Top 50 student accommodation halls in the UK

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Deciding where to live at university? Check out this rundown of the top 50 student halls in the UK, as reviewed by students

 Making the right choice of where to live at university could make the difference between making life long friends or having your cheese stolen from the fridge. 

Although you cannot be sure which of the above you’ll end up with before you move in, there are other factors to take into account when choosing your university accommodation such as value, location, and sociability.

To help with this, StudentCrowd analysed 10,834 reviews by students and graduates of the halls that they lived in while at university.

The breakdown of the overall score of each of the halls was based on the following criteria (unfortunately number of cheese thieves isn’t one of them – but these are still helpful guidance points):

  • Value for money
  • Location
  • Management
  • Cleanliness
  • Social Space/ Communal Areas
  • Social Activity/ Events
  • WiFi

Students were asked to rate their halls between one to five stars for each of these criteria.

All of the universities in the top 10 are located in the Midlands, north of England and Scotland, with only a handful of universities in London and the south featuring in the top 50 as a whole. Universities in the south that do feature include the University of Reading, the University of Exeter and the University of Bath.

Best university halls in the UK

Ranking Halls/Accommodation University
1 Falkner Eggington Loughborough University
2 St Regulus Hall University of St Andrews
3 Nightingale Hall University of Nottingham
4 Josephine Butler College Durham University
5 McIntosh Hall University of St Andrews
6 John Burnet Hall University of St Andrews
7 Grizedale College Lancaster University
8 Harry French Hall Loughborough University
9 Stephenson Hall University of Sheffield
10 Park Terrace Newcastle University
11 Langwith College University of York
12 University College Durham University
13 St Salvator’s Hall University of St Andrews
14 John Snow College Durham University
15 Stephenson College Durham University
16 James College University of York
17 St Pancras Way University College London
18 Trevelyan College Durham University
19 William Murdoch Aston University
20 St Christopher’s Court University of Derby
21 Wessex Hall University of Reading
22 Holland Hall University of Exeter
23 Chancellors Court Edge Hill University
24 William Morris Loughborough University
25 Furness College Lancaster University
26 Liberty Cambrian Point Cardiff University
27 Yarncliffe Apartments University of Sheffield
28 Derwent College University of York
29 The Quads University of Bath
30 Norfolk Terrace University of East Anglia
31 Telford Loughborough University
32 Lafrowda University of Exeter
33 Cripps Hall University of Nottingham
34 County College Lancaster University
35 Rootes University of Warwick
36 Froggatt Apartments University of Sheffield
37 Hatfield College Durham University
38 New Bridge Street Northumbria University
39 Park Court University of Lincoln
40 Gowar Halls Royal Holloway, University of London
41 Denmark Road University of Manchester
42 Queen’s Road Student Village University of Winchester
43 Royce Loughborough University
44 Fylde College Lancaster University
45 Norwood House University of Bath
46 The Meadows University of Essex
47 Van Mildert College Durham University
48 Bluebell University of Warwick
49 Fferm Penglais Aberystwyth University
50 Keynes College University of Kent
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Best universities in Ireland 2018

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Explore the best universities in Ireland based on data collected by Times Higher Education

Despite a moderate island population of roughly five million, there are a number of excellent higher learning institutions in the Republic of Ireland. These are the best universities in the Republic of Ireland based on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. 

Three of the country’s best universities are based in the greater area of Dublin, Ireland’s capital and largest city. Culturally, Dublin is well-known for being the setting of the novels of James Joyce. Meanwhile, the Guinness brewery at St. James’ gate street was the original location for the brewing of Ireland’s best-known stout in 1759, and is now a popular tourist attraction.

The ancient language of Irish Gaelic is still spoken in places on the “Emerald Isle”, and continues to be taught in schools. However, English is more commonly used by the majority of Irish residents, and virtually every university course is taught in the language.

Top 5 universities in Ireland

1. Trinity College Dublin

Established in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in the Republic of Ireland. It was founded as an Irish equivalent to the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, and retains its reputation as a research centred university.

Trinity College Dublin is located in central Dublin near the River Laffey, and is a mere stone’s throw away from the Irish Houses of Parliament, making the university ideal for aspiring political science students. Although Trinity is not structured in a collegiate like Oxbridge, the university offers a huge range of courses from acting to zoology. Trinity also support its students through assigning each student a personal tutor, and providing a campus-based Careers Advisory Service.

