Italy is currently one of the most popular destinations in the world for international students. Italy’s higher education system plays an important role in enhancing the skills of students in various fields. There are 90 registered higher education institutions in Italy. Of which more than 50 are publicly funded. In addition to colleges and universities, there are postgraduate centres, polytechnics and other higher education providers.
Why study in Italy?
1) Italy is one of the best places for international students.
2) There are many globally recognized universities offering degrees.
3) Able to study with relatively low tuition fees.
4) Able to live at a low cost.
5) You will see new diversity in the education sector.
6) You will have the opportunity to study as well as work.
7) You can choose the course of your choice from many types of courses.
Which type of visa to choose?
Student visas are common in Italy to build a career by studying in Italy. There are basically three types of student visas in Italy. From these three types of visas, you need to select the visa you need and apply for it. There are three types of visas:
Student Visa (Subclass 500): This type of visa allows a registered student to take any type of course. Students must be at least six years old to obtain this type of visa. You must also have access to any Italian educational institution and have health insurance. Such student visas do not require any sponsors. Such visas are valid for a maximum of five years. With this visa you can go to Italy to study as well as work part time. You can mention the names of your family and relatives in your visa application form or you can apply for a separate visa for them if you want. This student visa can cost from Rs 30,000 to Rs 35,000.
Student Guardian Visa (Subclass 590): To get this type of visa, any member of your family must be a resident of Italy. In addition, you must have enough money to cover the cost of tuition and accommodation and be at least 21 years old. In addition to sponsors, such visas can be applied for. Such visas are valid for a maximum of five years. Besides studying, you can also work part-time and full time. Family and relatives need to apply for separate visas. Applying for this student visa can cost from Rs 30,000 to Rs 35,000.
Special Category Student Visa (Subclass 444): To get this visa, any member of your family or relatives must be a resident of Italy. The student must also have health insurance. You do not need a sponsor to apply for a visa. Such visas have no validity. Besides studying, you can also do any kind of job. No separate visa application is required for family and relatives. There is also no cost to apply for this visa. To apply for a visa, you can download the visa application form from the internet or you can also get a solution to the visa-related problem from any travel agency.
How to apply for a visa
By selecting the student visa type, download the visa application form. Then fill it out and apply online. Note that you can also collect visa application forms from any travel agency or Italian Visa Application Center. In that case, a separate service fee is applicable.
After applying, various supporting documentation must be attached to the visa application form. Supporting documents need to be scanned from the website.
Copies of all types of supporting documents must be submitted to the Italian Visa Supported Office. Although this step does not apply to everyone. If there is a problem with your visa application form in the supporting document, you need to go to the visa office to resolve the issue.
What supporting documents will be required to apply for a visa?
The supporting documents required to apply for a visa are,
1) Letter from an educational institution
2) Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)
3) Certificate of bank balance
4) Health Insurance (OSHC)
5) Certificate of Linguistic Proficiency
6) Certificate of criminal and criminal work
7) Visa application form
8) Four passport size photos
9) Valid passport
10) Scanned copy of the electronic confirmation of visa enrollment
11) Document of academic and work experience
What to do after applying for a visa?
After applying for a student visa in Italy, you will be able to track the location of the visa with your birthday and VLN number. Click here to track visa location. It can take at least 90 to 120 days to process visas and admissions. Applying for a visa online can cost a maximum of Rs 40,000 to Rs 55,000. It will cost Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,300 to set up an online Visa Assist account. Biometric enrollment can cost from Rs 2,500 to Rs 2,800.