Guide to Studying Abroad in Italy

View our guide to studying in Italy including popular destinations, featured study abroad programs, recommended universities, information about scholarships and helpful advice and reviews. Please contact us if you would like to advertise study programs or contribute to our guide.


Top Reasons to Study Abroad in Italy

  • Ancient history and culture
  • Top rated universities
  • Beautiful architecture
  • Tasty food
  • Romantic destinations
  • Fashion hotspot
  • You could pick up the local lingo by booking an Italian language course in Italy


Popular Places to Study in Italy

  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Milan
  • Venice
  • Siciliy
  • Siena
  • Sorrento
  • Turin


All Cities / Destinations

  • Amalfi (southern Italy)
  • Arezzo
  • Asolo
  • Assisi
  • Bergamo
  • Bologna
  • Bolsena
  • Capri
  • Catania
  • Cefalu
  • Cque Terre
  • Ferrara
  • Florence
  • Genoa
  • Grado
  • L'Aquila
  • Lecce
  • Lucca
  • Macerata
  • Maremma
  • Messa
  • Milan
  • Milazzo
  • Montepulciano
  • Naples
  • Nocera Umbra
  • Orvieto
  • Paderno del Grappa
  • Padua(Padova)
  • Palermo
  • Parma
  • Pavia
  • Perugia
  • Piacenza
  • Pisa
  • Pistoia
  • Pompeii
  • Portico di Romagna
  • Ragusa
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Roma (Rome)
  • Salemi
  • Salerno
  • Sardia
  • Siena
  • Sorrento
  • Spoleto
  • Syracuse
  • Taorma
  • Terni
  • Tivoli
  • Toro (Tur)
  • Trapani
  • Trieste
  • Tropea
  • Tuscania
  • Urbo
  • Venice
  • Verona
  • Viareggio
  • Vicenza
  • Viterbo


Best Universities in Italy for International Students

  • University of Milan
  • University of Roma
  • John Cabot University
  • University of Bologna
  • Accademia Italiana in Florence
  • Lorenzo de' Medici in Florence
  • University of Pisa



You can choose from hundreds of study subjects, popular courses include: art, cooking, design, philosophy and fashion.


Summer Study Abroad Programs

There are short term courses available to join, you will need to book in advance to secure a space as these are very popular.


Scholarships for Studying in Italy

Studying in Italy can seem expensive but don't let the cost put you off, there are various scholarships available to apply for which help lessen the financial burden 

The following companies / instutions offer scholarships in Italy

  • API/JCU Diversity Abroad
  • Order Sons of Italy in America help US citizens who have Italian heritage
  • IES Abroad offer scholarships for people interested in joining their programs in Italy and worldwide
  • SAI Programs provide scholarships if you are looking to join one of their programs in locations like Florence, Milan, Rome, Siena, Sorrento and Turin.


One of the Best Destinations - Florence

Florence is the capital of Tuscany, one of the most beautiful regions in Europe and you will be awestruck by the architecture, buildings and landscapes. Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance where you can see world famous art and experience a facsinating culture. Studying in Florence will be a unique learning experience, not many places in the world have art from the like of artists like Michelangelo, Dante and Da Vinci. This is one of the most historical places in the world to study abroad and there are so many reasons you should consider this city. One of the benefits of studying in Florence is the location, from here you can easily get to other well know destinations like Pisa, Rome, Milan, Bologna and Venice which are all nearby.


Help / Advice

If you need any help arranging a study abroad placement in Italy please get in touch.


Italy Study Abroad Reviews

If you have ever been to study in Italy and would like to add a review, write about your experience or share any recommendations please contact us.

"I went to study in Italy with Art History Abroad. Not only did I take away a vast understanding of historical art including some of the most famous works of the world, but AHA also lead to some of the greatest connections and friendships I still keep close to my heart." - Emily, USA


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