Study programs offered by Higher education institutions of Italy:
The Higher Education System in Italy consists of three phases.
✓ The first phase is bachelor’s degree programs,
✓ The second phase is of Master’s degree programs, and
✓ The third phase is consisting of the doctoral degree program.
The Higher Education System of Italy also follows the European combined education system, the Bologna System. Under this system, students have to complete the Required European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to take a degree. In Italy, ECTS is called CFU.
There are various study programs in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs for students which are as following:
Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Italy:
The Higher Education Institutes of Italy offers numerous study fields and courses in bachelor’s degree. The total duration of the bachelor’s degree program consists of 3 years along with a compulsory 180 required European credit transfer and accumulation system. In a bachelor’s degree program, admission requirements vary from university to university.
General Admission requirements in Bachelor’s degree program for Pakistani students:
Some of the general admission requirements for a bachelor’s degree program are following;
✓ Secondary school leaving certificate
✓ Intermediate certificate
✓ Pass admission test (if required by the university)
✓ All transcripts issued by previous education institutions
✓ English language proficiency certificates like IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) etc.
✓ Italian language proficiency test (if study language is Italian)
✓ Admission form or application form
Master’s degree programs in Italy:
The Italian Higher Education Institutions offer master’s degrees in different study fields and courses. Generally, the total duration of a master’s degree program is 2 years along with 120 ECTS or CFU. In some specific master’s study courses or fields like medicine, dentistry, and pharmacology secondary education is enough for admission.
The duration of these specific degree programs is 5 to 6 years and students must complete 300 to 360 CFU. The admission requirement for the master’s degree program also varies from university to university.
Some of the general admission requirements are discussed below.
General admission requirements for master’s degree program:
Following are some of the general admission requirements;
✓ Bachelor’s degree program with good CGPA.
✓ Pass admission test if required by the desired university.
✓ All transcripts issued by the previous educational institutions.
✓ English language proficiency test like IELTS and TOEFL etc.
✓ Italian language proficiency test, only if the study medium is Italian.
✓ Corrected filled application form.
✓ The CGPA of a bachelor’s degree should be equal to or above the required merit of the university.
Doctoral or Ph.D. degree programs
Research-based doctoral or Ph.D. degree programs in different study fields and courses are also offered by the higher education institutions in Italy. Generally, the total duration of the doctoral degree program is 3 to 4 years. There are two types of doctoral degree programs i.e., Ph.D. and research academic diploma.
One is awarded by the universities and the other can be obtained at one of the High-level Arts and Music Institutions.
Some general admission requirements for the doctoral degree in Italy are given below.
General admission requirements in Italy for doctoral degree programs:
✓ Master’s degree with good CGPA.
✓ Pass admission test if required.
✓ All educational transcripts or valid certificates.
✓ IELTS or TOEFL certificates.
✓ Italian language proficiency certificate, if required.
✓ Correctly filled admission form.