Why Study In Italy?


Home to the world's oldest University, students from all over the world come to Italy to learn and gain insight into their fields from different cultural perspectives. The country has been a centre of arts, science and higher education for hundreds of years and has influenced world culture with one of the richest collections of art, architecture, cuisine and music.

With a wide variety of courses and fields to choose from, international students in Italy can take advantage of everything the country offers while earning credits in their area of interest. From delicious food, charming roads, diverse natural landscapes and history flowing from every crevasse, studying in Italy certainly offers more than meets the eye for international students. 

Major cities with varied course options

Despite being geographically small in area, Italy is full of exquisite culture, gastronomy, art, history and natural landscapes that leave everyone mesmerised. Tourists and students alike continue to be fascinated by Italy's many charismas, and Italy has everything an international student might look for. With a high-end education system, multicultural societies, hospitable locals and easy access to transport, the top 5 cities in Italy for international students are as follows:

  • Rome: Italy's capital city, Rome, is the dream destination for international students and tourists alike. Rome allows international students to immerse themselves in a classical and artistic atmosphere, so literature, theatre and art lovers will find plenty of value in the city. International students interested in pursuing a professional degree in art, history and culture can consider studying in Rome as it is regarded as one of the most favourable learning environments for those wishing to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge. 
  • Tuscany: Being a small and quiet town, Tuscany provides exposure to aesthetics while being rooted in the strong history and traditions of the country.
  • Florence: The origin of the Renaissance Florence is home to art, history, and literature. International students who want to study and live amid an important historic scene should choose Florence.
  • Milan: The second-largest city in the country and home to some elite events like the Milan Fashion Week and Fashion Week. It is also an educational hub for economics and international business.
  • Taormina: This remarkable city is an excellent choice for theatre majors and movie fanatics.


International students studying abroad always look forward to finding a part-time job while studying. Work experience in Italy can be in the form of research, paid/unpaid internships or university services on campus. Paid internships are the most desirable as they allow students to cover their tuition and living expenses and gain the work experience they desire. 

International students studying in Italy that want to work part-time are entitled to work up to 20 hours per week, regarded they provide proof of a residence permit. The average hourly wage of a part-time worker in Italy is 7 EUR, so international working students can earn up to 140 EUR per week and up to 560 EUR per month. 

International students who have a command or a basic understanding of the Italian language can opt for part-time work options such as tutoring, they can find work at restaurants, supermarkets and bars, can work as a freelancer in writing or a social media marketer, and international students can also work part-time in hospitals and render their services to gain experience.