Student visa is for those who wish to stay in the country for more than three months. All oversees applicants who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU) need an Italy study visa in order to enter the country and complete their studies.
How to Apply Student Visa
- MAKE THE APPOINTMENT
- COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
- GO TO THE VISA CENTRE WITH ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
- SUBMIT THE APPLICATION IN PERSON
- PAY YOUR VISA FEES
- GET YOUR VISA AND PASSPORT VIA POST
ITALY – STUDENT VISA CHECKLIST
- Visa application form, duly filled out in English & signed by the applicant (signed by parents or legal guardian in case of minors).
- Original passport valid for at least six months from the return date. A copy of the passport and any prior Schengen visas from the past three years. The passport must include at least two blank pages (back to back) for visa stamping.
- Fill the pre-enrolment form online and print it out.
- Declaration of value, Ciea, and/or diploma supplement, if any Please check with University if the Italian university requires the aforementioned documents.
The certificate’s issuing institution must be the School Office of the Italian Consulate or Embassy, which has administrative control over the institution.
A declaration of value, or DV, is a record attesting to the worth of a certain academic credential granted to an individual by a body associated with a system of education other than the Italian one.
- A copy of a residency permit that is valid for at least one month from the date of return from Schengen country.
- 2 copies of the acceptance letter from the Italian university The enrollment office of the university in Italy must sign the letter, which must be delivered to the Italian Consulate General in London.
- Latest (not older than three months) passport-sized photographs in white background.
- One-way travel tickets: If travelling by bus, train, plane, the ticket must be printed directly by the respective company and must include the passenger’s name, dates, and from/to information.
- If you’re driving, you’ll also need ferry or Eurotunnel tickets, as well as original and a photocopy of your driving license, your car’s registration and car insurance.
- Accommodation Proof: Rent agreement or hotel reservation for at least the initial 15 days. If the applicant is staying with friends or relatives, a letter of invitation is necessary, along with the host’s passport or other government-issued identification bearing the holder’s signature. Additionally, a copy of the host’s current residency permit if they are not an EU citizen is also required.
- Return Tickets: Fully paid air, train or fairy tickets. Driving license, registration and insurance of the car in case travelling by car.
- Medical Insurance: supplied by an insurance provider in the UK or the Schengen region. Must provide coverage for the entire stay duration, include the applicant’s complete name as it appears on the passport, be valid across the entire Schengen Zone, and include a minimum of 30.000 Euro in coverage for emergency hospitalization or repatriation costs. The insurance company’s stamp and signature are also required.
- Financial Means: Statement from a UK bank account for the previous three months, updated no more than one month prior to the submission date, showing consistent transactions. The name on the statement must match the name on the applicant’s passport and current and savings accounts. The yearly minimum requirement is £8,800.
For children below 18 years of age
- Letter of Consent
- Birth certificate along with its copies.
- Original consent form for travel that has been notarized, apostilled, and signed by both parents. It includes the name of the adult who will be in care of the child while they are in Italy.
- In the absence of one parent’s consent, the UK Family Court’s approval is necessary.
- Death certificate (original and photocopy) in the event that one of the parents passed away