Nigerians looking to travel to Italy for academic purposes can apply for the Italian student visa. This visa is also known as a 'Type D' Schengen visa. There are two types of Italian student visa: Short-stay study visa – this visa is valid for 90 days, applicants can study language courses with it. Long-stay study – this visa is valid for a year plus. Before you can apply for a student visa, you must make sure you have a letter of acceptance from the institution you have been accepted into should be provided. The letter must be printed on the institution's letterhead and state the course the applicant will be studying. Applicants of this visa should ensure they provide the certificates and transcripts of the previous schools they attended. Students are required to provide p roof that they have financial support. Students should have at least € 448,07 per month for the academic year, a total of € 5824,91 per year. Students are allowed to work part-time in Italy, they will need to apply for a work permit at a local immigration office in Italy. However, they need to have a signed employment contract and show a copy at the immigration office. Students are required to apply for the residence permit in the city where they’ll be living within 8 working days after their arrival. Students can apply at the post office of their city of residence in Italy. The residence visa permit can be renewed. Renewal is done through the local police station. Students are required to have proof of adequate knowledge of Italian or English according to the language of the program.