Introduction to Italy

Italy is a beautiful country located in Southwestern Europe, on the Apennine peninsula. The country comprises of the mainland Italy and the surrounding islands. The country stretches southwards almost to the coasts of North Africa.
Italy has something to offer everyone. It boasts stunning old cities, the Mediterranean and breathtaking natural views. It is known for it’s fantastic food and wine, as well as its passionate people. At the same time, it is among the 8 most industrialised countries in the world, hosting many of the world’s biggest companies and research facilities. Italy has a rich cultural tradition and history as well as many World Heritage Sites.


Italy is known for its Mediterranean climate which is found mainly on the coast. Inland it is generally cooler and wetter but usually hotter during the summer. Southern  italy has a hot and mostly dry climate while the north has more of an Alpine climate getting lots of snow in winter.


Italy is a boot-shaped peninsula that juts out of southern Europe into the Adriatic Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and other waters. Its location has played an important role in its history. The sea surrounds Italy, and mountains crisscross the interior, dividing it into regions.


Italy had an estimated population of 60.3 million. its population density, at 201 inhabitants per sqaure kilometre is higher than that of the most Western European countries. However, the distribution of the population is widely uneven the most densely areas are the Pro Valley in northern Italy and the metropolitian areas are Rome and Naples in central and southern Italy, while other vast areas are very sparsely populated, like the plateaus of Basilicata, Alps and Apennines highlands and the island of Sardinia.


Education in Italy is highly esteemed with a wide range of excellent academic institutions spread across the country where international students are warmly welcomed. Italy has played an important role in academia, fostering the reform of European higher education through the Bologna Process.

Listed universities: 56

Study programmes: 420

Ranked universities: 52

Country Rank (2018):  9

Distinct Advantages of Study in Italy

Tuition fees at Italian institutions vary, but they are generally lower than in other parts of Europe or North America.

This makes Italian universities an enticing proposition for foreign students. International students in Italy have a chance to receive a quality higher education at an affordable cost.

The cost of tuition will vary at each institution. However, you should expect to pay more if you choose to attend a private university. 

Accademia Costume & Moda

Accademia Costume & Moda has a long tradition in educating professionals for the Fashion, Performing Arts, Communication and Management, qualifying itself in the years as a centre of excellence for its didactic method.

Quasar Institute for Advanced Design

Quasar Institute for Advanced Design targets people and companies at a global outreach, developing their potential and talent through higher education programs, tailor-made services, local/international partnerships and continuous support.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

We are esteemed for our academic excellence, integrated in the European tradition as a place of cultural formation, able to contemplate and interpret the complexity of the society in which we live

Università Iuav di Venezia

Iuav University of Venice is a university in Venice, Italy. It was founded in 1926 as the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia as one of the first Architecture schools in Italy

University of Padua

The University of Padua is an Italian university located in the city of Padua, region of Veneto, northern Italy. The University of Padua was founded in 1222 by a group of students and teachers from Bologna. Padua is the second-oldest university in Italy and the world’s fifth-oldest surviving university