Italy is native land of scientists like Guglielmo Marconi, Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo Galilei who is known as the ‘father of the scientific method’ was born Italy. The University of Bologna which was established in 1088 and is the oldest university in continuous operation in Europe is situated in Italy. Italian higher education system is remarkable which is based on scientific method, creative approach, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Italy has excelled in academic fields of architecture, science, engineering, applied sciences, arts and sciences. International students prefer studying in Italy because historical aura, beautiful landscape, high quality education and diversity of culture. The students planning to pursue their higher education degrees in Italy can take a through idea of general stdy abroad requirements in Italy from the guide below:
Admissions in Italy for Pakistani Students 2020:
The requirements for admissions in Italy are different for EU nationals and NON-EU nationals. The EU nationals can directly apply at any Italian University’s official website whereas the NON-EU nationals as Pakistani students would have to follow a different procedure. The Pakistani students willing to get admissions for under graduate or post graduate programme in an Italian University will have to register a Pre-Application Request to the Italian consulate in their home country. The Italian Consulate will accept the Pre-Application Form of the applicant and the further admissions process will start. The admissions submissions start from March to July. After acceptance of Pre Application Form, the Consulate issues a a document (“Dichiarazione di valore in loco”,) statement of validity. After that you will consult the international Student Office of your chosen university online or in some cases the embassy can forward the application itself. The university will send an email and ask for enrollment documents. The enrollment and merit requirements can be different according to your degree programme about which you can take information from the Italian University you have chosen for admission.
Italy Study Visa Requirements for pakistani Students 2020
An Original Travel document valid for at least three months after visa
Acceptance Letter From Universoty/Enrollment Certificate or pre-enrollment in a university course
A Document proving that you have arranged an accommodation in Italy
A Document /Bank Statement proving that you have financial support (at least € 448,07 per month for the academic year, a total of € 5824,91 per year);
A Proof of adequate insurance coverage for medical treatment and hospitalization
Bank Statement/ Document Proof of the availability of the financial means needed for repatriation
Language Proficiency Test Passing Certificate to Prove that you have adequate knowledge of Italian or English according to the language of the program you have taken admission in
As you arrive in Italy, you must apply for a resident permit within 8 days of arrival. The Residence Permit Information Can Be Obtained From POLICE HEADQUARTERS (QUESTURA) At Once You Enter Italy. A Copy of Your Residence Permit Will Also be Submitted at the Nearest POLICE HEADQUARTERS (QUESTURA) In The City You Are Intended To Stay. This residence permit will serve as work permit for your part time jobs and allow you to freely move in the country.
Estimated Living Expenses in Italy for Pakistani Students
Approximate Living Expenses for a Student in Italy
Housing (per month)
Single room in dorm: 400 - 600€
Private single room: 600 - 800€
Flat: 800 - 1200€
Electronic card for public transport bus or train: 10€ (first issue)
Monthly pass for students under age 26: 22€
Monthly pass for students over age 26: 35€
Single ride ticket in public transport bus or train: 1,50€
Daily ticket for public transport bus or train: 4,50€
Lunch at cafes: 10€
McDonald’s menu: 6 - 9€
Dinner at restaurant: 30 - 50€
Pakistani Student jobs in Italy
The international students residing in Italy for completing their degrees can work part time 4 hours a day. The minimum per hour wage is 7 Euros. You can work up to 4 hours a day and 20 hours a week. So by this calculation you can earn up to 140 Euros a week and 560 Euros a month. Students can find all kind of jobs in Italy from internships to jobs in cafes, restaurants and hotels. Students having a resident permit of Italy do not require a work permit to work part time in Italy. Students having a command over English language have a great potential to earn good amount of money in Italy. The students having done TEFL course can do part time jobs in school and academic institutions. Furthermore, there are a number of top ranked multinational companies in Italy where you can apply for an un-paid internship if your intention is to solely upraise value of your CV and gain experience. Some companies also offer paid internship to skilled and efficient students. In Italy you can earn enough to support your day to day expenses especially in summer season when tourists from around the globe travel to Italy to bask in sun and enjoy in Italian beaches.
Permanent Residence in Italy
Only students having done Master’s or PHD degree can extend their visa up to 6 to 12 months to find an employment in Italy according to their academic profile. After finding an employment they can apply for a work permit only if they provide proof of valid employer’s contract. After residing in Italy continuously for 5 years adding student visa stay and work permit stay, you are eligible to apply for a PR visa aka Permanent Residence Visa in Italy.