The beginning stages of education in Italy is free for students and is compulsory for students aged between 6 and 16. The Italian school system is organized into Kindergarten, primary school, lower secondary school, upper secondary school and finally University. Italy holds claims to some of the oldest universities in Europe and possibly the world over.
Universities in Italy offer programs at all university levels; bachelors (3-4 years to complete), maters (2-3 years to complete) and doctorate programs _3-4 years to complete). Hundreds of degrees across Italy's many universities and across all disciplines are taught fully, in English but a majority of courses are still taught in Italian, whilst some programs are composed of a mix of both. The tuition cost for most bachelor level and master level programs in Italy value at approximately 1500 Euros per academic year. However this is subject to the program chosen and at which university.
Italy uses a grading scale that ranges from 0-30. 30 is considered excellent (A), 29-30 Very good (B), 27-28 Good (C), 24-26 Satisfactory (D), 18-23 sufficient ( E) whilst everything under 17 points is considered a fail.