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Located in Mediterranean Europe, Italy is a country of great beauty and culture. Its splendor lies largely in the deeply-rooted history which has formed its traditions and way of life, from the classical music to the flavorful food; the energetic cities to the peaceful villages. Education in Italy is highly esteemed with a wide range of excellent academic institutions throughout the country, welcoming students interested in virtually any subject. Italy has played an important academic role as one of the catalysts in reforming Europe’s higher education through the Bologna Process. Students undertaking an education in Italy gain valuable knowledge not only within the classroom, but also through everyday life in this dynamic, vibrant and incredible country.

Italy - The Facts & Figures






60.6 million

Area Size

301,338 km²


1,800,000 (70,000 international)

Academic Year

November - October


Euro (€)

Calling Code


Time Zone


What you need to know about Italy

If you are ready for an exciting experience of meeting new people, exploring wonderful places, and being surrounded by art, history and culture, then this guide is for you. From the winding canals of Venice to the ancient splendors of Rome; the local farmers markets to the fancy shopping streets of Milan, students undertaking an education in Italy can experience a wide variety of novelties unlike anywhere else in the world.

Before embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, there are a several things students should know in order to succeed with their Italian-based studies. This guide includes information on the in’s and out’s of an education in Italy, from the education system to the language and culture, and a whole heap in between. 

Pack your bags and get ready for an amazing study abroad experience! 

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Last update: 15 Mar 2018