Italy is where the first universities in the world were born in the 11th century. Therefore there is academic excellence in art, history, and literature and contemporary design, architecture, engineering, economy, life science, and applied science. The Italian education system has many public and private universities and AFAM (Alta Formation Artistic, Musicale e Core Utica) Institutes covering a broad spectrum of study paths, life experiences, and employment opportunities. Several courses (close to 500), especially for Master’s or Ph.D. degrees, and some fellowships are fully offered in English. Tuition and living costs in Italy are very affordable, and the quality of social life in the student community is typically excellent. About 80,000 international university students are now studying in Italy.