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study in Italy for Pakistani students

ABOUT ITALY

Pizza Margherita, Gelato, Roman Meals, pasta Carbonara, Risotto, Ravioli, Ferrari and leaning tower of Pisa, which country’s name come into your mind. Of course Italy, this land of fashion, brands and new trends have given lots of new ideas in food, style, shoes, automobiles and much more to the world. Italy is like a dream for, food lovers, fashion lovers, history lovers, music lovers and culture lovers. Italy is the land of innovation. Florence, Milan and Rome are the birthplace of many artists, performers, musicians, painters, writers and intellectuals. Italian are fun loving people. The life in Italy is vibrant, electrifying and full of fun. Italian likes to eat, drink and dance. They always hunt full of fun activities. After eating and dancing football is their passion. The Italian football league and football clubs are world famous. Italy has won the world cup of football for four times.

This beautiful land of culture, traditions and entertainment is situated in southern Europe. It is the most important country in Europe. It is surrounded by Europe’s top nations like Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and France. It has a very long coastline with the Mediterranean Sea which is located in the south of Italy. Sicily and Sardinia are its world famous islands. Talking about Italy and forget about Venice is impossible. This unique city of Italy consists of over 100 small islands in the Adriatic Sea. There are no roads and streets in Venice.  Canals of Venice divide the city. People use these canals for roads. It is the most interesting point for the local and foreign tourists.

study in Italy for Pakistani studentsItaly is consists of 301,338 square km with the population of 60.8 million (2015), which is not bad as compared to its area. Italian is its official language which is widely spoken in the country. Capital Rome is the center of art, culture, traditions and religious activities. Christianity is the official religion in Italy and most of Italians are Roman Catholics. Islam is second largest religion in Italy and there are almost 1.5 million of Italians are Muslims.  The center of Roman Catholic Christians is Vatican City, which is also situated in Italy, although it is surrounded by Rome but it is declared an independent state by Italy. You can say Italy is the Makkah of Christians.

ECONOMY OF ITALY

The economy of Italy is the one of the strongest economy of the world. The GDP of Italy is US $ 1.815 trillion (2015) and it gross national income is US $ 2.18 trillion, which makes it 4th strongest economy of Europe and 8th strongest economy of the world. Its per capita income is US $ 38,850 which is pretty impressive. Euro is used as currency in Italy.

Italy brought lots of innovation in the industry of the world. It introduced the world unique and modern ideas in the field of industry & production. The major export of Italy is the production machinery, engineering products, transport equipments, textile products, motor vehicles, food items, chemicals, tobacco and minerals etc.

Italy is the member of different world organizations including G7, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), European Union (EU), World Trade Organization (WTO), General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) etc.

TOURIST PARADISE ITALY

Italy is full of tourist spots, it has 47 UNESCO heritage sites which are 60 % of world complete heritage sites. Italy is a beautiful country overall. It has green fields, natural landscapes, beautiful islands, unique city Vince, ancient monuments, historical buildings etc. Leaning tower of Pisa is the center of tourist’s attraction.

study in Italy for Pakistani studentsApart from these beautiful tourist spots and resorts the Italian cuisine is also main attraction for foreigners. The food of Italy is unique and delicious. Italy has gifted lot of tasty food to world but the pizza is above all. Now a days pizza is available almost every corner of the world. It is the most famous kind of fast food. 50 % families of world prefer pizza when they don’t cook at home. Italian knows that how to cook and how to eat. They consider cooking as art. And truly the Italian chefs are artists. Italian dishes look very attractive at the time of serving. The Italian chefs present the dishes like artists. Anyhow, Italy is the most visited country of the world.

EDUCATION SYSTEM OF ITALY

All the development of Italy is only due to its quality education. The education system of Italy is based on quality education. The higher education institutions have good reputation in the world. Lots of foreign students are taking education in the prestigious universities of Italy. There are also a number or Pakistani students who are studying in Italy. The higher education institutions consist of public and private universities. Along with universities there are lots of AFAM Institutes (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale), you can say them The Institutes of High Training in Art and Music in English language.

There are 96 universities both public and private are serving the students in Italy with 12 research centers.  Discussing about AFAM, you have lots of choice in the institutes of High Training in Art and Music. You can find 132 AFAM institutes in Italy, we can segregate these institutes as:

  • 20 State Academies of Fine Arts.
  • 58 Conservatories institutes.
  • 24 recognized Academies of Fine Arts.
  • 21 recognized Music Institutes.
  • 4 Higher Education Institutes for Artistic Industries (ISIA).
  • 5 Institutions authorized to issue Higher Education qualifications in Arts, Music and Dance.

STUDY PROGRAMS OFFERED BY HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS OF ITALY

The higher education consists of three cycles or three phases in Italy. Fists cycle is consist of bachelor’s degree program, second cycle is consists of master’s degree program and third cycle consists of doctoral degree program. The higher education institutions of Italy follow Bologna system, which is combined education system in Europe. Students have to complete required European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to take degree. ECTS is called CFU in Italy.

