World Study in Italy

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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

After getting acceptance letter from university the process for student’s visa starts. The type of visa applicable to you depends upon your duration of stay for the academic program you have taken admissions in. The Consulate will ask for the following documents for student’s visa in Italy:

  • Two recent passport-size photographs

  • 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 

Italy hosts a large number of students from all across the world each year. There are all types of student accommodation in Italy. You can live in hostels, dorm rooms, shared apartments, flats and studio apartments in affordable cost. 

 

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€

 

Transports Expenditure

  • 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€

 

Meals

  • 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.

 

cost to live in Italy for Pakistani students

A document proving you have arranged an accommodation for living in Italy for the duration of your study programme will be required by Italian Consulate while you apply for student visa for Italy. Finding an appropriate and most suitable accommodation option for you before your travel to Italy is an important part planning for study abroad in Italy. The type of accommodation you choose must have location proximity to your College or University in Italy and also consider affordability factor. If the Universities offer on-campus living accommodation such as hostels or dormitories then it will be informed to you along with acceptance letter issued on your name. To give you an estimation of living costs and idea about student accommodation options in Italy, we have mustered the following guide:

How to Arrange an Accommodation in Italy:

Many Universities in Italy offer students accommodation facility in forms of hostels and dormitories but not all. The students housing in Italy for international students is handled by university’s accommodation services office. In case the University does not offer on-campus living facility, these accommodation offices of university assist students in finding suitable housing in Italy. The accommodation arranged with assistance of university officials is rather cheaper in cost than privately attained accommodation. Those who want to find an apartment or shared room in Italy on their own can consult Housing websites. You will be notified about on campus accommodation facility by accommodation office your chosen university in Italy after you meet their admission requirements of Italian Universities and get acceptance letter for admission. Below is the list of accommodation options with approximate rents.

Types of Student Accommodations in Italy

Hostels and Dorms:

Hostels and Dorms are first priority of students because of many facilities. They contain laundry rooms, and common kitchen which are shared by all. You get to make friends quickly and most preferably hostels and dormitories are nearer to location of your university. Living there can save your time for travelling and the atmosphere of dormitories is usually disciplined. It is one of the most affordable options. Approximate per month cost of dorm room or hostel will cost you 400 to 600 Euros.

Shared Student Rooms:

It is second common liked and selected accommodation option for international students in Italy. Students from same class or batch book a shared room or flat to avail a private space. Dormitories and hostels are although cheap cost options but they are less private. Shared rooms and flats will assure you atmosphere of your own preference and privacy. Shared rooms costs depend upon location and facilities. That you will have to search yourself or take assistance from your university’s accommodation services office. Approximate per month cost of shared room will cost you from 500 to 700 Euros bills not included.

Private Flats and Apartments:

The most expensive yet luxurious option for students can be renting private flats or apartments. You will have your kitchen, laundry room, TV lounge and can decorate it according to your aesthetic taste. It ensures privacy and comfort. Especially you will have your own kitchen where cooking your favorite native foods is more easy. While living in abroad it is natural to miss your food and eating junk food all the time is upsetting for health. You can share these flats and apartments with your friends and divide the bills and monthly house rent to make it a less burden on yourself and keep enjoying the private housing facilities. Approximate per month cost of private flat or apartment might cost you 300 to 1000 Euros bills not included.

Important Points to Keep In Mind while searching For an Accommodation:

  • You living accommodation must have proximity to your institution

  • Affordable expenses or ask if there are any hidden charges involved

  • Security Factor

  • Serenity of Atmosphere

  • While opting for hostels and dormitories ask about the fellow you will be sharing room with

  • Start accommodation search as early as possible and make decision by considering all above factors

  • Read the rental contract carefully before signing and ask if there is anything you don’t understand or find non committal

  • Search thoroughly and to settle with offer of first person you meet or contact for housing. Explore your Options.

