Study in Italy

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Italy has played an important role in European higher education: it is one of the four countries that first engaged to create the so-called "European Area of Higher Education" (Sorbonne Declaration, May 1998), thus starting that type of higher education reform which, known as "Bologna Process" (Bologna Declaration, June 1999) is being implemented all over Europe.

Today Italy ranks among the 8 most industrialised countries in the world. Alongside some big companies, both state-owned and private, it has developed a sound network of small and medium-sized undertakings, promoted a few scientific parks, and is incentivating basic and applied research in a great variety of fields (biology, ICT, medicine, physics, etc.).

Living expense in Italy

Prices can vary considerably depending on where you live. All the tourist areas and the main cities, especially in the North of Italy are more expensive than smaller towns.

The approximate prices of some items are listed below (in euros):

Milk: 1.20 / Litre
Bread: 3.50 / Kilo
Butter: 1.70 / 250 gr.
Beef: 9.00 / 19.00 / Kilo
Chicken: 8.00 / 10.00 /Kilo
Rice: 1.70 / 2.50 / Kilo
Pasta: 0.80 / 1.20 /Kilo
Mineral water: 0.50 / 0.80 /Litre
Cinema: 7.50
Fast food menu: 5.50
Train ticket Milan - Rome 38.00 (Intercity train), 47.00 (Eurostar train) / one way
Rome and Milan underground ticket: 1.00 (1 journey)

Considering accommodation, food, telephone, local travel and leisure costs, students should consider a monthly budget of 1000 / 1500 euros depending on the location.

After study options in Italy

For all non-Eu students in order to work in Italy, firstly an employer has to sponsor for work permit. Along with the offer letter, all necessary documents has to be attached to file work permit.

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