Education & Training
The academic year
The academic year in Italy is made up of two semesters. The first semester starts in September/October and ends in January/February. The second semester starts in February and ends in July.
Italian higher education (H.Ed.) institutions at university-level consist of:
universities list available here;
institutions of the Afam system, specialised in the arts and music; they include fine arts academies (ABAs), higher schools of design (ISIAs), national academies and schools (dance, drama, cinema), music conservatories, recognized musical institutes; lists available here
Types of Programmes
A) The institutions may offer 1st, 2nd, 3rd cycle programmes and degrees.
Corsi di Dottorato di Ricerca - CDR
Corsi di Specializzazione di 2° livello - CS2
Corsi di Master Universitario di 2° livello -CMU2
Corsi di Dottorato, di Specializzazione, di Perfezionamento (not yet available