Study Abroad in Rome, Italy: Enrollment.

Thank you for your interest in the IPSA Consortium Study Abroad Programs in Italy!

After more than thirty years of growth and experience, Italian Art Institute in Florence is known as one of the most distinctive and established international institutions.

Application Deadlines and Minimum Age

The first step to enrolling is to complete an Application form as far in advance as possible. This will insure that there will be space available for you in your selected course.

Normally, we must receive your application no later than 60 days before the program starts. We accept last minute applications, but please be aware that acceptance of late applications is subject to space availability. Besides, you will need a student visa if you apply for semester or academic year program.

Minimum age: the minimum age for all courses is 18.

How to apply?

You need to complete and return the Application. A non-refundable application fee of US$150.00 and a tuition deposit of US$250.00 are required with your application. The tuition deposit is part of the cost of your course and is deducted from the total tuition fees after conversion in Euros. The tuition deposit is not an additional cost. Please note that your application will be considered only when your payment of the application fee and the tuition deposit has been received. If housing service is requested, the accommodation deposit of $300.00 is also required with your application.

You may apply online via our secure online application form or you can print out a printable application form, complete it and send by mail or fax to the Enrollment Center. You will find links to both forms below:

  1. Online Secure Application Form. You may apply online if you pay the application and registration fees and the tuition deposit by credit card. We accept VISA and MasterCard. In our Online Secure Form, we utilize the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) authentication and RC4 128 bit encryption technology. SSL encryption protects information being transmitted across the internet to our processing center.

    Click here to access our Online Secure Application Form

  2. Printable Application Form: Click here to access a printable Application Form, print it out from your browser, complete the form and send it by fax or mail to the IPSA Enrollment Center. Using this printable application form, you can make your payment of the application fee and the tuition deposit by credit card, wire transfer and money order.

Upon receiving your application and required payments, we will send you an e-mail (or fax) confirmation and invoice within four to five business days. The confirmation will contain the details of your course and all pertinent costs. The invoice will be issued in U.S. Dollars. The payment of the balance of fees is due upon receipt of invoice. Your place will be confirmed only when the full payment has been received. Once we receive your full payment, you will be sent a certificate of enrolment for visa purposes and your housing confirmation.

You may pay the balance by wire transfer, check or money order, or by credit card. We accept Visa and Mastercard. We will send you payment options and details in the registration confirmation.

The following documents are also required to finalize the enrollment:

  1. Copy of high school diploma or equivalent (translated in Italian or English)

  2. Proof of previous studies:
    If you want to enroll in intermediate-advanced level Studio Art and Design courses, you are required to attach a description of previous work experience and/or relevant courses already completed (art/design course certification).

  3. Copy of the passport

Students coming from countries that require a visa to study abroad need to present to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their home country a certificate of enrolment. In order to receive the certificate of enrolment students must pay the entire tuition fee for the period of studies. Students who are unable to obtain the visa to enter Italy must notify us in writing before the course starting date, showing proof of rejection from the Italian Embassy. In this case, they are entitled to a full refund minus non-refundabe items and a 250 Euro cancellation fee. Should notification reach the School after the commencement of the course, no refund will be made.

Click here for more information about student visas and visa process.


Apply Now! Click here to access our Online Secure Application Form


Financial Aid

In many cases, it is possible for U.S. students to transfer much or all of their financial aid to IPSA study abroad programs presented on this website. However, students should discuss specific plans with study abroad advisers and financial aid counselors well in advance of the program. It is the student's responsibility to understand the home institution's requiremnents and deadlines regarding all financial aid funds.

Academic Credits

Students who wish to receive credit for our programs should contact the study abroad office or language department at your college or university prior to starting the program. Present your plan to them asking for detailed requirements on how to arrange credit in advance. With the detailed information from your home-campus, we can typically provide syllabae and other documentation to complete arrangements. Click here to learn more.

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Other Terms and Conditions.

Attendance

Attendance is mandatory for all courses. Students who stop attending one or more courses without having formally dropped them will receive an "F" in those courses. Students who miss 20% of the course contact hours will have their final grade lowered by one full letter grade. Students who miss more than 20% of the course contact hours will not receive credit for the course/s that have been missed and their final grade/s will be "F"(s).

