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Study in Italy

Indian students interested in pursuing their Higher studies in Italy will have to follow the below mentioned mandatory steps:

1. Apply for admission on the selected Higher Education Institution website within the deadline set by the same.
Please note that each Institution has different requirements, deadlines and fees.

2. Once admitted to the selected course, apply online for Pre-Enrollment on the UNIVERSITALY portal.
Pre-Enrolment for academic year 2024/2025 is now open!

3. Once pre-enrolled, apply for a D-VISA, in case the duration of your course exceeds 90 days, OR apply for a C-VISA in case the duration of your course is less than 90 days.

With effect from 15th April 2024 and only on prior appointment, all students wishing to pursue their higher studies in Italy and residing in the states under the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai (Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli) can submit their visa application at one of the two VFS centers: Mumbai (Mahalaxmi) and Cochin.
Please be informed that all students will be required to attend a mandatory video interview upon submitting their visa application.

In order to avoid any delays in the issuance of the visa, applicants are strongly recommended to submit the complete documentation required by the official study visa checklist, available here: Checklist STUDY VISA Mumbai 2024-25.

All students are hereby informed that, according to the Italian law in force, the processing time of long-term visa applications (D type) can take up to 90 days from the day they are received by this Consulate General. Please note that in case the Consulate General requires the student to submit additional documents (through the so called “advance notice for refusal”), the overall processing time is likely to exceed 90 days.

If Declaration of Value (DOV) is required by the Higher Education Institution, kindly refer to the information contained
in the following link: DOV Checklist Mumbai 2024-25.


The development of relations between Indian and Italian Universities and the growth of Indian students flows to Italy
are some of the most important activities of the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai.
In order to support this objective, since 2017 the Consulate has been hosting Uni-Italia – the official Italian Association
for promotion of Italian Higher Education and assistance to international students willing to pursue their studies in Italy.
All students seeking assistance in the process, may therefore avail the guidance of Uni-Italia, located in the premises of
the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai.
Students who choose to avail the guidance of Uni-Italia, will be supported throughout the entire admission, pre-enrolment and student visa application process.

For more information on the assistance offered by Uni-Italia and the relevant fees, kindly visit the following:  Uni-Italia Brochure AY 2024/25

For further information contact Uni-Italia office at: or on +91 7506497361 (WhatsApp only)


• For a general overview of the Higher Education System and Institutions, Scholarships, opportunities and
procedures: Italy country profile | European Education Area (
• For the list of English courses offered by Italian Universities, the IMAT Entrance Test procedures for Medicine and
Surgery as well as the pre-enrolment application for international students: Universitaly – L’Università italiana a portata di click
• For more info on upcoming events in India (Study in Italy Fairs, Open Days, Webinars): Uni-Italia India Center (@uniitalia_india)