Advisory information on university selection is provided by a specialist tutor who informs students of the current developments in the Italian university exams, the choice of a city of study, postgraduate studies, and various ERASMUS programs of interest to students.
The requirements for preparing candidates are different from School to School. candidates must follow a specialized preparation in both language and scientific terminology, with appropriate programs to help them:
- to successfully deal with potential exams
- to be able to attend the first year courses
- to join the Italian reality
Italy's choice is the best solution for studying abroad. The cost of living, in some cases, is lower than that of Greece and the recognition of qualifications immediately.
HIGHER EDUCATION (Universities, Academies of Fine Arts)
In Italy, Tertiary Education is provided by Higher Education Institutions, which are state-owned. There are also a few non-state universities that are also recognized by the state.
Universities are divided into two major categories:
A) SCHOOLS WITH LIMITATION ON THE INCIDENT NUMBER
They are the Schools, who can not absorb all the candidates. These are the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Paramedical Professions, Architecture and Pedagogical Schools. The same applies to Gymnastic Academies and Academies of Fine Arts. Every year, the Ministry of Universities and Technology Research (M.U.S.R.S.T.) in cooperation with the Universities defines the number of admissions as well as the subject matter to be examined. Exams are written with the multi-choice system.
In particular, a test with 60 questions is provided, each of which has five possible answers in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and general knowledge of medicine, dentistry, veterinary and paramedical professions. With regard to the School of Architecture, the test consists of 60 questions related to Drawing, History of Art, Mathematics, Physics, Logic and general knowledge of culture.
B) SCHOOLS WITHOUT LIMITATION ON THE ISSUE NUMBER
In these Schools, there is no specific number of admissions. This means that all high school graduates from EU countries have the right to enroll in the School of their choice.
In some Universities, therefore, a simple registration is made. However, many Universities perform written terminology and culture examinations usually organized in the first twenty days of September to see if candidates are able to attend the School's courses. The examining committee then decides whether the candidate who failed the test should attend a preparatory course alongside the university courses.
Italian universities also offer a large number of masters, fully recognized in Greece. Access is only available in some cases, and there is often a limited number of places for which a yearbook is created according to the degrees (degree, second degree, other diplomas, etc.) or in some cases, entrance examinations are required.
IDENTIFICATION OF ASPECTS
Upon completion of studies, recognition is automatically made, with the exception of certain faculties such as Philosophy and Law. The degrees of these schools are recognized as equal, but not equivalent, and therefore graduates must undergo additional tests through their respective state body for recognition of diplomas abroad (DOTAT).
DOCUMENTS FOR REGISTRATION
A basic prerequisite for the entry of Greeks in the schools of Italian universities is the secondary school leaving certificate or other equivalent title, certified by the Prefecture of The Hague and translated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The qualification, after being ratified by the Italian consulate in Greece, is submitted by the candidate to the secretariat of the faculty in which he wishes to study.
Registration dates are determined by the board councils convened each year at the end of June. On the specified date (usually in August), candidates come to the faculty secretariats to register or apply for the exam where they are scheduled.
Students enroll in tuition fees, averaging between € 800 and € 1000 per year.
The courses, depending on the faculty and the university, start within the first twenty days of October of each academic year.