Want to study in Italy with their cheapest Universities for international students? Universities in Italy are very affordable and they individually set their tuition fees.
International students as well as EU students pay tuition fees in Italian universities. Tuition fees for bachelor’s degree and master’s program is in the range of €850 – €1,200 per year for state universities, but private universities may charge much more for both EU and international students.
Luckily to some students, they are not required to pay tuition fees depending on financial situation and academic performance.
Below is a list of cheapest universities in Italy for international students.
- Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
- Marche Polytechnic University
- University of Aosta Valley
- University of Bari
- Polytechnic University of Bari
- Libera Università Mediterranea
- University of Sannio
- Giustino Fortunato University
- University of Bergamo
- University of Bologna
- University of Gastronomic Sciences
- University of Brescia
- University of Cagliari
- University of Camerino
- University of Molise
- University of Catania
- Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro
- University of Chieti-Pescara
- Kore University of Enna
- University of Ferrara
- University of Florence
- Italian Institute of Human Sciences (SUM)
- University of Foggia
- University of Genoa
- University of L’Aquila
- University of Salento
- IMT Institute for Advanced Studies
- University of Macerata
- University of Messina
- University of Milan
- University of Milan – Bicocca
- Polytechnic University of Milan
- Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
- Bocconi University
- IULM University of Milan
- Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
- Humanitas University
- University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
- University of Naples Federico II
- Second University of Naples
- Parthenope University of Naples
- University of Naples of Oriental Studies
- Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples
- Pegaso University of Naples
- University of Padua
- University of Palermo
- University of Parma
- University of Pavia
- Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia
- University of Perugia
- University for Foreigners Perugia
- University of Pisa
- Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
- Scuola Normale Superiore
- Basilicata University
- University of Reggio Calabria
- University for Foreigners “Dante Alighieri” of Reggio Calabria
- University of Calabria
- Sapienza University of Rome
- University of Rome II “Tor Vergata”
- University of Rome III
- Foro Italico University of Rome
- Rome ISIA
- LUISS University of Rome
- S. Pio V University of Rome
- Maria SS. Assunta University of Rome
- Biomedical University of Rome
- European University of Rome
- Niccolò Cusano University
- Marconi University
- University of Salerno
- University of Sassari
- University of Siena
- Foreigners University of Siena
- University of Teramo
- University of Trento
- University of Trieste
- International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
- International University College of Turin
- University of Udine
- University of Urbino
- University of Insubria
- Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
- Iuav University of Venice
- University of Eastern Piedmont
- University of Verona
- Tuscia University
- University of Turin
- Politecnico di Torino
- University of Cassino
- University Carlo Cattaneo
Any university you would like to study in, contact them directly and seek how to apply.
Cost of living in Italy
Cost of living in Italy can be considerably high or low depending on where you live. For example, tourist areas and main cities especially in the North are more expensive than in smaller towns. In one month, a budget of 1000 Euro to 1500 Euro can carter for living expenses like feeding, accommodation, transportation, buying of books etc.
- Milk: 1.20 / Litre
- Bread: 3.50 / Kilo
- Butter: 1.70 / 250 gr.
- Beef: 9.00 / 19.00 / Kilo
- Chicken: 8.00 / 10.00 /Kilo
- Rice: 1.70 / 2.50 / Kilo
- Pasta: 0.80 / 1.20 /Kilo
- Mineral water: 0.50 / 0.80 /Litre
- Cinema: 7.50
- Fast food menu: 5.50
- Train ticket Milan – Rome 38.00 (Intercity train), 47.00 (Eurostar train) / one way
Rome and Milan underground ticket: 1.00 (1 journey).
If you are applying for an undergraduate program, you should be in possession of a valid school leaving certificate that qualifies you for a higher education studies in your country.
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This will also qualify you for studies in Italy. For Masters, a good bachelor’s degree certificate is usually required, and for PhD, a good Masters degree result. Note that some of the programs are taught in Italian language and you may be requested to prove your proficiency.
Tuition Fees in Italy
Universities in Italy charge extremely low tuition fees for all students including international students. The average tuition fees for Bachelors and Masters programs is 1500 Euro per academic year.
In some cases, students are exempted from paying tuition fees depending on their financial condition or academic performance. We advice that you contact your university in Italy to find out if you are qualified for a tuition fee exemption.
Intake Periods / Deadlines
Please adhere to the following dates when applying for admission into an Italian university;
Mid April to mid May
Students contact the Italian embassy or consulate in their home countries to receive a Letter of Academic Eligibility and Suitability (in Italian, Dichiarazione di Valoro in Loco (DV)) and pre-apply for the study program of their choice.
Students receive a notification on whether they have been admitted to the selected study program and the exact date to take the Italian language exam and any additional exam in case of competitive programs with limited study places.
Students take the Italian language exam and any additional exam if needed.
How to apply for admission
The mode of application for admission into an Italian university varies depending on the school and your study program.