The school issues
an attendance certificate in order to allow them to obtain a student visa.
practices for issuing a visa may vary according to the Embassy or Consulate
in the country in question. It is therefore advisable to enquire at the
relevant Consulate Offices in order to discover exactly what documentation
One is reminded
that the Italian Embassies and Consulates abroad only issue study visas
longer than three months for enrolments to courses comprising at least
20 hours per week.
certificate will be issued by the school upon payment of the total cost
of the course, and for the duration of the said course only. In case
a non-acceptance of the visa application, the school will reimburse the
amount paid (less € 200 for administrative expenses + bank transfer
fees) solely when an official document of the Italian Embassy is presented,
which states that the visa has not been issued and for which reasons.
wish to enrol must apply for a Study Visa from the Italian Embassy in their
country of origin, presenting:
- A certificate
of enrolment released by an accredited school for the issuing
- A healthcare
policy that covers the entire period of their stay in Italy;
- Proof of
accommodation Ė i.e. either a hotel or guesthouse booking, the
of an apartment or the willingness of someone to host them
a handwritten "Letter of Invitation");
- A guarantee
of the availability of financial means sufficient for the entire
of the studentís course/stay in Italy;
- A return
An entry visa
is not necessary for citizens of the European Union.
One is reminded
that bank charges are payable by the student. Once the visa has been obtained,
it is not possible to either cancel or change the dates of the course for
which the visa has been awarded. If a student, having entered Italy with
a study visa, does not attend lessons without informing the school beforehand,
the school will assume the responsibility of informing the police of the
said studentís unjustified absence.
TERM GROUP COURSE
It is necessary
to present within 8 days of arriving in Italy, an application for
a Residence Permit to the Immigration Office of the local police headquarters.