Student visa for Italy

Student visa for Italy

Student visa is not necessary for students coming from European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland. These students must apply for a residence permit upon arrival to Italy. Students coming from third countries and wish to study longer than 3 months must have student visa (national visa - D) and they also need to apply for residence permit in order to get legal stay.

In order for a student visa application to be successful, having good knowledge about conditions and procedure is very important as well as careful preparation of required documentation. With the experience and expertise in working with students, I can help you make the whole process from enrollment to visa application as easy and fast as possible.

Work while studying

  • International students are allowed to work during their studies
  • Students coming from EU/EEA and Switzerland can work 20 hours per week during their semesters and longer during breaks and they don’t need work permit
  • Students coming from third countries can work up to 20 hours per week and they need to get work permit


  • Counseling and choosing educational institution and program
  • Preparation of enrollment documentation and enrollment
  • Receiving an offer
  • Accepting the offer and receiving confirmation of enrollment
  • Applying for visa and preparing for departure

Benefits of student visa in Italy

  • Opportunity to earn quality education and globally recognized diploma
  • Opportunity to study at some of the oldest universities in the world
  • You can learn or improve Italian language skills
  • Possibility to work during studies and gain valuable experience and connections
  • Students can extend their residence permit after graduation and apply for work permit
  • Opportunity to experience studying in a unique multicultural environment

Requirements for student visa for Italy

  • To be enrolled in studies at education institution
  • To have adequate level of education for enrolled studies
  • To have sufficient knowledge of Italian or English language
  • Student needs to have organized accommodation for the period of studies
  • To be financially capable to cover costs of studying and stay in Italy
  • To have adequate health insurance
  • To be person of a good character and to not have any previous refusals for Italian visa

Study in Italy

Italy became very popular study destination due to the large offer of quality study programs and highly esteemed and very well respected education institutions. The advantages of studying in Italy are diplomas and qualifications which are globally recognized, affordable study options and scholarships opportunities as well as ever growing number of study programs thought in English language.

Study options in Italy

  • Italian language courses
  • Bachelor studies
  • Master studies
  • Specialized master studies
  • Integrated studies
  • PhD studies

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