Study in Italy

If you want to study in Italy, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Italy has 38 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Italy is Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, which is ranked at number =137.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Italy is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Italy below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Italy’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Italy is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Italy

Statistics about Italy

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 8.43%
  • Of which, on higher education 19.36%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 63.46%
  • Population 60,802,085
  • Unemployment 12.5%
  • Annual GDP 0.76%
Data source: The World Bank