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Study in Rome

All the information you need about studying in Rome as an international student.

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Why study in Rome?

Rome is the archetypal Italian city, full of history, art, food and learning, making it one of the most popular study abroad destinations in the world.

Once known as the capital of the world, Rome was the centerpiece of the Roman Empire and seat of the Papal Empire. It is home to world renowned sites like the Colosseum, St Peter’s Basilica and Castel Sant’Angelo, as well as amazing restaurants and boutique shops.

Located in the center of Italy towards the west coast, Rome is well connected by public transport giving easy access to the rest of the country for those that what to get out and explore.

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Universities in Rome

Rome has always been a center of educational excellence, and is one of the biggest providers of university education in Italy, with many academies, colleges and universities located in the city.

The city is also home to one of the largest universities in Europe, as well as specialist schools and colleges focusing on subjects like medicine, management, business and religious studies.

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How to study in Rome

You’ll need to submit a pre-application request to the Italian embassy in the country you live in once you’ve chosen a university and program you want to study in Rome. You’ll need to submit a number of documents including an application form, your secondary education certificates and passport photos of yourself.

The embassy will then submit the application to the university for you. If your application is accepted, you’ll then need to arrange an Italian student visa before you can study at a university in Rome.

What to study in Rome

As a large university city with several institutions, you can study most subjects in Rome. You can also study at all degree levels including bachelor’s, master’s and PhD.

Rome is a popular destination for degrees in language subjects, architecture and the arts, but whatever your subject of choice, you should be able to find multiple options for you in Rome.

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Cost to study in Rome

Like the rest of Italy, universities in Rome set their own fees, so how much you pay will depend on the institution and your chosen program of study. Tuition fees are more expensive if you’re an international student from outside the EU, and you could pay anything from $2,000 to $20,000.

Living costs in Rome are quite high, however it is cheaper than many other big cities like London or New York, and is also generally lower than other big cities in Italy, like Milan.

Key facts of Rome

  • 74/47°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 2.9 million Population
  • 28 Universities
  • Italy Country