If you are a Non European citizen you will need to get a Student Visa (type D) to come to Italy.
We strongly suggest you to start the procedure at least 3 months before your planned departure as the time for the issue of the Visa may require up to 90 days.
For precise and detailed information on the documentation required for Visas, please refer directly to local Diplomatic and Consular representatives or visit the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR COUNTRY IS A NON EUROPEAN COUNTRY?
Non European country is a country that is not part of the EU (European Union).
HOW TO GET A STUDENT VISA
You must request the Student Visa to the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your country.
For a list of the Italian Consulates and Embassies please check the site https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/servizi/italiani/rappresentanze/
The Student Visa will last as long as your course of study but no more than 1 year.
Kindly note that the Visa simply allows your entrance in Italy and It can’t be renewed or converted in a different type of Visa.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO REQUEST THE STUDENT VISA
- A valid passport: it should be valid at least for 3 months after the expiration date for the requested Visa
- Airplane reservation or ticket
- A recent ID photo
- Enrolment Certificate: the certificate issued by Accademia Costume & Moda which states that you are duly enrolled in one of our courses.
Pay attention: make sure the Embassy leaves you a copy of the Enrolment Certificate with the Embassy stamp along with the Visa.
This stamped certificate will be necessary when you will ask for the Residence Permit (Permesso di Soggiorno) so don’t lose it!
- Accommodation Certificate: a certificate issued by Accademia Costume & Moda which states the conditions of your accommodation in Italy. As the school doesn’t have a campus you will need to rent a room or an apartment.
- International Health Insurance Policy valid in Italy for emergency medical care and hospital stays. If you are already insured in your country, you will have to prove the extension of the insurance coverage to Italy and the other states in the Schengen Area. Otherwise, you will need to sign up for suitable insurance in your country of origin or in Italy. Check also Eduservices for a basic Italian health assistance.
- Poof of available means of subsistence both for your entire stay in Italy and to go back to your country (€ 459,83 per month and € 5.977,79 per year).
When you go to the Embassy for the Student Visa, in case you haven’t done it yet, start asking also for the Declaration of Value (Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco).