Italy 2015/16 - student fees and grants

Country: Italy
Date of publication: 2016
Fees - first cycle (euro): min 199 - most common 1220 - max 2065
Fees - second cycle (euro): min 195 - most common 1220 - max 2065
Fees - note: 88 % of 1st and 2nd cycle students pay fees
Grants - note: 8 % of 1st and 2nd cycle students receive grants
Need-based grant (euro): min 1925 - most common 328 - max 5108
Merit-based grant (euro): -

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 background, field of studies, cycle, study status – full-time or parttime – 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 Ministry responsible for higher education sets the amount of the minimum fee for enrolment. For the academic year 2015/16, it is EUR 199.58.

The fee amounts shown in the diagram are calculated on the basis of the most recent statistical data available (2013-2014). 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. The Ministry sets the minimum and maximum amount of the grant for each new academic
year. Currently the ministerial decree for 2015-2016 has not yet been issued. For 2014/15, the minimum amount of the grant was EUR 1 925.37 and the maximum amount of the grant was EUR 5 108.14.


No loans or family allowances.

Tax benefit for student's parents

Tax benefits. Article 15 of Presidential Decree 22 December 1986, n. 917 allows a deduction of 19 %, calculated on the amount of expenses for attendance in higher education. Tax benefits are 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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