Italian Student Visas

In accordance with Italian law students studying in Italy for 91 days or more are required to obtain a student visa. Those with Italian/EU citizenship are exempted. It is not necessary for US students studying for 90 days or less to obtain a visa. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for details on student visa requirements.

Students must appear in person at the Italian Consulate or one of their representatives to present their student visa application. Our student visa office is available to assist all students in getting ready for their appointment, and we provide simple step-by-step instructions for the application process to students after they are accepted.

NOTE: SAI is able to offer an optional service to process visa applications with the Chicago, Detroit, and San Francisco Italian Consulates for those students who are in those jurisdictions. The deadline for all Fall visa applications is June 30. Please contact our visa department for more information.

For visa-related questions please contact our Student Visa Director at

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SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.