Depending on your citizenship, your country of residence, length and purposes of your stay, you may need to obtain a visa before coming to Italy.
Students should contact the Italian Consulate or Embassy in their home country to find out what to do. It is strongly recommended to start all relevant visa applications as soon as possible because you MUST be in possession of the visa for study upon arrival in Italy.
There are two types of visa: short term (Uniform Schengen Visa. type - up to 90 days) and long term (National Visa type more than 90 days). Both types of visa are issued by the Italian Consulate or Embassy in their home country.
Detailed information on how to apply (depending on the citizenship, the duration and reasons for the stay, the necessity or not of visa according to the country of origin, etc) and necessary documents are available on the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The visa processing to the Italian Consular Representation by students need to be supported by an invitation and admission letter by the University of Basilicata including the declaration of the availability in Potenza or Matera of appropriate lodgings. For this purposes we must be informed of the following data: number of prospective students, their personal data and address and CV, the exact length of student’s stay in Italy, and the monthly subsistence allowance. Moreover we need of a copy of the student’s passport and of the taken out accident, third party liability and medical insurance policy. It is recommended to send the above documents at least 3 months before.