Italy 2016/17 - student fees and grants

Country: Italy
Date of publication: 2017
Fees - first cycle (euro): min 198 - most common 1262 - max 2086
Fees - second cycle (euro): min 198 - most common 1262 - max 2086
Fees - note: 88 % of 1st and 2nd cycle students pay fees
Grants - note: 9.3 % of 1st and 2nd cycle students receive grants
Need-based grant (euro): min 1925 - most common 3447 - max 5108
Merit-based grant (euro): -

National student fee

Higher education institutions (HEIs) define their fees at the beginning of the academic year, differentiating according to the students' socio-economic background, 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 may also exempt some students on the basis of merit. The total fee income at the end of financial year should not be higher than 20 % of public funding. The ministry responsible for higher education sets the minimum enrolment fee. For the academic year 2016/17, it is EUR 201.58.

Part-time students pay proportionally less than full-time students.

Fees for short cycle higher education programmes vary depending on the provider.

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. For 2016/17, the minimum amount of the grant is EUR 1929.22 and the maximum amount of the grant is EUR 5 118.36.


No loans or family allowances.

Tax benefit for student's parents

Tax benefits. Article 15 of Presidential Decree 22 December 1986, No 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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