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€

Transports Expenditure

  • 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€

Meals

  • Lunch at cafes: 10€

  • McDonald’s menu: 6 - 9€

  • Dinner at restaurant: 30 - 50€

 

Apply for Italy student visa

When applying for Italy student visa following are the things you may require:

  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Original passport along with photocopies
  • Original Identity Card along with copies
  • Acceptance letter from the university where you have applied for study
  • Character certificate issued by the security authorities
  • Health certificate

The further documents may vary according to requirements of institute/university. Visa processing time can be vary as 3 to 6 weeks, so apply for visa accordingly.

Only visa issued for the purpose of training is valid for the student for Study Abroad in Italy to enroll in the college or university of Italy. Any other type of Visa will not be accepted by the authorities. Thus, you must apply to the competent Italian diplomatic authorities and ask for a student visa from your identity. The competent Italian Embassy / consulate are the competent authority responsible for making your preliminary application and check whether it satisfies the requirements for the visa or not.

Remember:

Study visa of Italy will only be issued against demonstration:

  • You have a suitable housing in Italy
  • You may have sufficient funds to support yourself (go to livelihood);
  • You are eligible to health care in Italy (go for health insurance).
  • You have sufficient amount of money which is needed to go back to your country or you have already purchased a valid return ticket.
  • Receiving information openly from the embassy of the country is essential and important, as each country has its own rules for receiving study visa
  • All information on this page has been carefully studied by Parola Italian language school; however, the rules of Permit of Stay and Study in Italy are subject to frequent changes. Though, Parola is not accountable for changes in the visa application process.
  • The student is asked to receive a residence permit in the country.

Study visa of Italy rules are basically different in different countries. Parola School will be responsible for all possible assistance for a residence permit in accordance with the law of the country of origin.

Basically there are two intakes for Study in Italy. First academic year is generally starts in the month of September and October while it ends in January or in February. However, the second semester starts in February and lasts in July. The accurate starting and ending dates of semester is different in various universities. Each semester ends up in twenty weeks in which 14 weeks are of teaching period and 6 weeks are of exams period.

  • University of bologna
  • La Sapienza university
  • Polytechnic University of Milan
  • University of Padova
  • University of Milan
  • University of Pisa
  • University of Rome tor Vergata
  • University of Turin
  • University of Florence
  • University of Naples Federico II

study in Italy latest guide for Pakistani students

The decision to Study in Italy is easy with its sincere people, excellent food, varied landscapes and seascapes and unique artistic and historical spectacles. Italy remains one of the most coveted foreign destinations in the entire world.

With universities and colleges in Italy along with English courses to daytrips and on-site personnel, ISA Italy has something for everyone and a broad network of train and bus in Italy to give students many opportunities to study in Italy and all over Europe.

Italy certainly has many attractions to lure tourists and foreign students, as follows: a varied landscape that includes mountains, active volcanoes and islands, great cultural and historical heritage, historical and architectural landmarks such as the Colosseum in Rome, Pisa’s learning tower, unique cuisine, an imposing and remarkable history of inventions and discoveries and, obviously, Study in Italy include some of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the whole world.

Among the top most industrialized countries of the world, in status Italy comes at number eight. Along with some big enterprises, both public-sector and private, it has established a complete complex of small and medium-sized undertakings, supported a limited scientific parks, and are incentivizing basic and applied research in a wide variety of fields for example in biology, ICT, Medicine, Physics and many more.

There are many opportunities for learning, teaching, and even of working in Italy, all this credit goes to the Italian, European and international projects and programs. These features are available for young Italians who wish to pursue a career in diplomacy or aspiring to work in organizations in the EU and other international organizations, along with young people around the world who wish toStudy Abroad in Italy or wants to improve their knowledge of Italian language.

undergraduate and postgraduate admission requirements for Pakistani students in Italy universities

To study abroad in Italy you must start by choosing a right university and then navigate which programme you are interested to study. The entry requirements can be different for every programme. Non-EU students who do not have resident permit of Italy have to consult Italian Embassy at their home country and submit pre-application request. On approval the Italian Embassy in your home country will issue a document (“Dichiarazione di valore in loco”,) statement of validity to your chosen university. Below is the guide to elaborate the general admission requirements in Italy for Pakistani students.