Among the university’s alumni is mathematician William Rowan Hamilton, who has a research institute at Trinity named in his honour. Author of Dracula, Bram Stoker, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mairead Maguire are other well-known graduates.

2. National University of Ireland, Galway

Galway is a small city located on the western coast, among the green countryside. But don’t let that fool you into thinking the city is a quiet rural outpost, for lively events such as the annual Pride festival make Galway a social hub ideal for students. It is also a 2020 European Capital of Culture.

The university was recently awarded significant investment and now has a student centre, a building for the study of human biology and a centre for drama, theatre and performance.

Anyone with an interest in linguistics may be well suited to Galway’s School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures which contains disciplines including French, German and Classical. The school is also the location of the UNESCO-recognised archive of historical Irish Gaelic documents, studied under Celtic Civilisation.

The oldest student society at Galway is the literary and debating society, which was founded in 1846, just a year after the university opened.

3. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has been a renowned surgical college since it was granted a royal charter in 1784, and now serves as Ireland’s largest medical school. Although a private institution, RCSI offers a number of scholarships for both Irish and international students in PhD and master’s programmes. There are multiple EU and Non-EU student admission pathways for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

RCSI has expanded to offer postgraduate courses in bereavement studies and healthcare technologies, as well as offering five-year undergraduate degree courses in pharmacy and four-year courses in physiotherapy. This is among many other science and health care related undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Many renowned figures from the worlds of surgical and medical development have received their degrees at RCSI. One such example is Nada Haffadh, who became Bahrain’s first female minster after being appointed health minister in 2004. Another is Lord Ara Darzi, a pioneer in the fields of surgical robotics and minimally invasive surgery.

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3 Ways a Student Academic Management System Benefits Parents


A Student Academic Management System isn’t just for students and educators

In the past, this blog has elucidated extensively on how Student Academic Management Systems, or other management systems, help students, educators, and non-educator staff make the most of their in-school time. We have also spoken of how an efficient student academic management system is an asset outside of school hours also – platforms like Fedena allow teachers to communicate with students one-on-one, share readings to support in class material remotely, enable peer learning through creation of student groups, and allow students to manage and organise their own learning more efficiently.

The focus can, thus, increasingly remain on educating a child, since repetitive processes and cumbersome administrative tasks are automated by an easy to use platform that everyone from student to principal can learn to utilize intuitively. A group that can also benefit from a student academic management system is the one who might be the one that has the most emotional and certainly the most financial stake in their child’s learning – the parents. While it is obvious how a student academic management system can benefit those directly involved with an educational system, what use do parents have for such a platform?

Studies have shown that parents who are more involved in their child’s academic life tend to have a positive impact on their performance. This stands to reason – parental involvement provides children the support and motivation they need to take their studies seriously and also allows teachers and parents to combine powers in order to empower a student. Why not then utilize every tool at their disposal to maximize impact? Parents, here is how you can use your school’s student academic management system in order to positively influence your child’s educational outcomes:

Build​ ​better​ ​teacher-parent​ ​relationships

One of the perks of a student academic management system is that it allows for efficient, personalised, and confidential communication between entities. While the focus is on personalised attention from teacher to student, the communication between parent and teacher is equally as important. Being able to refer to coursework, homework, reports, or grades within the same student academic management system enables more efficient and effective communication between parent and teacher, allowing them to team up to help a student learn better both at school and at home.

Easily​ ​keep​ ​track​ ​of​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​academic​ ​progress

No more hunting down of report cards, keeping track of remarks in the student diary, or unnecessary parent-teacher meetings. With all student coursework, homework, reports and grades being shared with a student academic management system, it becomes a one-stop shop for all academic related interactions and monitoring for a parent. A report card once a semester or year is just a one-way street of communication, and often comes too late to allow for any sort of meaningful intervention. A student academic management system allows a parent to continually track student progress and enables parental intervention in a timely fashion. This means less time wasted on daily organizational scramble, resulting in more focused study time.

Build​ ​communities​ ​with​ ​fellow​ ​parents

Creating a group or community in a student academic management system is not just a tool to create virtual classrooms or a forum where students can benefit from group discussions and peer learning. A community can be set up for all the parents of students enrolled in a particular class or batch in a student academic management system – there is strength in numbers! This enables parents to communicate more easily with each other, share wisdom and information, and also collaborate more effectively with the institution.

