Italy student visa process for Ghana students
Italy student visa process for Ghana students
Italy student visa process for Ghana students
Italy student visa process for Ghana students

Basic requirements for student visa filing

Every Foreign student intending the study in Italy must obtain an Italian student visa before entering into the Italy.

In order to assure a timely processing of visas, the student (or his/her parents on their child’s behalf) should begin the visa application as early as possible but no sooner than three months prior to the program’s initiation. We strongly recommend that students mustn’t wait until the holiday period to go to the Consulate. Not only can the wait be lengthy, but it also makes the turnaround time for visa issuance longer than usual.

Italian institutions will provide the necessary Letter of Acceptance, Letter of Enrolment, Insurance Letter and Course Schedule to complete your visa application materials. Student visas will be issued only for the length of time you are enrolled in the program.

Only a visa issued for study purposes is valid for your final enrolment at an H.Ed. institution in Italy. No other type of visa will be accepted. Therefore you have to apply to the competent Italian diplomatic authority and ask for a study visa in your name. The competent Italian Embassy/ Consulate is the authority responsible for accepting your pre-application and checking if you meet the requirements for the visa.


The study visa will be issued only against demonstration that you:

  • Have a suitable accommodation in Italy.
  • May dispose of enough financial means to support yourself.
  • are entitled to medical care in Italy.
  • Possess the amount of money necessary to travel back to your country, or have already purchased a valid return-ticket.
Stay Permits (non- Eu citizens)


Within 8 days from arrival, all non-Eu citizens who hold a study visa for Italy must apply for a stay permit for study purposes.

The stay permit is issued by the local police station (Questura – Ufficio Stranieri) of the applicant’s place of residence in Italy against presentation of:

  • a valid passport bearing a study visa for Italy.
  • proof of enough financial means to support herself/himself.
  • a document giving evidence of her/his right to medical care in Italy.


  • When candidates to matriculation decide to move, even if temporarily, to another Italian city (e.g. to attend programs in the Italian language), within 15 days they will have to apply to the competent police station (Questura) to report their change of address.
  • Those students who leave the Italian territory are allowed to enter again only if they already hold a stay permit.
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