 

  • Choosing a Right University in Italy:

There are a number of high ranked universities in Italy and picking one would be rather difficult for you. But choosing the most suitable university which situates in the city you desire to live in is the first step of planning to study abroad in Italy. After deciding the city of Italy you want to live in start searching for the best universities in that specific premise. Select university according to its international rankings from Wikipedia or QS rankings.  Affordability factor is the most important factor. See if the university you are choosing has scholarships and fee waivers in Italy. This search process is time consuming therefore it is highly recommended to start selection of university process right after you have given examinations in your home town.

 

  • Choosing a Right Study Programme:

As it is said selection becomes complicated when there are too many options. You will face difficulty in picking the right study programme in Italy. Italian universities are offering plethora of study programmes in all disciplines. There will be so many opportunities that can equally attract you. The best way is to stick with the subject that interests you the most and choose the study programme where that specific subject is continued as major. Search for the career scope and job market trends and then choose study programme in accordance to it. The admission requirement can vary from programme to programme also be sure if you meet the eligibility and merit criteria for admission in your chosen study programme. Most importantly make sure if the programme you chose is being offered in English

 

  • How Pakistani Students can Apply in  Italian University 2020 Intake:

Enrollments in Italian Universities are controlled and processed by the Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) assimilated by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For admission in each course or study programme the eligibility criteria might be different but there are general requirements as stated below.

 

Non Residents Must Follow This Procedure of Application

All Non-EU national including Pakistani nationals who do not have resident permit of Italy must register a Pre-Application Request to the Italian consulate in their home country. The Italian consulate at their home country will be responsible to accept a candidate’s pre application request. The pre application request will e accepted on the basis of candidate’s eligibility for student visa

The Pre-Application Request can be applied for either:

  • Single Italian university

  • Single degree programme

 

When to Submit Pre-Application Request:

Submissions usually start from start of March until July. For admissions in Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine and Health Professions programmes, International Medical School and Dental Medicine courses the dates are not specified which can be known from Italian consulate first hand. The number of seats available for such courses are finalized by Italian Universities on yearly basis and published on MIUR (the Ministry of University and Research) website officially.

 

Language Proficiency Test:

Passing Language test is compulsory for admissions in under graduate and post graduate programmes unless:

  • The applicant holds a certificate attesting their knowledge of the language at B2 level (e.g. CELI 3 certificate)

  • The applicant has attended some Italian Schools abroad

  • The applicant is applying for admission to programme which is entirely taught in English or some master's programmes without entrance examination.

 

Acceptance of the Pre-Application Request

To know if your pre-application request has been approved or not you will have to contact the Italian Consulate in your home country where you submitted the application and documents. If your application has been approved then you will be issued 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 which are written below.

 

Enrollment in Undergraduate/Post Graduate (Master’s) and (PhD)Programmes in Italian Universities 2020:

The Italian Universities take entrance exams for some of its degree programmes. If you have chosen the programme for which an entry test is required then your application procedure depends upon passing it. After having passed the entrance exam you will have to submit following documents online ion reply to email sent by international student’s office of your chosen Italian University. For the programme where entry test is not a requirement the similar documents will be required..:

 

To enroll online follow these steps:

  • You will have to log in to the Online Services (SIFA) and choose Enrolment option

  • Submit the required details and upload a photo and an identity document (file format JPG, PNG, BMP max 2 Mb)

  • Do payments of the first installment of the enrolment fee using by a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or the payment slip (bollettino MAV) printable at the end of the enrolment procedure online. The MAV or payment slip can be paid at any bank or post office in Italy.

  • Submit the required documents to the International Students Desk

 

Documents Required to Get Admission in Italian Universities 2020 for Pakistani Students:

When applying for an undergraduate course: Secondary School Diploma obtained after at least 12 years of schooling is compulsory.

When applying for Post Graduate Programmes (Master programmers): Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree is compulsory.

When applying for Post Graduate Programmes (Doctoral Programmes or Medical Specialization Schools): Master's degree is compulsory.

