multiple academic options that are available.
Higher Education in Italy for international students boasts of world’s oldest University, the University of Bologna founded in 1088 AD. The Universities in Italy are one of the most world-renowned Universities. Most Universities in Italy are publicly funded, and for the local students, the fees are nominal to none. 15 Italian universities finds place in the list of Top 200 universities in the world.
Courses designed in collaboration with companies thus increasing employability
English is the prime medium of instruction
Italian language and intensive Italian programs are taught at all levels, from beginning to advance levels
TOP UNIVERSITIES IN ITALY
Sapienza University of Rome
University of Bologna
University of Rome Tor Vergata
University of Siena
University of Naples
COST OF EDUCATION
Approximately 3300 Euros per year, fee may vary depending on the university and course of study.
For Specialized degree and doctoral courses the fee would be on a higher side
COST OF LIVING
Varies considerably depending on location, though comes between 1000 and 1500 Euros.
WORK RIGHTS AND STAY BACK
Stay back of 6-12 months for masters/PhD and part time work rights of 20 hours per week