Italy 2013/14 - student fees and grants

Country: Italy
Date of publication: 2014
Fees - first cycle (euro): most common 1300
Fees - second cycle (euro): most common 1300
Fees - note: 88.4 % of 1st and 2nd cycle students pay fees (2011/12)
Grants - note: 7.5 % of 1st and 2nd cycle students receive grants (2011/12)
Need-based grant (euro): min 1904 - max 5052
Merit-based grant (euro): min 1904 - max 5052

National student fee

Higher education institutions (HEIs) define the fees at the beginning of the academic year and they differentiate them according to the students' socio - economic status, field of studies, cycle, study status - full-time or part-time - and year of registration. Furthermore, HEIs are obliged to exempt students benefiting from student support, and they can also exempt some students on the basis of merit. The overall amount of fees at the end of financial year should not be higher than 20 % of public funding. The amount of fees and the exemptions are calculated only ex- post and only for statistical purposes.

The amount of fees shown in the diagram is calculated on the basis of the most recent statistical data available and as the mean amounts for all registered students.

International students pay the same fees as national students.

Student grants

Public grants are allocated on the basis of both economic need and academic merit. The amount depends on whether the student lives with her/his parents and is defined, within the range mentioned in the diagram above, by the Regional authorities. For instance, the amounts for need-based grants range from EUR 1 904 (students living with parents) to EUR 5 052/year (students not living with parents).


No loans or family allowances.

Tax benefit for student's parents

Parents can receive tax benefits based on real educational expenditure, if the child has a proven student status. Tax benefit is applicable as long as the child is tax dependent on his/her parents.

Family allowances

No family allowances.

Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
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