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Studying in Italy


Studying in Italy


The procedure related to entry, residency and enrolment of students requesting a visa for the academic year 2020-2021 are subject to current and future emergency measures adopted by the Italian Government and by the European Union to prevent and contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

The mobility of international students with respect to Italy may be substituted, if necessary, by distance- learning activities for all of 2020.

The new procedures are available in Italian and English at .

Starting this academic year, university pre-registration of international students must be carried out by the students themselves through the portal Universitaly.

Please note that on-line pre-registration does not apply to courses at the following learning institutions: AFAM (Alta Formazione Artistica, Musicale e Coreutica), the SSML (Scuole superiori per Mediatori Linguistici), ITS (Istituti Tecnici Superiori) and Istituti di Specializzazione in Psicoterapia.

International students must request a study visa to attend an Italian university from their Italian Consulate or Embassy of jurisdiction, to be used once conditions allow for it.

Visa issuing procedures must be completed by November 30, 2020.

This Consulate General also collects pre-registration applications to Italian Universities by foreign students residing in its territorial jurisdiction and issues declaration of equal values if necessary.

For further information as to pre-enrol in Italian Universities, applicants are required to visit the relevant section of the Ministry of Education website or directly the general website


Useful links

Italian Cultural Institute: Studying in Italy
Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca
Study in Italy (page prepared by MIUR)

European Youth Portal: Studying in Italy
Study Abroad: Italy
Just Landed: Education in Italy