Understand Italy Education System

Free state education is available to children of all nationalities who are resident in Italy.

Children attending the Italy Education System can start with the Scuola dell’Infanzia also known as Scuola Materna (nursery school), which is non-compulsory, from the age of three. Every child is entitled to a place.


Scuola Primaria (Primary School)

At age six, children start their formal, compulsory education with the Scuola Primaria also known as Scuola Elementare (Primary School). This continues for 5 years. The curriculum includes: Italian, English, Geography, History, Math, Science, Technology, Music, Art, Physical Education, Information Technology and Catholicism.


La Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado (Middle school)

Pupils attend it until they turn fourteen years old. The curriculum includes: religion, Italian, English, an alternate foreign language, history, geography, science, math, technology, information technology, art, music and physical education. In the end of this, there is a State exam.


La Scuola Secondaria di Secondo Grado (High School)

Italy requires pupils to decide on future career needs as early as 14. Thus, students attend different kinds of High School:

  • Liceo Classico (Classical High School)
  • Istituto Magistrale (Teacher Training School)
  • Istituto d’Arte (Artistic Schools)
  • Liceo Scientifico (Scientific High School)
  • Liceo Artistico (Fine Arts High School)
  • Istituti Tecnici (Technical Institutes)
  • Istituti Professionali (Professional Institutes) (direct vocational qualification)

University education is available to all students once they complete five years of secondary school and received an upper secondary school diploma. Students who have attended vocational schools can also attend university. If a student attended a 4 year secondary school program, an additional year of schooling is necessary before they can join a university.


Laurea (Bachelor’s Degree) (Diploma Di Laurea)

Students then finish a 3 year or a 4 years Bachelors degree from University.


Laurea Magistrale (Master’s degree)

Students after finishing their Bachelors, study for a Masters degree for 2 years.


Dottorato Di Ricerca (PhD)

Students can study their PhD after their Masters for which be for 3 to 4 years or 5 years for Law or 6 years for Medicine.

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