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Master’s Degree in Education and Information and Communication Technologies

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The general goal of this Master’s Degree in Education and ICT could be defined, in a broad sense, as the training of experts with advanced knowledge and skills to investigate in: teaching-learning processes supported by ICT and developed through virtual environments programs training and educational innovation projects on ICT in formal education institutions (both school and university) and non-formal design and development of educational software, online teaching materials, digital content and educational applications distributed through digital media and technologies.

Through this master’s degree graduates in degrees such as Pedagogy, Master, Social Educator, Psychologist, Communication or Computer Engineer may specialize in the academic and research field of education and ICT.

Justification of the title

ICT or Information and Communication Technologies (Internet, mobile telephony, Web 2.0, social networks, email, videogames, augmented reality, …) have broken into all areas of our lives that imposes new forms and processes of communication and cultural expression Nowadays, surf the web, know how to search for the necessary information, send and receive electronic mail, communicate interactively in real or deferred time through computers with other people in social networks, know how to create mutimedia documents to distribute them through the web or through blogs, wikis or any other social media tool, are, among others, knowledge and skills that any citizen must master to be able to develop intelligently in the new environments and spaces that make up digital technologies.

In parallel, educational activity is also affected by the expansion of ICT. In these moments concepts such as eLearning, multimedia educational material, digital content, virtual campus, edublog, educational portal, e-learning, virtual learning environment, educational apps, gamification of learning, educational social networks, e-portfolios, personal learning environments ( PLE), MOOCs, ubiquitous and invisible learning, among many others, are evidence that digital technologies are already a reality in the practice of education.

Practically nowadays any public administration responsible for the school system, any university institution, any private training company, any association or pedagogical group, have technological tools that allow them to offer and develop activities supported by the use of ICT … This way the use of digital technologies for educational purposes is an economic sector that, for a decade, is constantly growing.

Entry and exit profile

Admission profile

The Master is open to any university graduate, although it is especially aimed at graduates from the Faculties of Education, University Teaching Schools, and other university centers that participate in the training of educators and / or teachers of any educational level, as well as of the Higher Technical Schools of Information Technology. The preferred degrees are those of:

  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Degree of Master of Primary Education
  • Degree of Pedagogy
  • Degree in Social Education
  • Degree in Pedagogy,
  • Degree in Psychopedagogy
  • Diploma of Social Education
  • Master’s degrees in its various modalities (Infant, Primary, Foreign Languages, Physical Education, Music Education, Speech Therapy)
  • Technical Engineers in Computing
  • Graduates in Computer Engineering
  • Degree in Computer Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching
  • Other postgraduate degrees that accredit training in the field of education

Also, when offered by distance, this Master also opens its doors to students from other Spanish universities of the previous degrees, but mainly to students from Latin American countries.

Graduation profile

It is intended that the holder of this Master’s Degree obtain the specialized academic knowledge and skills that will allow him to develop applied research in sectors such as:

  • Educational research centers (Observatories, Foundations, Universities)
  • Publishing of textbooks and teaching materials
  • ELearning and distance training companies
  • Companies that create and develop computer applications
  • Educational administration: CEPs, public educational centers, etc.
  • Private educational centers
  • Units or elearning cabinets in public and private universities
  • Virtual Campus of any educational level
  • Companies of media (press, radio, television, cinema) and the leisure industry (videogames)
  • Educational entrepreneurship on the Internet
  • Cabinets and centers of studies on ICT and media
  • Educational cabinets of cultural centers such as libraries, museums, etc.

This Master in Education and Information Technology and Communication is 60 credits (48 compulsory, 12 Master’s Thesis) and, due to its research orientation, enables access to the completion of a doctoral thesis.


  • Understand the theoretical foundations of the impact and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education.
  • Apply the knowledge to plan and implement training actions with ICT both in face-to-face and distance education modalities, as well as for the creation and development of software and digital educational content.
  • Apply methodological and scientific knowledge for the design and development of educational research projects on the impact and use of ICT in different educational contexts and institutions.