Higher education institutions of Italy offer lots of study courses in different degree programs to students.  Here we discuss these degree programs in detail on the page of PakStudyAbroad.com.

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMS IN ITALY

The higher education institutions of Italy offers bachelor’s degree in various study fields and courses. Normally a bachelor’s degree consists of 3 years. Students are required to complete 180 ECTS (CFU).  The admission requirements for bachelor’s degree is varied to university to university and course to course. However, PakStudyAbroad.com is providing you some general admission requirements for international students which are collected from different universities.

ADMISSION IN BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS OF ITALY

Following are some of the general admission requirements:

  • Secondary education finishing degree / secondary school leaving certificate/intermediate.
  • Pass entry / admission test (some universities required entry test).
  • All transcripts issued by previous education institutions.
  • English language proficiency certificate like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
  • Italian language proficiency certificate if study medium is Italian.
  • Application Form (correctly filled by candidate).
  • Grade in secondary education should be equal or above university’s merit.

These are some general information gathered by PakStudyAbroad.com from different universities. Students are advised to check exact information from official website of the university.

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS IN ITALY

The higher education institutions of Italy also offer master’s degree program in different study fields and courses. Normally a master’s degree consists of 2 years. Students are required to complete 120 ECTS (CFU).  In some study fields like medicine, dentistry and pharmacology secondary education is enough for admission, these specific master’s degree consists of 5 to 6 years and students have to complete 300 to 360 ECTS (CFU). The admission requirements for master’s degree is varied to university to university and course to course. However, PakStudyAbroad.com is providing you some general admission requirements for international students which are collected from different universities.

ADMISSION IN MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS OF ITALY

study in Italy for Pakistani studentsFollowing are some of the general admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with good CGPA.
  • Pass entry / admission test (some universities required entry test).
  • All transcripts issued by previous education institutions.
  • English language proficiency certificate like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
  • Italian language proficiency certificate if study medium is Italian.
  • Application Form (correctly filled by the candidate).
  • CGPA in bachelor’s degree should be equal or above university’s merit.

These are some general information gathered by PakStudyAbroad.com from different universities. Students are advised to check exact information from official website of the university.

DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS IN ITALY

The higher education institutions of Italy also offer researched based doctoral degree program in different study fields and courses. Normally a master’s degree consists of 3 years. Admission exam is compulsory by some Italian universities. The admission requirements for the doctoral degree is varied to university to university and course to course. However, PakStudyAbroad.com is providing you some general admission requirements for international students which are collected from different universities.

ADMISSION IN Ph.D. DEGREE PROGRAM IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS OF ITALY

Following are some of the general admission requirements:

  • Master’s degree with good CGPA.
  • Pass entry / admission test (some universities required entry test).
  • All transcripts issued by previous education institutions.
  • English language proficiency certificate like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
  • Italian language proficiency certificate if study medium is Italian.
  • Application Form (correctly filled by the candidate).
  • CGPA in master’s degree should be equal or above university’s merit.

These are some general information gathered by PakStudyAbroad.com from different universities. Students are advised to check exact information from official website of the university.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA COURSE IN ITALY

Some of higher education institutions of Italy offers post graduate diploma to local and international students. These diplomas make students professional in their fields. The training during course makes the students expert in their study fields. This course consists of 2 years.

SPECIALIST MASTER’S DEGREE IN ITALY

Specialist master’s degree is offered to students after completion their master’s degree. The purpose of this degree is to make the students expert and specialist in their specific study field. Students are required to complete 60 ECTS (CFU).

TUITION FEES OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS OF ITALY

Most of the higher education institutions of Italy are public or state funded. These universities charge very fewer fees from students. Most of the universities expanses covered by government funds. The fees charged by students only cover 20% of the total expense of university. Fees of different state and public university are different according to study program and course. Normally students are charged Minimum 850 Euro to Maximum 1000 Euro per year by state universities. However, private universities charge more fees from students because they don’t fund by the government. The fees described above is average fees, PakStudyAbroad.com suggests the students visit the official website of the university to check the exact fees of the university.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS TO STUDY IN ITALY

Do you want to study abroad and don’t have sufficient funds to pay expanses? No problem, PakStudyAbroad.com has solution of your problem. There are lots of scholarships, study grants and student’s loans are available for you in Italy. These scholarships, study grants and students loans are offered by different universities, ministry of foreign affairs and some international cooperation, some regional bodies in Italy. This financial support is offer not only to intelligent and brilliant students but also to some needy students. Needy students have to prove that they deserve these financial grants by providing actual financial position of their parents or guardians. Students are given these financial grants on first come first serve basis.  Some financial grants are only given for research in study field. Students can check the availability of this research grants from the website of university or other grant provider organization.

ITALY STUDENT VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR PAKISTANI CITIZENS

Pakistani / non-EU students have required a visa to enter and study in Italy. Students are required to apply for student Visa with Italian embassy. There may be different visa requirements for different candidates according to their nationality and study program. PakStudyAbroad.com has collected some general information for you. Following are some visa requirements which may be demanded by Italian embassy.

