Visa Info for German Students Going to a University in Italy

Well, will you look at that!

Because you're a national of Germany, you'll be thrilled to discover that you don't need a visa to study in Italy. Rejoice!

Still, that doesn't mean you can just pack up and leave for Italy. You will still need to arrange a few things:

  • Health insurance. This means you have to do some research to find out if you have to pay it beforehand, or if you're required to have a certain amount of insurance coverage per year;
  • Money for tuition and living costs. This may vary depending on your chosen university, the degree programme you decided to study in, or, even, the region and city in Italy;
  • Residence permit. This will have to be renewed every one or two years. So, pay attention to that, and mark it with red in your calendar. You'll be able to apply for the residence permit once you get a fixed address in Italy. Make sure you provide all the required documents and leave enough time to wait for your permit;
  • Awesome on-campus accommodation. You can easily rent an apartment with other students, and spend the next three years debating who should wash which dishes.
  • Your plane ticket. The sooner you book it, the less you'll have to pay for it.

Sure, those won't be that easy to get. But, hey! - at least you skipped the student visa part, so that's something, isn't it?

Don't forget you are also allowed to work during your studies. Usually, students who are EU-nationals studying in an EU-country don't have any work restrictions. Others are generally allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week. Just make sure to check what the law in Italy has to say about that before looking for a job.

What else can we say but: good luck and never forget to have fun during your studies!

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Praising Italy might be the most complicated thing in the world: where do you even start? Italy is home to the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna; and, since its inception, the educational system never stopped growing and improving. With student discounts, thousands of Master's degrees, and a beautiful and diverse country, it's no wonder students pick Italy as their international destination for a graduate degree.

Famous Italians, like da Vinci, Borgia, Versace, and Vivaldi revolutionized the fields of Architecture, Music, Engineering, and Fashion. Now, you can follow in their footsteps with a Master's degree rooted in their tradition.

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