A foreign student who wants to study in Italy will have to avail the Italy student visa. If a student opts for a course or program that does not extend beyond 90 days, he or she will require a Schengen visa or short stay visa. However, if the student opts for a course or program that lasts for more than 90 days, he or she will have to obtain long term student visa or national visa (NV).
Italy student visa in an entry visa and a student will need to obtain a 'permit to stay' after arriving in Italy. University of Milan, Italy.
Eligibility criteria for Italy student visa
To be eligible for Italy student visa you must fulfil the following conditions:
You will have to apply at the Italian Embassy or Consulate for the student visa. After you receive the letter of acceptance or letter of admission for your intended course of study, you can check your eligibility for obtaining an Italian student visa and then go ahead with the below mentioned procedure.
As the first step of your visa application procedure, you need to obtain the student visa application form. You can download the form from the internet.
Carefully fill out the details required in the visa application form.
Make a check list of all the documents needed for submission along with your visa application form at the Italian Embassy or Consulate. Gather all the documents and keep them ready for submission.
Make sure that you provide your recent colour photograph for the student visa application. Your photograph must match or correspond to all the specifications required for student visa photographs. In any case, your photograph must not be more than 6 months old.
Schedule an appointment with the visa application centre in order to submit your application form.
Submit your visa application form along with the required documents and application fees at the Italian Consulate. Remember to carry the original copies of all supporting documents. After you submit your application form and pay the visa application fee, you will be issued an acknowledgement receipt for your submission.
You can keep track of the progress of your student visa application through online tracking, messaging service, phone call to the application centre or through email.
You can opt to have your student visa delivered to you through courier service or you can personally collect your student visa directly from the Italian Embassy by showing the original acknowledgement receipt issued to you. In case you send someone else to collect the visa on your behalf, he or she will have to carry the following documents:
Application fees for Italy student visa - EUR 116 (INR 7,832.41)
You must remember the following dos and don'ts while applying for Italy student visa.