  • Form A (filled at Italian consulate during pre- application)

  • Valid residence permit (permesso di soggiorno)

  • Certified and original Upper secondary school diploma/Bachelor’ degree or Master’s degree, translated into Italian, legalized by the authorities in the country where the qualification was issued and carrying (the Dichiarazione di valore in loco or statement of validity issued by ENIC_NARIC centers or by diplomatic missions resident in Italy)

  • Certificate of enrolment at university with a list of the exams taken, or certificate of post-secondary education obtained in a non-university higher education Institute if the local education system provides less than 12 years of schooling;

  • Certificate demonstrating the academic eligibility if provided for in the country of origin (e.g. GAO KAO for China, Vestibular for Brazil, etc.);

  • Other documents stating specific requirements of validity of the title (e.g. Aps for the United States titles, A-level for British titles)

  • Passport/identity card

  • Italian taxcode (codice fiscale)

  • Admission fee receipt

  • Enrolment fee receipt Italian

  • Language Proficiency Test Certificate (Italian Language Test for Italian Taught Courses and English Language Test for English Taught Courses)

Note: All documents must be certified and translated in Italian language. The documents must be authenticated by authorities.

 

living cost in Italy for Pakistani students

 

A document proving you have arranged an accommodation for living in Italy for the duration of your study programme will be required by Italian Consulate while you apply for student visa for Italy. Finding an appropriate and most suitable accommodation option for you before your travel to Italy is an important part planning for study abroad in Italy. The type of accommodation you choose must have location proximity to your College or University in Italy and also consider affordability factor. If the Universities offer on-campus living accommodation such as hostels or dormitories then it will be informed to you along with acceptance letter issued on your name. To give you an estimation of living costs and idea about student accommodation options in Italy, we have mustered the following guide:

 

How to Arrange an Accommodation in Italy:

Many Universities in Italy offer students accommodation facility in forms of hostels and dormitories but not all. The students housing in Italy for international students is handled by university’s accommodation services office. In case the University does not offer on-campus living facility, these accommodation offices of university assist students in finding suitable housing in Italy. The accommodation arranged with assistance of university officials is rather cheaper in cost than privately attained accommodation. Those who want to find an apartment or shared room in Italy on their own can consult Housing websites. You will be notified about on campus accommodation facility by accommodation office your chosen university in Italy after you meet their admission requirements of Italian Universities and get acceptance letter for admission. Below is the list of accommodation options with approximate rents.

 

Types of Student Accommodations in Italy for Pakistani Students 

 

Hostels and Dorms:

Hostels and Dorms are first priority of students because of many facilities. They contain laundry rooms, and common kitchen which are shared by all. You get to make friends quickly and most preferably hostels and dormitories are nearer to location of your university. Living there can save your time for travelling and the atmosphere of dormitories is usually disciplined. It is one of the most affordable options. Approximate per month cost of dorm room or hostel will cost you 400 to 600 Euros.

 

Shared Student Rooms:

It is second common liked and selected accommodation option for international students in Italy. Students from same class or batch book a shared room or flat to avail a private space. Dormitories and hostels are although cheap cost options but they are less private. Shared rooms and flats will assure you atmosphere of your own preference and privacy. Shared rooms costs depend upon location and facilities. That you will have to search yourself or take assistance from your university’s accommodation services office. Approximate per month cost of shared room will cost you from 500 to 700 Euros bills not included.

 

Private Flats and Apartments:

The most expensive yet luxurious option for students can be renting private flats or apartments. You will have your kitchen, laundry room, TV lounge and can decorate it according to your aesthetic taste. It ensures privacy and comfort. Especially you will have your own kitchen where cooking your favorite native foods is more easy. While living in abroad it is natural to miss your food and eating junk food all the time is upsetting for health. You can share these flats and apartments with your friends and divide the bills and monthly house rent to make it a less burden on yourself and keep enjoying the private housing facilities. Approximate per month cost of private flat or apartment might cost you 300 to 1000 Euros bills not included.

 

Important Points to Keep In Mind while searching For an Accommodation:

  • You living accommodation must have proximity to your institution

  • Affordable expenses or ask if there are any hidden charges involved

  • Security Factor

  • Serenity of Atmosphere

  • While opting for hostels and dormitories ask about the fellow you will be sharing room with

  • Start accommodation search as early as possible and make decision by considering all above factors

  • Read the rental contract carefully before signing and ask if there is anything you don’t understand or find non committal

  • Search thoroughly and to settle with offer of first person you meet or contact for housing. Explore your Options.

