Italy is located along the Mediterranean Sea in Southern Europe. It became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula (along with Sardinia and Sicily, the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea) were united under the Kingdom of Italy. After the Second World War, in 1946, a popular referendum abolished the monarchy and proclaimed Italy a parliamentary republic.


  • Population: 60 million people
  • Capital: Rome (4.2 million people)
  • Government: Democratic Republic
  • Language: Italian
  • Currency: Euro (1 Euro is approximately INR.88)
  • Nearest Airport to Capital: Fiumicino International airport (30 km from the city center)

Italy is composed of 20 administrative regions, with Rome as the capital. It has a population of about 60 million, and its territory covers about 301,000 square kilometres. The official language of Italy is Italian, and the currency is the euro (EUR). Italy has a diversified economy, which is divided into a developed industrial north, featuring many private companies, and a less-developed south. The economy is driven in large part by the manufacture of high-quality consumer goods produced by small and medium-sized enterprises, many of which are family owned. Due to its archaeological and artistic heritage, tourism is one of the most important sectors.

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Why study abroad in Italy from India?

Italy has been in the primary study abroad educational destination list for Indian students for a long time. Started with mostly nursing and allied health sciences Italy has attracted many thousands of international students from India. Italy is a founding member of the European Economic Community (EEC) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It is also a member state of the United Nations (UN), World Trade Organization (WTO), and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Cost of Living

The average monthly living expenses for a study abroad programme student in Italy is approximately between 700 and 1000 Euros. This may vary a bit, depending on the location of the university and the accommodation of students.

Stay back & Part Time Jobs

After study abroad in Italy for Indian students, a 6 to 12 months stay back option is provided based on the level of education completed. International students in Italy can work part time for 20 hours a week during academic and vacation times.

Application Procedure

To know more about application procedures and intakes to study abroad in Italy, please contact our expert study abroad consultants. We shall guide you through the best courses to study abroad in Italy from India.

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