How to Apply for Italy Student Visa in Nigeria

How to Apply for Italy Student Visa in Nigeria

An admission into a university or college in Italy will require that you apply for Italy Student Visa.

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What is Italy Student Visa?

Italy Student Visa (ISV) is the only visa that is acceptable for travelling to Italy to enrol at an educational institution. Italy Student Visa is a long-term visa while Tourist Visa, Medical Treatment Visa, Conferences Visa, Sport Competition Visa, Government Delegation Visa and Religious Purposes Visa are a types of Italy Short-Term Visa.

Who Can Apply for Italy Student Visa in Nigeria?

Italy Student Visa is exclusively for individuals who:

  1. Have accommodation in Italy.
  2. Have enough finance or sponsor to pay for their tuition fee and living expenses in Italy.
  3. Have appropriate Health Insurance.
  4. Have the finance to travel to and from Italy.
  5. Are law abiding citizens and have no criminal records.

Applying for Italy Student Visa in Nigeria

For applying for ISV in Nigeria, all that you need to do is follow these two quick steps:

Step 1:

Click here to download application form and fill.

Step 2:

Take filled form with the following documents to the VFS Global office between 8am and 2pm, Monday to Friday (except of Nigerian and Italian public holidays):

Checklist of Documents:

  • Two copies of recently taken 35mm x 45mm coloured passport photographs against a white background.
  • International passport (valid for 6months from date of submission) with three consecutive blank pages
  • Academic results and transcripts.
  • Admission letter
  • Two copies of coloured photocopies of bio data pages of international passport.
  • A copy of typed sheet of applicant’s bio data information arranged in the format below:
    • Surname
    • Other names
    • Date of Birth
    • Passport Number
    • Personal phone number
    • Personal email address
    • Nationality
    • Travel date
    • To be Used Airline
    • Flight route
  • Coloured photocopies of previous and current visa (UK, US, CANADA, SCHENGEN)
  • Residence Permit (for Non Nigerian Nationals)
  • The following supporting documents (if applicable):
  • Personal or sponsor’s bank statement for the past six months till date or printed 15 days to date of submission
  • Letter of Employment/ Employment details
  • Six months’ pay slips
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Any other additional documents

Additional Information

  • VAC is handled by VFS Global. VFS Global addresses are:

Manor House, Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way, (Opposite Treasure Garden Estate, 3rd Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway) Lekki Phase I, Lagos.

ITALY VISA APPLICATION CENTER, 38 Lobito Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja Nigeria.

I wish you all the best in your pursuit for studying abroad. Do not forget to get back to us when you need clarifications by simply commenting below.


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2018-07-04T09:07:41+00:00May 29th, 2016|Visa Application|6 Comments


  1. Madiii July 16, 2017 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Referencing the part were you said “‘Are law abiding citizens and have no criminal records.” are we to have some form of police report when going to the embassy? or can we ignore that? if we have to get some form of police report,do you have an idea of how its done? please share if you do. thank you.

    • Adeniyi Sheriff July 17, 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      Getting a police report is not necessarily. Kindly observe the mentioned checklist above for the required documents.

  2. Muhammad Sani August 1, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Mine is scholarship that covers tuition, accommodation and health insurance. Do I still need to come with bank statement if yes can I use somebody’s bank statement if that is possible what do I need from the person to prove to the embassy that he is the one that gave me his bank statement?

  3. Bree August 16, 2017 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Hi, thanks for the detailed info. can you specifically give details on how to fill the application form with reference to
    *Duration of Stay*, ? duration of hotel booking (which is just for visa purpose)? thank you.

  4. Rasheed.. September 19, 2017 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    What bout someone that he or she is not marry yet, and don’t have marriage certificate, what should we summit?

  5. Abubakar Surajo I. Kirare August 1, 2019 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I received a letter from Italian University (directed to the Italian embassy) that I qualified for M.Sc admission. But I don’t know what to do next. Do I need to proceed directly for the VISA application or is there anything to be done before submitting the VISA?

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