 

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€

 

Transports Expenditure

  • 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€

 

Meals

  • Lunch at cafes: 10€

  • McDonald’s menu: 6 - 9€

  • Dinner at restaurant: 30 - 50€

study visa latest guide of Italy  for Pakistani students

If you have decided to study abroad in Italy then knowing visa perquisites is necessary. Study Visa depends upon the duration of your study programme in Italy. The EU students do not require study visa to enter Italy for study purpose. The Non-EU students including Pakistani students will need to attain a student visa before entering Italy. The Non-EU students will have to apply for a student visa at the Italian Consulate or Embassy situated in their country. The student visa process will start after you have received letter of acceptance from Italian University at which you had applied for admissions. (Visit Admissions in Italy Page for Details).

 

Types of Visa:

C Type Visa: C type Visa is applied to study programmes not exceeding time duration more than 90 days.

D Type Visa: D type Visa is applied to study programmes exceeding time duration more than 90 days.

 

How Pakistani Students can Apply for Italian Student Visa 2020:

The Consulate of Italy is situated in Islamabad and Lahore. Both Consulates accept visa applications. After getting acceptance letter the process for completing required documents for student visa will start. The students who have sent admissions requests to Italian Universities ( To Get Complete List of Best Universities of Italy Visit This section) are advised to arrange their documents right after sending documents. Steps to be followed are as follows:

  • Visit Embassy of Italy in Pakistan to get Absolute Information

  • Choose Your Visa Type

  • Ask for Documents Required

  • Complete the Required Documents According to Your Students Visa Type

  • The Italian Embassy does not accept any visa application with incomplete documents.

  • After Completing Your Documents Visit Visa Application Center of Italian Embassy

  • You must bring Application form, Required Travel documents and  Supporting documents On Your Visit to Visa Application Center (Documents must be originals)

  •  You can take guidance from professional study abroad consultants for arrangement of documents to avoid delay and cancellation of Visa (Visit our Study Abroad Consultants section For Details)

Note: It is imperative to arrange your documents at least 30 days before you plan to travel to Italy. Otherwise the visa will not be granted and you will be experiencing delays.

 

What are the General Document Required by Pakistani Students for Student Visa of Italy

  • Original entry visa application form ( The Form is available here on this link http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/Moduli/it/Formulario Visto Nazionale.pdf)

  • Two recent passport-size photographs

  • 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

  • In Case the student is a minor, they must have the consent of expatriation signed by each of the parental authorities, or in their absence, by the legal guardian.

 

Residence Permit

Non-EU Students are required to attain residence permit within 8 working days at once they arrive in Italy. The application for residence permit will be available at nearest post office where you are residing. The post office will provide a kit containing the application form. The application mst be filled with accuracy. The application form will be send along the following documents to Immigration department of Italy.

 

Documents for Residence Permit:

  • Copy of your passport with stamped visa and personal data page.

  • Health insurance policy copy; the health insurance bought abroad must be validated by the Italian Embassy in your country (if not already in English). You can also purchase health insurance after arriving in Italy.

  • Acceptance letter of University. For purpose of Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science students): FORM A/Modello A filled in at the Embassy or self-certification of enrollment; For Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science students): A copy of the admission letter or FORM A/Modello A filled in at the Embassy or self-certification of enrollment. For NON-EU Exchange students: a letter of acceptance to the exchange programme.

  • You can find the FORM A/Modello A at this website link

The post office where you will submit the residence permit form will issue a certificate stating that you have requested for residence permit. For the tine being until your official residence permit is being granted, the document or certificate will be a proof allowing you to move freely in Italy. To check if you have been granted the residence permit you can check websites of Italian police and Italian Immigration portal online. The related authorities will post the status of your residence permit application on their websites and also notify you via sms. Through this sms the authorities will notify you the address from where you can collect your residence permit with exact date and time. International students whether EU or Non-EU having a valid residence permit granted on their names are allowed to work in Italy for 20 hours a week.  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.