  • Understand the fundamentals of the phenomena involved in training processes with ICT in educational institutions, both in the blended and distance learning modalities.
  • Know the processes and procedures for the organization, management and administration of social networks, web portals, social media and other digital resources of educational institutions.
  • Know the procedures to develop plans for use and research of ICT in any field and educational institution.
  • Synthesize the knowledge that allows the design of materials or digital educational content in the field of private companies and public institutions.
  • Apply knowledge to plan and evaluate innovation programs or projects.
  • Educational with ICT for public administrations, private educational centers, or non-formal educational institutions (libraries, museums, NGOs).
  • Apply the basic knowledge for the development of software, portals and web tools, apps and educational video games.
  • Apply knowledge to plan and evaluate teacher training programs in ICT at all educational levels (children, primary, secondary, university) as well as for non-formal educational agents or cultural mediators.
  • Apply knowledge to plan the implementation and evaluation of projects with ICT in any institution or educational organization.
  • Design a research project in the field of Educational Technology, develop it and prepare its final report.
  • Apply knowledge for educational entrepreneurship in the field of ICT and Education.
  • Know the basics of computer science, telecommunications and software engineering and their educational applications.
  • Understand the fundamentals of the sociocultural and educational impact of ICT in today’s world.
  • Know and know how to use the different tools, applications, educational software, Web 2.0 tools and social networks for educational purposes.

Orientation and mentoring

After the process of student selection, the Academic Committee of the master will be responsible for carrying out the assignment of a teacher-tutor who will accompany the student throughout the duration of the Master. The tutor-academic will be a university professor of the Master that will have as main function to support the formative process of the student through tutorials. The main functions to be performed by the academic tutor would be:

  1. Help plan and organize learning activities;
  2. To provide the student with autonomous learning strategies;
  3. Help solve problems that arise.

Since the Master is distance learning, support for students will be carried out through three channels using different channels or Internet tools:

  • On the one hand through the site or official website of the Master that will be open and open access. In the same will be distributed information on the characteristics of Master, requirements and criteria of access, program or curriculum, economic cost, teachers, etc. In this web site not only will be included textual documents, but also multimedia presentations, and explanatory / advertising video clips of the Master.
  • Through VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS that configure a specific virtual training space of the Master that will be private, since only enrolled students and participating teachers will be able to access it. This virtual elearning space will be housed in the Virtual Campus of the University of La Laguna which is managed by the UDV. The Unit for Virtual Teaching (UDV) has different lines of action related mainly to the virtual teaching support of the University, it explores the educational possibilities of ICT and the available resources, in order to incorporate them as tools of use by the University. university community, which translates into an improvement in teaching and research quality. The UDV supports and offers all its infrastructure for the creation of all the classrooms and virtual spaces necessary for the proper development of the Master in the modality of distance education. Among them are the use of LMS (Moodle), recording studios and hosting of video clips ULLMedia, as well as the support of its technical staff.
  • Through different resources and open Web 2.0 tools, especially social networks. In this sense, it is intended to stimulate the use both of the teachers and the students of communication networks (Twitter, Google+, Facebook) together with other digital publication spaces such as YouTube, Vimeo, Slideshare, Pearltrees, etc. A proprietary and closed social network for the participants in the Master will also be created through the EDMODO platform.
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Building agile institutions with a student information system


How a student information system can revolutionize your school

With student populations in our schools growing in size and diversity, the processes that helped manage them have rapidly become outmoded. Expecting to know the details of every student in your school off the top of your head is no longer a feasible ask. Even well into the academic year when most teachers and administrators feel confident in their knowledge about their classrooms, mistakes can be made with an ever-expanding student body. Human memory is fallible, and relying on it to recall student details is unreliable at best and dangerous at worst.

A student information system help addresses these issues. But what are they, exactly? Simply put, student information systems are management information systems that are dedicated to managing student records for educational institutions. They are a one stop shop for students, teachers, administrators, and parents alike to store, maintain, and manage all sorts of student related data. Student information systems help not just with record maintenance but also decision making that affects day to day schooling.

Here are a few ways they do that:

Maintain vast quantities student related information

A robust student information system can really make an administrator’s day markedly less stressful. These platforms help organise all types of student information – from biographical, to classroom related, to financial and administrative records. Administrators are able to nimbly store and quickly access the information they require, which makes issues – such as issuing an attested marks card to sending tuition payment reminders – that much easier to address. Educational administration becomes much smoother with a properly managed student information system.

