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 Italy Study Visa From Pakistan 

If you have decided to study abroad in Italy then knowing visa perquisites is necessary. Study Visa depends upon the duration of your study programme in Italy. The EU students do not require study visa to enter Italy for study purpose. The Non-EU students including Pakistani students will need to attain a student visa before entering Italy. The Non-EU students will have to apply for a student visa at the Italian Consulate or Embassy situated in their country. The student visa process will start after you have received letter of acceptance from Italian University at which you had applied for admissions. (Visit Admissions in Italy Page for Details).


Types of Visa:

C Type Visa: C type Visa is applied to study programmes not exceeding time duration more than 90 days.

D Type Visa: D type Visa is applied to study programmes exceeding time duration more than 90 days.

Student Visa Italy Application Process

The Consulate of Italy is situated in Islamabad and Lahore. Both Consulates accept visa applications. After getting acceptance letter the process for completing required documents for student visa will start. The students who have sent admissions requests to Italian Universities ( To Get Complete List of Best Universities of Italy Visit This section) are advised to arrange their documents right after sending documents. Steps to be followed are as follows:

  • Visit Embassy of Italy in Pakistan to get Absolute Information

  • Choose Your Visa Type

  • Ask for Documents Required

  • Complete the Required Documents According to Your Students Visa Type

  • The Italian Embassy does not accept any visa application with incomplete documents.

  • After Completing Your Documents Visit Visa Application Center of Italian Embassy

  • You must bring Application form, Required Travel documents and  Supporting documents On Your Visit to Visa Application Center (Documents must be originals)

  •  You can take guidance from professional study abroad consultants for arrangement of documents to avoid delay and cancellation of Visa (Visit our Study Abroad Consultants section For Details)

Note: It is imperative to arrange your documents at least 30 days before you plan to travel to Italy. Otherwise the visa will not be granted and you will be experiencing delays.

Italy Study Visa Requirements 

  • Original entry visa application form ( The Form is available here on this link Visto Nazionale.pdf)

  • 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

  • In case the student is a minor, they must have the consent of expatriation signed by each of the parental authorities, or in their absence, by the legal guardian.

Cover Letter For Italy Study Visa 

Cover letter also called as letter of intent is required at the time of Italy visa application process. It includes all the information of applicant that was beyond the questions asked in application form. It mostly contained explanation of all documents required by the embassy for Italian study visa. 

Bank Statement For Italy Student Visa

Applicant should have sufficient bank balance to get study visa for Italy. Minimum an amount of 50 £/ day of stay in Italy. 

Italy Post Study Work Visa

It is possible in Italy to remain there after completion of study program, students can apply for stay visa there if they had a long stay in Italy. 

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