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Schools and universities in Italy

The Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) maintains an updated comprehensive list of Italian public elementary, middle and high schools as well as a list of a private elementary, middle and high schools on its official website.

The website provides information on the procedures and forms necessary to apply for university courses in Italy (currently being updated for the 2023/24 academic year).



Many universities with CLAs (CENTRO LINGUISTICO DI ATENEO) offer Italian courses.

University for Foreigners

University for Foreigners of Perugia: is the oldest Italian university mainly oriented to foreign students. It is specialized in teaching and spreading Italian language and culture abroad. The university is also involved in the training of Professors who teach Italian as a foreign language.

University for Foreigners of Siena: is specialized in teaching and disseminating Italian language and culture, the study of Italian in contact with other languages, and the training of Italian teachers. It also organizes courses of Italian language and culture for foreign students.

The Dante Alighieri Society (

Language Schools

Myitalianlanguages portal presents several Italian language schools, in large and small Italian cities, according to the characteristics of the school and the type of extra courses offered in addition to language courses. It shows the maps of schools by region, and videos of the schools.

Associated and Recognized Schools

ASILS (Association of Schools of Italian as a Second Language) groups most of the Italian schools operating in various parts of Italy and aims to ensure the seriousness and professional competence of such schools with regard to the teaching and services provided to students.

Italian in Italy (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE SCHOOLS) is an association of Italian language schools for foreigners operating in different regions of Italy and aims to ensure professional standards in its member schools, teaching and services provided to students.