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Study in Italy

There are many ways to describe Italy. From its famous renaissance figures like da Vinci, Vivaldi, and Machiavelli, Italy has its large share of culture and history.

It can be said that Italians are similar to Filipinos – with both cultures are religious, have close family ties, and are fond of food. Furthermore, Italians are very open and friendly and are known to be touchy and romantic. Aside from these qualities, they also hold a certain degree of consideration for structure and often like to maintain an orderly lifestyle while being resourceful. They are also known to be fashionable and tend to hold a great appreciation for quality material.

With partner schools in Milan to name a few, Filipino international students have a lot to choose in pursuing their international studies.

We have 1 Italian school and universities on our website that you can search and apply from!

Why study in Italy?

Italy is a great destination for Filipino international students thanks to its storied culture and top universities. There are a handful of reasons why Filipinos should study in Italy.

  • Melting Pot of Arts, Architecture, and Fashion
  • Great Amount of English-taught Degrees

Schools in Italy

Italy's historic education system is ranked 11th in the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2018.

Life and culture in Italy

Italian culture is apparent in the arts, family, food, and architecture of the nation. As the birthplace of the Renaissance, Filipinos can expose themselves to fine cultures of both old and new.

Study and work opportunities in Italy for Filipinos

Filipino international students on a student visa are allowed to work while studying. Students can work part-time for up to 20 hours per week, but cannot work full-time even during vacation.

Scholarships in Italy

Filipinos can get several types of financial support in Italy from the Italian government and Italian universities. Some universities provide scholarship programs for international students, specifically.


Partner Schools

Studying in Italy

Are there scholarships available? How can I finance my studies?
There are many scholarships offered by both the Italian government and the schools themselves. Visit the Edukasyon profiles of the schools you are interested in to check if they are offering any scholarships.

There are also some international student loans available from different loan giving bodies. University representatives usually work in tandem with their financial aid department that focuses on helping students find options to finance their education. Explore our partner schools here, and click "Send Inquiry" to get connected with your university representative.
What are the required languages for studying in Italy?
There are over 34 spoken languages and dialects in Italy, although the most widely spoken language is standard Italian. Although several programmes at Italian universities are exclusively taught in English, we still highly advise students to master at least a basic understanding of the Italian language.
If you’re worried about your English language proficiency, check out our partner language centers that can help you improve your skills!
Do I need a visa to study in Italy? How do I get it?
If you’re a Philippine passport-holder, you may need to obtain a student visa. The process is as follows:
  1. Secure an offer to your chosen university and pay for your first semester of university (this must be done before you can be approved for your permit).
  2. Complete any online application forms
  3. Gather all necessary documents
  4. Submit documents and application forms to Italian embassy

Please note that the letter of acceptance or letter of admission from the university you wish to enter for your intended course of study is a necessary requirement under the eligibility criteria for an Italian student visa. For the full list of details, please refer to the Italian embassy website or contact the Italian embassy in Manila.
How do I choose a school in Italy?
There are an endless array of schools and programs available to international students looking to pursue their studies in the vibrant and spirited city of Italy. After deciding (1) What your career goals are and (2) What academic programs can help you achieve those goals, it's time to do some research on which school is best for you! There are schools in Italy that are looking for Filipino students just like you! Explore them here.
Why should I study in Italy?
There are few countries in the world that rival the richness of history, art, architecture, culture, and cuisine that Italy has to offer. The cobbled streets of Italy and its numerous UNESCO world heritage sites provide a gorgeous backdrop for an enriching learning experience for international students. From the ruins of Ancient Rome to the birthplace of the Renaissance period in Florence and the fashion capital of Milan, each of Italy’s many cities are brimming with character. Italy is the perfect setting for international students looking for a stimulating and fulfilling study abroad experience, regardless of what they choose to pursue.  

Living in Italy

What is the lifestyle like in Italy?

Socializing is a very important aspect of the Italian lifestyle, and they tend to be very physically affectionate towards each other. Expect a peck on the cheek or a huge every once in a while when meeting people, and don’t forget to reciprocate the kindly gesture. A large part of the Italian lifestyle also revolves around food, so much so that some establishments in Italy follow an extended break that can last up to 3 hours. Two uniquely Italian phrases that might succinctly sum up the Italian lifestyle would be “la dolce vita” and “dolce far niente”. You might have heard of the first one already, meaning “the sweet life”, whereas the second phrase means “the sweetness of doing nothing”. These phrases point to the fact that Italians have a relatively relaxed mentality when it comes to daily life.

Are there Filipinos living in Italy?
The Italian Ministry reports that there are upwards of about 155,945 registered or documented Filipinos residing in Italy.
How much is the cost of living in Italy?
Italy is a relatively affordable country to pursue your studies in, but of course living costs in Italy are subject to your personal lifestyle and where you live, but here is a rough estimate of a student’s average monthly budget:
  • Food: € 150 - € 200
  • Accommodation: € 350 - € 650
  • Transportation: € 20 - € 30
  • Utilities: €30 - €40
  • Hobby/leisure, miscellaneous: € 80

Working in Italy

Can I work while I’m studying in Italy?
International students are allowed to work alongside their studies in Italy, but you will need to secure a signed employment contract which you will show a copy of at the immigration office to apply for a work permit. Students may only work full-time during the holidays between semesters. Most universities have career guidance services that may help students find a part-time job during the duration of their studies.
What are the benefits of graduating from a school in Italy?
Italy is a popular study destination for international students not only because of its picturesque environment, but also because of the high quality and excellent variety of courses and programs that the country’s top schools have to offer. Graduating from one of these prestigious universities will open you up to a host of global opportunities in the future. Italy’s reverence for all aspects of life allows you to foster new perspectives that go far beyond your academic career. Besides the obvious reasons for studying in Italy, such the mouth-watering food, diverse natural landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, studying in Italy will furnish each study abroad student with an experience unlike any other.