Arrival Dates

Students need to arrive on the official housing move in dates within each city. This is usually the day before classes and the on-site orientation begins. If you arrive early, you will need to secure a hotel or hostel for your stay. Contact the Enrollment Center for additional information and suggestions for hotels, etc. If you arrive late, proceed to your study city. You must contact either the Enrollment Center or the school office in Italy to inform them of your arrival time if you are arriving late. If you are delayed and will be arriving in the middle of the night, please stay in a hotel and contact the school the following morning.

Student Behavior

It is understood that any participate in a our program will obey the laws of the host country. This of course forbids the use of illegal drugs and alcohol consumption by minors. Students are expected to be courteous and respectful at all times and abusive behavior will not be tolerated. The School reserves the right to expel (without refund) any student whose behavior violates the school's policies or those of special program providers, tour operators, etc. Furthermore, any expenses incurred by the IPSA and school in terminating the program of a student who violates the policies and rules of conduct will be the responsibility of the participant.

Insurance

Participants are asked to check their personal insurance protection as they are not automatically insured by the school against illness, accident, theft, personal liability, etc. We can provide our clients with the services of an international insurer (on request).

Courses:

In the event that any of the courses originally selected are not available (e.g., closed due to class size limit or cancelled due to insufficient enrollment), you will automatically be enrolled in the alternative(s) selected.

Once course selections have been made, (including alternatives) only one course can be changed upon arrival in your host city depending on course availability. This variation to the course schedule can be done only once and only during the FIRST WEEK of classes and before Final Registration. Section changes are considered course changes.

Once within your host city, you should see your advisor for the appropriate form in case you need to add/drop a course. Once this form has been filled out and signed, it must be returned to your advisor, who will then receive final approval from the Registrar. As soon as classes start, and if you drop one or more classes, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Holidays

Classes are normally not held and school facilities are closed on national holidays. Compensation for group courses will not be made for public holidays. Compensation is only provided for One-to-one Courses.

Accommodation:

The school offers Housing assistance services with the sole intention of facilitating the student's study abroad experience. Students can make their own accommodation arrangements if theu wish.

Postponement of Courses

If you want to defer defer your admission to another term, you must submit your request in writing to the Enrollment Center. This determination will be made on a case by case basis. Depending on when it is submitted, the circumstances behind the submission and if housing has already been secured, will determine the viability of deferring.

Cancellation Policy

Program Cancellation before the course starting date:

Cancellation fees are charged as follows, and any balance is refunded less non-refundable items and bank fees and payment processing charges (if any). Any refunds will be made within 30 days of cancellation notification.

Cancellations received:

  • 30 or more days before the course begins: 200 Euro cancellation fee;
  • 20 or more days, but less than 30 days before the course starting date:
    cancellation fee in the amount of 200 Euro + 30% of the program fees;
  • more than 7, but less than 20 days before the course starting date:
    cancellation fee in the amount of 200 Euro + 50% of the program fees;
  • There is no refund if the cancellation received 7 or less days before the course starting date.

Housing Cancellation before the accommodation check-in date:

Cancellation fees are charged as follows, and any balance is refunded less non-refundable items and bank fees and payment processing charges (if any). Any refunds will be made within 30 days of cancellation notification.

Cancellations received:

  • 45 or more days before the check-in date - the accommodation deposit is refunded in full.
  • 30 or more days, but less than 45 days before the check-in date:
    cancellation fee in the amount of 250 Euro;
  • 30 or less days before the course starting date:
    cancellation fee in the amount of 250 Euro + the first month housing monthly rent; please be aware that 250 Euro housing deposit is not kept by the school, but retained by the landlord to cover the loss of the tenant.
  • There is no refund of housing fees upon arrival for any reason (cancellation, change or vacating).

In no case money will be refunded once the course and/or lodging has started. No refund can be given for partial attendance or the discontinuance or interruption of a course.

Force Majeure.

It is a basic stipulation of the agreement/contract between students and IPSA or consortium member schools or representatives, that neither IPSA, nor any of its member schools or representatives, is liable to the students in cases where IPSA or the school is unable to fulfill any services to which they are contractually bound because of labor disputes or other reasons beyond their control.

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