Italy is one of the most famous European countries for Bangladeshis. The number of students from Bangladesh studying in Italy is increasing rapidly, and the number of students applying to Italian universities is rising each year. Popular study levels in Italy are Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. For Bangladeshis, a student visa to Italy is an excellent option for those seeking affordable degrees in Europe. Some of the world’s oldest universities, known for their exceptional academic programs and affordable tuition, are located there.

Italy is also popular for its affordable student fees and living expenses. Students from Bangladesh can easily afford quality education, and having Italian language skills also helps them find part-time employment. 

An Italy student visa is required if you are a non-European citizen planning to study for more than six months of academic course.

Step-by-step guide for Italy student visa

  1. Get university admission: Pay the required fees to guarantee your spot at the Italian university of your choice.
  2. Contact the Italian Embassy in Dhaka: Make an interview appointment for your Italian visa application and learn about the specific visa application procedure in your home country, including the documentation required.
  3. Attend visa interview: Once you pay the required visa fees and all documents, wait for the interview date to attend your scheduled interview. 
  4. Visa decision: You are now waiting for the visa outcome. You will receive your decision in writing. 
  5. Apply for a residence permit: If your visa decision is favourable, you can fly to Italy. Within eight (8) days of arrival, you must apply for a residence permit, also known as Questura—a type of police station. It may take a few months to arrive, but you should get a temporary document in the meantime. 

How much is Italy visa fees?

Student Visa Fee5750.0050/0
VFS Global Service Charge4370.0038/0
Bank draft Charge270.00
Visa fees are subject to change*

What type of documents are needed for an Italy student visa for Bangladesh?

First, you must get accepted to an Italian University or institute to study a program. Once you get admitted, arrange the necessary documentation for visa submission to Dhaka consultants via VFS Dhaka. Here’s the checklist for Italy student visa 

  • National (“D”-Type) visa application form
  • A recent colour passport-style photograph (4.0 x 3.5 cm, color photo with white background, taken within the last 6 months).
  • Valid passport (the expiry date should be three months longer than that of the visa requested)
  • Confirmation of admission at an Italian university
  • Academic qualifications and documents to support visa application
  • Confirmation of accommodation in Italy
  • Proof of finances to support yourself in Italy
  • Health/Travel insurance
  • Marriage certificate with Nikahnama if married

Bangladeshi academic documents are usually required to be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education, Bangladesh before you apply for a student visa in Italy. 

The Embassy reserves the right to request any supplementary document not mentioned in the present checklist. You can find a complete checklist from Dhaka VFS for an Italy student visa. 

For admission and visa guidance, contact Visa Hub BD as your agency. For over a decade, Visa Hub BD has been helping Bangladesh students study in Europe. We have placed students in Italy, France, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Malta, and many others.

Just after HSC, you can contact us for higher studies in Europe, and our experienced team will help you to guide you throughout the process.