Do I Need to Get a Visa?
NO if you are an EU passport holder.
NO if you are enrolled in our Summer Programs (up to 90 days stay).
NO if you are a national of a country exempted from issuing a Schengen visa for stays up to 90 days.
Please check this link to see if your county is exempted: https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en
YES if you are enrolled in our Semester, One Year or MFA programs (more than 90 days stay).
YES if you are a national of a country NOT exempted from issuing a Schengen visa for stays up to 90 days.
Students can apply for a STUDY VISA at their local embassy or consulate. Your local Italian embassy or consulate is the embassy or consulate that has jurisdiction over the area of your permanent residence or the address of your home school.
It is the responsibility of each student of a Semester, One Year or MFA program to obtain a study visa.
Make sure that you have a passport and that it is valid for at least six months after your study abroad program ends.
The Visa Office at the Accademia will provide help, information, and letters of support, which students will present to the Consulate with their application and additional materials.
Additional materials you will most likely need to provide to your local Italian Consulate may include:
Before you get started, we recommend that you check with the study abroad office at your home institution to find out whether they can handle Visa processing directly.
When Can I Apply for a Visa?
Students should submit a visa application at least 3 months before their program starts.
Since the visa process is fairly long, we encourage you to get started right after you receive your acceptance letter.
Check your local embassy or consulate website to schedule an appointment.
Our visa office can provide support and materials to help you in your visa application process, but please note that requirements of local embassies and consulates may differ. It is solely your responsibility to understand conditions and requirements for your student visa application.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have about the visa application process or to receive a template and supporting materials to aid you in your visa application.
Travel Before/After Your Accademia Program
Without a Student Visa: You can stay/travel in Italy and the Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland) for up to 90 days.
With a Student Visa: you may stay/travel in Italy and the Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland) for up to 90 days in addition to your student visa dates.
Please note: The Accademia dell’Arte is not responsible for students’ travel, safety, visa/passport status, etc. outside of the Program dates.
If traveling outside of Italy, we recommend students check their country of destination website for additional information on travel requirements and restrictions.