Non-EU citizens must apply for a student visa at the competent Italian Consulate in their country of residence.
For information on the visa procedure, please refer to the online visa portal on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: Il visto per l'Italia (

For further information, please refer to the specific websites of the Diplomatic/Consular delegations in your country.

Submission of the required documentation does not automatically guarantee visa issuance.
Upon entering Italy and the Schengen Area, even if you have a visa, Border Authorities are authorized to check once again the documents required for the visa issue.