Improve student communications

A student information system can make schools more accessible. From managing the admissions process to a dashboard that securely and confidentially publishes grades and exam results for each student, a student information system helps improve communication between pupils and their schools. An educational institution can often feel like an overwhelmingly impersonal entity and a pain in the neck to deal with when it comes to accessing information. A good student information system helps mitigates these systemic issues.

Keep track of student life cycles

A student information system can often seem like a recording of the student’s lifetime at an institution. Right from admissions to beyond graduation, a student information system is maintaining an unobtrusive record of every student’s data in a secure platform. Potential students are on-boarded during the admissions process and are dovetailed into the system via online enrollment and class schedules once they are admitted. As a current student, class schedules, absentee records, and a record of student communications are maintained. Even after graduation, a student information system handles class grades and qualifying examinations records that they might mean when applying for higher education or a job. A student information system is a reflection of a student’s lifetime at their school.

Provide increased support to parents

A comprehensive student information system is not a mere maintainer of records for an educational institution. Parents of students have access to information that help them manage their child’s educational lives more easily, in addition to also providing them support in something as small as managing the logistics of ensuring they have a smooth schooling experience. From interfacing with accreditation boards to ensure all official certification comes through smoothly upon graduation to linking up with transport and canteen services that ensure that a student’s safety and health is being looked after, a student information system provides what parents need the most to reassure them that they are doing the best they can be their child – peace of mind.

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Your​ ​Student​ ​Result​ ​Management​ ​System​ ​is​ ​Revolutionizing Education

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3 systemic changes resulting from a robust student result management system

The tense anticipation, the highs and lows, and the all-round anxiety surrounding the announcement of examination results are familiar to us all. But with time, this unpleasant phenomenon does not seem to improving. While we continue in leaps and bounds in terms of educational techniques and tools, the culture surrounding teaching and testing only seems to

The negative effect of exam results is not limited to the emotional and mental toll it takes on stakeholders in the educational ecosystem, especially system. Exam results stress has, at best, pushed students to adopt unsavoury habits like cheating and bribery to assure a good mark and at worst, pushed them to make drastic, life-ending decisions. This is an unacceptable consequence of a system that is supposed to enrich the future of a country – especially one that
is advanced, or at least getting there, like India.

Ill effects are not limited to students – parents and educators are victims of this toxic culture too, Educators are forced to focus on exam results as the be all and end all goal of teaching. Parents are forced to take a practical stand, instead of a more holistic approach, toward education. The focus remains on producing good results rather than enriching student thinking through superlative teaching and a focus on building curiosity about the world.

A student result management system is certainly not the one-shot solution to all of these problems. However, a robust student result management system can certainly begin the revolution that our educational culture desperately needs.

1. Makes exam results a part of the process, not the goal

Currently, students are told to focus on testing as the objective of their learning, instead of building good information processing skills or igniting a healthy curiosity about the world around them. Practically speaking, examinations cannot be completely eliminated – at least not without a drastic overhaul of how we view education on the whole. This does not mean,
however, that students have to continue to suffer until decision makers are ready to consider testing in a new light. A student result management system allows examinations to be viewed through a lens in which they are just another step in learning – one that helps remind ourselves of how far we have come and how much of the journey is left.

2. Allows continual improvement by students

When we start viewing testing as another step in the learning journey, we begin using it to its fullest extent. Exam results are not just an assessment of the amount of material a student as learned. It is also a starting point for students who wish to more productively direct their learning. A student result management system that shares results for every piece of daily class
assignment, module project, pop quiz, semester test, or annual exam allows students to continually assess their progress, while also not allowing them to be overwhelmed by the idea of being defined by one score or letter grade. This allows students to also make more timely decisions, by letting them course-correct in real time when they fall back.

3. Builds a healthier testing culture

Overall, a student result management system allows educators to more continuously share personalised feedback with their students. While we would like for students to absorb a culture where their self-worth isn’t defined by their examination results, the world might take some time to catch up. Teachers can be the spark that ignites change in the ecosystem. When sharing personalised feedback, it gives teachers an opportunity to speak to parents and students more openly since a student result management system allows for complete confidentiality. This is the first step in building a path to better learning and a healthier attitude towards testing

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Interested in Education in New Zealand?


