italy

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A country with a rich history and tremendous pride for its culture, language and values. Rome – the open-air museum, the Eternal City … as it is often called. No matter how many times you visit, you will never be able to see it all, because there are always new things to do. The unforgettable city of Florence that steals your heart. The Renaissance Jewelry and Michelangelo’s true loved one. The ancient architecture, the beautiful buildings, the lights, the Gallery, the picturesque streets, will all remain unforgettable. Romantic Venice, with its canals and gondolas, the songs played in the streets, medieval Tuscany, and Milan renowned for fashion and its famous stores….

Why should I choose to study in Italy?

life

Who doesn’t want to take a holiday in a beautiful country with so many sights to see and interesting things to do? A country with a Mediterranean culture that has common characteristics with our own culture. Italy is a country that is so enchanting and special, that wins you over from the first moment and makes you never want to leave.
The way of life of the Italian people has quite a few things in common with us Cypriots, since we are both Mediterranean people. The lifestyle and the cost of living in an Italian city vary according to its size and where it is located (north, south).
In large cities such as Milan and Rome, the cost of renting accommodation ranges from 300 to 900 euros for one room in the city center, in shared accommodation with roommates. In smaller towns, the cost is greatly reduced, and you have the option of renting an apartment on your own, ranging from 250-500 euros.

As far as the cost of maintaining a home are concerned, such as the cost of gas (as gas is used for heating, hot water and cooking), electricity and water, these costs are about the same as in Cyprus. What you need to know is that in Italy, the municipal fees for the management of garbage are not incorporated in the water, electricity and gas bills, but are paid separately once a year and the amount varies according to the square feet of the house. As far as the cost of maintaining a home are concerned, such as the cost of gas (as gas is used for heating, hot water and cooking), electricity and water, these costs are about the same as in Cyprus. What you need to know is that in Italy, the municipal fees for the management of garbage are not incorporated in the water, electricity and gas bills, but are paid separately once a year and the amount varies according to the square feet of the house.

Indicative prices:

  • 1 margarita pizza 5€ – 8€
  • Pasta with a tomato sauce 6€ – 9€
  • McDonalds menu: 7€ – 8€
  • A meal at the pub (burger, fries, beer): 15€
  • A meal at a restaurant (starter, first dish, main meal, desert, coffee): 25– 30€

the universities

Types of Higher and Further Education:

  • State universities
  • Private universities (accredited)
  • Distance learning universities (accredited).
  • Academies of Fine Art
  • ISIA: Istituti Superiori per le Industrie Artistiche (Higher Institutions for Industrial Arts)
  • Polytechnics (Turin, Milan, Bari, Venice)

At the State universities there are:

a) Schools with free admissions, and
b) Schools with a set number of admissions

how we can help you
  • Undertake the entire process of finding a suitable school (after researching according to the area you want). Preparatory schools are responsible for teaching or improving the Italian language and preparing for the national entrance exams (where applicable).

  • Undertake registration, acceptance, study programme, accommodation in the above accredited schools. And then, to find a suitable university.

  • Identify which accredited universities offer the course you want to study. + Let you know what the admission criteria of each university are. 

  • Submit your applications and all the supporting documents required, in time!

  • Tell you in advance if there will be any exams, or portfolio, that may be requested by the universities.

  • Inform you thoroughly about the cost of tuition fees, accommodation, food.

  • Put you in touch with other Cypriot students who are already studying or will be studying at the same university you have applied to.

  • Suggest what would be best for you at an academic level.

Handling applications

Once the student is ready and has completed the B2 level of the language, which is required by most universities with the appropriate preparation, as mentioned above, our office will inform the parents and the student about the procedures that need to be dealt with for the transition of the student to university.

  • We help by researching to find out which universities offer the course you want to study in Italian or English.
  • We make suggestions and explain which university is the most appropriate for you (taking into account various factors, size of the university, its admittance, cost of living, etc.).
  • We explain how and when to preregister at the university.
  • We undertake the entire process of certification, translation, specific forms (verification will be required from the parents and the student), that will be requested by the university when the student goes to university.
Guidance on Financial matters

The cost of studying at university is particularly low. For an academic year (two semesters, at all levels), registration rarely costs more than 1800 euros. At State Engineering Schools, the tuition fees amount to approximately 600 euro for one year. In other educational institutions, especially in Business schools, the cost may be higher, depending on the type of study and the type of the educational institution.

Accommodation
  • Information on accommodation options and what you need to do to secure a place to live near the university.
  • Very good planning is required in advance, as the issue of accommodation needs to be researched quite carefully and thoroughly in Italy.
Further assistance
  • Information on how to organise yourself before your trip.
  • Escorting students to university (Holland), when this has been requested and we are able to organise a group of students.

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