Why Study in Italy

In middle ages and Renaissance of Europe, the first university was founded in Italy. In 1088, the University of Bologna was founded and is one of the old recognized university campuses of the globe. Nowadays Italy is having the many prestigious universities and higher educational institutes that give a warm welcome to international students. You may see many universities of the country in QS World University ranking such as the following:

·         Università di Bologna (194)

·         The Sapienza University of Rome (216)

·         Politecnico di Milano (244)

·         Università di Roma in Rome

·         Università Degli Studi di Milano

·         Università Degli Studi di Padova in Padua,

·         Università Degli Studi di Firenze in Florence and

·         Università di Pisa in Pisa

Italy is contributing in recent reforms of the higher education that are known as the Bologna Process. It is among the four countries that created the area of higher education. It is formed in 1998 by the signing of the Sorbonne Declaration. This is the first initiative taken by the European countries for the education reform. Today this process is being implemented in all the countries of Europe.

There are total 89 universities in Italy that are categorizing in the following way:

States Universities

These are commonly the largest universities that are funded by the state for the public. The state universities are comprised of many larger universities in Italy.

Publically Funded Universities

These universities are funded by the Province rather than the State

Private Universities

It is owned by the person and is non state funded.

Superior Graduate Schools

These institutions are independent and offer the advanced courses and the research work programs that are specializing in the postgraduate studies.

Non-University Institutions of Higher Education

These include the studies of the higher schools of design, higher integrated education and higher education in language meditation.

There are various following levels of higher education in Italy:

·         Bachelor’s degree – after completing the undergraduate you can apply for the master’s degree.

·         Undergraduate Degree – it is 3 years degree with the 1 year of the master degree

·         Ph.D. – after getting the master degree, you can continue with the PhD. It compromises of usually 3 years

In Italy, the most of the courses and program are offered in Italian language but the English language programs are growing too. This statement is true for the graduation level courses. So find the courses that are taught in English if and only if your Italian language is not good.

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