Non EU-students must apply for an entry VISA to enter Italy for study purposes. Such a procedure is not automatic, hence owning the pre-enrollment statement is not sufficient.
Past experience showed that getting the VISA requires a long time, even months, hence we warmly recommend to start it as soon as possible. Some important notes:
- To enter Italy there is a minimum amount of Euros you have to declare to have in your bank account. As of 2020, the minimum amount is (206.58+365*27.89) = 10387 euros. Official info at the Ministry of foreign affairs website.
- The applicant must show proof of adequate accommodation in Italy, such as Campus accommodation, rental agreement, or a confirmed hotel booking of at least 30 days. In the case of accommodation in a private house, the owner must provide a declaration of hospitality signed in front of a notary public.
- Your English proficiency must be certified with a level of at least B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. Alternatively, you must provide a certificate from the Institution which issued your Bachelor degree stating that the program used English as the medium of instruction.
- You need a copy of a confirmed flight booking.
- The Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country will interview you. Please, carefully check the deadlines and all the required documents before attending the interview.
- You can check the requested documentation for your VISA by filling the following questionnaire.