Study programs in Italy are available for young people after finishing upper secondary school education. Italian state universities are regulated by the Italy’s Ministry of Education which is responsible for the implementation of educational programs. Italy is a member of Bologna Process and it’s now organized in 3 cycles: Bachelor Degree (Laurea), Master Degree (Laurea Magistrale) and Ph.D. (Dottorato di ricerca).
To study bachelor programs in Italy there are several basic requirements: to complete secondary education and pass the final exam at the end of the school. Bachelor programs in Italy last for 3 or 4 years. Student are required to have an adequate of the Italian language, as it is usual language of instruction. But if study program which you chose is taught in English, You will be required to prove your level of command of English by presenting the results you received at english courses.
To study master programs in Italy you are required to be in possession of a relevant bachelor’s or equivalent degree diploma. Other requirements depends on the course. The duration of master program is 2 year. The studies are also offered in English language.
Italian study year 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 depends 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 consider an opportunity of 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.