New Zealand attracts students from all over the world for a number of reasons. For most, New Zealand is a somewhat exotic destination due to its far flung location. It is also a country with a unique culture and a stunning natural environment with endless possibilities within adventure and sports. Last but not least, education in New Zealand is of a very high quality and well accepted all over the world. Take a look at the information below to learn more about education in New Zealand.

New Zealand – The Facts & Figures




English, Maori, NZ Sign Language



Area Size

268,021 km²


172,000 (26,000 international)

Academic Year

March – October


New Zealand Dollar ($)

Calling Code


Time Zone


What you need to know about New Zealand

New Zealand is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country is compose by two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island— and around 600 smaller islands.

Studying in New Zealand is an adventurous experience in a country with  magnificent landscapes and coastline that encompass distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life. Get ready to immerse yourself in the outdoors and delight in activities that make the most of the spectacular scenarios that will surround you.

Before you give a step forward and start your education in this high developed country, there’re few things you need to know. This guide will help you through the process of pursuing a high education degree in New Zealand.

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US Immigration

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United States of America has an established history of welcoming immigrants from all over the world. There are different categories of US immigration based on Family Immigration of US citizen and Green Card holder, Business Immigration, and Investor Immigration.

Family Immigration

United States of America has an established history of welcoming immigrants from all over the world. There are different categories of US immigration based on Family Immigration of US citizen and Green Card holder, Business Immigration, and Investor Immigration

Business Immigration

This category includes owners, executives and employees of the foreign companies outside of the USA to work and live in the USA temporarily. This category is for L-1 visa.Principal applicant can bring his/her dependents to the USA. After three years under this category visa    holders can apply for the green card (Permanent Residence).

 Investor Immigration

This category includes E-2 Visa and EB-5. The difference between E-2 is applicant has to make substantial investment, there is no minimum and maximum limit if investment has been provided in the law but we recommend it should not be less than $50,000. Under E-2 category applicant can not apply for the green card, this visa is valid as long as your investment in the US will be active. E-2 visa holder can bring his/her dependents to live, study and work in the USA. In this category in one investment two families may be entertained on the equally half/half basis. Children under 21 years of the age are eligible to come with their parents in E-2 category.

EB-5 category is requires to make an investment of $500,000 minimum to qualify. These investments are made through the Designated Regional Centers of US Immigration. In this category EB-5 visa holder with his family (Children under 21) get the green card within a month of his arrival in the USA.

Investments made in E-2 and EB-5 are secured in your ESCROW ACCOUNT. Feel Free to contact us for more information. We provide the best services for filing petition with the US Immigration Department and consular processing with US Embassy Islamabad and US Consulate in Karachi.

Our Free USA Immigration Eligibility Assessment is designed to instantly determine if you are eligible to apply for the US Immigration.

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Study & Work Visa for Italy

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Work & Student Visa in Italy

Student visas in Italy are issued by Italian Embassies and consular posts in a student’s country of origin or permanent residence.

European Union (EU) students can enter Italy with a valid passport or an ID card and are entitled to complete a degree in Italy without a visa for as long as they wish. These students must, however, register with the Questura (police station), to obtain residence permit.

Non-EU students are required to obtain a student visa prior entering Italy.

Visa types

There are two types of student visas in Italy, depending on the duration of the study program.

  • Visa type C: Short-stay visa or travel visa valid for one or more entries and for a period not exceeding 90 days
  • Visa type D: Long-stay visa valid for more than 90 days

Always start these procedures well in advance of the intended date of entry as the process time can be lengthy. The procedures for student visas in Italy are subject to change, so it is worthwhile to contact the Italian Embassy for information to confirm current visa requirements.

Required Documents

Application forms for student visas in Italy must include a recent passport-size photo, a valid travel document and supporting documents depending on the type of visa the student is applying for.

Students also have to present the following:

  • Letter of acceptance from the university
  • Proof of adequate financial means of support, including the amount necessary to travel back to their home country or have already purchased a valid return-ticket
  • Health documents
  • Accommodation

Working during your studies

Non-EU students may work during their studies if they obtain a work permit. Processing times vary between regions and it takes an average of two months. Therefore it’s better if students don’t rely on getting a job upon their arrival to Italy.

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