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Rome City Institute

Rome City Institute

Rome City Institute


Rome City Institute is an international school based in the city center of Rome, Italy. We provide a wide range of accredited educational programs - high school, gap year, undergraduate, and master's degree courses. All programs are taught in English, with the option to take Italian classes for those who want to learn the language. With an 87% graduation rate and almost 90% of graduates finding a job within the desired industry, Rome City Institute is the right choice for your future career.

Our teaching method is integrated: lectures are accompanied by interactive activities such as strategic conversations, debates, and discussions on emerging themes in the public sphere. All professors boast prestigious academic and professional careers in their various areas of expertise. Many have vast experience at national and international levels and often belong to important strategic networks. With students coming from 50+ countries, our goal is to offer a truly international and diverse environment where student success is at the core of Rome City Institute's mission.

Our campus is located in the heart of Rome, making our location extremely appealing for those students who want to experience an international environment but also our rich Italian culture and the beauty of our country. Rome City Institute is also the only Italian institution offering a competitive athletic program with 11 sports available and opportunities to be a part of our professional academy.

Student-athletes get to train and play official games for 9 months, experiencing both collegiate and club competitions. Our mission is to provide our students and student-athletes with the necessary tools to succeed both academically and athletically while living a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Rome.

Why Rome City Institute?

Rome City Institute is the only Italian Institution that allows international Student-Athletes to combine a top-quality education with the opportunity to play Sports at a high level

We are Rome City

Rome City Institute is the only Institution in Italy that combines an international education with the opportunity to play competitive sports in Italy.

Our mission is to provide our student-athletes with the necessary tools to succeed in both the academic and athletic worlds. All while living out a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Rome.

Our History, Born to Lead the Game.

Rome City Institute is a story of success accomplished by hard work and professionalism. An ambitious idea that became a sense of Italian pride at an international level. Combining an international education with playing sports at a high international level, to prepare for a future role in the professional sports world.


  • International students:


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  • Student to faculty ratio:

    30 to 1


Our admission process is straightforward, and it involves three simple steps: the application process, profile evaluation, and admission documents. You will be assisted by our admissions office the whole time and will be guided through each step.

Requirement & Deadlines

Rome City Institute operates a rolling admissions process with preference given to early applicants. In order to meet student visa deadlines, non-EU/EEA students are encouraged to complete their applications at least three months before the start of the semester.

Undergraduate-Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma;
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • (if slightly lower, additional documentation will be required);
  • English proficiency (non-English speaker) TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6.5, Duolingo 105

Graduate Program Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or at least 96 college credit hours;
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5(if slightly lower, additional documentation will be required);
  • At least 3 years of experience as a player, coach, or in sports-related positions; English proficiency (non-English speaker)
  • TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6.5, Duolingo 105.

Visa Requirements

Students from the European Union (EU) or EFTA Countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) can enter Italy with a valid passport or EU ID card and can remain in Italy without a visa for the duration of their studies.

If you’re a non-EU student, you are required to obtain a student Visa type D (Long-stay visa valid for more than 90 days) prior to entering Italy. Student visas in Italy are issued by Italian Embassies or Consulate-General offices in your country of origin. Once you are officially committed to Rome City Institute, our legal department will assist you every step of the way in order for you to get a VISA.

Scholarships and Funding

We value your talent. Are you eligible for a scholarship?

We are committed to providing our students with the highest quality education, and our tuition and fees reflect this dedication to academic excellence. Our tuition and fees cover not only the cost of classroom instruction but also support services that enhance the overall academic and athletic experience.

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