 

costs of living in Italy for Pakistani students updated guide

The deep historical roots, delicious foods, rich culture, ancient sites and neoclassical architecture make it for popular country for tourists and study abroad aspirants. The Italian people and present day culture is greatly inspired by ancient literature, arts, science and technology and philosophy which is running through one generation to other and is preserved since centuries. Italy has strong economy which is ranked 8th largest in the world, well esteemed tertiary education system with distinctive professional and polytechnic specialized universities, facilitating healthcare system and diverse climate. The study abroad years spent in Italy will be clinching of personal growth, acquiring enriching knowledge, exploration of European history, immersing into diverse culture, embracing broad outlook, attaining globally recognized degree and building self- efficacy for future endeavors.

 

Study Expenses in Italy for Foreign Students 2020

The Italian higher education institutes are divided into private and public universities. The tuition fee in public universities of Italy is less costly than private universities. The tuition fee will also be different for each study programme and academic level. The EU nationals have to pay a limited amount of tuition fee in Italy whereas third country nationals and Non-EU nationals have to pay a higher amount of tuition fee. But overall tuition fee in Italy is very affordable as compared to other European states and despite that fact that Italian universities are highly ranked and considered one of the best in the world because of excellent curriculum design and teaching methodologies. The international students living on the basis of Italian student visa in Italy are allowed to work part time which will aid them in earning some amount to support their living expenses.

 

Tuition Fee for Under Graduate Study Programme in Italy 2020 for Pakistani Students:

  • Bachelor Interior Design of Three years Duration: 12290 Euros per Year

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) of Four Years Duration: 12819 Euros per Year

  • Bachelor of Law of Four Years Duration: 12819 Euros per Year

  • Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) of 3-4 Years Duration: 13,100 Euros per Year

  • Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) of 4 Years Duration: 13,100 Euros per Year

 

Tuition Fee for Post Graduate (Masters) Study Programme in Italy 2020 for Pakistani Students:

  • Accounting and Finance MSc of 2 Years Duration: 11,900 Euros per Year

  • Computer Games Development (Art) MA of 1 Year Duration: 12,700 Euros per Year

  • Computer Science MSc of 12 to 15 Months Duration: 11,000 Euros per Year

  • Creative Writing and Publishing MA of 12 to 15 Months Duration: 11,100 per Year

  • Educational Leadership and Management MBA of 2 to 3 Years Duration: 4,500 Euros per Year

  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc of 12 to 15 Months Duration: 11,700 Euros per Year

 

Tuition fee for Post Graduate (PhD) Study Programme in Italy 2020 for International Students:

The tuition fee for PhD study programme in Italy in public universities will range from 800 to 1000 Euros per year.

 

Living Expenses in Italy for Foreign Students 2020 

The living expenses in Italy for foreign students are reasonable but not as affordable. Especially cities like Rome, Florence and Milano host great number of international events, festivals and tourists each year because of which living there would be most expensive than the rest of the Italian cities. An average cost of 700 to 1,000 Euros per month is required for a foreign student to bear his/her accommodation, food, travel and entertainment expenses. The lifestyle and spending habits deeply impact monthly budget, you can save money if you are a moderate spender of money. The monthly living expenses estimated for living in a few most visited cities of Italy are as follows:

  • Rome: 900 to 1500 Euros per month

  • Milano: 900 to 1500 Euros per month

  • Bologna: 700 to 1200 Euros per month

  • Florence: 850 to 1300 Euros per month

 

Accommodation:

The major proportion of your monthly allowance will be spent on accommodation. The university provided accommodation is the apt and the cheapest cost option for foreign students.  Private accommodation cost will vary from location to location and based on facilities offered by landlords. But at any case you are likely to spend 300 to 400 Euros per month on accommodation in Italy. The types of accommodation in Italy for foreign students with monthly costs are as:

  • University Dorm Room: 250 to 300 Euros per month

  • 1 Bedroom Flat or Studio Apartment in Central City Area: 600 Euros per month

  • 1 Bedroom Flat or Studio Apartment outside Central City Area: 450 Euros per month

