Student visa requirements for Italy

Depending on the duration of your course, you have two visa options:

Short Stay Visa : Type C
If you apply for a language course that lasts up to 90 days

Long Stay (National) Visa – Type D
For study purposes, if you apply for any degree course that has at least 20 hours of courses per week (or 80 hours a month)

In order to apply for a student’s visa to Italy you must:

  • Have a valid passport with at least 2 blank pages
  • Provide your travel itinerary
  • Have no criminal record
  • Must not have been denied entry into Italy previously
  • Proof of accommodation for the entire duration of your course
  • Proof of funds
  • Health insurance of €150 for the first year of studies
  • Past academic records
  • Proof of acceptance into an Italian University
  • Visa application fee (€50) receipt

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