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Essential Documents

Once coming to Italy as a student, ensure you have all the required documents with you before leaving.

You should remember to bring:

  • A valid identity card or passport with visa, if required
  • Money – cash, travellers cheques, credit card, all of which should be kept safe!
  • Health documents
  • Letter of acceptance from the university
  • Documentary proof you have enough money for living, if required

Any other documents required by the Italian university will vary depending on your student status, either as a full time student or an exchange student, and on your citizenship, so remember to check with the International Office before you leave that you have all the documents with you.

In more recent years, Italy has played an important role in European higher education: it is one of the four countries that first engaged to create the so-called "European Area of Higher Education" (Sorbonne Declaration, May 1998), thus starting that type of higher education reform which, known as "Bologna Process" (Bologna Declaration, June 1999) is being implemented all over Europe.

Today Italy ranks among the 8 most industrialised countries in the world. Alongside some big companies, both state-owned and private, she has developed a sound network of small and medium-sized undertakings, promoted a few scientific parks, and is incentivating basic and applied research in a great variety of fields (biology, ICT, medicine, physics, etc.).