Back to Top Back to Top

Study Abroad in Italy for Pakistani Students

Italy is native land of scientists like Guglielmo Marconi, Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo Galilei who is known as the ‘father of the scientific method’ was born Italy. The University of Bologna which was established in 1088 and is the oldest university in continuous operation in Europe is situated in Italy. Italian higher education system is remarkable which is based on scientific method, creative approach, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Italy has excelled in academic fields of architecture, science, engineering, applied sciences, arts and sciences. International students prefer studying in Italy because historical aura, beautiful landscape, high quality education and diversity of culture. The students planning to pursue their higher education degrees in Italy can take a through idea of general stdy abroad requirements in Italy from the guide below:

Admissions in Italy for Pakistani Students:

The requirements for admissions in Italy are different for EU nationals and NON-EU nationals. The EU nationals can directly apply at any Italian University’s official website whereas the NON-EU nationals as Pakistani students would have to follow a different procedure. The Pakistani students willing to get admissions for under graduate or post graduate programme in an Italian University will have to register a Pre-Application Request to the Italian consulate in their home country. The Italian Consulate will accept the Pre-Application Form of the applicant and the further admissions process will start. The admissions submissions start from March to July. After acceptance of Pre Application Form, the Consulate issues a a document (“Dichiarazione di valore in loco”,) statement of validity. After that you will consult the international Student Office of your chosen university online or in some cases the embassy can forward the application itself. The university will send an email and ask for enrollment documents. The enrollment and merit requirements can be different according to your degree programme about which you can take information from the Italian University you have chosen for admission.

Italy Study Visa Requirements for pakistani Students

After getting acceptance letter from university the process for student’s visa starts. The type of visa applicable to you depends upon your duration of stay for the academic program you have taken admissions in. The Consulate will ask for the following documents for student’s visa in Italy:

  • Two recent passport-size photographs

  • An Original Travel document valid for at least three months after visa

  • Acceptance Letter From Universoty/Enrollment Certificate or pre-enrollment in a university course

  • A Document proving that you have arranged an accommodation in Italy

  • A Document /Bank Statement proving that you have financial support (at least € 448,07 per month for the academic year, a total of € 5824,91 per year);

  • A Proof of adequate insurance coverage for medical treatment and hospitalization

  • Bank Statement/ Document Proof of the availability of the financial means needed for repatriation

  • Language Proficiency Test Passing Certificate to Prove that you have adequate knowledge of Italian or English according to the language of the program you have taken admission in

As you arrive in Italy, you must apply for a resident permit within 8 days of arrival. The Residence Permit Information Can Be Obtained From POLICE HEADQUARTERS (QUESTURA) At Once You Enter Italy. A Copy of Your Residence Permit Will Also be Submitted at the Nearest POLICE HEADQUARTERS (QUESTURA) In The City You Are Intended To Stay. This residence permit will serve as work permit for your part time jobs and allow you to freely move in the country.

Estimated Living Expenses in Italy for Pakistani Students 

Italy hosts a large number of students from all across the world each year. There are all types of student accommodation in Italy. You can live in hostels, dorm rooms, shared apartments, flats and studio apartments in affordable cost. 

Approximate Living Expenses for a Student in Italy

Housing (per month)

  • Single room in dorm: 400 - 600€

  • Private single room: 600 - 800€

  • Flat: 800 - 1200€

Transports Expenditure

  • Electronic card for public transport bus or train: 10€ (first issue)

  • Monthly pass for students under age 26: 22€

  • Monthly pass for students over age 26: 35€

  • Single ride ticket in public transport bus or train: 1,50€

  • Daily ticket for public transport bus or train: 4,50€


  • Lunch at cafes: 10€

  • McDonald’s menu: 6 - 9€

  • Dinner at restaurant: 30 - 50€

Pakistani Student jobs in Italy

The international students residing in Italy for completing their degrees can work part time 4 hours a day. The minimum per hour wage is 7 Euros. You can work up to 4 hours a day and 20 hours a week. So by this calculation you can earn up to 140 Euros a week and 560 Euros a month. Students can find all kind of jobs in Italy from internships to jobs in cafes, restaurants and hotels. Students having a resident permit of Italy do not require a work permit to work part time in Italy. Students having a command over English language have a great potential to earn good amount of money in Italy. The students having done TEFL course can do part time jobs in school and academic institutions. Furthermore, there are a number of top ranked multinational companies in Italy where you can apply for an un-paid internship if your intention is to solely upraise value of your CV and gain experience. Some companies also offer paid internship to skilled and efficient students. In Italy you can earn enough to support your day to day expenses especially in summer season when tourists from around the globe travel to Italy to bask in sun and enjoy in Italian beaches.

Permanent Residence in Italy

Only students having done Master’s or PHD degree can extend their visa up to 6 to 12 months to find an employment in Italy according to their academic profile. After finding an employment they can apply for a work permit only if they provide proof of valid employer’s contract. After residing in Italy continuously for 5 years adding student visa stay and work permit stay, you are eligible to apply for a PR visa aka Permanent Residence Visa in Italy.


Fully Funded Scholarship in Italy,2019 For Masters in the fields of Art & Design Apply by 30 Jul 2019
Scuola Normale Superiore PhD Scholarships in Italy 2019 For PhD in the fields of Social Sciences Apply by 29 Aug 2019
100 Scholarships for Students with International Protection in Italy, 2019-2020 For Masters in the fields of Social Sciences Apply by 15 Jul 2019

Study Abroad Consultants for italy

ASN Consultants +92-309 4420 900 Lahore
Education Links +923004895357 Lahore
FnS Consultants Pvt Ltd 03335318010 Rawalpindi
  • Text
  • Image
  • Video


Free study abroad expert advice


Sign in

to continue to


Forgot Password

to continue to


Register Type

Please Provide following information to Register

  • Student
  • College/University
  • Consultant

Ask a qusetion from a expert

Please Provide maximum information so that the best advice can be given