  • 3 Bedrooms Flat in Central City Area: 1,025 Euros per month

  • 3 Bedrooms Flat outside Central City Area: 750 Euros per month

Approximate Day to Day Living Expenses for a Student in Italy

 

Transports Expenditure

  • 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€

 

Food

  • Lunch at cafes: 10€

  • McDonald’s menu: 6 - 9€

  • Dinner at restaurant: 30 - 50€

  • Basic menu meal in an inexpensive restaurant for one person: 15 Euros

  • Basic menu meal in mid-range restaurant for two persons: 50 Euros

  • Half liter water bottle: 0.99 Euros

  • 1 liter fresh milk bottle: 1.11 Euros

  • 1 loaf of fresh white bread: 1.55 Euros

  • 1 Kg white rice: 1.93 Euros

  • Dozen eggs: 2.61 Euros

  • 1 Kg local cheese: 1.93 Euros

  • 1 Kg boneless chicken breast meat: 8.27 Euros

  • 1 Kg beef round meat: 15.04 Euros

  • 1 Kg apples: 1.82 Euros

  • 1 Kg Bananas: 1.69 Euros

  • 1 kg oranges: 1.69 Euros

  • 1 Kg tomatoes: 1.91 Euros

  • 1 kg potatoes: 1.21 Euros

  • 1 kg onions: 1.27 Euros

 

Other Expenditures:

  • Utility bills including electricity, water, heating, gas: 145.25 Euros per month

  • Internet connection of 60 Mbps speed: 27.85 Euros per month

  • Fitness club membership for one person: 47.40 Euros per month

  • 1 cinema ticket of international movie new release: 8.00 Euros

 

latest full time and part time jobs in italy for Pakistani students

International students whether EU and Non-EU nationals are allowed to work 4 hours a day and total of 20 hours a week. You will find plenty of employment options in Italy that can enhance your skills and add value to your CV for future opportunities. Doing part time jobs help students bear their living expenses and earn employability training. It is preferable to grab a job position or internship at one of Italian Company where you can gain experience in relation to your academic profile. In rare cases depending upon your performance and hard work you might be able to get a full time in that company by the time you graduate. We have enumerated a number of part time job options for those studying in Italy abroad.

 

Minimum Wage in Italy 2020 for International Students

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.

 

Language Barrier to Find Part Time Jobs

There are although several options for part time jobs in Italy for international students. However there is a language barrier to attain job easily. Italian language proficiency will be required by most of Italian companies, shops and factories.

 

Part Time Job Options in Italy 2020

 

Hotel Related Jobs

Since Italy is one of the most favorite tourist attractions in Europe because of historical buildings and serene landscape. The restaurants and hotels are full with foreign guests during most of the months of year. The students prefer doing part time jobs in restaurants and hotels due to flexible working hours and relatively high per hour wages than other part time jobs. Another benefit besides good per hour wages is that students get to connect with locals and learn Italian language. By learning Italian language there is probability of opening more fruitful job options.

 

Teaching related Jobs

English teaching jobs are high in demand in Italy. People hire students with English language skills to teach their kids as a tutor. There is high probability to find an English Teaching job in Italy through online job portals. On professional front, those who have done TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course can acquire jobs in private language schools, state schools, or in some companies who require an English teacher to teach the language to their staff. TEFL jobs in Italy can be explored through online job portals easily.

 

Internships in Italy 2020

The students who are doing Masters or PhD degree from Italy can attain internships in Italian Companies more easily. You can sharpen your Italian language skills by getting an internship position. Moreover, internships in Italian Companies will add up value to your CV for future and deliver training required for your profession.

 

Find an Internship Job in Italy from Following Online Sources

AIESEC UK – is an online portal where you can find latest internship jobs in Italy according your academic profile.

GoAbroad.com- is online job search engine where you can find internships jobs available in Italiajn Companies

IAESTE- the students related to science, engineering, technology and applied arts can find internships from this source.

