Italy is a member of Bologna Process and it’s education system iтcludes three main cycles: Bachelor Degree (Laurea), Master Degree (Laurea Magistrale) and Ph.D. (Dottorato di ricerca). Most of the bachelor's programs in Italy are in Italian. As a result, prospective students have to provide not only their high school diploma, but also an Italian language certificate (B2 or C1). However, there are some exceptions and if study program which you chose is taught in English, You will be required to prove your level of command of English by providing an English language certificate.
Master's program in English in Italy are more widespread, and most of the international students are enrolled on Master's or Doctoral degrees. To apply for this programs, students have to have an undergraduate degree: high GPA as well as scientific and extracurricular activities increase the chances to be admitted. The duration of studies is between 1 and 2 years
Academic year in Italy is divided into two semesters. The first part starts in September /October and the second in February and ends in July. The dates will vary depening on universities and study programs. Many students consider only long-term study programs. But You should also know, that nowadays Italy is also popular location for short term study programs. So if a whole year program isn’t what you looking for, you should think about short term programs.
Italian universities offer study programs in different fields, but Italy is especially popular for its bachelor and master degrees in social studies, architecture & building and also humanities and art.