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Why Study In Italy?

About Italy
Italy is a land rich in culture, tradition, and history, offering incredible tourism heritages and home to the greatest food of all time. Italy is also home to some of the oldest universities in Europe and the world such as the Bologna University, the University of Padua, and the University of Naples.

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Part-time and post-study work opportunities

Students from Non-EU countries are permitted to work part-time for 20 hours per week and 40 hours during the summer and on holidays, whereas EU students can work without restrictions.

There are many part-time jobs available for students ranging from university-sponsored internships to tutoring to paid roles in campus and faculty services. In addition, part-time jobs like graphics, digital and social media marketing, web design are also in large numbers.

Knowledge of the Italian language can also come in handy for jobs in the hospitality sector and proficiency in the English language is highly favored in tourism and teaching.

Major cities with varied course options

The top five cities to study overseas in Italy are:

Rome: Known for its beautiful architecture, history, and artwork, Rome is home to history, art, architecture, design, as well as science and technology students.
Tuscany: Being a small and quiet town, Tuscany provides exposure to the aesthetics while being rooted in the strong history and traditions of the country.
Florence: The origin of the Renaissance Florence is home to art, history, and literature.
Milan: The second-largest city in the country and home to some of the elite events like the Milan Fashion Week and Fashion Week. It is also an educational hub for economics and international business.
Taormina: This great city is an excellent choice for theatre majors and movie fanatics.
International Academic Programs (API) provides international opportunities that encourage learning and enrich learners, collaborators, and societies. The portfolio of API has grown to include international internship programs, volunteer and international programs for high school and gap year students outside of college studies abroad.

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Italy’s high educational level combined with economic tuition fees has drawn many international students over the years.

There are over 67 State Universities and 29 Non-state Universities in the country, each offering different educational courses at Bachelors's, Masters's, and Doctoral Degrees. There are also Higher Technical Institutes (ITSs) and Higher Technical Training and Education (IFTS) offering vocational training and education to students.

Types of Qualifications
Bachelors Degree: There are two types of programs:
Limited: Enrolment into limited programs is based on entrance exams except for International Communication and Health Management programs, which are based on an average mark in school certificate.
Unlimited (Open): These are also based on entrance exams but are mostly evaluated on student’s level of training.
A Bachelors Degree is awarded to students after six semesters in the course.
Masters Degree: Awarded after four semesters of students attending basic courses, electives, lectures, and workshops, perform individual and group work.
Doctoral Degree: Awarded after the completion of training that lasts up to five years.
Fee range in local currency (AUD)
In Italy, tuition fees are considerably lower than in any other European country. But courses for Masters and other specialized degrees will have a higher tuition fee. However, the tuition fee can depend on the student’s nationality, level of education, region of education, and the type of institution (public or private).

The average fee ranges from 900 to 4,000 € in public universities and 6,000 to 20,000 € in private depending on whether you are from the EU or not, as well as your programs and level of study.

Employment opportunities after completion of a degree
Students can find employment by registering themselves in various recruitment agencies and look for advertisements online.

While in Italy, you can check for job vacancies at:

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Internship and placement for summer jobs are also available at different organizations, agencies, and websites like AIESEC UK, IAESTE, Internship Italy, and

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