 

Following Internship Positions are Most Commonly Available in Italy for Students

  • Local Boutique Hunter

  • Administrative Assistant, Leadership, Management & Coordination

  • Associate Solution Consultant

  • Communication Student in Validation & Automation Technology

  • Quality Engineer Trainee

  • Administrative Support Trainee

  • Information Security Professional

  • Accountants

  • Sales Assistant

  • IT Administrators

citizenship in Italy for Pakistani  students

The Non-EU students are required to apply for visa extension if they have intention to stay in Italy after completing their degree programme from an Italian University. The visa extension of 6 to 12 months is granted by Italy to students only who have done second degree Masters of PhD from Italy. Before the extension of visa duration of 6 to 12 months end, the student must arrange to convert their student visa to work visa. Under this extension of visa period the students must attain job position in Italy. The visa extension of 6 to 12 months in student visa will be granted to following degree holders:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  •  Special bachelor’s degree

  •  Specialization degree

  •  Doctorate degree

  •  First level University Master’s degree

  •  Second level University Master’s degree

  •  Perfection certificate

 

How to Apply For a Work Permit in Italy 2020

As soon as you get a job position at one of Italian Company or Organization according to your qualification you can apply for work permit i-e “permesso di lavoro” or employment permit. The students will have to apply for an employment permit before the extension period of student visa expires. You will submit following documents at immigration office of Italy to convert your student visa into work permit.

  • Terms of employment document

  • A  copy of employer’s most recent tax return

  • Annual business balance sheet of Employer

  • Certificate or Letter from the official representative of the employing company regarding the invoices issued during the current year

  • The Record of Company record

  • Filed VAT tax return

  • Telephone Number and email address of Employer

  • Housing compliance

  • Housing availability (e.g., lease agreement, hospitality).

 

How to Get Permanent Residence in Italy

The permanent residence permit of Italy has been replaced by new EC residence permit for long-term residents since the year 2007. EC residence permit for long-term residents is only applicable for those candidates who have been resided in Italy for 5 years continuously on legal documents or legal terms. In case of those who have entered and stayed in Italy for no matter how long but on illegal means is not entitled to avail EC residence permit for long-term residents. To attain EC residence permit (for long-term residents), you will submit your application along with following documents at local post office nearest to you or other authorized offices of immigration situated in your premises of living.

  • Valid passport or equivalent travel document copy

  • An income tax statement evidencing that you have a minimum income higher than the social allowance ("assegno sociale"). For  those who are working as domestic workers and caregivers requirement is to submit INPS (National Social Welfare Institution) payment receipts or INPS itemized statements

  • If any criminal records and pending charges that must be informed through documents

  • Documented proof of arranged appropriate accommodation, if the application being submitted includes family members

  • Two copies of pay slips issued in the current year

  • Original residence and family certification

 

You Cannot Apply for EC residence permit for long-term residents under Following Conditions

  • If applicant is in Italy for study or vocational training and scientific research

  • If applicant intends to stay in Italy for temporary protection or other humanitarian grounds

  • Applicant of asylum or when awaiting a decision for recognition as a refugee

  • If you hold a short-term residence permit

  • If applicant holds a diplomatic, official and service passport, or hold laissez-passer issued by international organizations of a universal character

  • If you have been absent from Italy for a period exceeding 6 years.

 

The EC residence permit for long-term residents is allowed to:

  • enter Italy without a visa

  • work

  • Avail social benefits and social services supplied by the Italian government

  • participate in local public life

  • The EC residence permit is valid till 5 years.

Quick Facts About Italy

  • Population

    60.59 million

  • National language

    Italian

  • Top 3 religion

    Christianity, Islam, Buddhism

  • International Students

    32,000 international students

  • Capital

    Rome

  • largest 3 cities

    Rome, Milan, Naples

  • Currency

    Euro= Rs.158.37

  • Time difference with Pakistan

    Pakistan is 4 hour ahead

  • Work rule for International students

    20 hours/Week

  • Wages for students

    5- 15 € per hour

  • Economy

    9th largest economy

  • Per capita income

    $40,030

  • Immigrant population

    5million

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The embassy of Italy in Pakistan is the responsible body to provide visa to the Pakistani citizens for visiting Italy. The Pakistani students who have enrolled in various Italian Universities must visit the embassy and procure the Student visa for Italy in time.

 

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