  • Admission confirmation letter from University
  • Health insurance for complete duration of study
  • Language proficiency certificate in the English language like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
  • Valid passport (original + photocopies, valid for three months after completion of studies.)
  • 2 photographs (one photograph must be signed by candidate)
  • Visa application form (correctly and completely filled by candidate)
  • Bank Statement (with sufficient funds to cover your tuition fees and cost of living and return air ticket to fly back to your homeland after completion of study).
  • Fees payment voucher or proof of payment of fees.

These are general visa requirements. PakStudyAbroad.com suggests you check Italian embassy website to get exact information about visa requirements. Italy student visa application form can be downloaded from the website of Italian embassy as well. Or Italy visa form can be obtained from the Italy Embassy in Pakistan and you can ask about Italy student visa fee from there.

Students need to apply for a residence permit after reaching in Italy. Application for a residence permit should be presented to the local post office by non-EU students within 8 days of arrival in Italy. However, EU students can apply for a residence permit within 90 days after reaching in Italy.

COST OF LIVING IN ITALY

study in Italy for Pakistani studentsItaly is an expansive country to live in as compared to some of other European countries. The cost of living has increased in big cities of world form few years, so that in Italy. Especially the rent of accommodation is increasing day by day in all major cities of the world. It is seen that cost of living has increased in major European cities within few years due to the economic situation of the world. Italy is also affected by this economic disturbance.  Normally a student need 1000 Euro per month to cover his all living expenses including accommodation, food, transport within the city, personal maintenance, books, study material, stationery, clothing, entertainment etc. student can choose an economical way of living like life in shared flat and cook food himself instead of dining out. It is usually said on the pages of PakStudyAbroad.com that cost of living depends on your living style. Students should spend less on living and more on studies because their basic purpose in Italy is studying.

ACCOMMODATION FOR STUDENTS IN ITALY

Finding accommodation in big cities has become a problem in the world, same happens in Italy. Finding a good residence in Italy is not an easy job. Students are advised to confirm their residence immediate after admission confirmation. As a student, you have different residence options in Italy. It depends on you that which residence option you choose. Normally students choose residence according to their living style and bank balance. Let’s discuss some residence options in Italy on the forum of PakStudyAbroad.com.

HALL OF RESIDENCE IN ITALY

Most of higher education institutions don’t have the hall of residence for students. Very few universities offer the facility of hall of residence to students. Anyways, hall of residence is the cheapest option of residence. Most of the universities have housing office for students, these housing offices provide accommodation information to students. They help students to get economical residence near campus. Sometimes Italian students help you to search a good residence.

PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION IN ITALY

Normally students rent a room, flat or apartment to live in Italy. The rent of a flat or apartment is charged from 200 Euro to 500 Euro per month according to size and location of flat. This is the big amount for students but normally students rant a flat or apartment in sharing. By sharing flat or apartment students can save lots of their valuable money. Another benefit of living in sharing basis is that students can cook their food on sharing basis with other students. Cooking your own food is way too economical than dining out at restaurant, hotel or food points. Some students like to live alone, they can’t compromise on their privacy. It is ok for them but they have to pay much for their living habit. PakStudyAbroad.com advises you to live and eat on sharing basis with other students. Anyway, money is your and choice is yours.

PAKISTANI / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO WORK IN ITALY

study in Italy for Pakistani studentsStudents are allowed to work as pert time job during their studies. However, they are allowed to work for 20 hours per week. There are lots of student jobs in Italy but keep in mind that finding a part time job in Italy without knowing the Italian language is very difficult. Because students are offered part-time jobs at the places where public dealing is part of job, like restaurants, cafes, hotels, food spots, service stations, gas stations, bars, shopping malls, call centers, shops, markets, newspaper distribution, some babysitting jobs etc. These are kind of student jobs and difficult to deal with customers if you don’t know local language. If you are lucky enough to find job-related to your studies then it would be more beneficial for you. Keep in mind that earning from these jobs is not enough to cover your all expenses in Italy. Yes, you can cover your living expenses with student jobs.

There is no minimum wage rate in Italy. Employee settles the salary with an employer at the time of starting the job. Normally students are not paid much price for their part-time services. PakStudyAbroad.com will suggest the students that don’t waste your precious time on searching part time job. Give this time to your study to make your grades better. This brilliant academic record will provide you well paid job in future in your professional life. So dear students, focus on your studies. And if you do part time job then never let your job to disturb your studies.

PakStudyAbroad REVIEWS ABOUT STUDY IN ITALY FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS

study in Italy for Pakistani studentsWord Italy is the only reason to study in Italy. Living in Italy is a dream for lots of people in the world. While you are in Italy you can live every moment of your life. You can enjoy every second of your life. Italy has lots of natural sceneries, green landscaped, historic buildings, ancient monuments, colorful culture, ancient traditions, beautiful cities, amazing Pisa and Vince and above all high-quality education in very fewer fees. What more a student can demand. The educational environment of prestigious universities of Italy provides you research-based professional studies and makes you expert in your study field. PakStudyAbroad.com suggests you go Italy and study in high-class education environment.

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